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Registration has now closed for the symposium. If you have already registered but not yet paid, please contact info@brokenpuppetsymposium.com.

schedule

Presenter biographies available here

Labs & workshop: 

  • The labs are facilitated experimental sessions that bring together artists with different areas of expertise to explore a provocation through practical work. Each of the four labs can accommodate any number of people, so there is no need to sign up for one in advance - just turn up.

  • The workshop by Daniel Stolfi of The Awesome Puppet Company on Sunday can accommodate up to 24 people. Click here to sign up for this workshop. You must have registered for the symposium before signing up for the workshop.

SATURDAY 14 APRIL

All day: space for resting in University Theatre room G06

​9:00-9:30

Coffee and registration

Commons room G24

​9:30-9:40

Symposium welcome: Laura Purcell-Gates, Emma Fisher and Cariad Astles

Commons room G23

9:40-10:40

Keynote 1: Corina Duyn

Commons room G23

10:40-11:00

Break

11:00-12:20

Presentations of practice: Galilee Deaf Theatre, Nikki Charlesworth, Emma Fisher

Commons room G23

​12:20-13:20

Lunch - provided

Commons room G24

13:20-13:50

The learning and legacy of Interchange at Bristol Festival of Puppetry 2017 - Chris Pirie, Puppet Place

Commons room G23

13:50-14:10

Break

14:10-15:40

Panels:

  • Panel 1 - Disability and puppetry in performance (Chair: Laura Purcell-Gates; Respondent: Emma Fisher)
    Ashton room G15 (Performance Studio)

    • David Grant, ‘Embodied communication through puppetry: Dead Puppet Society’s Laserbeakman

    • Matt Hargrave, 'Puppets, players and the poetics of vulnerability'

    • Paul McNamara, 'A review of Pupa by Emma Fisher: voice vs the subaltern'
       

  • Panel 2 - Applied puppetry and health (Chair: Cariad Astles)
    University Theatre room 112

    • Marina Tsaplina, 'Decolonize this body: fractured embodiment, puppetry performance and embodied imagination in 21st century western medicine'

    • Karl Tizzard-Kleister with Matt Jennings and Pat Deeny, 'Mannequins performing as human patients: applied puppetry in nursing education'

    • Riku Laakkonen, 'Secret lives in mental health care: animated figures + media = animating identities'
       

  • Panel 3 - Puppetry and other(ed) identities (Chair: Chris Pirie)
    University Theatre room 113

    • Melissa Trimingham, 'The inner and outer spaces of imagining autism'

    • Matt Smith, 'The sentient spoon as broken puppet' (includes performance component)

    • Kate James-Moore, 'Ophelia's Garden: suicide, resurrection and the undead puppet' (includes performance component)

​15:40-16:00

Tea/coffee break

16:00-18:00

Labs:​
 

  • Lab 1: Disabled puppet building. Facilitated by Nikki Charlesworth, Chris Pirie and Emma Fisher.
    University Theatre room 112

     

  • Lab 2 - Objects and bodies: exploring puppetry and disability performance through material-centred techniques.
    University Theatre room 113

18:00-20:00

Dinner break

While the symposium is unable to provide dinner or reimburse dinner costs, a group booking has been made at The Globe which is located at the bottom of the Newton Park campus drive to allow symposium attendees who would like to eat close to campus to dine there. The booking is under 'Broken Puppet 2 Symposium' - attendees can turn up individually or in small groups.

20:00

Disability Culture Fantasies: Ice Bar with Petra Kuppers

Commons room G23/24

Join us for an evening of lush embodiment and queer/crip storytelling with Petra Kuppers, a US-based disability culture activist, wheelchair dancer, and community performance artist.

Additional details, including advance praise of the publication, here

SUNDAY 15 APRIL

9:00-9:30

Tea/coffee

Commons room G24

9:30-9:45

UNIMA Research Commission introduction: Cariad Astles

Commons room G23

9:45-10:45

Keynote 2: Petra Kuppers

Commons room G23

10:45-11:00

Break

11:00-13:00

Labs/workshop:​​
 

  • Lab 3 - Breakdancing puppets: knowledge co-creation with puppetry at special schools. Facilitated by Amelia De-Felice and Karian Schuitema.
    University Theatre room 112
     

  • Workshop - "For my eyes contain ten dances": using puppetry as a dramatherapy medium with trauma victims. Facilitated by Daniel Stolfi of The Awesome Puppet Company (max. 24 participants; click here to sign up for this workshop. You must have registered for the symposium before signing up for the workshop).
    University Theatre room 113

13:00-14:00

Lunch - provided
Commons room G24

14:00-15:30

Roundtable - Lab results
Commons room G23

15:30-16:00

Tea/coffee break

Commons room G24

16:00-17:00

Wrap-up discussion
Commons room G23

17:00

Symposium end