10 April 13:30 - 16:30
Company Name: Vision Mechanics & Haya Cultural Centre, Amman
Company Website: www.visionmechanics.org
Little Light tells the story of a small, energetic flicker of light that falls from the sky to investigate the world, where it meets a lonely boy and his father.
Using shadow puppetry, table-top puppets, object theatre, dance, music and animation, this new multi-media production from one of Scotland’s leading puppetry companies tells the story of a lonely boy who discovers companionship and trust through the curiosity of a mischievous star and the devotion of a faithful dog.
Inside a replica of a Bedouin tent the audience sits on pillows and cushions. Around the top of the tent above a panoramic screen for projections, a starlit sky is visible. From one constellation, a small, energetic flicker of light falls from the sky to investigate the world below and, meeting a small boy and his father, the story begins…
For this production, Vision Mechanic’s Artistic Directors Symon Macintyre and Kim Bergsagel have collaborated with performers from the Haya Cultural Centre, Amman, renowned for its work engaging with children in Jordan through the arts. Little Light is highly visual and contains only a few words in Arabic.
Age Guidance: 5+
Length: 45 mins (no interval)
Since it was founded in 1984, Vision Mechanics (formerly known as Puppet Lab) has been introducing children and adults to puppetry through its beautifully crafted and imaginative productions. The Company has created much loved shows including Frog Princess, Funnybones, Beauty and the Beast and Lost Sock Princess, which have toured extensively throughout the UK and Ireland. Artistic Director, Symon Macintyre, has spent the last 30 years completely absorbed in the world of puppets – building, directing, producing and performing. Creative Director, Kim Bergsagel, is a performer, puppet designer and maker who has undertaken a wide range of puppetry commissions for theatre, television and film. For Little Light, Symon and Kim will collaborate with performers from Haya Cultural Centre, Amman, renowned for its work engaging children in the arts in Jordan.
“an enchantingly detailed show, that draws many excitable oohs and aahs”, The Scotsman **** on Puppet Lab’s Each Peach Pear Plum, http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/each-peach-pear-plum-1-542927
“a wonderful creation and a lesson in co-operation and friendship that captivates throughout with small children leaning forward in their seats to drink it all in” ***** Irene Brown, Edinburgh Guide.com – Moonbeam on a Cat’s Ear by Jabuti Theatre, directed by Symon Macintyre, puppets and set design by Kim Bergsagel https://www.edinburghguide.com/reviews/puppetanimationfestival/moonbeamonacatsearpuppetanimationfestivalsstcreview-1664