1. The program begins by exploring the location of Iran and an explanation of the cultural origins of Song of the North.
2. The company is introduced..
2. “Stereotype” is defined and explored.
3. The artform of shadow puppetry is introduced, demonstrated and defined. Shadow puppetry vocabulary is introduced and defined: shadow, silhouette, puppet, and manipulating
4. The historical background and premise of Song of the North is discussed.
5. Students are asked to think of a hero in their lives. This hero will be the basis for the shadow puppet character they create.
6. Students will create a shadow puppet
7. Students will manipulate a shadow puppet
8. Students will present their shadow puppet in puppet parade
Program Materials needed for puppet creation:
Ability to receive PDF and print graphics that BAM will send in advance of workshop. Preferable to print on cardstock
Unsharpened pencils used to hold puppet
Pipe cleaners (if possible, but not necessary)
Feathers/Gel paper (if possible, but not necessary)
Black card stock
Projector, flashlight or phone with flashlight
Additional tape, scissors, and hole punchers
Students will learn how history can be brought to life through puppetry, storytelling, and world-building.
Students will learn how puppets can be activated to draw audiences into a plot with magic and wonder.
Students will learn how art can be used to combat stereotypes; similar stories help connect people that are different.
Students will create, customize, and manipulate a shadow puppet of their own making.
Students will explore placement and size of puppets with relation to proximity to a light source.
Students will develop a character for their puppet:
All groups will give puppet a name and a brief backstory and explore how the character/puppet moves about