Hello All, Come help create a pageant of giant puppets in a remote village the Italian Alps! The workshop covers many great techniques for art educators
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, Jan 14, 2013
Come help create a pageant of giant puppets in a remote village the Italian Alps!
The workshop covers many great techniques for art educators interested in community-based projects. The workshop fees pay for the festival but also help fund restoration of the Medieval stone structures in the village. More info and link below . . .
2013 PAGEANT PUPPETRY WORKSHOP in the ITALIAN ALPS (June 22–30)
Learn to create large-scale puppets and other visual elements for site-specific community pageant in close collaboration with local residents of a small hamlet in the Italian Alps. The project creates new works each year for the event, drawing on oral histories, local folklore, and regional agrarian rituals. Now celebrating its 10th Anniversary year, the festival and workshop are a much anticipated neo-tradition in the Maira Valley. Beyond the basic workshop in pageant-building, the week includes Occitan step-dancing sessions, trips to nearby Medieval churches and cheese farms, bread-baking in the stone community oven, and other unpredictable wonders. The gourmet meals (3/day) are prepared with local "Slow Food" produce. Families/children welcome, no Italian language or puppetry experience required. You can learn more through the Processional Arts Workshop website @ http://www.superior concept.org/ Morinesio
Alex Kahn, co-director
Processional Arts Workshop (a.k.a Superior Concept Monsters)