Figure of Speech performances were a unique blend of narrative and non-narrative
formats. Combining music, animation, and live puppetry, the themes often explored
esoteric subjects, combining ancient themes with 21st century multimedia technology.
Working with a variety of other artists and performers , from musicians, dance and
video animators Figure of Speech pushed the boundaries of non narrative performance.These
pages represent a brief archive of the major works completed between 1999 and 2010
and is a tribute to all those artists and performers who worked together with Figure
of Speech to realise a vision. There is also reference to the original marionette
performances which started Jonathan Hayter`s puppet career as Figure of Speech...As
an outlet for the creative performances ideas of Jonathan Hayter Figure of Speech
ceased producing original performances in 2010 when Jonathan moved to Cornwall.