Manual Cinema to present gothic show| Nov. 1-2

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Time8 p.m., Nov. 1-2
Tickets99-399 yuan
VenueNanshan Cultural and Sports Center, 2106 Nanshan Boulevard, Nanshan District (南山区南山大道2106号南山文体中心)
MetroLine 1 Taoyuan Station (桃园站) Exit B
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Booking: 400-185-8666


U.S. Manual Cinema will present the “Ada/Ava” stage show in Shenzhen in November.

美国Manual Cinema将于11月在深圳舞台上演光影偶剧《双生姊妹》。



Bereaved of her twin sister Ava, septuagenarian Ada solitarily marks time in the patterns of a life built for two. However, a traveling carnival and a trip to a mirror maze plunges her into a journey across the thresholds of life and death. Set in a New England Gothic landscape, “Ada/Ava” uses a story of the fantastic and supernatural to explore mourning and melancholy, self and other.



Premiered in 2013, the charming, Gothic show is an exquisitely precise piece of visual storytelling that makes use of several overhead projectors, more than 400 puppets, and actors, live music and a soundscape that is attuned to every emotional nuance in the story. The result mixes the simplest shadow puppetry with the sophistication of a modern movie, but has all the liveliness and sense of shared experience that you get in theater.




Manual Cinema is a performance collective, design studio and film production company founded in 2010. It combines handmade shadow puppetry, cinematic techniques and innovative sound and music to create immersive visual stories for stage and screen. Using vintage overhead projectors, multiple screens, puppets, actors, live feed cameras, multi-channel sound design and a live music ensemble, Manual Cinema transforms the experience of attending the cinema and imbues it with liveliness, ingenuity and theatricality.

位于美国芝加哥的Manual Cinema成立于2010年,由五位有着不同艺术背景的艺术家共同建立。Manual Cinema致力于通过手工制作剪影木偶、电影主题、现场音效设计制造出身临其境的戏剧效果。公司利用高速摄像投影设备、高架投影仪、木偶和演员的配合、现场乐队等,用电影拍摄的手法来展现戏剧现场效果,他们的作品灵活、充满创造力和夸张手法。

Editor: Nan Nan