This year MANIPULATE moved to a new home at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh. The festival presented a colourful, complex and thought-provoking programme, which included the brilliant Twin Houses created by leading Belgian company Compagnie Mossoux-Bonte, and from the USA the satirical comedy of Paul Zaloom’s The Mother of all Enemies, alongside artists from England, Germany, Scotland, and Spain. The 2009 programme also included the first MANIPULATE Snapshots event, a cabaret-style event of four short visual theatre works, interspersed with animated films.