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Masterclass: The Logic of Movement

£30 / £20 Concessions 

Activity Time
4 hrs

18yrs + 

Tobacco Factory Theatres

Start Time


‘The Logic of Movement’ is a workshop about why things move and the way they do.

Its aim is to develop a conscious movement technique and increase awareness of how puppet movement is perceived by an audience.

In puppet theatre where moving things about is so obviously a large part of what is being offered to the audience, movement itself is given little conscious attention and at best is assumed to be produced by the intuitive ability of the puppeteer. Often this lack of attention to movement as a principle means of communication leaves performances far short of their potential. This workshop sets out to bring movement back to the forefront of the puppeteers art. 

Stephen has led workshops across Europe and also in Chile, Indonesia, Vietnam, Argentina and Taiwan.  He has taught at the Holborn Centre of Performing arts, Central school of speech and drama and E15 School of acting, Institut international de La Marionnette and Maaf Academia di Figura.  

PS See Stephen Mottram perform PARACHUTE Sat 2 Sep at Tobacco Factory Theatres


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