Animated Theatre Workshop – Gomel Puppet Theatre (Belarus)

This workshop introduced the participants to performance skills through improvisation, puppet manipulation, and play. Combining theatrical animation, understanding the system of puppets, and looking at their practice primarily was the focus of this workshop. The facilitators shared that they perform approximately four hundred plays a year, have their own repertory, and perform two plays in a day. They also shared glimpses of history of Belarusian theatre. They concluded the workshop with the practicals of puppetry with the participants, and showed glimpses of the play ‘Romeo and Juliet’ through the puppetry.