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Ambacht in Beeld Festival
30 & 31 March 2024
Brussels - Tour & Taxis Gare Maritime

| Cut and help construct a wooden theater puppet

Marc Beuten - Saturday 30 maart & Sunday 31 maart
2 hours
€ 25
Minimum age:
18 years
Saturday 30 maart
Sunday 31 maart

Are you fascinated by how a wire puppet works or playing with traditional rod puppets? In this workshop you will gain insight into the construction of a wooden theater puppet. As a participant you will learn the basic techniques of cutting with sharp cutting knives in lime wood. During the joint project, the participants work for 2 hours on a part of a theater puppet. The torso, arms, hands, legs, feet and the character head grow into a figure at the end of the day.


In addition to the woodcarving experience, if time permits, you can carve a hand in lime wood as a workpiece to take home.


Marc Beuten is a figure maker and puppeteer at the non-profit puppet theater Pierewiet. He has attended workshops and courses with international theater puppet makers from Belgium, the UK, the Czech Republic and Iceland. His specialty is making limewood hand -, rod -, wire – and table puppets. In addition to designing figures for his own performances, he creates theater puppets for puppet theaters and storytellers.


Novice and experienced puppeteers and makers are welcome in the studio in Bruges to become acquainted with the wide range of theater puppets or to share experiences.


As a member of the West Flemish Union Puppet Theaters, Marc, together with Alain Verhelst of Draadpoppentheater Roeselare/Das de Puppe, puts the puppet theater as intangible heritage in the spotlight. The ‘Das de Puppe’ project was nominated as an inspiring example at Intangible Heritage Flanders.



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