Portraits in Motion

Volker Gerling


[[Flipbook Cinema / Storytelling///Daumenkinographie ]]

Volker Gerling is a passionate creator of flipbooks and an intrepid traveller. Since 2003 he has walked over 3,500km throughout Germany, inviting people to visit his travelling Flipbook “thumb cinema” exhibition and creating flipbook portraits of some of the people he meets along the way.

“Artistic miniatures full of life and emotion – a poetic sensation.” 
Augsburger Zeitung

[[Show Duration: 75 mins (no interval)
Audience Suitability: 12+
Stage Size: Min 4m width x 4m depth
Venue Capacity: Up to 500
Touring Party: 2
Other: The show can be performed in English or German

Booking Contact: Belinda Murphy belinda@auroranova.org///Dauer: 75 Min. (keine Pause)
Altersempfehlung: 12+
Bühnengröße: Min. 4 m Breite x 4 m Tiefe
Geeignete Zuschauerzahl: Bis 500
Anzahl Personen auf Tournee: 2
Sonstiges: Deutsch oder Englisch

Kontakt für Informationen und Buchung: Wolfgang Hoffmann


Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015
Total Theatre Award for Innovation, Experimentation and Playing with Form





In the show, Portraits in Motion, Gerling shows the audience a selection of his favourite portraits by holding each one under a video camera so that its moving images are projected onto a large screen. In a series of enchanting and precious moments the people he photographed come to life on screen as he shares the heart-warming and moving stories behind each encounter.

"His show is uniquely heart-warming" The Times

"These miniature stories rinse your eyes like spring water" The Sunday Times

"Each year, the Fringe throws up curios like this: little gems that let you see the world a little differently. Just delightful." What's on Stage

"In Volker Gerling’s tiny flipbooks, great things emerge from small candid portraits of strangers that offer fascinating glimpses into the human soul."  Broadway Baby

"Quirky delight....one of those shows you hope to stumble across, an oddity and a revelation" Financial Times

“Gerling has achieved nothing less than a new form of theatre.” Theater der Zeit

“Art could not be quieter, simpler or more beautiful.” Tagesanzeiger Zürich

[[Upcoming Shows///demnächst]]


29 May - 2 June: Ruhrfestspiele, Recklinghausen, Germany