Masterclass in construction and manipulation of chinese shadow theatre in Tehran University.

Shadows between Modernity and Tradition.

An investigation in Shadow Puppet Theatre

The students, through the practical application of improvisation exercises, will develop a narrative.

In small groups of  2/3 people, they will construct theatres, mobile scenery and characters. They will then develop the movements of the silouettes that would be best used to express the story that they have chosen, so that they will be able to present it as a performance, at the end of the course.

It will be an experimental journey through the expressive possibilties and dramaturgy of shadow puppet theatre.


-improvisation with objects (in groups of 1/2/3 persons)

-improvisation with shadows (experimenting with different techniques, materials, music and musical objects)

-choosing themes to represent

-construction of a theatre

-construction of scenery




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