Welcome to WP Puppet Theatre! Get ready to explore, create and learn, all through the power of puppetry.
The conference will be in June 2-3 2018 and proposals are due August 15, 2017.
Do you perform provocative, moving, socially impactful stories that address the issues of our time? Do you use puppetry arts to lead community-based projects that promote positive social change? Do you deliver workshops on puppetry that lead participants to self-realization; build community or impact in some other way?
We are inviting puppeteers and puppet theatres to propose a:
- 90 minute Talk/Demo about your storied experiences and/or
- 3 hour Hands-On workshop on a facet of puppetry i.e.: manipulation, shadow puppets
We are please to be participating in CANADA 150! WP Puppet Theatre is creating a community video of a modern day story about Canada’s new avian emblem – the Gray Jay. We are inviting one hundred and fifty or more, local, national and international, participants of all ages, and their puppets, to read and record the story, one line at a time. Why? We’re celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation! One line for each year.
Pre-Expressive Performance Training
Presented by Glenn Taylor in Collaboration with WP Puppet Theatre
Pre-Expressive Performance Training: Session 1
Mastery and liberated expression, in most art disciplines, stems from the acquisition of a skills base. From Brisbane, Australia, Glenn Taylor brings many years of experience and research into The Suzuki Method of Actor Training and The Nobbs Suzuki Praxis which is an exciting performative method of voice-body training.
Session 1 is an introduction to 7 key principles of performance through a range of exercises inspired by theatre director Tadashi Suzuki and theatre trainer John Nobbs. Participants will work intensively in an ensemble atmosphere in large and small groups through structured voice and movement sequences which illustrate the importance of physical, vocal and spatial knowledge. Excellent workshop for theatre artists, performers, and teachers.
***** Session 1 is a requisite for Pre-Expressive Performance Training: Session 2 (Aug 24) *****
Pre-Expressive Performance Training: Session 2
Building on skills introduced in session 1, participants will be challenged with an incrementally complex variation of some sequences. Two new exercises will be introduced which go further to deepen the performer’s knowledge of the relationship between the concrete and mysterious elements of the body in performance. Excellent workshop for theatre artists, performers, and teachers.
***** Pre-requisite: Pre-Expressive Performance Training: Session 1 (Aug 23) *****
Sat Sept 16, 1-3pm
Fort Calgary, Learning Centre, 750 – 9th Avenue S.E.
We are please to participate in this year’s Beakerhead with this kid-centric workshop. Create a quirky bottle puppet complete with its own foaming chemical reaction. Ages 4+
Puppet Pop-Up Studio is a monthly puppet making and performing workshop on the third Saturday of each month at different locations in Calgary.
Check out our many puppet programs:
COMMUNITY PROGRAMS to book for festivals, camps, and events including performances, drop-by workshops, or puppets on the go. We are also involved in many community engagement projects like Canada 150 and View from the Inside
PUPPET POWER CONFERENCE, a biennial conference that examines the power of applied puppetry
PUBLIC performances and programs that are open to the public including Puppet Pop-Up Studio, our monthly puppet making and moving workshop for family members of all ages