Siân Kidd is a Bristol based artist and puppetry practitioner whose expertise ranges from puppet making and direction through to creative consultancy and arts education.
Driven by a passion for sustainability and environmentalism, Siân is inspired by nature, often using natural materials and found objects within her work. She enjoys exploring the themes of mortality and wildness, finding the stories behind objects and celebrating the curious and playful in the everyday.
As a puppeteer, she trained in marionettes with The Puppet Theatre Barge and went on to perform nationally and internationally for theatre and TV, Siân regularly performs as a storyteller with The Embers Collective. She has been an associate puppetry director for The Royal National Theatre, she was the Artistic Director of Mirth & Misery puppet company, a founder of the Equity Puppeteers Network and a board member for the Puppet Centre Trust. As workshop facilitator Siân is currently the Puppetry Tutor for The Creative Dimensions Trust, previously she has taught for Dulwich College, Mary Ward Centre, Les Enfants Terribles, Polka Theatre, Albany Theatre and Movingstage Marionettes and has guest lectured at the Central School of Speech and Drama and Falmouth University.
Currently, Siân is designing and making a series of work focusing on sustainable and bio materials from her shared workshop at Estate of The Arts. She is also creating performance pieces with her new, female led art collective, Royal Jelly, who’s recent work The Sin Eater aired as part of the Pop Up Palladium.
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