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Introduction to Shadow Puppetry Workshop - Ages 10+

Come explore the basics of shadow puppetry using overhead projectors. We will play games with light and shadow using our bodies as silhouettes. We will also use colourful gels, found textures, puppets and masks all blended together in play!

The skills gained from this workshop will assist the youth in creating a theatre piece that will fit into a larger project that RASS has acquired funding for, entitled “Ymir, why am I here?” 

Mind of a Snail has been developing a multilayered style of visual storytelling using overhead projectors as their main light source. Mind of a Snail is a shadow puppetry duo currently based out of Vancouver BC. Since 2003, Chloé Ziner and Jessica Gabriel have been developing a multi-layered style of visual storytelling using overhead projectors as their main light source. Their performances play at the intersection of puppetry, visual arts, clowning & music. They have toured their award-winning shows across Canada, USA, and Taiwan. As artistic collaborators, they are interested in exploring beyond the boundaries of traditional theatre; and creating magical immersive experiences for their audiences and workshop participants.

This workshop is generously supported by BC Touring Council, The Province of British Columbia, and British Columbia Arts Council.