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Mummy puppets swaying back and forth Stephen Mottram’s Animata has performed in more than 40 countries worldwide. Using string puppets, automata and specially composed electroacoustic music, the majority of Stephen’s work is directed at adult audiences and is without text. His best known shows are The Seed Carriers, The Seas of Organillo and In Suspension.

In addition to his stage work, Stephen regularly teaches at a number of performing arts colleges, including L’institut International de la Marionnette in Charleville Mézières, France and Accademia MAAF in Pinerolo, Italy.

As a teacher, Stephen's particular interest is the perception of movement and how audiences read movement data from the stage. As well as teaching courses in puppet movement and manipulation, he also leads workshops in the design and construction of marionettes.

The company is based in Oxford, UK. A marionette parachuting

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