I had an amazing couple of days up in Leeds at Sunny Bank Mills with Ascendance working on their latest dance film. It's always a pleasure and inspiration working with these people (and the snow and wind added a bonus challenge as well!).
It was fantastic to deliver some workshops last week with Creation Theatre's Youth Chorus for their Christmas production of Pinocchio.
As well as basic theatre and performance skills we also looked at creating industrial-inspired group movement sequences, different types of puppetry and ways in which classic stories and fairytales can be re-told (along with plenty of fun games and breaks as well!).
A big highlight of the sessions was creating a larger puppet called Bob, controlled by 3 young people at a time. We looked at creating weight, breathe and eyelines to make Bob come to life and challenged teams of 3 with different actions and scenarios for Bob to act out.