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Moving Parts: Newcastle Puppetry Festival 2017

S5: THE PARACHUTE - Stephen Mottram's Animata

As part of Moving Parts: Newcastle Puppetry Festival 2017

Stephen Mottram fuses artistry with neuroscience and demonstrates the magic of puppetry as a story-telling medium. The soundscore is by Stephen’s regular collaborator, Sebastian Castagna.

The Parachute is a funny and mesmerising tale about youth, love and confronting old age. With little more than an armful of white tipped wands, master-puppeteer Stephen Mottram conjures characters from nowhere. He plays with the way our brains make sense of things we see and stealthily reels us into a world of movement and illusion, populated by ephemeral, joyous figures.