"ILLUMINATING THE DARKER SIDE OF PUPPETRY"
WORKSHOP WITH GAVIN GLOVER
Monday March 11 – Friday March 22, 2024
Place: Figurteatret i Nordland (aka. Nordland Visual Theatre), Stamsund, Norway
For: Suitable for all performers, theatre and film makers. Puppet experience absolutely NOT necessary.
Required: Professional experience in the performing arts and committed attendance for the full duration of the course.
Max 11 participants
Workshop fee, travel expenses up to 600€ and housing in Stamsund covered by NVT.
Submission deadline: Dec 15, 2023.
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Selected applicants will be invited to the workshop. The selection will be made by NVTs artistic director together with Gavin Glover
A two week laboratory with puppeteer and film maker Gavin Glover exploring two very different visual theatre techniques juxtaposing Puppet, Performer and Projection.
Nasty puppetry - explores the fragile bond between puppet and performer.
By pretending that the puppet is real, the puppet is given the freedom to express its own desires, whims and feelings to form a strangely symbiotic and sometimes unsettling relationship with the performer inviting the audience to question who controls who.
Micro Cinema Theatre - a cinema of tiny things.
If we point little cameras at tiny objects we can discover extraordinary details and hidden movements in the most mundane of spaces. By playing with focus, colour and light we can find meaning in every nuance and we can create a fascinating new form of cinema.
In this exploratory workshop we will combine our findings by introducing some carefully chosen microcinema to our slightly post-modern approach to puppetry and create some very surprising and moving theatre.
Participants will be asked to bring a number of objects to use during the workshop.
This is a unique opportunity to partake in two of Gavin Glover’s most popular workshops which he has combined especially for this event at Nordland Visual Theatre.
With over 30 years experience as a theatre practitioner, Gavin Glover specialises in contemporary puppetry and visual theatre.
Gavin co-founded Faulty Optic Theatre of Animation which toured its deliciously dark adult puppet shows around the globe for over 20 years.
Now freelance and based in Scotland, he works internationally making experimental films, works on design and performance collaborations and runs workshops.