Events downtown

Sep 25

Puppet Manipulation Workshop with Tanglewood Marionettes
Location: 10 Mayo Street, Portland, Maine 04101, US
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
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Tanglewood Marionettes’ master puppeteers will discuss some of the construction and stringing techniques used when building marionettes, and then demonstrate the basics of marionette manipulation. Participants will be provided with marionettes for the duration of the workshop.

Each puppet has been lovingly handmade by Tanglewood Marionettes artisans and has been left uncostumed and unpainted to showcase the construction and joining techniques that go into the craft of marionette creation.

Participants will experience firsthand what it is like to work a professional-quality marionette that has been balanced and tuned like a fine instrument. The marionettes are short-strung to allow the participants to work them at floor level.

Intended for ages 8 years old and up