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Puppet Power: Story –
A conference on Applied Puppetry takes place June 1st -3rd  2018. 

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Puppet Conference explores the psychological relationship between audience and puppets

As an audience, there are certain assumptions and conventions that come into play when we view a movie, a play, and to an even greater extent – a puppet show.  Audiences are complicit in accepting a metaphorical barrier of engagement that sits between themselves and the performers.  For Pia Banzhaf, how audiences understand and view … Continue reading Puppet Conference explores the psychological relationship between audience and puppets

Learn how Puppetry Promotes Resilience after a Natural Disaster at the Puppet Power Conference

Sometimes, even the humblest of puppets can be among the most effective voices of strength during the worst of times. For Philippine puppeteer, Amihan Bonifacio-Ramolete, puppetry was her tool for helping her country rebuild and recover after the disastrous typhoon hit her country in 2013.  She’ll tell audiences how in her talk, Promoting Resilience through … Continue reading Learn how Puppetry Promotes Resilience after a Natural Disaster at the Puppet Power Conference

Walking Through Walls with Puppetry at the Puppet Power Conference

Have you ever wondered — how does a particular puppet sleep, or wake-up? For that matter, how do puppets become aware of their limitations, react to stimuli, project emotions, breathe, wait, or die? Can a puppet escape its puppeteers? Puppeteer Andrew Periale has spent a great deal of time focusing on just these types of … Continue reading Walking Through Walls with Puppetry at the Puppet Power Conference

Puppeteers Explore Big Issues from Disability to Digital Fabrication in Conference Presentation

We are excited to welcome Emma Fisher (Ireland) and Ivan Owen (USA) as presenters to our upcoming Puppet Power 2018 Conference. Emma Fisher is currently in the final stages of her PhD in Puppetry at the University of Limerick.  Her research explores unconventionally constructed puppets that reflect the disabled body and looks at the history … Continue reading Puppeteers Explore Big Issues from Disability to Digital Fabrication in Conference Presentation