Puppet Animation Scotland
Since the beginning of November last year four groups of selected Scottish-based theatre artists have been meeting on Monday evenings. Using the knowledge and insights of the other practitioners in the room as a sounding board, they have nurtured and developed their initial creative ideas, presenting short excerpts of their work at manipulate. Facilitated by leading puppeteer Gavin Glover (A Christmas Carol and The Tin Forest, National Theatre of Scotland) each group’s aim has been to develop those puppet-making and performing skills and expertise most appropriate for their project, with the aspiration that after Testroom they will bring their ideas to full production.
by Beth Hamilton-Cardus
Using Scottish folklore and the Fife coastline as inspiration allied with object manipulation techniques, Beth is developing a visual storytelling style and language to create meaningful sensory impact for audiences with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
The Big Wee Wee
by Elspeth Chapman and Sonia Gardes
Elspeth and Sonia will explore ways of weaving puppetry and projections with micro-cinema, to create dynamic, textured three dimensional spaces. Through this they aim to find creative, interactive and multisensory ways to tell stories vividly to young audiences.
Based on Metamorphosis
by Lewis Sherlock
Using puppetry, physical theatre techniques and object manipulation, Lewis’ piece is a creative exploration which starts from the first line of Kafka’s story: ‘When Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect.’
by Greg Sinclair, Ann Thallon & Kate Temple
Greg’s piece will explore the visualisation and physicalisation of sound, experimenting with the role of objects and their effective manipulation to develop our multi-disciplinary practice to create a production which is fully accessible to D/deaf audiences.
View the full manipulate Festival 2019 programme here.
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Dates & times
Mon 4 Feb, 6pm
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This performance is BSL interpreted