As part of Puppet Power 2015, WPTS is pleased to take part in the upcoming International Festival of Animated Objects in Calgary, Alberta from March 7 – March 15, 2015. IFAO is a biennial festival dedicated to puppetry, mask and animated objects and will feature “Engaging Thinkers – The Learning Component”, which has been coordinated by our own, Wendy Passmore-Godfrey. IFAO’s full line-up and performer schedule is set to be released on February 12, 2015, but in the meantime, we’re eager to share our programming for local schools.
“Engaging Thinkers” features a series of Artist Talks, Workshops and Performances staring artists from around the world surrounding a number of disciplines, themes and cultures and is available for English, French and Hebrew audiences. Exploring a wide range of subjects including, Hoop Dance, Puppet Manipulation, 3D & Stop Motion Animation, the Holocaust, Archetypes in Clowning and Japanese Bunraku Puppetry, IFAO offers a unique and engaging way to deliver lessons related to history, art, technology, theatre and story-telling for students grades K-12.
Take a look inside the trunk and discover what happens when you dare to unlatch the Big Box of Life! This show will push the boundaries of how we experience puppetry with playing and clowning releasing the imposed control of the puppeteer and giving way to the unbridled existence of the puppet!
For general booking enquires, contact Peter at 403.473.0304 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Yael Rasooly, (Israel)
The story of three young girls whose lives and families are torn apart while in hiding during the Holocaust who, in spite of their tragic reality, experience a force of imagination that cannot be silenced. Rasooly discusses the show’s creation process and the delicate pairing of humour and hardship.
Available for High Schools in English & Hebrew on March 11
Teachers: to book a workshop or talk for your Junior or Senior High school class, please contact Wendy Passmore-Godfrey at email@example.com or call 403 228 3373