Can we use shadow in performance to create more than large pictures? How do we reveal the fine details of characters through the objects we use to depict them? Is it possible to integrate shadow work with three dimensional environments?
With this workshop, renowned master of shadow theatre Norbert Götz will lead participants away from traditional shadow theatre and play. Using specially manufactured, extremely flexible, hand-held light sources, light becomes free and un-fixed, it moves and interacts with both the puppet and the performer, allowing the artist to work with three dimensional scenery and objects - light turns into a camera and in this way becomes the eye of the spectator.
Participants need no special qualifications, just an excitement and curiosity about working with light and shadow. Experimenting with moving light sources and shifting shadows to create dynamic shadow theatre, participants will discover and explore a unique world of vibrant and striking images.
Please note, this event will involve group activity during which participants may be asked to sit on the floor. If you would prefer a seat throughout, or have any other support requirements, please let us know.
We ask that participants bring the following materials:
- Tape (masking/duct/electrical)
Norbert Götz established his company Theater Der Schatten – Theatre of Shadows - in 1984 and has been exploring the language of light ever since. He works and experiments with shadow, reflection and other materials that play with light and dark. Working from his hometown of Bamberg, Germany, over the past twenty years Norbert has established an international reputation for creating exceptional and successful shadow theatre productions. He has presented his work across Europe at leading festivals, as well as his show LICHT UND SCHATTEN, which tells the history of Bamberg – a world heritage site – over 1,000 times. Norbert is an instructor and facilitator at the International Shadow Theatre Centre and, along with Fabrizio Montecchi and Luc Amoros, he is one of the founding fathers of contemporary shadow theatre.
Vimeo link to 'Master of Light and Shadow' documentary about Norbert Götz.
Please note this is a two-day event. Timings for both days are 10.00-18.00.