Puppets & Poets December 17-18, 2011
Alphabet Arts’ co-founders, puppeteer Kirsten Kammermeyer and poet Amber West, will offer a series of workshops in Brooklyn, NY in Winter 2011 for artists and community members interested in collaboratively exploring the relationship between puppetry and poetry, two of the world’s most ancient and diversely practiced art forms. Each workshop will culminate into a showcase performance in which participants’ “puppet poems” will make their debut…
A children’s workshop(for youth aged 7-12) will be held December 17-18, 2011 from 2-5pm at Creative Arts Studio. Over two afternoons participants will create toy theaters based on famous winter poems. These works will be performed for the public from 4-5pm on Sunday, December 18. Register here!
An adult workshop (for puppeteers, poets, other artists and community members) will be held the second week of January, 2012. Participants will form groups and work collaboratively for one month to create experimental performances blending poetry and puppetry, which they will present in a culminating showcase performance February 3-4, 2012 at 8pm at Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX). More details and registration info will be posted soon. In the meantime, please contact Alphabet Arts if you’re interested in participating in the adult workshop and showcase.
Puppets & Poets is made possible in 2011 in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts’ Decentralization Program, administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council.