Experience boundary-pushing visually led performance, broadcast direct to your home. For the first time in 2021, MANIPULATE presents a digital performance programme spanning visual and physical theatre, animation, puppetry, aerial and contortion, alongside workshops, social events and discussions.
DAY 1 / DIGITAL FESTIVAL THE YELLOW CANARYTASHI GORE, WILL GORE & ROSS MACKAY
The Yellow Canary is both an epic true story and a leap into the imagination of a young child desperate to escape the horrors of war, exploring love, loss and what it means to flee your home.
DAY 1 / DIGITAL FESTIVAL TANKZOË BULLOCK & ALICE LANGLEY
tank is a one-woman show combining live performance, UV light, and digital animation, about choosing loneliness, becoming trapped by your own mind, and how trying to stay in control means you can soon spiral out of it.
DAY 2 / DIGITAL FESTIVAL BALLAD OF THE CRONELEONOR ESTRADA FRANCKE
A physical theatre performative lecture about connections, inheritance and loss. A cooking show that is an attempt to understand what holds us apart and what brings us together. An intimate psycho-magical documentary.
DAY 2 / DIGITAL FESTIVAL ILL-LITKASIA ZAWADZKA
“Deep into the darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.” – Edgar Allan Poe. A powerful aerial and physical theatre performance using the Japanese art of shibari (rope bondage) exploring mental health, cycles of repetition and the struggle to break out.
DAY 3 / DIGITAL FESTIVAL [DREAM]ENGINE OFFLINE MEMORY PROCESSORMEGAHERTZ & HANNAH FINN. PRODUCED BY FERAL.
Visual theatre makers MHz and circus act Hannah Finn unite to create a performance inspired by neuroscience, memory and surrealism. [dream]ENGINE unmasks the neural networks and brain processes that create the spontaneous, non-sensical and other worldly manifestations within dreams.