At last, what you’ve all been waiting for. The Studio Reynard vimeo channel! Or check out the videos of Darkling and Praxis here where you can also see loads of excellent photos. Best to try this in a dim place – it’s not called Darkling for nothing.
Starting the research and development phase for a small scale puppet-driven duo performance based on the medieval story cycle of Reynard the trickster. My collaborator Anastacia Bolina and I are looking at Russian stop-motion animation, hand-made animal head girl dolls, and pondering the pros and cons of different puppeteering styles and techniques.
A version of the story cycle of Reynard the Fox’s adventures and misadventures.
Performers as puppeteers / musicians / voices. Thinking a lot about how Verdensteatret from Norway use robotics, live processing, and abstract storytelling to create a kind of journey of image and sound while maintaining a sense of live performance. And the performers in their works are not necessarily central protagonists – it is about the complete experience in partnership with moving or still objects around them, manipulated and set in motion by them, and the incredibly detailed soundscape. Poetry as live art. Broad landscapes as your mind extends the boundaries of the room, beyond the projections and shadows, following a sound or an image. An extraordinary example of collaborative object theater. (verdensteatret.com)