Let’s go Fly a Kite! “A kite can be thought of as an upside-down marionette” says long time WP Puppet Theatre volunteer and set/puppet builder Tam Godfrey. He shares this short video “How to Make a Simple Sled Kite” describing how to make this kite with just a compost bag, bamboo skewers and tape. Enjoy … Continue reading Kites are just upside down marionettes
Applied Puppetry, as defined by WPTS Artistic Director Wendy Passmore-Godfrey when she curates the Puppet Power conference program, is ‘puppetry beyond performance’. It is puppetry that is used as a communication and expressive tool in settings such as education, therapeutic interventions, social action, institutions and other social settings. Other people have coined terms such as … Continue reading What is the practice of Applied Puppetry?
Who should attend Puppet Power 2020: Puppets Go Existential and ONLINE conference? Simply any adult or youth who is inspired to express themselves creatively, develop personal and professional skills and promote positive social change. But what is the power of puppetry and how can we call use it? First, we can all utilize puppetry as … Continue reading Who should attend Puppet Power 2020?
FREE sessions at Puppet Power 2020: Puppets go Existential and ONLINE. Learn some Blackfoot words, think deeply, get inspired! We have three pre – registered panels and/or talks that are free to attend. Check them out! CREATING ART WITH CHALLENGING THEMES Saturday, May 30, 2020 9:30 AM Puppeteers find inspiration in many different places, including true stories … Continue reading FREE sessions – PuppetPower 2020
Support our Family Fun Together Programming Typically Puppet Pop-Ups happen monthly (and sometimes even more) at different locations throughout Calgary and with a different theme each time. We make puppets and do some dramatic sharing. The workshop actively promotes all family members—youngsters and elders alike—in creating art and drama together. The program goals include: Fostering … Continue reading Giving Tuesday Now and ongoing…