February 2019
 
  • Soundhouse: Spring 2019

    Soundhouse: Spring 2019

    14 Jan 2019 - 10 Jun 2019

    The Soundhouse Organisation residency at the Traverse Theatre offers a heady mix of jazz, folk, and Americana, all delivered by musicians of the highest calibre from Scotland and around the world.

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  • manipulate Visual Theatre Festival 2019

    manipulate Visual Theatre Festival 2019

    4 Feb 2019 - 9 Feb 2019

    For their 12th festival, Puppet Animation Scotland are excited to present manipulate Visual Theatre Festival 2019: a dynamic, eclectic and captivating programme of Scottish and international visual and physical theatre, puppetry, object manipulation and animated film.

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  • Performances: manipulate Visual Theatre Festival 2019

    Performances: manipulate Visual Theatre Festival 2019

    4 Feb 2019 - 9 Feb 2019

    As well as dynamic work from leading Scottish companies, manipulate present the UK and Scottish premieres of critically acclaimed, award-winning international productions.

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  • Testroom

    Testroom

    4 Feb 2019

    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.

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  • Extremely Pedestrian Chorales

    Extremely Pedestrian Chorales

    4 Feb 2019

    A quartet of dancers, a beguiling mix of high and low art exploring the multifarious roles and movement language of the pedestrian, a prosaic and commonplace experience of the everyday as an act of beauty, meaning and gentle comedy.

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  • Wunderkammer

    Wunderkammer

    4 Feb 2019

    After the success of its productions Salto.lamento and Hotel De Rive at previous festivals, manipulate are very pleased to welcome the return of this internationally acclaimed German puppetry company.

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  • Leading in Scotland: A Seminar

    Leading in Scotland: A Seminar

    5 Feb 2019

    A one-day industry-focused seminar of discussions, interrogations and visioning of practical initiatives, for all theatre-arts practitioners passionate about the future of their sector.

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  • Snapshots 1

    Snapshots 1

    5 Feb 2019

    Creative work in progress sharings by Alumdena Calvo, Elspeth Chapman & Borbàla Mezõ and and Flawed Mandrake Theatre.

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  • Intronauts

    Intronauts

    5 Feb 2019

    In a dystopian near future you’ll be able to buy personal cleaners called Intronauts: miniaturized human workers injected into your body to carry out essential maintenance. But what happens if the cleaner discovers your dirty laundry? And how much, actually, do you want to know about what goes on inside you?

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  • Vu

    Vu

    5 Feb 2019

    A manipulator of everyday objects - with a meticulous character, with a delicate and outrageously neat and tidy nature - finds himself at the crossroads between object theatre, miniature circus and involuntary clowning.

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  • Nino

    Nino

    6 Feb 2019

    Nino is a work-in-progress physical theatre piece which explores what it feels like to be a woman living in poverty in contemporary Britain. A collaboration between performer Melanie Jordan and Glasgow-based theatre company Tidy Carnage the work highlights the stories of those who have no voice or power.

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  • Void

    Void

    6 Feb 2019

    JG Ballard’s cult novel Concrete Island is reimagined through the lens of a black female protagonist and staged as a meshing of experimental dance and abstract glitch video landscapes.

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  • Invisible Lands

    Invisible Lands

    6 Feb 2019

    In a unique meeting between puppetry, physicality, choreography and video projections, lines of people struggle up the hill of a bent back, a make-shift boat and people in the water drift on a sea-blue painted belly. We look through binoculars across a border zone. In a military helicopter we track the homeless. We witness the chaos-filled journeys into exile of displaced people all trying to save their skins.

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  • Surge: Pitch Event

    Surge: Pitch Event

    7 Feb 2019

    Pitch is an innovative physical theatre showcase featuring an impressive line-up of established and emerging performers presenting physical theatre, comedy, dance and high drama in development. Artists perform new or in-development performance pieces using physicality, circus skills, comedy, clowning, drama and music.

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  • Snapshots 2

    Snapshots 2

    7 Feb 2019

    Creative work in progress sharings by Beth Godfrey, Lucy Ireland, Jim Manganello and Freda O'Byrn.

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  • Salt

    Salt

    7 Feb 2019

    This new solo performance piece explores domestic violence and how everyday objects can be both tools of control and oppression, and of resistance, freedom and escape. A fairy tale of sorts, set in a kitchen, told through physical kinetic theatre and object manipulation.

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  • Macbeth

    Macbeth

    7 Feb 2019

    An epic tale of betrayal, madness, storms and battles set in Scotland’s rugged and unforgiving landscape, Shakespeare’s tragedy is brought vividly to life. Beautifully drawn puppets, evocative music, atmospheric Foley sound and dynamic cinematic projection combine to create a captivating silent film before your eyes.

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  • 99+

    99+

    7 Feb 2019

    A journey of pain, intensity, failure and emotional manipulation. A visceral and unblinking examination of the trauma of abuse – emotional, physical, sexual.

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  • Sleeping Beauty

    Sleeping Beauty

    8 Feb 2019

    The kingdom of Liverpool is devastated by unemployment and famine. It’s safer to be a gang member than to be alone and needles have replaced spindles. Not the best place for dreams about modern day princesses and very far away from the nearest, happily-ever-after fairy tale castle.

