Puppeteers perform shows by manipulating puppets such as hand puppets or marionettes. Their performance is based on a script and the movements of the puppets have to be synchronised with the speech and music. Puppeteers may write their own scripts and design and create their own puppets.
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Speak for an audience with the expression of rhythm and vocal technique. Take care that articulation and voice projection are appropriate to the character or text. Make sure that you are heard without compromising your health: prevent fatigue and vocal strain, breathing problems and vocal cord problems.
- Cope with stage fright
Deal with conditions that cause stage fright, such as time limits, the audience and stress.
- Perform live
Perform in front of live audiences.
- Interpret performance concepts in the creative process
Learn and research a part, in personal and collective research and rehearsal, build an acting performance respecting the concept of the show.
- Develop puppet shows
Develop shows with puppets.
- Memorise lines
Memorise your role in a performance or broadcast, whether it is text, movement, or music.
- Engage the audience emotionally
Create an emotional connection with the audience through your performance. Engage the audience with sadness, humour, anger, any other emotion, or a combination thereof, and let them share your experience.
- Accept feedback on artistic performance
Accept feedback, proposed discussions and avenues of exploration about the precision of movements, rhythm, musicality, precision of the performance, interaction with peers and stage elements, areas requiring improvement. Take feedback into account to develop the potential as performer. Note the choreographers/repetiteur/dance master instructions, the instructions of other collaborators (dramaturge, performers/dancers peers, musicians, etc.) assuring being in the same page with direction team.
- Adapt to different roles
Adapt to different roles in a play, regarding the styles, ways of acting and aesthetics.
- Interact with an audience
Convey the artistic values of the art form(s). Respond to the reactions of your audience and involve them.
- Manipulate puppets
Manipulate puppets by the use of strings, rods, wires, electronics or directly by his or her own hands placed inside the puppet or holding it externally, so as to create the illusion of life.
- Study relationships between characters
Study characters in scripts and their relationships to each other.