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A Shadow and its Double: About the Contemporary Shadow Theatre with Fabrizi...

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Vision Mechanics

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We are pleased to announce the fourth of our 2017 Puppet Animation Scotland workshops, led by the internationally renowned shadow puppeteer and artistic director, Fabrizio Montecchi.

Fabrizio Montecchi by Teatro Gioco Vita (Italy), are offering a journey to discover techniques and languages of the Contemporary Shadow Theatre, a language with deeply theatrical nature, intangible art with enormous expressive and communicative possibilities.


The Workshop Schedule

December 1st 2017

(10.00 – 13.00) The shadow: “obscure earth” or “body thin”?

(14.00 – 17.00) The shadow: with or without the body?

December 2nd 2017

(10.00 – 13.00) The shadow theatre: the light

(14.00 – 17.00) The shadow theatre: the screen, the body-object

December 3rd 2017

(10.00 – 13.00) The shadow theatre: the shadow puppet and the manipulation

(14.00 – 17.00) Stage writing for the contemporary shadow theatres


In the last thirty years the Shadows Theatre has undergone a remarkable revolution in technique and in language and one important impetus to this came from Teatro Gioco Vita. Some characteristics of this change were the use of pinpoint lamps, the manipulation of the light, the special handling of the screen, the different kinds of shadow puppets, the projection behind and in front of the screens. For that the traditional limited space of the shadows, which we can look upon as a system of closed techniques and relationships, has been replaced by an open space, rich and dynamic in possibilities and powers of articulation. In our opinion this new space for the shadows is at the heart of the Contemporary Shadows Theatre.

- Fabrizio Montecchi



To take part in the workshop please note:

  • Wear clothes that allow you to move easily
  • Wear sensible shoes, such as trainers



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