Micro Cinema Theatre
By pointing little cameras at tiny things we can analyse everyday objects and materials to discover a surprising new type of cinema. Combine these discoveries with the more traditional forms of performance and we can create a Micro Cinema Theatre..
During this very practical workshop we will explore hidden movements and unlock tiny details that are normally lost in a theatre space.
We will improvise performance around some very simple narrative guidelines and most importantly find ways to incorporate these images with the performance on stage. We will play with scale, focus and light, explore 2 and 3 dimensional worlds and discover which materials and movements work best for the stories we are trying to tell.
Participants will be asked to bring objects and materials and a list will be provided before the workshop.
We will NOT be using a computer - instead we will use low tech and accessible principles and never allow the technology to dominate the stage. Participants can then go on to develop these ideas in their own work for all types of visual and text based theatre, puppetry, dance, graphic design, animation and filmmaking.
Suitable for all creative Theatre and Arts practitioners: actors, puppeteers, choreographers, writers, directors, scenographers, graphic designers, animators and film makers.
Duration: 3 to 5 days (18 to 35 hours)
Capacity: maximum 12 people
Title photo credit: Christophe Loiseau
physical theatre and clowning
black and white
textures and colour
Workshops at FIMFA, Lisbon and Klagenfurt 2023
Quotes from previous workshop participants:
“This was a very valuable, well lead and resourced workshop. The techniques shared and the context in which we were invited to explore them collaboratively, was very well thought out and inspiring.”
“After a brief introduction we began playing, making and experimenting pretty much straight away, and the possibilities inherent in the technology became immediately apparent. The focus on theatre-making meant the learning had immediate application for my practice.”
“I believe the techniques taught in the workshop would greatly benefit all practitioners in the fields of Theatre, Design and Live music performances.”