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Manual Cinema Hansel Gretel2 Bernard Coutant

HÄNSEL UND GRETEL

Manual Cinemaʼs adaptation of Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hansel & Gretel is a cinematic shadow puppetry performance created with overhead projectors and live costumed actors in silhouette, and designed to be performed along with the full score of Humperdinck’s 1893 opera score Hansel & Gretel.

Hänsel und Gretel premiered at La Monnaie De Munt, Brussels December 15 – 22, 2015

Premiered December, 2015

Commissioned by La Monnaie De Munt
Created by Manual Cinema
Storyboards by Drew Dir

Credits

Commissioned by La Monnaie De Munt

Created by Manual Cinema

Storyboards by Drew Dir

Production

Puppet Design by Drew Dir and Lizi Breit

Costume and Wig Design by Mieka van der Ploeg

Shadow Mask Design by Julia Miller

Production Manager Mike Usrey

Puppeteers

Julia Miller (Hansel)

Sarah Fornace (Gretel)

Dan Kerr-Hobert (Father/Witch)

Lizi Breit (Dew Fairy)

Sam Deutsch (Mother/Sandman)

Ben Kauffman

Kyle Vegter

Music

Music Direction by Lothar Koenigs

Conductor of Children’s Chorus Denis Menier


Dietrich Henschel (Father)

Natascha Petrinsky (Mother)

Gaëlle Arquez (Hänsel)

Talia Or (Gretel)

Georg Nigl (Witch)

Ilse Eerens (Sandman/Dew Fairy)

Additional Cast

Alexis Atwill (Puppeteer)

Charlotte Long (Puppeteer)

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