Sunday, August 21, 2011

Shadow Puppets

Are You My Mother?
Adapted from P.D.Eastman's classic picture book

The Silly Rabbit
Adapted from the folk-tale

Nikita anchored a one-week long workshop in shadow-puppetry at school this month, at the end of which we put up two little plays, both based on well-known stories. Two student groups of eight each (between 7 and 14 years old) worked towards one play each. Nikita briefly took us through the history of this art-form and showed us amazing examples of shadow-puppetry, before we began together to visualise the stories and make and choreograph the puppets.

Behind the Scenes
- From Nikita's blog