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Marionettes from a recent Silk and Strings production of the fairy tale Mother Holle

Course Description:

Rudolf Steiner referred to marionette plays as moving watercolour pictures. From the ground up we will learn about choosing a story and finding the deeper meaning within it. We will try various stage sets and create props that really work to create magic – where and when and how to add the magic of song and/or music. We will practise how to move each story character and to fine tune their gestures in sync with their role in the play. First and foremost, we will have an experience of how working together on a creative endeavor like marionette plays helps build appreciation, understanding and colleagueship.

About the Teacher:

Laurie Harper-Burgess has recently retired after working in Waldorf school early childhood settings, primarily mixed age kindergarten, for over 30 years. For 12 of those years she has been the caregiver in her LifeWays representative-site home childcare, Hearthstone, working with 1 to 6 year olds in a family-style model. Her love of all aspects of her work with children has brought joy, healing and transformation in an ongoing life journey. Now she would like to share some of that love and joy with parents and teachers of young children.

LEARN MORE – This course is part of the RSCC Summer Festival of Art and Education. For full info on all the Summer Festival courses including presenter bios, registration details and links see: https://rscc.ca/summerfestival/