In conjunction with their performances of Migraciones / Migrations, Paradox Teatro will host a two-hour workshop at the the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry on Saturday, August 20 from 1-3 p.m. All events will take place at the Ballard Institute Theater located at 1 Royce Circle, Storrs, CT 06268.
This workshop will demonstrate techniques and technologies for sand drawing and shadow puppetry on light tables, as well as performance under a camera for large-scale video projection in live performance. The performance techniques taught by Paradox Teatro artists can be applied to a variety of live performance styles, in addition to filmmaking and animation. The workshop begins with a behind-the-scenes demonstration of how the Paradox Teatro artists perform a scene from their multimedia puppetry performance Migraciones / Migrations. Participants will next be guided through creating their own shadow puppet and will gain hands-on experience practicing sand drawings and performing shadow puppets on stage with light tables, cameras, and video projection.
Paradox Teatro will invite each participant to create an elegantly simple one-minute scene on the topic of “There’s No Place Like Home,” utilizing sand drawings and shadow puppetry, accompanied by live music provided by Paradox Teatro.
Spaces for the workshop are limited. All ages are welcome. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is $15/person. Register in advance at the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry, by calling 860-486-8580, or online at bimp.ticketleap.com. A surcharge will be added to any purchases made online.
Paradox Teatro is a multidisciplinary performing arts company founded in 2017 by Artistic Co-Directors Sofía Padilla and Davey T Steinman. They have toured performances and taught artistic residencies in Europe, United States, and Mexico.
Paradox Teatro’s visit is funded in part by the Mexican Coinversiones Grant from the Sistema de Apoyos a la Creación y Proyectos Culturales, the Jim Henson Foundation, and the New England States Touring program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the six New England state arts agencies.
For more information, or if you require accommodation to attend this event, please contact Ballard Institute staff at 860.486.8580 or [email protected]