The Parachute – Wirksworth Festival 2018

Production/Organiser: Wirksworth Festival 2018
Venue: The Town Hall
Wirksworth,
Matlock
Derbyshire
DE4 4EU
Date(s): Wed, 12th Sep 2018
Time: 21:00
Ticket Price: £11 Early Bird Price: £9
Concessions: £7 Under 18s: £5
Tel: 01629 824003
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The Parachute by Stephen Mottram’s Animata

Wednesday 12th September, 2018 – 9pm

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, abstract figures to whom we simply cannot help but be attracted.

Watch the Ball sends us scurrying down neural pathways old and new in a short exploration of the puppeteer’s tricks – visual ideas which suspend your disbelief.

Stephen’s previous shows to have been presented at the Mime Festival Include The Seed Carriers, The Seas of Organillo and In Suspension.

Recommended ages 11+