To kick off Collingwood Days, a Shadow Puppet Making workshop was held.
A Big Thank you to the 4 participants. The afternoon was spent tracing and cutting out cardboard shadow puppets in preparation for the Shadowjam at the AGM May 31st.
“Shadowjam is a fully participatory event where everyone is a performer and everyone is the audience. It’s basically a magical blend of improvised musical jam, in the moment shadow puppetry, and spontaneous storytelling. We start by crafting shadow puppets together around a theme. Then we set up a sheet in the middle of the room, with an overhead projector and puppets on one side and musical instruments all around. Everyone is encouraged to try any role, whether it’s as a puppeteer, musician, narrator or whatever else. No experience is needed and spontaneity is encouraged. The only requirement is that people try to be present in the moment, listening and responding with the whole picture in mind.” (Mind of a Snail, http://mindofasnail.org/what-we-do/shadowjam/)
From one of the participants:
“I want to say I had fun making the cardboard puppets in the hut.”