Connections Festival 2021: Puppetry Workshop by Vicky Hancock (Online)

Produced by Ingenious Fools
Digital Events , Connections Festival
Friday 11 June 2021

Part of Connections Festival 2021

Online Workshop (via Zoom)

Friday 11 June, 6pm - 7pm

A workshop exploring puppetry, creative writing and vocal expression and movement. Participants will learn the basic tenants of object manipulation, take part in exercises to enhance vocal creativity, and create a short scene, dialogue or poem. Everyone will need a hand-held object - something big enough to be seen on screen, and not too heavy or breakable - such as a plastic ladle, soft toy, ball, plastic bag, roll of toilet paper/cello tape, paperback book, etc. Bring your imagination and be prepared for some nonsense!

All participants will receive a free pack of materials in the post, to help create their puppet.

Creator and performer Victoria Hancock is trained in physical theatre, voice, puppetry and clowning (LISPA, LAMDA, Rambert and Queen Mary College, UofL). A popular and well-established regular on the UK cabaret scene, and known for her comic and narrative burlesque as her stage persona Jeu Jeu la Foille. Frontal Lobotomy  was Jeu Jeu la Foille's debut solo show, showcasing poetic writing and vocal dexterity. Following the success of the Edinburgh Fringe in 2016, the show toured the UK, supported by the Arts Council England and was successfully followed by her latest show Jeu Jeu la Foille’s Testy Manifesto.

Vicky's experience includes teaching techniques in drama and clowning to a range of students.

Suitable for all ages.

This workshop has been developed with the support of Positive Eye, The Wilberforce Trust and Theatresign and is suitable for d/Deaf and visually impaired participants.