Saturday 8th October
10.00 – 13.00 & 14.00 – 17.00h.
Sunday 9th October
10.00 – 13.00h.
Castello di Rivoli – Education Department
The Shadow Lab
Workshop of Shadow Theatre
with Magdalena Kiszko-Dojlidko
In collaboration with "Dipartimento Educazione del Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea" and the Aleksander Zelwerowicz National Academy of Dramatic Art in Warsaw - Puppet Theatre Art Department in Bialystok
PhD Magdalena Kiszko-Dojlidko – lecturer in Aleksander Zelwerowicz National Academy of Dramatic Art in Warsaw - Puppet Theatre Art Department in Bialystok; actress: worked in The Wierszalin Theatre, Theatre H.Ch. Andersen in Lublin, Juliusz Osterwa Theatre in Lublin, The Banialuka Puppet Theatre in Bielsko-Biala, Gulliver Theatre in Warsaw, cooperating with The Baj Pomorski Theatre in Torun, The Aleksander Wegierko Drama Theatre in Bialystok; creator of Window Theatre Association; judge in numerous declamation and theatre contests for kids, youth and adults; instructor of various artistic workshops for all age groups, including multigenerational seminars as well as workshops addressed to disabled and somehow excluded people
Workshop in Polish with translation in Italian (Interpreter Arleta Stolecka)
Iscription 70 euro, reductions 50 euro
The shadow through its mystery, conventionality as well as the transience, constituted the inspiration for actions over the centuries in different fields of the human scientific and artistic activity. Thus, the shadow theatre along with the art of depiction, were inseparably connected and traced their origins from the discussed creative stimulus. Over the centuries, both artistic trends have been continuously transformed developing the diversity of means of expression and extensive potential realization. The above changes influenced the birth of new fields of art such as photography and following a time, cinematography. The Shadow Lab workshop will introduce participants into the genesis and possibilities of the expression in the shadow theatre. Moreover, the laboratory will specify the differences and the similarities between the shadow theatre and the film art.
The workshop will be divided into two stages: theoretical and practical one.
Theoretical Part – Lecture. The lecture content will outline the following information: shadow theatre development around the world, a great variety of shadow techniques and forms, the shadow's role in religious beliefs and rituals, an art of depiction together with shadow theatre's impact on the development of cinematography and relations of the shadow theatre to other fields of science and art.
Practical Part. Apart from theoretical knowledge, the participants will gain practical skills of expression in the field of traditional and contemporary shadow theatre. They will be taught how to design, make and animate certain shadow forms. The participants will explore the construction principles of the lights and shadow screens along with the practical use of these tools. During the whole creative process, there will be space for dialogue and exchange of experience among the participants.
Action I – natural shadow
Due to specifically situated lights imitating the sun light, solo and pair etudes will be performed with the personal shadows projected on the floor.
Action II – large size screen
- individual and group activities with the use of large size screen,
- becoming acquainted with different lights as well as shadow screens' possibilities,
- creating of big shadow forms and getting ready for the use of them in mini stage events.
Action III – traditional shadow screen
- getting acquainted with possibilities of expression in a classical shadow theatre,
- creating authorial storyboards,
- design and construction of classical shadow forms,
- short group etudes with the use of hand-made puppets will be created and presented.
INSCRIPTION OPENING 15th September 2016
how to get in: Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea