We are delighted to be co-presenting Broken Puppet Symposium 2: A Symposium on Puppetry and Disability Performance with Bath Spa University and British UNIMA 14-15 April. The symposium brings together artists, scholars, and members of the public to reflect on, analyse, and further develop work in the field of puppetry and disability performance, exploring the ways puppetry and disability intersect to produce innovative art forms. Corina Duyn – whose film we are featuring above is one of the keynote speakers. You can read our interview with her on the blog here Puppets & Me
You can now register to attend the symposium in Bath here
Puppet Place is the UK’s hub for puppetry and animation. Our building, Unit 18, is full of brilliant artists and creatives working in puppetry, animation, film, visual arts, theatre, outdoor arts and creative technologies. You can find out more about them by looking at our Residents page. We are your one-stop shop for all things animated. If you have a question drop us a line or give us a call.
What Is Puppetry?
We define puppetry as follows: Bringing Life to the Inanimate.
Puppetry is an artform that strides across boundaries and gets under your skin. It is a powerful tool for self-expression and reconciliation and a vibrant performing artform. Its origins are ancient, often enshrined in religious ritual, yet its tendrils reach into the latest robotics and AI research.
We recognise these myriad forms in our work and artist support. This means we include stop-frame animation, filmed puppetry, object manipulation as well as bunraku-style, string and rod marionette, shadow puppetry, ventriloquism, glove puppetry, automata and robotics within the puppetry family.