Analysis Of Kneehigh

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Key features of my chosen practitioner and justification for our choice of Ashputtel to illustrate their influence. The Practitioner which my group chose to use as a result of their surrealist and stylized theatrical style was the theatre Company Kneehigh. Kneehigh aim to recreate well known stories and focus on recreating moods, environments and feelings In order to create, as the Artistic director Mike Shepherd put it, “theatre of humanity on an epic and tiny scale”[1]. Kneehigh use many techniques which we felt personally drawn to as actors and wanted to use throughout our piece. They use a mixture of physical theatre, live music, visual imagery and puppetry to reveal different aspects and feelings of characters and situations…show more content…
We thought this script would fit in well with traits often encountered in Kneehigh productions as the script is based on a fairy story so has the potential to embrace the magical and mythical side of the story and could be easily adapted to include Kneehigh techniques such as Physical story telling, live music, dance and puppetry. It also had the potential for comedy to be used throughout as a result of the nature of the story and the grotesque stereotypes of the different fairytale characters such as the evil stepsisters. It also seemed appropriate and in keeping with the style of stories that Kneehigh use as they have previously performed “Hansel and Gretel” – another fairytale by the Brothers Grimm and “The Red Shoes” – which was based on the fairytale of the same name by Hans Christian…show more content…
The approach meant there was flexibility amongst the set and meant that it could be used to represent a variety of different locations. It also meant the audience had the opportunity to use their imagination to create surroundings for themselves. I Have also seen this technique used by Kneehigh in their production on “The Red Shoes” • Hand held instruments were used onstage to create live
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