Moving with Puppets and Objects


15 October 2016, 1pm – 5pm | £30

A workshop for physical performers to explore combining their own practice with puppetry and object work
Performance Studio
Led by Alex Lehman
What is the significance of the objects on stage with you and how can you give them their own presence while maintaining your own?

The workshop will explore these questions with an introduction to basic puppetry skills, followed by a short workshop space for participants to combine these skills with their own practice and then share their work for group feedback. Participants are welcome to bring a character, puppet, or object from a current project to work on (material should be no more than 1 minute in length) or use this time to create something new from scratch.

What to expect:

During the workshop you will explore opportunities to combine physical performance with object and puppetry work. The workshop is open to artists from all backgrounds including dancers, circus artists, actors, and puppeteers. The day will be broken up into three parts:

  • Warm up and Introduction to basic puppetry techniques
  • A short devising session. Participants can create new work from scratch or work on a pre-existing idea (1 minute in length or shorter)
  • Performance presentations with group feedback

Over the course of the workshop, participants will have a chance to develop basic puppetry and object manipulation skills as well as explore a diverse range of possible ways for puppets and people to interact.

For more information, or to book a space, please write to

About Alex:

Alex Lehman is a physical theatre actor, puppeteer, and motion capture performer. A graduate of the Lecoq-based training at the London International School of Performing Arts, he has worked with Polka Theatre, Theatre Rites, Concert Theatre, Dotted Line Theatre, and On the Button, among others, and has done motion capture work for the video games industry.



Moving with Puppets and Objects is supported by Chisenhale Dance Space Allotment Programme.