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created by Gavin Glover formerly from FaultyOptic Theatre of Animation

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2019

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TESTROOM

sharings

Scotland UK

February 2019


4th Feb Traverse Theatre Edinburgh 6pm
11th Feb Tron Theatre Glasgow 8pm

 

TESTROOM

Facilitated by puppeteer Gavin Glover and organised by Puppet Animation Scotland, four groups of Scottish-based theatre artists have been meeting regularly in the months leading up to Edinburgh's Manipulate Festival where they will share their work.  
Using the knowledge and insights of the others in the room, they have been able to nurture and develop their own ideas culminating in a presentation of short extracts of work which you can see here. Each group’s aim has been to develop those puppetry skills and expertise most appropriate for their project. Following Testroom the aspiration is that they will soon bring their ideas to full production.

MORE INFORMATION at Manipulate

Lost In Music

Magnetic North

Scotland GLASGOW and EDINBURGH

March 2019


1st/2nd and 6th/7th March

Details and tickets

Lost in Music - Magnetic North Productions

I'm involved in this production by Magnetic North which has shows March 1st/2nd at NEA in Edinburgh and March 6th/7th at Platform in Glasgow. 
It's still in development but will include some Micro Cinema Theatre to create some dark and dank Hades atmospheres!


MICRO CINEMA THEATRE

workshop

Germany BOCHUM

FigurenTheater-Kolleg

4th - 8th May 2019

35 hours

application details

 

course description

MICRO CINEMA THEATRE workshop

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photo credit: Anton Ivanov

ANTI PUPPETRY WORKSHOP


5 day dance and puppetry workshop

Germany BOCHUM

FigurenTheater-Kolleg

11th - 15th May 2019

30 hours

application details

ANIMATION-ANTI-ANIMATION

puppetry without puppeteering..
An exploration of puppetry, dance and performance
with Gavin Glover and Anne-Kathrin Klatt

Does a puppet always have to be animated to be alive? 
Does it die when it leaves the puppeteer's hand?
Are there moments when the puppet is stronger when it is left alone on stage? Moments when the audience have to decide if it is an object or if it is still a character as strong as the performer next to it.

In this workshop we will explore, through movement and improvisation, how a puppet and a performer shares the stage.
We will look at how the performer works around the puppet, sometimes giving it life, sometimes not. We will look at the moments when the puppet leaves the hand of the puppeteer, the moment between animation and anti-animation to discover that perhaps the puppet really can have a life of it's own.

We will work with dance improvisations according to the method of Anna Halprin to discover our own movement potential and find different ways of physical contact with the puppet. Choreographic techniques will be used to discover a creative structure of a 'scene'.
We will find images, dances and stories that will be created in the space that contain their own meaning based on the techniques that we have discovered over the 5 days.

Suitable for all performers, dancers and puppeteers who are confident in body movement and who have some skill in puppet animation. The workshop will be held in ENGLISH

Things to bring: comfortable clothing to move in, water, and writing utensils. If you have, bring a puppet you would like to work with

 

MICRO CINEMA THEATRE

workshop

Germany Leipzig

Westflügel theatre

20th - 22nd May 2019

21 hours

application details

 

course description

MICRO CINEMA THEATRE workshop

MICRO CINEMA THEATRE

workshop

GREECE Athens

7th - 9th June 2019

21 hours

details to be confirmed

course description

MICRO CINEMA THEATRE workshop

Every effort is made to make sure these details are correct but please check dates and times of shows with the relevant box office to avoid disappointment before booking.