Master of Manipulation
Saturday 12 May 2012, 15.00-16.30
Puppetry has been practised for centuries
across different cultures with puppets performing in many different
ways. The puppeteer is a master of manipulation, and an acute
understanding of expression through movement lies behind the art.
Often, tiny adjustments to the puppet's position and posture will
make us imagine we can see its weight, its mood and what it's
thinking about. It's not surprising that puppets are so often
mentioned in connection with magic.
Join us for an insight into the techniques of
creating carefully crafted movement, and hear from a puppeteer and
a neuroscientist as they discuss how movement alone can enchant an
This event will include demonstration as well
Stephen Mottram, puppeteer.
Paul Downing, Professor of Cognitive
Neuroscience, Bangor University.
This event is FREE.
This event is fully booked.
Spaces may become available on the day of the event. You can
register for the waiting list 90 minutes before the start of the
event in Wellcome Collection.
Image: David Burns