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by Penny Francis

> Light and Shade
Alissa Melo reports from the Manipulate Festival of Visual Theatre


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Dugald Ferguson and Klaus Kruse of Living Structures

> Profile – Luis Z Boy by Mark Whitaker

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Penny Francis Contributing Editor/ PCT Board Representative
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Welcome to Animations!
Animations is a quarterly online magazine run by the Puppet Centre Trust. It is a voice for contemporary puppetry and related arts, offering discussion and debate, reviews, and news from the puppet community and elsewhere. It’s an essential read for anyone interested in puppetry in all its diverse manifestations. Animations Online aims to represent the full spectrum of professional practice, from traditional puppetry to experimental visual theatre using puppetry or animation.

In this edition, we bring you a mix of features, reviews, and news that reflects our commitment to puppetry of all sorts.

Light and Shade is a report from the Manipulate Festival of Visual Theatre, which in its second year has hit new heights.

In another of our series of articles on puppetry forms and modes of practice, Penny Francis reflects on the Figurative Puppet and Animated Object.

Adventures in Dance and Puppetry highlights an enterprising project run by Puppet Centre Trust.

Our Profile is of Luis Z Boy, of Norwich Puppet Theatre and Siesta fame.

From the Frontline brings news of an enterprising ‘immersive theatre’ project featuring shadow puppetry and object animation – Living Structures’ Cart Macabre.

The Reviews section brings reports of recently seen performance work, including puppet successes at the London International Mime Festival and Blind Summit’s collaboration with Complicite, Shun-Kin.

The News and Noticeboard section is the place to read about the current and future plans of puppeteers and puppet-theatre companies, and to catch up on other news, events and opportunities – including news of the Honorary Fellowship awarded to Penny Francis.



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We look forward to hearing your news, views and suggestions for future content.
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Top image: Paul Zaloom’s The Mother of All Enemies at Manipulate Festival
Middle image strip l to r: Living Structures Cart Macabre; Faulty Optic at LIMF; 1927’s Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea at Manipulate; profiled artist Luis Z Boy
Bottom image: Complicite’s Shun-Kin

 

 



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