Micro Cinema Theatre Workshop
with Gavin Glover
For all theatre-makers, actors, puppeteers, directors, musicians, dancers, scenographers, live artists, choreographers and film makers who would like to incorporate live video with performance on stage. The workshop has been organized by theatre-maker Michelle Read as part of her own practice and as a resource for the wider artistic community.
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 Cinema Theatre‘
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.
“Gavin Glover pushes you to keep creating throughout, empowers you to go away and do it. The technology, as you say is simple and readily available. Would do it again in a heartbeat.” Freda O’Byrne (Micro Cinema Theatre participant 2017)
Gavin’s recent collaborations have included:
The Abbey Theatre, Dublin – Ulysses
The National Theatre of Scotland – Christmas Carol and Tin Forest
Puppet Animation Scotland – Testroom
The Citizens Theatre, Glasgow – Feverdream
BBC – Dickens in London
Norwich Puppet Theatre – Beauty and the Beast
Ramesh Meyyappan – Butterfly
Ludens Ensemble – Ubu Roi
ESNAM, Charleville-Mezieres, France The London Mime Festival Puppet Animation Scotland Tarumba, Lisbon MAAF, Italy Casteliers Festival, Montreal Segovia, UNIMA Spain Tron 100