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Silk Puppetry Schneider Lecture

Experience the magic of silk puppetry with artist and puppeteer, Robin Walsh in this three-part program.

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11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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Silk Puppetry Schneider Lecture Overview

Experience the magic of silk puppetry with artist and puppeteer, Robin Walsh in this three-part program.

Silk Puppetry Lecture & Performance: November 9 at 6:00 pm

Join Walsh for a lecture on puppeteering techniques followed by a performance that brings Walsh’s puppets to life with dance, movement, and lighting.

Silk Puppetry Workshop: November 11 at noon

Get hands-on with a guided puppet-making workshop and make your own silk puppet from character development to fabrication and movement.

The purchase of a ticket comes with complimentary admission to the Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts and the Moravian Museum of Bethlehem that can be redeemed during open hours on November 10th-12th.

Any parent who is accompanying their children for the workshop but are not making a puppet themselves do not need to purchase a ticket.

About artist Robin Walsh

Robin Walsh discovered puppets on her first day of college and has never looked back. She has built, designed, and performed everything from dance silks and sock puppets for the Oscars to Hollywood movie monsters.

Her work has been seen around the world, from here in L.A. to New York City, Germany, and China. She’s worked in film, (Team America: World Police, Men In Black), television (SpongeBob, Family Guy) and stage. She’s a recipient of a Jim Henson Foundation Workshop Grant and performed her work at last year’s Henson’s Puppets for Puppetry benefit and at the O’Neill Theatre Center. She also designed, directed and performed two original puppet ballets with the Stanford University Orchestra, Stravinsky’s Firebird and Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, as well as Rebel’s The Elements for the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado.

Her many studies with world-renowned puppeteer Albrecht Roser have opened up a whole new way of looking at and working with puppets, and she is happy to join his constant search for Puppet Zen. She worked with her hero, Ray Harryhausen, on his last film and got to work on the real Rudolph puppet from the Rankin/Bass classic. She is Head of Puppets at Screen Novelties, a stop motion studio.  

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