Check out what CLUNK is up to in 2013
This spring the CLUNK gang is headed to Calgary to lend their creative building and performing skills to the Old Trout Puppet Workshops new Film Division as they gear up for an National Film Board co-production holiday TV special currently titled “The First Christmas Present”
In June 2013 Shawna Reiter, Co-Artistic Director of CLUNK Puppet Lab will be teaching Puppet Construction and Design at the Humber College Puppetry Intensive.
The Humber College Puppetry Intensive is an exciting, rigorous, hands-on, 12 day training program in the art of puppet theatre, taught by some of the best professional puppet artists in North America.
Participants will survey the many modes of puppetry through the study of breath, impulse, movement and voice as they relate to object animation and puppet manipulation. The principals and techniques of puppet design, construction, mechanisms of movement, and performance creation will be explored in a puppet lab setting. All classes will take place in the recently renovated, state-of-the-art facilities of Humber College’s Arts and Media Studios.
Working from a performance creation platform, participants will learn how to work with a diverse ensemble in creating original material. The result of this practice will culminate in short “works-in-progress” to be presented in front of an invited audience in our Black Box Theatre at the end of the intensive.
It is the mandate of this intensive to stimulate creative inspiration and create a vibrant community of like-minded artists that shall venture forth into a realm of endless artistic potential.
This summer, Kyla Read, Co-Artistic Director of CLUNK Puppet Lab will be teaching at Artstrek - a summer school for teens that explores the exciting world of theatre and theatre production. Over the course of a week in residence at Red Deer College, Artstrek students discover acting, voice, movement, directing, sound/music, design, creation and collaboration with some of Alberta’s finest theatre professionals and educators.
Exploration I | July 7-12, 2013
This six-day program is for enthusiastic theatre lovers who are 13 and 14 years old.
Exploration II | July 14-19, 2013
This six-day program is for 15 and 16 year olds with a keen interest in theatre and a dedication to increasing their knowledge and skill level.
Extra Week Added! -Exploration III | July 21-27, 2013
This NEW seven-day program is for 17 and 18 year olds who have demonstrated a commitment to theatre practice and education.