Coming soon – PUPPET POWER!
Fallen Leaves’ facilitators have been drafted in by Harvest Centre, Sentul, in conjunction with the UNHCR to run vocational training with dynamic youths from the urban poor community, with the hopes of giving them the skills and necessary language abilities to operate successfully in a working environment. This innovative programme combines elements of the communicative method of English teaching with theatre of the oppressed and forum theatre, a truly original and exciting approach.
As part of this intensive programme, we are delighted to report our first international guest of 2011 – Mr Grad from Hong Kong – who will be arriving in February to facilitate a course in puppet-making on the theme of past, present and future, using this artistic exploration to discover deeper understanding and motivate these kids that the sky really is the limit. The puppetmaking course and Grad’s residency have been organised in conjunction with Malaysia’s only butoh dance group, the wonderful Nyoba Kan www.nyobakan.blogspot.com
To make this happen, we need huge quantities of newspaper, bamboo canes, cloth, glue and scissors. If anyone has any old newspapers hanging around, then please email through and get them to us before February 10th.