One of a series of short films made for the National Theatre during a two week workshop led by Neil Bartlett and Adrian Kohler and Basil Jones of Handspring Puppet Company. This introduces the workshop and explores the importance of breath in bringing puppets to life. A + B (working title) was a fictionalised portrait […]
One of a series of short films made during a workshop at the National Theatre Studio. Led by Neil Bartlett and Handspring Puppet Company’s Adrian Kohler and Basil Jones, this session explored the puppet’s train of thought. A + B (working title) was a fictionalised portrait of Adrian + Basil, written and directed by Neil. The four lead […]
An interview with Phia Menard, a transgeder circus artist with a fascination for human transformation and ‘juggling the unjuggleable’. Cacti, dancing plastic bags and ice, a substance that can gradually alter its state and which serves as a metaphor for Phia’s own sex change. French with subtitles.
We Jive Like This was a documentary made in the 90’s in the interegnum between Apartheid and democracy, an extraordinary time which saw an explosion of creativity in the black townships: with every back yard, empty shop, after-hours schoolroom, abandoned warehouse or dusty street corner occupied by culture clubs – and young people who danced, […]