“Puppets & Shadows”

– A four hours workshop for ages 6 and above, to explore shadow theatre and puppetry, including making your own puppet!.
– The session will be divided in two blocks: one focussed in exploring shadow theatre, and the other one will be focussed in puppet making.
– The perfect workshop to let your creativity flow or to bond with a younger member of your whānau.
– Maximum of 15 students per course total.
– All materials included. BYO torch!

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Info

Participants will explore shadow theatre and will discover the magic of this unique and ancient art form.
You will make, play and perform beautiful shadow puppets, with the use of overhead projectors, torches and various types of screens.

What’s included

All the materials required for this course are included. From screens, the use of overhead projectors and torches, to paper, card and necessary materials for the shadow puppets. This workshop can be designed around your requirements, in regards to time and space available.

Who

Ana Lorite is a professional puppeteer and a registered teacher in NZ.
Ana graduated from the London School of Puppetry (U.K.) , and also has a Diploma in Drama (Spain). Sergio Aguilar will assist Ana and participants. He is a professional circus artist. They both form Naranjarte.

Testimonials

“Thanks for having our boys. They absolutely enjoyed the workshops. It was interactive and engaging. They came home with lots of stories to share. They absolutely enjoyed making their puppets and decided to put on a show for us at home too. Can’t wait for the next workshop to have them come along.”

Ala Farah – Parent, New Zealand.

“My kids absolutely loved the shadow puppet workshop during the holidays. They enjoyed learning about different kinds of puppets and loved being able to do the performance for us at the end to showcase their own creations. They said they liked working with the theme of the elements earth, fire, water and air and were proud of the parts they got to play in the performance. I thought the length of the workshop was perfect too.”

Deborah Orum – Parent, New Zealand.

“My kids absolutely loved the shadow puppet workshop during the holidays. They enjoyed learning about different kinds of puppets and loved being able to do the performance for us at the end to showcase their own creations. They said they liked working with the theme of the elements earth, fire, water and air and were proud of the parts they got to play in the performance. I thought the length of the workshop was perfect too.”

Linda Dredon – Parent, New Zealand.

“I think nobody like the children to value the work and the effectiveness of teaching English with puppets, so I talk about the work of Ana Lorite through the mouths of my two children:

” I want Ana to always be my teacher “.

I have never seen children as excited about an activity as when they arrived home after having a class with her. It may seem excessively flattering, but it has made the combination of children-English and puppets have a winning result with the little ones and that learning the language for them is something charged with illusion and fantasy. “

Lola Delgado and her children S. Y M. – Mother of students of the Montserrat FUHEM School in Madrid, Spain.

“Our 6 year old son has really enjoyed Naranjarte’s Puppets and Shadow workshop! I had the chance to watch the children in action during the beautiful end of the workshop performance and they were all having so much fun! It would be great if we can have more of these workshops in Hamilton. Thank you Ana and Sergio for this wonderful opportunity for our children :)”

Yara Jarallah – Parent, New Zealand.

“Our 6 year old son has really enjoyed Naranjarte’s Puppets and Shadow workshop! I had the chance to watch the children in action during the beautiful end of the workshop performance and they were all having so much fun! It would be great if we can have more of these workshops in Hamilton. Thank you Ana and Sergio for this wonderful opportunity for our children :)”

Yara Jarallah – Parent, New Zealand.

“Thanks for the amazing experience. Camilo came back home super happy and excited to show us his puppets. He came straight to keep drawing more monster puppets and then he moved to play with his toys. We can see that this workshop really sparked our son’s imagination. It was super cool to see him not request TV for a while after he came back. This evening we were all playing in the dining room with the puppets, the lights, and the shadows. I would totally recommend this workshop and would love to see more of it in the future. Thanks Naranjarte!”

Coni Medel – Parent, New Zealand.