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".
Duda Paiva Company
UK Premiere. Welcome to JOE 5, where the uncanny liveliness of Duda Paiva Company’s foam puppets meets finest dance talents to create visual poetry at its best. The setting of a post-apocalyptic world is explored and humanity is put to question. Instead of being born, man is designed by an extraterrestrial system which creates a perfect neo-human: eternally young, infinitely modified. But are perfection and immortality worthwhile, knowing we have to give up on everything that makes us human, over and over again?
Dance City, Temple Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK