My technique, which I’ve called the ‘Object Score’, consists of using the body as a landscape for the puppet and vice versa, in order to explore the space and create choreographic motifs. It is in fact a very specific form of choreography for two bodies functioning under the same mind. Where a dancer seeks to be seen on stage and to express himself through body language, a puppeteer generally tries not to be seen, giving space to his puppet. In the Object Score technique we do both and we switch from one perspective to the other.
– Duda Paiva
Main features of the technique
Controlling the body and mind brings you to the third step in the process of Object Score Puppetry; the technique connecting these two main features, the ability to transpose expression to the puppet. You need to learn how to switch between using your own body for artistic expression and the body of the puppet. Now you can start playing!