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MICRO CINEMA THEATRE

PRESENTATION
students of ESNAM present an evening of work created during video workshop

FRANCE Charleville-Mezieres

1st December 2017

ESNAM

workshop description

   

ANTI ANIMATION WORKSHOP
5 day dance, puppetry workshop
Gavin Glover and Anne-Kathrin Klatt

Germany BOCHUM

FigurenTheater-Kolleg

13th - 17th January 2018
9.30-16.30

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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.

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

 

 

TESTROOM

UK Glasgow

Tron Theatre

24th Jan 2018

Testroom Tron

TESTROOM

Facilitated by puppeteer Gavin Glover four groups of Scottish-based theatre artists have been meeting regularly in the months leading up to Edinburgh's Manipulate Festival.
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.

 

TESTROOM

UK Edinburgh

Traverse Theatre

29th Jan 2018

Testroom Traverse

TESTROOM

Facilitated by puppeteer Gavin Glover four groups of Scottish-based theatre artists have been meeting regularly in the months leading up to Edinburgh's Manipulate Festival.
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.

 

LAU-LAB
Live micro cinema
Gavin Glover

UK Glasgow

Celtic Connections

3rd Feb 2018
from 9pm

LAU-LAB

LAU-LAB within LAU-LAND

Lau-Land: Lau’s 10th Birthday Party with special guest Sam Amidon 9pm (Until 3am)
To conclude their 10th anniversary celebrations Lau will host a late night party where Aidan, Kris and Martin will perform special solo and collaborative sets and invite guests:
Sam Amidon – performing tracks from his new album ‘The Following Mountain’ with drummer Chris Vatalaro.
BBC Young Folk award Winner Brighde Chaimeul - Scottish Small Pipes
Jaimini Jethwa – performing an excerpt from her play ‘The Last Queen of Scotland’
Pictish Trail – DJ set

Tickets for this will allow you access to Lau-Lab in CCA Cinema which will feature a live sound/video installation with:
 
Brian Irvine – musical mischief maker
Angharad Davies – violin
Laura Wilkie – fiddle
Kate Young - fiddle
Bashir Saade - ney, kawala, turkish clarinet
Gavin Glover - Live micro cinema
Adam Campbell - Electronics

 

   

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.