AAWAA Shadow Puppet Workshops
Artists Yan Kong, Song Xin and Helen Lin lead the workshops in the creation of puppets and scenery set design using Chinese cut-paper technique. The production of a CD/sound track is made for the Play Performance. Puppets are made with acetate film and manipulated horizontally on the overhead projector.
2007 Summer Shadow Puppet Workshop Residency Program
Project time frame: July 10 to August 14, 2007. A six-weeks program with eight two-hours sessions. First two weeks there will be two sessions on Tuesday and Thursday, the remaining four weeks will have one session a week.
Target Population Children 8 years to 14 years old in Brooklyn. The workshop will serve 25 - 30 students. The participant students will be divided into three teams. Each team will create a three minutes Shadow Puppet Play.
2007 Fall Introductory Workshops series. 10 workshops to be scheduled for Public School students and Brooklyn libraries.
For more information please contact Yan Kong 718-788-6170 email@example.com
Single Workshop - Through narration, movement and special sound effects, the paper/acetate cutouts on distinct personalities come alive in Shadow puppetry, an art form popular in the Southeast Asia. Artists Helen Lin, Song Xin and Yan Kong will lead the workshops in which children make their own simple cut-paper design. The Puppet Play is performed in full view of the audience- giving viewers an intimate access to the puppeteers’ movements and techniques. Plays available: The Peaceable Kingdom and Buddha Subdued Monkey King Sun Wu Kung.
Shadow Puppet Workshop Residency Program –A six-week 8 sessions program. 2 hours each session. Participants are limited to 20-30 students. Age 8 – 14. 3 artists will lead the workshops for:
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Yan Kong will do the final sound-mix in a sound recording studio for three CD
All sessions will be recorded in video for learning and documentary purposes.
Program cost: $5000 Include all materials, sound track CD productions.