The inaugural manipulate festival was held at Dundee Rep Theatre. Running between 22nd and 26th January, the first edition established its commitment to showcasing world-class visual theatre, puppetry and animated film in Scotland. Featuring work and artists from Belgium, Denmark, England, France, the Netherlands and Scotland, including Stephen Mottram’s internationall acclaimed The Seed Carriers and Theatre Velo’s beautifully poignant Appel D’Air, manipulate 2008 presented an innovative and intriguing programme, paving the way for the years ahead.