Puppetry: A Fantastic Cultural & Artistic Pursuit – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Amber Hall
Interchange Australia offers our participants a wide range of artistic and cultural experiences. Many of our clients have participated in workshops run by professionals across varied fields including artists, puppeteers and directors.
Puppetry as an artistic and cultural activity is a wonderful medium for people with a disability to explore their imagination, express their creativity and learn new artistic skills. Our clients were fortunate to learn skills under the professional guidance of Sue and Steve from Sydney Puppet Theatre at Sutton Forest recently. Clients created their own unique puppets and performed with their characters on stage. It was a wonderful opportunity for them to foster their artistic and dramatic skills. Sue and Steve have an exceptional ability to communicate with people, foster excitement with working with puppets including using user friendly materials and understanding people’s talents, communication requirements and creativity.
It was evident from the client’s performances that they felt supported to perform at their highest level due to the warm embracing environment. There has been clients from all ages that have attended their workshops with high levels of engagement and enjoyment. Their workshops tailored to the client’s needs, including a workshop for children using shadow puppets and a nonverbal client performing on stage with their wonderfully created puppet.
To learn more about our wide range of cultural and artistic experiences please call 1300 112 334 and speak to one of our friendly and experienced Consultants. For more information about the Sydney Puppet Theatre, visit: www.sydneypuppettheatre.iinet.net.au