Alongside its now-established mix of performances from world-renowned international theatre-makers and animators, MANIPULATE 2010 saw the new addition of a weeklong installation of an exhibition of mechanical Automata in the Traverse foyer. Other immersive and intriguing highlights included the darkly comic salto.lamento by leading German company Figurentheater Tubingen, the touching yet unsentimental stop-motion animation $9.99, and the stylish animated film noir Renaissance.