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Shadows and surroundings

Shadows and surroundings

program of shadow theatre workshops aimed at elementary schools based on the model developed for Grugliasco schools in 2019, resulting from the collaboration between the municipality of Grugliasco and PIP, a production/teaching project of Turin's INCANTI International Puppet Theatre Festival, organized by Controluce.

The goal of the proposal is to spread Puppet Theatre in general and in particular Shadow Theater among the younger generations.

School year 2019-2020

Workshop duration: 5 meetings of one hour each. Carrying out period: at any time of the year. Technical needs: darkness, the place where the laboratory activity is carried out must be completely obscured; desk available (or a table). Materials: materials used during the workshop will be provided by Controluce, children will be asked to bring scissors, sharpener, pencil etc., present in their pen holder.
During the first meeting, the shadows' puppeteer will make a small performance in the classroom on the teacher's desk presenting to the children some basic techniques used in shadows theatre. Basic knowledge about the use of shadow projection with a light source (torch) will be shared. Then children will be invited to imagine a short story together and to learn how to translate it into images by creating a storyboard, suitable for shadows performing. In the following meetings each child will be guided in the creation of one or more cardboard silhouettes and the experimentation of the techniques for animating it as a shadow.

ATTENTION: please remember that for the proper development of the workshop a completely obscurable room is necessary. An important part of the activity will be carried out in the dark.

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