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.