E2: OBJECT, UNIVERSE & LIFE IN PERFORMANCE
Merlin Puppet Theatre
Monday 8th - Tuesday 9th April 2019
10am - 5pm daily
Ages 18+ / adults
An approach to all three basic elements that contribute to making a complete visual universe - Object, Universe and Life. OBJECT - puppet, mask, shadows; UNIVERSE - scenography, light and sound; LIFE - how these elements become animate. An exploratory laboratory, which examines through analysis, practice and experimentations, how a harmonious puppetry performance is created. Through improvisations and research on stage individually and in groups, participants will work on how to develop and realise an idea, all the way from scratch to the final desirable result. See here for Merlin Puppet Theatre's show at the festival, "Noone's Land".
Moving Parts Arts is passionate about supporting artists, discovering talent and providing opportunities to create new work that furthers the development of puppetry and associated artistic disciplines in the UK.
At each festival we facilitate a Stop Motion Animation Commission by national call out and new for 2021 we introduced a Digital Puppetry Commission in response to Covid, which we will be keeping as part of the festival offer moving forward.
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2023 Stop Motion Animation Commission
Created by Martha Ranson
Music by Rod McVey
Content warning: Contains adult themes of threat, sex and gore.
2021 Digital Puppetry Commission
Created by Iain McCall
Read more about this commission in this blog