Animagica (and other lovely things…)


August 4, 2011 in PROJECT BLOG, R&D Process

Northern Spirit, in its live theatre incarnation, will incorporate the use of animation, led by our very own Kate Jessop. We recently had a look around for examples of work that could inspire us.

This is footage from an event which incorporates both the shadow puppetry of Lotte Reiniger and live moving illustrations from the Paper Cinema. It’s set to the live music of Amina, the Icelandic quartet. It was originally commissioned by Branchage in Jersey and was taken to Shoreditch Church last xmas. V. magical! Here’s some more info.

Which, in turn, reminded us of “>this piece.

Forkbeard Fantasy are a company who seem to be at the cutting edge of theatre/animation work. Here’s a link to their website, which is really informative, the ‘Use of Film’ section particularly so. They’ve been going since the late 70s and their artistic progression is really well archived on the site.

And here’s a link to the website of the theatre company 1927, and who are quite brilliant in their use of animation within a live, theatre experience.