By using tiny video cameras we can explore objects and space and even use the human body to discover a new type micro cinema. Combine these discoveries with the more traditional forms of performance and we can create ‘Micro CinemaTheatre’
During this practical workshop we will use a number of simple narrative scenarios as a dramatic structure to work from. We will improvise performance and most importantly find ways to share the screen with the actors on stage.
We will explore hidden movements and unlock tiny details that are normally lost in a theatre space. We will play with scale, focus and light and explore 2 and 3 dimensional worlds and discover which materials and movements work best for the story we are trying to tell.
We will NOT be using a computer. We will use low tech and accessible principles and never allow the technology to dominate the stage.
Participants will be asked to bring objects and materials and a list will be provided before the workshop.
Gavin Glover was a founder member of Faulty Optic Theatre of Animation a leading visual theatre and puppet company who toured their surreal and dark shows throughout the UK and Europe for over 20 years. Gavin has experimented with simple video techniques and projections to take audiences on journeys to extraordinary miniature cinematic worlds. Recently he has developed these ideas to share with other practitioners in a workshop which he calls Micro Cinema Theatre. Recently, Micro Cinema Theatre has been run in conjunction with: Tarumba Marionettes, Lisbon; La Capra Ballerina, Acqupendente, Italy; MAAF, Italy, Segovia; Unima -Spain; Junta de Andalucia, Spain; London International Mime Festival, London UK; Manipulate Festival, Edinburgh, UK; Norwich Puppet Theatre UK; Curious School of Puppetry, Edinburgh; Casteliers Festival, Montreal, Quebec; Figurenteater Kolleg, Bochum, Germany; Karlsson Haus Theatre, Saint Petersbourg, Russia; ESNAM Charleville-Mézières, France.