Workshop Animating the Inanimate - JULIAN CROUCH
Projeto Funicular: Workshop
ANIMATING THE INANIMATE: Exploring Everyday Materials and Objects
Directed by: Julian Crouch (UK)
11 to 14 July 2019
Thursday to Sunday
São Luiz Teatro Municipal - Sala de Ensaios
An international training project on Puppetry by CAMa - Centro de Artes da Marioneta | A Tarumba
With the support of São Luiz Teatro Municipal
Julian Crouch is a UK born, Brooklyn-based independent director, designer, writer, puppet and mask maker, teacher, illustrator and musician, whose international, multi award-winning career has spanned theatre, opera, ballet, film and television. His singular work with puppets and masks, whether as creator, maker or puppeteer is internationally acclaimed, highlighting, for example, the set design and associate direction for Satyagraha, by Philip Glass, for the ENO and The Met Opera.
For: Puppeteers, actors, dancers, directors, visual artists, performing and visual arts students
Number of participants: 10
Workshop schedule: Thursday to Sunday from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 6pm
Working language: English
Fee: 60 €
Deadline for applications: 7 July 2019
Atendance confirmation: 8 July 2019
INFO AND REGISTRATIONS
The registration in the workshop (subject to selection) is made by the dully filled application form and by enclosing a short bio and a motivation letter. You can send all the documentation by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
The workshop will explore the use of live animation and puppetry techniques. Focussing on the use of everyday materials, random objects, and simple movement qualities, the workshop will demonstrate how to bring the inanimate to life through collaborative improvisation.
"We will examine the fascinating dichotomy, that only by following what the materials offer and surrendering individual control, can one reveal the path to the full creative potential of the unfolding narrative."
The workshop is suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners. It will involve both performance and some simple making, and discuss ways to take the techniques and apply them within wider theatrical practice.
Julian Crouch is a UK born, Brooklyn-based independent director, designer, writer, puppet and mask maker, teacher, illustrator and musician, whose international, multi award-winning career has spanned theatre, opera, ballet, film and television.
Initially a mask and puppet maker, and with much of his life based in London, in the mid-1990’s co-founded London’s Improbable Theatre Company. Improbable’s productions, which included Animo, 70 Hill Lane, Lifegame, Spirit, Sticky, The Hanging Man, The Wolves in The Walls, and Panic, have gained far-reaching national and international recognition. His final production for Improbable, which he conceived, directed and designed, was The Devil And Mister Punch. Julian co-created, co-directed and designed the multi-award winning Shockheaded Peter with The Tiger Lillies.
His opera work has included set design and associate direction for Satyagraha by Philip Glass for the ENO and The Met Opera, and creating The Enchanted Island, Doctor Atomic and staging the 125th Gala for the Met. Other major projects include Jerry Springer: The Opera and A Funny Thing Happened on The Way To The Forum for the National Theatre, The Magic Flute for the Welsh National Opera and Cinderella for the Dutch National and San Francisco Ballets. On Broadway Julian designed The Addams Family Musical and Big Fish.
Julian co-directed and designed Jedermann for the Salzburg Festival. His set design for Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway earned him a Tony Nomination. He designed and co-created The Aging Magician for BMP at the New Victory Theater, designed The Nutcracker for Christopher Wheeldon and The Joffrey Ballet, co-directed and designed King Arthur for the Berlin Staatsoper. He was also director and designer for the Met Opera's 50 Years of The Met at Lincoln Center Gala. He designed Hansel and Gretel and Ernani for La Scala Opera, Milan, Nico Muhly's Marnie for the English National Opera and the Met Opera, and The Barber Of Seville for the Dutch National Opera.
His puppet production Birdheart, co-conceived with Saskia Lane, played for the Dalai Lama in Brussels and has toured as far afield as Zimbabwe and Abu Dhabi.
Julian was Artist in Residence at New York’s Park Avenue Armory and was the first commissioned artist for the BRIC House Fireworks Residency Program in Brooklyn, NY. He has illustrated two books - Jedermann and Maggot Moon.
-The participants should bring movement-clothes;
-Two ping pong balls;
-Drawing material (pencils, felt tip, eraser, ruler, scissor, X-acto knife);
-Transparent and paper adhesive tape.