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ADE-636 Puppets and Performing Objects: Hybrid Contemporary Performance

3 Credits

This studio course explores interdisciplinary approaches to performance and their application to contemporary puppetry. Using the unique and contemporary language of object, gesture, and story, the course explores the ways in which puppetry and performing objects can serve as elements of hybrid contemporary performance art. This exploration considers the integration of costume, set and sound design into the performance projects. Students work alone and in teams as they design, write, direct and perform a final project based on any form or a combination of the following forms of puppetry: string puppets, hand puppets, body puppets and masks, large-scale outdoor parade puppets, and miniature paper/toy theater.