Elysium Theatre - celebrating Theatre in all of its forms.
NARRATIVES OF HOPE ENSEMBLE
(Times TO BE ANNOUNCED)
Narratives of Hope (NoH) was developed in response to the growing fear, tensions and misunderstandings arising from our increasing diversity both locally, nationally and globally.
It is a community owned program that uses the platform of storytelling to build new communities of understanding, to change perceptions about ‘the other’ and to create a more hopeful and peaceful future for all who are involved in NoH, as well as the wider community.
Volunteer ACU staff and student mentors provide one-to-one support to enable participants to develop agency through improved skills, effective communications and confidence allowing them to self-advocate and advocate on behalf of their communities through digital media, art or public speaking.
Hear the stories here: http://narrativesofhope.weebly.com/
The NOHE ten-week workshop will allow the group of participants to explore different styles of paper puppetry, apply any or all of those styles to a narrative, develop a theme or storyline, workshop and ultimately showcase in a performance.
Workshops will be guided and each participant will be provided with the tools to begin developing a new narrative or theme OR extending their own narrative OR a combination thereof.
Puppetry Master Classes
Marianne Xandra Mettes
Enter the wonderful and imaginative world of puppetry, together with Canberra-based puppeteer from PuppetOOdle, Marianne Mettes. Marianne has travelled, trained and worked through Europe, USA and Australia. She has received mentorship from master puppeteers and puppet builders from across the globe and won several awards, scholarships and grants in support of her endeavors over the years.
Master classes are a great way to teach anything in a fun and exciting way by offering them a taste into a unique and ancient art form. Marianne inspires any age group to engage and embrace their creativity, imagination and learn to see potential in any object to create a story, character and performance.
Elysium Theatre acknowledges the traditional owners and first people of Brisbane; the Turrbal and Jagera/Yuggera. We extend our respect to elders past and present and to all Indigenous Australians including Torres Strait Islanders.