puppet show provocation

On Monday, January 9th, we hosted two fabulous puppeteers from Colorado Springs, Glenn and Linda Brown, who performed a unique rendition of the little red hen during a morning and afternoon assembly. (They have spent many years in Japan performing and learning their craft.  Hoods are common to Japanese puppetry, preserving the theatrical element and maximizing attention on the puppets.)These talented puppeteers spent the afternoon sharing some puppetry techniques and hints with the XP students.Here they are demonstrating to a group of students how to animate a stick.  It was really quite impressive how quickly a stick can come to life, aided by imagination and a few simple techniques. We look forward to watching the children’s own work and puppetry evolve in response to the show.

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