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  • Transmographiles

    Transmographiles

    8 Feb 2019

    Human hands move, morph and combine in unusual ways, becoming unexpected creatures and characters. Travel through water, earth and air as we follow the journey from basic life forms to complex beasts in a surreal evolutionary narrative of shape shifting and transformation.

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  • Beguiled

    Beguiled

    8 Feb 2019

    Two intimate one-act table-top puppetry pieces from one of the UK’s leading experimental puppetry companies.

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  • The Fooligan & The Bridges of Madness

    The Fooligan & The Bridges of Madness

    8 Feb 2019

    A modular, musical cabaret act presented by grotesque 18th century characters who form a merry band, The Bridges of Madness. Through songs, poems, soundscape, movement, dance (in the broadest sense), and storytelling the audience is taken on a hilarious theatrical journey, playfully exploring themes of mortality, the supernatural and the nature of evil.

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  • Snapshots 3

    Snapshots 3

    9 Feb 2019

    Creative work in progress sharings by Lewis Sherlock, Selina Mallè and Iain McClure.

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  • Phonotrope Animations

    Phonotrope Animations

    9 Feb 2019

    Phonotropes provide a unique approach to creating animation utilising a record player and live action camera. This analogue/?lm hybrid offers endless spontaneous acts of animation limited only by the desire of the pen wielder. Come and try this easy to use and exciting technique, no experience necessary!

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  • Animated Highlights: 2018

    Animated Highlights: 2018

    9 Feb 2019

    Curated by The Edinburgh Short Film Festival, a programme of brilliant, dynamic shorts.

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  • The Art of Stop-motion Animation

    The Art of Stop-motion Animation

    9 Feb 2019

    An illustrated talk by animator and director Will Becher, from the team at Aardman (responsible for award-winning productions such as Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep).

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  • Life Journeys – Animating the World

    Life Journeys – Animating the World

    9 Feb 2019

    One artist's journey from a very poor Polish town to the glamour of Hollywood. Balbina Bruszewska is a multi-award winning, internationally acclaimed animator, collage artist, filmmaker, designer and philosopher.

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  • Images & Words: A Double Bill

    Images & Words: A Double Bill

    9 Feb 2019

    Two short films by Ainslie Henderson / Femmes Film Curators Collective & Hail of Bright Stones Scotland.

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  • Contemporary Animation: South American Master

    Contemporary Animation: South American Master

    9 Feb 2019

    Bursting with powerful metaphors, surreal landscapes, and haunting images, Carlos Santa’s imaginative animated films were created within a context of a country ravaged by bloody civil war.

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  • Clown Cabaret Special Edition

    Clown Cabaret Special Edition

    9 Feb 2019

    A mischievous melange of contemporary clowning and physical comedy with a dark delicious dash of Bouffon to round of manipulate, a delightfully daft evening with some of Scotland’s finest clowns.

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  • Animated Film: manipulate Visual Theatre Festival 2019

    Animated Film: manipulate Visual Theatre Festival 2019

    9 Feb 2019

    The Animated Film series at manipulate Festival 2019, offers an immersive opportunity to enjoy a wide-range of eclectic contemporary animation from around the globe in one action-packed day.

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  • Soundhouse: Brodie Jarvie & Fuensanta Méndez

    Soundhouse: Brodie Jarvie & Fuensanta Méndez

    11 Feb 2019

    Fuensanta Méndez and Brodie Jarvie are two musicians and friends who, decided it was time to combine their love for music and present it together. Through folklore, strong lyrical melodies it is clear that to them their music is not attire they wear, but internally ingrained in them.

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  • The Dark

    The Dark

    12 Feb 2019 - 13 Feb 2019

    Fragments of a forgotten journey flicker in front of his eyes. It is night, November 1978. He is four years old. He is holding his mother’s hand as they wait on the escarpment. They are leaving Kampala. Buying safe passage and silence with all they have, they travel by matatu and the conductor asks no questions.

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  • good dog

    good dog

    14 Feb 2019 - 16 Feb 2019

    Mum’s promised him that bike so even when school or home life bites, he knows to keep his chin up, his head down and his shirt clean. Because in the end, everyone who’s good gets what they deserve. Don’t they?

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  • Little Gift

    Little Gift

    15 Feb 2019 - 16 Feb 2019

    Told with exquisite puppetry, original music and a whole lot of heart, Little Gift is a brand-new story from multi-award-winners M6 Theatre and Andy Manley. It’s a visual feast bringing light into the darkest season of the year.

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  • Soundhouse: Lori Watson - Yarrow

    Soundhouse: Lori Watson - Yarrow

    18 Feb 2019

    Dark and brooding, windswept, contoured, joyful, turbulent, sparse: Yarrow is an evolving collection of traditional and original songs and new music by Lori Watson.

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  • Ulster American

    Ulster American

    20 Feb 2019 - 2 Mar 2019

    Winner of the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award as well as a Scotsman Fringe First, the most talked-about show of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 returns fresh from a smash-hit, sold out festival run.

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  • Soundhouse: Mike Vass - Save His Calm

    Soundhouse: Mike Vass - Save His Calm

    25 Feb 2019

    Mike Vass, previously a nominee in the Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) award and winner in the Scots Trad music awards composer of the year category, is a creative force of nature on the Scottish music scene.

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