Dot, Squiggle and Rest R&D photos August 2014

Images taken by Joy Haynes while working with artists Elspeth Brooke, Jasmiina Sipila, Zannie Fraser, Laura Moody, Anna Sideris and Graeme Hawkins between the 11th – 15th August 2014 to develop concepts for new early years production Dot, Squiggle and Rest. An interdisciplinary piece for children of 2 – 4 years their parents and carers fusing opera with dance, puppetry and digital animation elements created in collaboration with Polka Theatre and The Royal Opera House.

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Animating Sounds

Even the sound effects for the production have been animated. This is puppetry too! This clip is from a morning’s work at composer Jonathan Lambert’s studio, where he with performers Aya Nakamura and Gilbert Taylor and director Rene Baker worked on the nature sounds for the Princess’ journey.

Three Colours: Ready for rehearsal

Run through of ideas for each of the three colours, showing how meaning and narrative can be created through a combination of image, movement and light. These will provide a basis for the start of rehearsals and development.