manipulate 2014 saw two world premieres, one European premiere and four UK theatrical premieres of the highest quality from Austria, England, Germany, the Netherlands, Russia and Scotland. From erotic Greek Gods to sublime aerial arts, the festival celebrated the breadth and depth of visual theatre in both a Scottish and an international context, as well as seeing the further development of its animated films programme, with world-renowned animator Pritt Parn visiting the festival to present some of his imaginative and iconoclastic work, alongside a day-long celebration of Scottish animation.