manipulate Visual Theatre Festival arrives at the Traverse this week
22 January 2018 ← return to listing
Creeping ever closer through the damp darkness of
Edinburgh in January, the 11th manipulate Visual Theatre
Festival arrives on our doorstep on Saturday 27 January,
bringing with it the most intense, bizarre and gloriously off-beat
visual theatre, puppetry and animation.
Enter a vivid and captivating world showcasing the finest
talent from Belgium, France, Germany, Israel, Italy and the USA, as
well as a strong selection of Scottish work.
The festival has always supported the work and
creative development of Scottish theatre makers, showcasing their
work at all stages of its evolution. We are especially looking
forward to seeing productions created by Company
of Wolves, Oceanallover, Ramesh
Meyyappan, as well as a special edition of
- Explore the
full performances programme
This year for the first time all of the animated
films screenings will be presented together on the festival's
opening Saturday (27 January), offering an immersive opportunity to
enjoy a wide-range of eclectic contemporary animation from around
the globe. As well as featuring dynamic abstract visual art in
motion, festivals' retrospectives, puppets to music and an audience
choice feature, we are delighted to welcome appearances and curated
programmes by eminent international animators Alberto
Vazquez and Ülo Pikkov.
- Check out the full animated film
Watch the trailer here.
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