Events downtown

Jan 07

Puppeteers’ Happy Hour: “Ball & String” w/ Puppetkabob
Location: 10 Mayo Street, Portland, Maine 04101, US
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Puppeteers’ Happy Hour is a recurring informal gathering for puppet artists and enthusiasts to share their work and ideas, catch up on the latest puppet dirt, and hang out.

For this very special Happy Hour, Sarah Frechette of Puppetkabob will lead a workshop on Ball and String: Concentration Exercises, sharing wisdom from Meisterklasse drawing on her years of study with German Master Albrecht Roser and assistant Ingrid Höfer.

Together, we’ll explore topics such as the role of gravity, predictability vs surprise, production vs creation, connecting with materials, and partnering with the string puppet and with the audience. All of this while guiding a series of practice exercises with the simplest marionette: Ball and String!

Each participant will receive their own ball-and-string marionette, which they can use to continue training with the series of practice exercises at home.

Please register ahead of time and consider donating to help cover material costs (suggested donation is $5 – $10).

This workshop is intended for an adult audience, but all are welcome.