H95.0015 4 Credits
Instructor(s): Y. Edery
Call # 71392
Tuesday, 6:20 - 9:00 p.m.
This course offers an introduction to the incredible renaissance of one of the world’s greatest art forms currently taking place in New York City. The first part of the course is a review of fundamentals of puppetry with emphasis on foundational elements; through lecture, reading, discussion, and guided study technique, criteria for performance technique is established. Topics of discussion include traditional uses of puppets in theatre and film worldwide, as well as current uses of puppetry in theatre, television, film, education, therapy, religion, protest, and more. In the second part of the course students attend puppet shows with a professional puppeteer and make studio and exhibit visits in the city, getting a first hand look at performances created in New York by resident puppeteers and performances that are touring from abroad and showing in New York. The tools developed in the first part of the course will help students to understand and critique what they observe at the puppet shows and subsequently be able to act, perform, puppeteer, animate or apply new critical thinking skills to their studies. No artistic background is required, first time puppetry students are welcome.
This course has a nonrefundable ticket fee of $75.00