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Learn how Puppetry Promotes Resilience after a Natural Disaster at the Puppet Power Conference

Can puppetry be a tool for rebuilding and recovery after a disaster like a typhoon?  Learn how, in Amihan Bonifacio-Ramolete‘s talk, Promoting Resilience through Puppetry: The Typhoon Haiyan (Philippine) Experience, at the Puppet Power Conference. Amihan will talk about her experience working with Teatrong Mulat ng Pilipinas (MULAT) after Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) devastated the Visayan … Continue reading Learn how Puppetry Promotes Resilience after a Natural Disaster at the Puppet Power Conference

Walking Through Walls with Puppetry at the Puppet Power Conference

Have you ever wondered — how does a particular puppet sleep, or wake-up? For that matter, how do puppets become aware of their limitations, react to stimuli, project emotions, breathe, wait, or die? Can a puppet escape its puppeteers? Puppeteer Andrew Periale has spent a great deal of time focusing on just these types of … Continue reading Walking Through Walls with Puppetry at the Puppet Power Conference

Celebrate Family Day Weekend by Creating your own Family of Finger Puppets at Puppet Pop-Up Studio

Puppet Pop-Up Studio: Family Finger Puppets Sat Feb 17, 1-3pm St. Matthew’s United Church, 2035 26a St SW Tickets $5-$35 > click for tickets Ages 4+ (children must participate with an adult) Let’s celebrate Families! Families that come in all sizes, shapes and colours and feathers, fur and buttons and trim! Make your own finger … Continue reading Celebrate Family Day Weekend by Creating your own Family of Finger Puppets at Puppet Pop-Up Studio

Puppeteers Explore Big Issues from Disability to Digital Fabrication in Conference Presentation

We are excited to welcome Emma Fisher (Ireland) and Ivan Owen (USA) as presenters to our upcoming Puppet Power 2018 Conference. Emma Fisher is currently in the final stages of her PhD in Puppetry at the University of Limerick.  Her research explores unconventionally constructed puppets that reflect the disabled body and looks at the history … Continue reading Puppeteers Explore Big Issues from Disability to Digital Fabrication in Conference Presentation