I’m visiting my old hometown for the holidays, and today I dropped into the Canadian College of Performing Arts (CCPA) to work with the 3rd year Studio Ensemble students.
This was a bright, eager, energized group of “triple threats” who have obviously been very well trained these last three years. My job today? Basic puppetry technique.
And I do mean basic. I warned them right off the bat that I was going to be giving my entire thirty-hour puppetry curriculum — which at Humber College normally spans an entire semester — in only two hours. A taste test of the things I typically teach. A crash course!
It was a challenge, for sure, but a very exciting one, because these young performers were all enthusiastic, positive, responsive, open, and willing.
Bravo, 3rd years! You did great!!
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