Puppet Centre Trust Residency 2011-2012
In January 2011 I Corina Bona, applied for a residency at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre through the PCT http://www.puppetcentre.org.uk/. Two other companies were selected for this residency at other Venues:
The Mac – Pif Paf http://www.pif-paf.co.uk/
The Farnham Maltings- Beady Eye http://kristinfredricksson.mfbiz.com/
The residency offers us a unique opportunity to be mentored and supported for a year by The Puppet Centre trust and these venues and their creative producers. We each receive £2000 seed funding in order to acquire further funding or to carry out basic R & D.
I would like to create a show that uses puppetry with dance and movement. This piece will be highly visual, have a musical score that is in part live and linked with the action. Create the world of the production through the ensemble and use them as the puppeteers. Have lighting that envelops and supports the action giving way to magical visual effects.
I have taken my inspiration from the work of:
Philippe Genty http://www.philippegenty.com/COMPAGNIE/LaCompagnie.htm
The way these companies use different styles of puppetry and mix them into physical dance with an ensemble is full of intensity and opportunity.
We will work over a four week period. Each week will be used to concentrate on a different aspect of the research devising, design, music and lighting.
There will be three scales of puppet all manipulated through direct contact like Westernized Bunraku. Below are the ideas that we will trail in the rehearsal room.
The theme is escape