Aurora Nova presents Volker Gerling

Portraits in Motion

Credit: Volker Gerling
"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
"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
"Uniquely heart-warming"
The Times
"Disarmingly beautiful "
Sydney Morning Herald
_ Time: 16.15
_ Duration: 75 mins
_ Age Suitability: 12+

A flipbook might look like an ordinary but unusually shaped book, but appearances can be deceptive. Open it, flip its pages and you’ll see a miniature movie. In Germany, home of Volker Gerling, the word for flipbook is Daumenkino – literally thumb-cinema.

Gerling walked 4,000km in 15 years, photographing those he met along the way. He compiles these portraits into flipbooks which capture magical everyday encounters. Gerling returns to Edinburgh with his Total Theatre Award winning show, featuring old favourites and new faces: a gentle meeting of cinema, photography and story.

Press & reviews
  • Broadway Baby - read
  • ★★★★★ British Theatre Guide - read
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