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DNA Puppetry at SHAC – Sustainable Housing for Artists Collective

DNA puppetry/Imaginary Leaps has a new home at SHAC in Fremantle, Western Australia! Since moving in last year, we are really happy to be in a unique, world class facility for artists to live and work in a supportive co … Continue reading

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Melbourne puppetry masterclass

On Sunday March 18th 2018, Adam Bennett of DNA Puppetry and Visual Theatre conducted a day long masterclass on puppetry manipulation and performance technique. The venue was Siteworks in Brunswick, a newly opened facility which offers a great set of … Continue reading

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Imaginary Leaps at REmida,Perth WA

Last month, Rachel was artist in residence at REmida, a recycled resources centre in Perth. as part of her research, she invited her friend’s 3 year old to explore the building and all its contents. He was interested in all … Continue reading

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Applied Puppetry Symposium & Cloud Child at the Little Angel Theatre, Islington, London

Earlier this month, DNA  had a wonderful weekend in London, with artistic director Rachel Riggs presenting a practical workshop and presentation about the early years Imaginary Leaps programme development in Western Australia at the Little Angel Theatre and Royal Central … Continue reading

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DNA at Babies in Museums Conference

DNA were recently asked to deliver a session at an event called ‘Babies in Museums’, arranged by the organisation ‘Kids in Museums’ at Manchester Art Gallery. We were thrilled to be asked, and our Cloud Child Assistant Director Shakera went … Continue reading

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Imaginary Leaps Programmes 2012 – 2013 Western Australia

Over the past few months, Imaginary Leaps has been engaged in an exciting programme of creative play in partnership with the new Meerilinga Children & Family Centre, Cockburn and Kulunga Aboriginal Kindergarten, Hilton, Fremantle, Western Australia. http://www.meerilinga.org.au/children-parenting/parenting-services   Funded by … Continue reading

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Scitech training session – Thurs May 5th 2011

SciTech’s Outreach team recently had the chance to extend their puppetry skills with DNA’s Artistic Director Rachel Riggs. Rachel was delighted to be able to work with the team, who are all so talented and have a fabulous ability to … Continue reading

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Better Beginnings

Recently, Rachel went to a training day with ‘Better Beginnings’ similar to Book Start, its an initiative aimed at birth to 3 years and their families, co ordinated by the State library of Western Australia with an independent evaluation by … Continue reading

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Earlyarts puppetry & music training day, Chester

In January this year Liz & Rachel ran a Professional creative training session for Earlyarts at the Grovesnor Museum, Chester, focusing on confidence building and user friendly puppet making techniques for storytelling in the early years environment. It was a great … Continue reading

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Hands up Symposium on Applied Puppetry at Little Angel Theatre,London

A training session showing how puppets and objects can enable storytelling in early years settings presented by Rachel Riggs, Director of Imaginary Leaps is being held this Friday 28th January for the Littlee Angel Theatre’s Hands Up Symposium on Applied … Continue reading

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