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Online Puppetry and Storytelling tutorials

  ‘Make Your Own Puppet @Home‘ tutorial videos are available until September! This FREE online puppetry and storytelling programme for children, young people and their families The series aims to raise awareness of the climate emergency crisis and other environmental issues and features weekly, step-by-step tutorials making puppets out of recyclable materials and household items. Each brilliant puppet comes from a different designer and the whole series is available to watch now on our YouTube and Social Media Channels .  

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Regional school workshops

  AutinDT offers a wide range of educational offers for children, young people, community participants and professional practitioners as part of our Education Programme. We deliver bespoke projects and one-off workshops in educational and community settings to all abilities including creative session, contemporary dance technique class, repertoire masterclass, choreography workshop, CPD for teachers and Arts Award delivery.  

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A Posi+ive Life UK Tour – Spring/Summer 2021 +

    We have developed a new and interactive Education Programme to go alongside our live performances of A Posi+ive Life that will be touring to venues near you from Spring 2021, making special creative modifications to the show in line with physical distancing and health & safety measures. Watch this space tour dates coming soon! A Posi+ive Life is an accessible, immersive and interactive theatre experience featuring dance, physical theatre, spoken word and BSL interpretation around the themes of sex education, consent, identity and wellbeing, aimed at teenagers and young adults (14+). The dance piece is a special invitation to a house party like no other, where a web of stories around sex, love and …

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Johnny talking all things Man Made Youth Company on ‘The Maccast’

Listen to Director Johnny Autin and presenter Blake Woodham on Midlands Arts Centre Podcast on here  

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Alone/Together at U.Dance Digital Festival – Sunday 19 July at 6:30 pm

Our short dance film ‘Alone/Together’ has been shortlisted for the Choreography Challenge at One Dance UK‘s U.Dance Digital Festival 2020 and it will be shared on One Dance UK’s official Facebook page amongst other wonderful entries on Sunday 19 July at 6:30pm ‘Alone/Together‘ is a short creative response from the young male dancers of Man Made Youth Company to their feelings and states of mind while in lockdown and inspired by the online dance sessions as choreographic stimuli and support of their psychological and emotional wellbeing. “Despite being isolating at home, we’re still dancing together!”  

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Make Your Own Puppet @Home – tutorial videos are out! 

We have been busy over the last few months working with puppeteers, designers and a filmmaker on a FREE online puppetry and storytelling programme for children, young people and their families called ‘Out of the Deep Blue‘. The series aims to raise awareness of the climate emergency crisis and other environmental issues and features weekly, step-by-step tutorials making puppets out of recyclable materials and household items. Each brilliant puppet comes from a different designer and the whole series is available to watch now on our YouTube and social media channels until September.   This project is funded by Birmingham City …

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Man Made Youth Company – Summer residency 

This free opportunity is open to young male participants from Birmingham and the West Midlands who are interested in joining our company on Saturdays and during the school holidays. Man Made Youth Company‘s online programme of regular training sessions and interactive residencies stimulate the young male participants’ creativity and support their psychological and emotional wellbeing during lockdown! It’s a chance to be creative, challenge yourself and socialise in a safe, open and interactive space.   We always welcome new members to Man Made Youth Company, so if you know any young male creatives 14+ that would be interested in joining us, please …

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‘Make Your Own Puppet @Home’ – Tutorial #5 today on Saturday 11th July

🌎 Once again Puppeteer Ben Thompson  will show you today how to make the final puppet in our web series designed by Samuel Wyer… A lesser-spotted long-legged lockdown Bird (a silly marionette with a lot of possibilities) ♻️ You will need… Thin Card (like a cereal box) 1 x Large Plate 1 x Small Plate 4 x Plastic Bottle Tops 2 x Kebab Skewers Coloured Paper/Pictures from a magazine Glue Marker Pen Pencil Blutack/Plasticine Tape Scissors String   🎨We would love to see your puppet creations! We invite you share them with us by posting them on social media using …

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Man Made Youth Company – Summer residency

  Man Made Youth Company‘s online programme of regular training sessions and interactive residencies stimulate the young male participants’ creativity and support their psychological and emotional wellbeing during lockdown! 📩 Sign Up: bit.ly/manmade2020  📧 Email: [email protected]  Upcoming dates: • Saturday 18 July (time 11 am-1 pm) • Creative Residency (Summer holidays): Thu 30 & Fri 31 July (times: 10am-3:30pm) This is an opportunity for young male participants (14+) from Birmingham and the West Midlands who are interested in joining our company on Saturdays and during the school holidays.

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‘Make Your Own Puppet @Home’ – Tutorial #4 today on Saturday 4th July

🌎 From Saturday 4th July at 10 am Puppeteer Ben Thompson will show you how to make the next puppet in our web series designed by Samuel Parker… a Polar Bear! ♻️ You will need… 1 x 1L Tetrapak (tall, square milk or juice carton) 3 x Straws 1 x Ruler 1 x Marker Pen 1 x Sharp Pencil Blu tack/Plasticine Tape Scissors     Global warming is affecting the Arctic faster than anywhere else in the world and the sea ice is shrinking at 14% per decade. This means that the global population of polar bears could reduce by two thirds by 2050 as …

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