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Puppet Pop-Up Studio: Year of the Dog

Sat Jan 20, 1-3pm
Chinese Cultural Centre, Room 307  (197 1st Street SW)

Tickets $5-$35 

Ages 5+ (children must participate with an adult)

Make your own dog puppet from paper, cardstock, and plastic bags, to celebrate the upcoming Year of the Dog with guest puppeteer Ali DeRegt. Click for more info

 

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:

 

Announcing Ann Powell and David Powell from Puppetmongers Theatre to our Puppet Power Conference!

 

We are excited to invite Ann Powell and David Powell as presenters to our upcoming Puppet Power 2018 Conference.  Ann and David founded Puppetmongers (Toronto) in 1974, an internationally recognized leader and innovator in the field of puppetry.  read more on our blog

 

Canada 150 Video: The Gray Jay and the Magpie

We have marked 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

 

 

 

 

 

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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