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Wakka Wakka

22 Oct
Sted: Cornerteateret 22.10.2018-25.10.2018 12:00-16:00

Skuespiller- og danseralliansen har i samarbeide med PROSCEN invitert kompaniet Wakka Wakka, til å holde workshop i Bergen.

Workshop for Puppet Artists, Dancers and Actors.
Come join the world of Wakka Wakka!  Learn to ”Buckaroo”, a bastardized version of traditional Japanese Bunraku developed by Norwegians and Americans in the Wakka ensemble. Hand and rod and table top puppetry with and without table. Why move a puppet or an object when you can move yourself? The hands-on workshop is designed to explore the limitless possibilities within the limits of puppetry.

Wakka Wakka is a visual theatre company based in NYC and Norway. 

Wakka Wakka has been honored with a 2013 Special Drama Desk Award for Sophisticated Puppetry and a 2011 Obie Award Grant.  In 2008, Wakka Wakka Productions was awarded a UNIMA Citation of Excellence for “Fabrik: The Legend of M. Rabinowitz.”  In addition, the company’s work has been nominated for four Drama Desk Awards (“FABRIK” for Unique Theatrical Experience and “Baby Universe” for Outstanding Direction of a Play, Outstanding Music in a Play, Outstanding Sound Design in a Play) and a Hewes Design Award for Puppet Design (Kirjan Waage, “FABRIK”). 

Workshop leaders
Kirjan Waage and Gwendolyn Warnock are co-founders of Wakka Wakka. They have created, performed in, directed and designed all of Wakka Wakka’s past works.

Kirjan Waage was born in Haugesund, Norway. He is a graduate of the University of Bologna, Italy, where he studied puppet theatre under Professor Remo Melloni and also received a diploma from the University of Bologna’s Theatre School CIMES. He then moved to Paris to complete the two-year program and the Laboratory of Movement Studies (LEM) at Ecole Internationale de Theatre Jacques Lecoq. A self-taught puppet maker, he started building stuffed animals that later evolved into puppets.

Gwendolyn Warnock hails from Ohio, USA.  She graduated from Northwestern University (Performance Studies), and from the two-year program at Ecole Internationale de Theatre Jacques Lecoq in Paris. Gwendolyn was nominated (along with Mr. Waage) for a 2011 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Director of a Play for “Baby Universe: A Puppet Odyssey.” She has been an artist in residence at Princeton University and Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center, as well as a guest artist at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center for the National Puppetry Conference.

Application requirements:  All can apply, professional will be prioritized.

        Required:  Movement clothes
        Level:  Beginner-Intermediate-Advanced

Collaborating partner:       PROSCEN

NOTE: Registration is binding. If your application is accepted, you'll need to pay the fee in due date. All applicants will get answer in due time after the deadline. You should be able to participate all days. If you are accepted to participate but choose not to attend, without letting us know a week in advance or earlier, the tuition is non-refundable

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