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Puppet Pop-Up Studio: Rudolph Rabbit

Sat. Dec 16, 1-3pm
Eau Claire Market, Community Room (200 Barclay Parade SW)

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Rudolph Rabbit loves skiing. He’s like the original snow bunny. Make this cute little athlete puppet from paper snowflakes or doilies, wrapping paper scarf and hand-crafted skis. Rudolph has all the mogul moves when you bounce him with the control rod.  Ages 4+ (children must participate with an adult)

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Canada 150 Video: The Gray Jay and the Magpie

We are marking Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation in 2017, with a special puppet project, that seeks to connect people of all cultures, celebrate the land and remember our Canadian values of generosity and courage. 

 

WP Puppet Theatre has created a community video of a modern-day story about Canada’s new (unofficial) avian emblem – the Gray Jay.  We invited over one hundred and fifty, local, national and international participants of all ages, and their puppets, to read and film the story, The Gray Jay and the Magpie by Ken Lee, one line at a time. Why? We’re marking Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation! One line for each year.

 

Here is the first of 10 videos!  > click for more videos

 

 

 

Puppet Power 2018: Story | A Conference on Applied Puppetry

June 1-3, 2018 (Friday evening, all day Saturday and Sunday)
Venue partner: University of Calgary – Drama Division (2500 University Dr NW)

$CAN 249 Early Bird Registration Now Available!

Learn, play, and galvanize with hands-on workshops, talks, panels, and more at this biennial conference of applied puppetry. A conference for artists, teachers, idea generators, helping professionals and story-tellers one and all.

Featuring amazing local and international speakers including:

  • Andrew Periale, editor of Puppetry International – UNIMA USA (New Hampshire)
  • Ann and David Powell of Puppetmongers Theatre (Toronto)
  • Amihan Bonifacio-Ramolete (Philippines)
  • Friday evening dinner and Speaker – Co-presented by the Calgary Reggio Network Association
  • And for more fun: Dolly Wiggler Cabaret – produced by Calgary Animated Objects Society
  • More speakers to be announced soon!  Sign up for our e-news to get the latest news on the conference!

 

Check out our many puppet programs:

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SCHOOL PROGRAMS to book including performances in English and in French, residencies and workshops, professional development and a puppets on the go program ready to ship anywhere in Alberta

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


 

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