woman holding animated echidna
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$12.50

Spike the Echidna - Online watch party & Workshop

Told through the artform of contemporary shadow theatre, Spike is an interactive experience for the audience, with lively original music by Mal Webb. It is entertaining and fun, as well as a catalyst for a discussion about difference and belonging. It also about the unique biology of Australian animals, especially the egg-laying echidna.

After the performance there is a demonstration of shadow puppetry techniques, introducing children to an expressive hands-on story-telling medium that is highly accessible to young people.

FAMILY TICKET

Thursday 23 September 2021 11am - $12.50

FAMILY TICKET & CIRCUS SKILLS WORKSHOP

Thursday 23 September 2021 11am - $20

ALL ACCESS PASS

Access 6 Spot On shows via online streaming and on demand $42

ALL ACCESS PASS WORKSHOP ADD ON

$5

Recommended for ages 4-10
Workshop Recommended for ages 6+

SHADOW PUPPETRY ONLINE WORKSHOP  

Watch as your drawings leap to life, off the page and onto the stage!

Join in and explore the world of shadow puppetry with an experienced puppeteer, Jenny Ellis. This hands-on workshop will give children a range of skills to make their own shows and as well as a puppet they can use at home. Participants will imagine and design their own unique puppet characters, then they’re guided through the process of making their puppets and bringing them to life.

Children will work at home to create their own shows. With a few tricks of the trade, they will finish with a performance of their own stories with the puppets they’ve created.

MATERIALS NEEDED

Materials for Shadow Puppets:
– Thin cardboard or paper (220 gsm black recommended but cereal boxes are great too)
– Bamboo kebab sticks or paddle pop sticks
– Sticky tape or masking tape
– Scissors
– Pencil

Optional extras:
– Split pins (also known as paper fasteners)
– Cellophane
– Cardboard box
– Baking Paper
– Torch

Adults assisting (not for kids!):
– Box cutter (Stanley knife)
– Cutting mat

Ages: 6+ all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Spike from Jenny Ellis on Vimeo.

 
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$12.50