Using video and CCTV cameras, projectors and simple technology, participants will explore objects, materials, puppets and the human body and, by combining these discoveries with more traditional and improvised forms of performance, discover a new creative hybrid - Micro Cinema Theatre.
Participants will unlock the tiny details and discover the hidden movements which are normally lost in a theatre space and, by playing with scale, focus, light, sound and music, articulate and explore new 2 and 3 dimensional worlds. Some objects have more metaphor and meaning than others so participants will try to discover which materials work best for the stories which are trying to be told.
This workshop is suitable for actors, dancers, designers, puppeteers, visual artists and directors who are interested in developing multi-disciplinary skills and understanding when creating work at the intersection of these different art forms and technologies.
Gavin Glover was a founder and director/performer of faultyoptic Theatre of Animation, the ground-breaking UK which toured its surreal and unique adult puppet shows throughout the world to great acclaim. More recently Gavin has worked for the National Theatre of Scotland as the Associate Designer on A Christmas Carol and The Tin Forest, as well as making and training a huge pterodactyl for the Citizens Theatre.
This workshop is part of the manipulate Visual Theatre Festival: 27 January - 11 February 2017 Masterclass Programme.
manipulate is an annual festival of innovative and exceptional international visual theatre and film, produced by Puppet Animation Scotland. The full programme for the festival is online and ready to book. Masterclass participants receive a discount code for all manipulate shows and screenings.
Also as part of the manipulate 2017 masterclass programme will be Théâtre de la Pire Espèce's Seed of a City: Object Theatre Masterclass with Olivier Ducas on Sunday 29 January - Tuesday 31 January 2017.
Book both Masterclasses and recieve a discount of £50 on your second booking. When you book your first masterclass you will recieve a promotional code which you can use when booking your ticket for the second masterclass.
If you have any queries regarding the above please contact Rosie Priest, Festivals & Projects Administrator at Puppet Animation Scotland on firstname.lastname@example.org.