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Joanna Iwanicka
Watership Down

Author: Joanna Iwanicka

Performance space: Lifeline Theatre

Theatre company/company produced for: Lifeline Theatre

Month & year of original production: April 2011 - June 2011

Description of items intended for exhibition:
Video clip

Project description:
Theatrical production - and a world premiere - based on Richard Adams' bestseller novel "Watership Down".

Artform:
Puppetry

Designers:
Set designer: Wenhai Ma
Costume designer: Aly Renee Amidei
Lighting designer: Sean Mallary
Sound designer: Mikhail Fiksel
Digital video NA: Joanna Iwanicka
Director/choreographer: Katie McLean Hainsworth
Other creative collaborators: R&D Choreography: Richard Gilbert and David Gregory (Violence Design)

Image gallery

Joanna Iwanicka - Watership Down

Watership Down - Holly's story
Captain Holly relays the horrific story of the destruction of the warren. The moment was aided by a video projection by Joanna Iwanicka and with sound by Mikhail Fiksel. Photo by Joanna Iwanicka.

Joanna Iwanicka - Watership Down

Fiver's nightmare
Fiver, a young rabbit, has a premonition of the destruction of their warren. This moment of foreshadowing was accomapnied by video projection by Joanna Iwanicka and with sound by Mikhail Fiksel. Photo by Joanna Iwanicka.

Joanna Iwanicka - Watership Down

Black Rabbit of Inle
A 3D mask used as a shadow puppet behind the screen. Photo by Joanna Iwanicka.

Joanna Iwanicka - Watership Down

An owl
Mask created for Lifeline Theatre's production of "Watership Down".
Mixed media.
Photo by Rafał Januszczyk. Model: Ewelina Świerzbińska.



A fox and a cat
Masks created for Lifeline Theatre's production of "Watership Down".
Mixed media.
Photo by Rafał Januszczyk.

Other media

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-HML0YQak8
Watership Down video montage
Video imagery created for Lifeline Theatre's production of "Watership Down". This video compiles two fragments used in the play: "Fiver's nightmare" and "Holly's story".
Overhead projection/Shadow puppetry.
Original music for this version by Jacek GJ Bogdański.