Puppetry can be inspired by many different art forms – visual, dance, circus, story-telling and so much more. On my way, I have come across so many amazing performers that I keep in mind as I make new art.
Check out my tumblr page of inspiring creations here.
Meanwhile, here are a few examples I hope you enjoy:
Alfonso’s Miniature Orchestra – A LilySilly Puppet Show
November 4 @ 4pm – Alfonso lives with his grandmother in Southern Spain and isn’t allowed to study music. When he falls in love with the guitar, his only help comes from a flamenco-dancing gypsy who teaches him the secrets of the instrument. A great way into classical music for kids. Live music by Matthew Ocone.
Tickets: $7 adults, $5 kids 3+ @ Circus Culture 116 W Green St, Ithaca, NY 14850
Other show times:
Saturday Nov 5 3:30pm
Friday Nov 11 4pm
Saturday Nov 12 3:30pm
Lily Silly will be performing our “Yes Around the World” Puppet show at the Community School of Music and Arts for ArtsBreak on Wednesday, April 1st. We’ll also be having a puppet-making workshop after the show! To join us, sign up for Wednesday ArtsBreak at CSMA.
More Info from CSMA:
Music, dance, visual arts and theatre activities with demos and performances. Each day will have its own theme. Register for any number of days. Programs from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm with optional after care until 5:15 pm.
For ages 6-9.
Members: $45 Non-members: $60
Prices are per day. Aftercare cost: Members: $5 Non-Members: $7
PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE TO REGISTER FOR ARTSBREAK SO WE KNOW WHICH DAY OR DAYS YOU WOULD LIKE TO SIGN UP FOR! 607.272.1474
LilySilly went to our friends at Camp Annie and made some puppets. It was a blast and then we swam in the pond, too! Check out some of the creations and more on workshops.
Check out those googly eyes!
Workshops are a great opportunity for hands-on fun. With the guidance of a puppet friend or two, kids get to make their own creations from provided recycled and reclaimed materials. After making the puppets, everyone is invited to play with the puppet theater. Puppets are naturals at storytelling so with just a few basic suggestions, we can have a fun show, or just be silly. Each puppet experience will be different depending on what each group wants to do.
There are many options for puppet building. We can make basic puppets with cardboard and cloth, sew hand puppets with movable mouths or without. We can use hot glue guns, or sewing or something else. The main point is to have fun creating something of your own imagination and sharing it with others.
Want to have a workshop at your school, home or event? Great! Have a question? Alrighty. Get in touch here.