Experience boundary-pushing visually led performance and animated film, broadcast direct to your home. For the first time in 2021, MANIPULATE presents a digital performance programme spanning puppetry, visual and physical theatre, animated film, aerial and contortion, alongside workshops, social events and discussions. Enjoy work from leading Scottish and International artists alongside exciting new voices – artists include Manual Cinema, Ariel Doron, Sita Pieraccini, Snap – Elastic, The Lonely Sailors, LARDS and MegaHertz.

For the ‘live’ festival experience, audiences can attend our evening premiere events, where you can stream a curated line-up of both live and pre-recorded works in real time alongside festival audiences across the world. Ticket holders can also watch each piece on catch-up through until midnight on Sunday 7 February, so that you can watch festival events around your own schedule at times that work for you.

The programme comprises an exciting blend of artists who were already lined up to perform their works live at MANIPULATE this year, and have adapted their work to film or are experimenting in a digital space, alongside artists whose work was specifically created for an online context and plays with form, genre and platform. For full programme listings please visit our What’s On page.

WAYS TO WATCH

DAY PASS 

Each evening from 29 January to 5 February we will premiere a curated selection of works live through our ticketing platform, Citizen Ticket. As you browse through our programme, each work will specify the day that the premiere is scheduled. You can choose to buy a ticket for the events scheduled on that day only, and clicking the DAY PASS link on the event page for any event in our digital programme will take you directly to the booking page for that evening of work. Following the initial premiere, DAY PASS holders will be able to watch the works on catch-up via the same ticket platform, through until midnight on Sunday 7 February. (£10/£7)

DIGITAL FESTIVAL PASS / Available to purchase until 27 January, 2021

If you’d like to see more that one evening of work, for the price of just two DAY PASSES you can purchase a DIGITAL FESTIVAL PASS, which gains you access to everything scheduled in the digital line-up (excluding workshops). Via this route, you’ll receive access to all 7 evenings, and to all the catch-up links. Works will be available on catch-up once they have premiered, and everything will remain online through until midnight on Sunday 7 February. Purchasing a DIGITAL FESTIVAL PASS is the best way to connect with the wide range of work we have on offer and try a little bit of everything. (£20/£15).

FULL PROGRAMME

DAY 1

UNBOXED / Ariel Doron

THE YELLOW CANARY / Tashi Gore, Will Gore & Ross MacKay

TANK / Zoe Bullack & Alice Langley

DAY 2

THE LONELY SAILOR WEATHER REPORT / Lonely Sailors

BALLAD OF THE CRONE / Leanor Estrada Francke

ILL-LIT / Kasia Zawadzka

DAY 3

[DREAM]ENGINE OFFLINE MEMORY PROCESSOR / MegaHertz & Hannah Finn. Produced by Feral

EAT ME / Snap – Elastic

DAY 4

ANIMATED HIGHLIGHTS 2021: ISOLATION & CONNECTION / Edinburgh Short Film Festival

DAY 5

DRACKATTACK / LARDS

CRUNCH / Sita Pieraccini

TODAY I BAKE / Sarah Cosgrove, Lotus Stone Productions

DAY 6

ANIMATED WOMXN

ANIMATED WOMXN: PANEL DISCUSSION / Animated Woman UK, Scotland

DAY 7

THE END OF TV / Manual Cinema