Join brothers Pablo and Efrain Del Hierro of Poncili Creación, performance and puppetering duo from Puerto Rico, for an intensive puppetry workshop.
Over the course of two afternoons, the Del Hierros will guide participants from concept to completion in the creation of masks and puppets using foam rubber and other materials discarded by society. Object manipulation, body movement, and the design of performance mechanisms will be worked on as well. Through the creation process, participants will learn how object construction and performance can be a mechanism for social, cultural, and personal change.
Part 1 - Introduction to the basics of creating with foam rubber
Part 2 - Crafting and mechanism techniques
Part 3 - Finishes and manipulation tips
*All workshop fees go directly to the artists
*Scholarships available. Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Poncili Creación is a puppetry and performance collective founded by twin brothers Efrain and Pablo Del Hierro of Puerto Rico. Merging elements of dance, puppetry, punk rock, and improv with something they call “raw magic,” Poncili Creación delivers enchanting performances that are smart, multi-sensory, unpretentious, and wild. Their puppets—some the size of a car, others, a penny—are crafted from polyurethane foam sourced locally from sofas, mattresses, and other objects discarded by society.
Poncili Creación has performed across the world at museums and galleries, bars and restaurants, restrooms and raves, protests and parades. Through their unique brand of puppetry, they hope to inspire creative and champion positive social change.