PUPPET CAMP AT MAIN STREET ARTS
SAXTONS RIVER, Vt. – Professional puppeteer Shoshana Bass will be leading a Puppet Camp at Main Street Arts beginning Monday, June 25.
The five-day camp will meet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day and is for ages 8 to12.
Participants will build a variety of simple puppets of different sizes, embellish them with character and costume, and learn techniques for animating the puppets and creating story with them. At the end of the week, there will be an informal showing for friends and family to celebrate the week of puppetry. In addition to the puppetry, there will be group-building games and focusing exercises to get the creative energy flowing.
Bass grew up in the puppet world of Putney’s Sandglass Theater and is carrying on the tradition begun by her parents, Eric Bass and Ines Zeller Bass, who raised her in a traveling family of internationally acclaimed puppeteers in which she experienced the artistic voices of diverse cultures, heritages and perspectives. A graduate of Naropa University with an interdisciplinary degree in performing arts, peace studies and tai chi, Bass has performed and choreographed in Poland, the Virgin Islands, Germany and the U.S.
The fee for the camp is $240. Registration and information are available by contacting MSA at (802) 869-2960, email@example.com, or online at mainstreetarts.org.
Now celebrating its 30th year and fully handicapped accessible, Main Street Arts is a non-profit community arts center with the mission to be a catalyst for arts and community, fostering creative expression through artistic experiences that are accessible to everyone.