DNA offers an approach to puppetry that draws upon a multitude of traditional and modern techniques in design, construction and performance.
Puppetry combines craft, design, movement, drama, visual and verbal arts, and its naturally collaborative nature makes it a powerful and appropriate activity for school and community settings.
All workshops use recycled and recyclable items and materials and DNA also often work to transform found objects. The company is committed to recycling and sustainability in all its work.
DNA offers an education programme with a wide range of participatory activities and experiences for schools including: Culturally diverse workshops for all – Indian puppet-making, African junk animals, creation myths and trad. folk tales, shadow puppetry, giant puppets for parades, Greek mask making & theatre, make & play puppets in a day.
DNA has an excellent reputation and history of successful workshops and residencies. DNA has worked in partnership with many organisations including the Tate Gallery London, Harris Museum Preston, Eureka! Halifax, Lyric Hammersmith London, The Puppet Centre Trust London, National Student Drama Festival, Scarborough, Central School of Speech and Drama, London, Life Education Centres, Jolly Phonics,Tate Liverpool & London, the Lowry Salford and Horse and Bamboo Theatre, Lancashire.
“Well structured, flexible format to give kids space to respond in their own way This has been lovely because its much freer and child led and gives a much better idea of the children’s own imagination”
”an extremely good facilitator and workshop leader…sharing experiences
and works with us to all our individual levels”
Horse & Bamboo Theatre, Rossendale
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