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Marionette Carving + Performance

August 7 - 28, 2023

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  • Puppets in Prague workshop

About the Workshop

This workshop teaches you to CARVING a TRADITIONAL CZECH WIRE MARIONETTE. We will also create a show that we will perform at one of the most popular outdoor Prague Summer festivals. Part 1: Building Marionette 14 days (including 3 days off): students go through the whole process of making a wire marionett: design, technical drawings, woodcarving, painting, assembly, costume, controller, stringing. Part 2: Making a show: Students work with Peter Varga, a professional puppeteer, rehearsing an original show and then performing for 2 days at the Letni Letna New Circus and Theatre Festival. Students learn how to manipulate their marionette and the principles of creating a show for children. They also get the chance to see many other professional children's theatre performances at the festival. DAILY SCHEDULE The daily schedule is intensive: students work from 9,30 - 5 p.m. with interactive lectures and practical work. WHO IS THE COURSE DESIGNED FOR? We welcome students from a variety of backgrounds: visual artists, who want the chance to also perform, performers who want the chance to create a puppet, students, teachers, woodcarvers or simply amateurs with a love of puppetry.... There will be maximum 10 students. WORKSHOP FEE The price of the workshop is 1,300 Euros. Price includes all materials, tickets to performances, exhibitions, and local public transportation pass. To confirm place in the workshop, applicants must send a deposit (details will be sent upon acceptance). CANCELLATION POLICY The payment is nonrefundable but can be transferred to another workshop depending on the circumstances. There will be a 200 Euro cancellation fee. ACCOMMODATIONS/FOOD We can recommend apartments where our students have stayed in past years, some of which are priced at about 1000 - 1200 Kc (40-50 Euros). We can also help coordinate accommodations with shared bathroom facilities in Pension Jana, a comfortable, clean hostel located in a residential area a five minute walk from the workshop. We get a reduced price (cca about 800 Czech crowns (approx. 35 Euro) for a double room, 1000-1200 Czech crowns (approx. 40-50 Euro) for a single room (includes breakfast)). More info: Pension Jana web site: Participants can cook meals in a small kitchen in the workshop or eat in local Czech restaurants (approx. 8-10 Euro for lunch). THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR APPLYING! We will be in touch within 3 days about your application.

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