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The Frog Prince Project

January 12, 2013

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A new year, a new country, a new project. This year I will be working on the Frog Prince Project, a collaboration with Norwich Puppet Theatre to create a performance for young children that will help them think about otherness, prejudice and discrimination. The first phase is a period of research, funded by the Arts Council of England and supported by Norfolk County Council, in which a team of professionals from the fields of visual theatre, education and university interns will be exploring how puppets can be used symbolically and metaphorically to articulate and challenge notions of otherness. We are also collaborating with Recreation Road Infant School to find out how children engage with puppets as symbolic communication and observe how the children themselves might use objects to talk about difference.

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  1. Katerina #
    January 13, 2013

    Very exciting, Rene. I’m looking forward reading more. Good luck with new beginnings!

    • January 13, 2013

      Thanks, Katerina. I’ll keep you posted. Most of the information specific to this project will be put onto the Frog Prince Project website so it might be worth following that blog as well as this one.

  2. maria #
    January 13, 2013

    looks very bright. fun and enjoying yourself.

    • January 13, 2013

      yes, I’ve been enjoying the preparations, collecting materials and inspirations. Tomorrow rehearsals begin. Now I have some nice butterflies in my stomach and a brain fizzing with ideas.

  3. January 14, 2013

    Hola, Rene!
    Quina alegria haver-te trobat per la xarxa! A través del twitter vaig arribar al teu blog, i ara m’ha sorprès aquest projecte que comences, el del Príncep granota. Quina casualitat: ja fa un temps que n’he començat un, de projecte, relacionat amb princeses, per a la clown La Bleda. Si el teu parteix de l’alteritat, el nostre parla de la pressumpta “perfecció” de les princeses i el seu món de color rosa. Ah, i el 2010 vaig fer una versió de la bella dorment (“Les fades de la bella dorment”), per a la cia Disset Teatre (amb la Carme i la Mariaje) de la qual n’estic molt content. Allà també hi surt una granota, però amb un component més “gamberrillo”…
    En fi, les coincidències m’ha animat a escriure’t, i a felicitar-te per aquests blogs tan potents i complerts. Llàstima que entengui poc l’anglès… però mira, serà la manera de practicar!
    Una abraçada, i molts ànims en els nous projectes, professionals i vitals.
    jordip

  4. September 10, 2013

    Reblogged this on Behind the Scenes and commented:
    The Frog & The Princess: Our new project with Rene Baker, touring Spring 2014

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