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Mon, Jul 08


Carriage House Annex

Movement for Puppeteers with Ariel Lauryn

Self-care practices for strength conditioning, mobility, and rehabilitation to target areas of the body that are important for puppeteers, both for TV puppetry and stage puppetry

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Movement for Puppeteers with Ariel Lauryn
Movement for Puppeteers with Ariel Lauryn

Time & Location

Jul 08, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Carriage House Annex, 225 E 67th St, New York, NY 10065, USA

About the event

Movement for Puppeteers (All levels)

Puppeteers often don't think of themselves as athletes, so we tend to prioritize other things before tending to our bodies. However, it is through our bodies that we manipulate puppets and objects, in often unnatural positions and with unnatural movements.  All the more reason to give them a little TLC! In this two hour workshop (plus breaks), we will cover self-care practices for strength conditioning, mobility, and rehabilitation to target areas of the body that are important for puppeteers. This will include some yoga, static and dynamic stretching, light cardio, and vagal toning exercises (to stimulate and soothe the nervous system). Targeted areas of the body will include: hands and wrists, shoulder girdle, hip flexors, and core. All that we cover is meant for you to integrate into your own daily routine, if you would like. It is my intention that you feel invigorated, grounded, and free by the end of this workshop. Level of intensity is up to you, so go at your own pace and enjoy!

Participants can bring a yoga mat and a yoga block, but they are not required. Please bring a water bottle and maybe a snack (as we will be moving quite a bit). Wear clothes you can move in, no dangling jewelry, and no straps that will drag on the floor and potentially trip you up.

About Ariel Lauryn

Ariel is a puppeteer and movement teacher who prioritizes what feels good in movement--both for the pure joy of it and for sustainability. She currently teaches Movement at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She earned her MFA in Ensemble Based Physical Theater from Dell'Arte International in 2014 and has since worked in NYC as a puppeteer: performing, building, designing, and directing. Puppetry credits include The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show (Theater Row), Feathers of Fire (Kingorama, International Tour), Reading Buddies (WCNY)and Small Acts of Daring Invention (Mason Holdings), and building and teaching with The Puppet Kitchen. Teaching credits also include University of Portland, Cornell College, University of North Alabama, University of Texas El Paso, University of Dayton, and independent workshops. Certifications: Yoga Teaching, Consent-Forward Artist IDC.



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