One Planet, Many Puppets video!

by Vicky on November 27, 2011

My life has been a whirlwind, but that is another story.  I’m just now getting around to posting the video I made about the One Planet, Many Puppets workshop that I taught for the summer reading program at the Tony Hillerman Library.

A core group of kids stayed on after the puppet-making workshops to come up with a puppet show for the workshop’s grand finale.  In just two additional workshop sessions, they brainstormed story ideas, agreed upon a narrative, and worked out how to stage it.  Then, during the final session, they rehearsed and performed “The Musicians of Bolgatanga” — their unique version of “The Bremen Town Musicians” by the brothers Grimm.

Here is a video retelling of the story and their performance of it, with glimpses of the puppet-making sessions as well as the dramaturgical process:

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