We are available for workshops, residencies, and clinics in your community. We love sharing what we know and how we work.
For ages 4-8:
Mini-Me Hand Puppets
Ever wonder what you’d look like as a puppet? Come build a mini version of yourself as a paper hand puppet. We’ll use paper scraps, doodads, and our imaginations to build our best selves as puppets. We’ll bring the mini-me puppets to life using our fingers as our puppet legs!
Running, Jumping and Dancing Into Words and Stories:
creating stories with movement and imagination
How do you tell a story using your whole body? Join Bonnie as she leads you through her process of creating and performing her physically inventive shows. Use mime, dance, and a little puppetry to show ideas and create stories for sharing with family and friends!
For ages 9-18:
Creating dynamic story starters with movement
Have you ever wondered how a performance is created? Where does a performer get these wild, beautiful, funny images and story ideas? How do they know exactly when to do a move? Join Bonnie as she hosts a creative stage in the classroom. This workshop begins with improvisation games that focus on techniques for creating movement-based scenes and stories. Students will then work in small groups to practice their improvising skills with Bonnie’s guidance and each other. By the end of the workshop, students will create and share their own movement story!
Running, Jumping, and Dancing Into Curriculum:
Using movement to explore and show student learning
How can you teach using your students’ entire bodies? Join Bonnie as she leads teachers through a creative movement workshop focusing on four elements of dance (body shape, space, energy, time) and collaborative choreography. She will break down the activities presented with variations and ideas of how to incorporate them into everyday classroom situations, lessons, and routines.
The Sound of Imagination:
The Gottabee's Guide to Musical Collaboration
Puppeteers, musicians, dancers and theater actors each speak their own creative and technical languages. So, just how do they communicate? Learn how The Gottabees discovered their secrets of sonic success in this unique, interactive clinic featuring composers Brendan Burns & Tony Leva with puppeteer Bonnie Duncan and director Dan Milstein.
Sharing the Stage with Your Puppet
Tired of hiding behind a black curtain? In this playful workshop, you’ll learn techniques for generating and performing scenes played between a puppet and their puppeteer, both onstage AT THE SAME TIME!