Using Graphic Symbols in Stage Work

How to integrate graphic images in your stage work? Can the images become the source for the material created on stage?

The workshop is guided together with the dancer-choreographer Sandrina Lindgren. In this workshop we will use elements from contemporary puppetry and dance and adapt them into a series of exercises, concluding with short études. The exercises contain some guiding lines in the work of puppetry and dance but they do not require from the practitioners a former experience in these art fields. We use traffic signs as central creative tool throughout our work and simple, common materials. We work around these themes:

-creating characters from graphic images

-graphic images as a source for movement material

-working with and against body actions with graphic images

-graphic images as a tool for storytelling