March 14, 2021

Digital Puppetry

Call for Grant Deadline 11th April 2021 ) Newcastle Festival – Moving Parts : “What is digital puppetry?

“Digital puppetry can be many things and is very much open to interpretation. A live-streamed show may use real puppets against the backdrop of a green screen. A handheld camera following a puppet-led story may take the audience on a journey not possible in a seated theatre. The puppets in the piece may be built by a 3D printer, laser cutter or exist only in virtual reality. Stop-motion animation passages may be infused with live puppetry. Digital puppetry can be low-fi or slick and shiny; can mix old techniques with new techniques; has the potential to reach new audiences – the focus of this commission is experimentation.”

(Moving Parts)