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Thu, 05 Jul


The Complex

Micro Cinema Theatre Workshop (1)

For all who would like to incorporate live video with performance – theatre-makers, actors, puppeteers, directors, musicians, dancers, scenographers, live artists, choreographers, film maker. The workshop has been organised by theatre-maker Michelle Read as part of her own practice and as a resource

Micro Cinema Theatre Workshop  (1)
Micro Cinema Theatre Workshop  (1)


05 Jul 2018, 10:00 – 14:00

The Complex, 15 Little Green St, Smithfield, Dublin 7, D07 T3HK, Ireland


The Workshop

By using tiny video cameras we can explore objects and space and even use the human body to discover a new type micro cinema. Combine these discoveries with the more traditional forms of performance and we can create ‘Micro Cinema Theatre‘

During this practical workshop we will use a number of simple narrative scenarios as a dramatic structure to work from. We will improvise performance and most importantly find ways to share the screen with the actors on stage.

We will explore hidden movements and unlock tiny details that are normally lost in a theatre space. We will play with scale, focus and light and explore 2 and 3 dimensional worlds and discover which materials and movements work best for the story we are trying to tell.

We will NOT be using a computer. We will use low tech and accessible principles and never allow the technology to dominate the stage

Participants will be asked to bring objects and materials and a list will be provided before the workshop.

Gavin Glover was a founding member of Faulty Optic Theatre of Animation a leading visual theatre and puppet company who toured their surreal and dark shows throughout the UK and Europe for over 20 years. Gavin has experimented with simple video techniques and projections to take audiences on journeys to extraordinary miniature cinematic worlds. Recently he has developed these ideas to share with other practitioners in a workshop which he calls Micro Cinema Theatre.

“Gavin Glover pushes you to keep creating throughout, empowers you to go away and do it. The technology, as you say is simple and readily available. Would do it again in a heartbeat.” Freda O’Byrne (Micro Cinema Theatre Workshop participant 2017)


The Complex, Little Green Street, (off Capel Street), Dublin 1.

Thursday 14th – Saturday 16th June, 2018. 10am – 6pm

Cost: €50


Gavin’s recent collaborations have included:

The Abbey Theatre, Dublin – Ulysses

The National Theatre of Scotland – Christmas Carol and Tin Forest

Puppet Animation Scotland – Testroom

The Citizens Theatre, Glasgow – Feverdream

BBC – Dickens in London

Norwich Puppet Theatre – Beauty and the Beast

Ramesh Meyyappan – Butterfly

Ludens Ensemble – Ubu Roi

ESNAM, Charleville-Mezieres, France

The London Mime Festival

Puppet Animation Scotland

Tarumba, Lisbon

MAAF, Italy

Casteliers Festival, Montreal

Segovia, UNIMA Spain

Tron 100


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