How to seed a puppet in someone's heart? - Challenges of teaching puppetry techniques at the University

Miguel Vellinho


The author presents the two arms of his pedagogical practice. The first one is the work method Vellinho has developed – as a director, puppeteer and actor – to train professionals to the practice of the Animation Theater. His technical procedures have been improved throughout the 18 years of his company, by means of experimentations that approach the Animation Theater to other languages, as Cinema, Dance and Cartoon. The second arm is Vellinho’s work since 2008 as a professor at the university. The director was responsible for the creation of the Animation Theater discipline at UNIRIO, considering the challenges of public education’s reality in Brazil, both at University – field for the students’ professional qualification – and at Elementary, Middle and High School – the largest work field for the future teachers. His work seeks to establish real and strong links between the artist and the animated object. In this process, the crafting of the puppets is a special highlight, because that is where begins the comprehension of the puppet in its scenic expression’s entirety, a methodology Vellinho considers as a gestation

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Direitos autorais 2018 Urdimento - Revista de Estudos em Artes Cênicas







Urdimento – Revista de Estudos em Artes Cênicas - Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina (UDESC) - Centro de Artes (CEART) - Programa de Pós-Graduação em Artes Cênicas - (PPGT) – E-ISSN: 2358.6958 - Endereço: Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina – UDESC, Centro de Artes - Av. Madre Benvenuta, 2007, Itacorubi. Florianópolis. SC, Brasil. CEP: 88.035-001 – E-mail:

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