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Trompin' Manikins performed before the dance party began at the Burnal Equinox fundraiser. Here are a few clips.







The puppets had a brief mention in the local news from yesterdays event.
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Just got back from a fabulous 10 days at the New England Puppet Intensive.
Playing in one of David Lane's Puppets
I highly recommend it for anyone who is interested in learning a variety of basic puppetry skills and movement exercises. This intensive workshop met from early morning until late at night.

Here we are in one of the many exercises we practiced. With a simple article of clothing and a larval mask, created using a plaster mold and latex, we learned how to work on focus and character.

Hillary & Baptiste exploring performance.
Hillary's Two Faced Larval Puppet Mask

The workshop was led by David Lane of the Old Trout puppet company from Canada.

David demonstrating the movement of one of his puppets.

We also made illuminated sculptures, which we performed with during an evening lantern procession choreographed by David. The theme for the sculptures or light puppets was the current exhibit of Helen Frankenthaler at the Clark Museum, just 5 minutes away from the Buxton School where we were staying. It looked like over 200 people showed up for the event!

After the event-our illuminated sculptures leaning against the museum.

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