The Paper Cinema perform a unique form of live animation and music. Founded in 2004 by Nicholas Rawling, with Imogen Charleston and Christopher Reed, they tour bespoke pieces around Britain and internationally.
The company uses the language of animation, music, film and theatre to lead the viewer through a variety of stories. Intricate pen and ink illustrations are manipulated in real-time in front of a live video camera and projected onto the big screen alongside the performed music, which is integral to the work.
The Paper Cinema’s Odyssey is the companies most recent show, opening in Spring 2012.
The Paper Cinema have performed at:
Battersea Arts Centre, London. Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow. Forest Cafe, Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The ICA, London. The Barbican, London. V&A, London. Whitechapel Gallery, London. Traverse Theatre, . Escrita Na Paisagem, CCB-Lisbon and locations in Alentejo region. Shakespeare and Co, Paris. Tate Britian, London. Shunt, London. Toynbee Studios, London. 93 Feet East, London. Cargo, London. Fabric Vortex. Stoke Newington International Airport, London. King’s Place for Arctic Circle. The Book Club, Yarn Festival. Jewish Museum. Rich Mix, London. Quantoxhead Village Hall. Inside-Out Festival, Dorset with Kimmo Pohjonen. Tokyo, Live Art Speed Date. Hornblotton Village Hall, Somerset. The Cube, Bristol. Exeter Phoenix, Animated Exeter. The George, London. The White Hart, Wimborne. Southampton University. The Children’s Festival, Brighton. Unicomics, Hatfield. Sexey’s School, Bruton. Charlie Winston’s Zeinth tour – Dijon, Marseille, Bordeaux, Nantes, Caen. Screen Diva, Chester. Ejectorseat Festival, Southampton. Midlands Arts Centre. Ishihara Arts Collective, London. Arts University College Bournemouth. Tobacco Factory, Old Vic, Bristol. The Criterion Theatre, London. National Gallery,London. Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Ink-Dot Print Show, Bristol. Little Angel Theatre. Cinema Nova, Brussels. Rotterdam Film Festival. Theatre of the Young Spectator Baku, Azerbaijan. Prima Arts Centre, Gloucestershire. Bornholm Puppet Festival and Dukketeter Festival, Copenhagen. End of the Road Festival. Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival, Bournemouth. Greenman Festival. Summerhall, Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Metal Festival, Southend-on-sea. Lush Festival, Dorset (with The Imagined Village).