by Wendy Passmore-Godfrey, Puppet Power 2020 Curator Many years ago, I saw the famous Pierrot scene by master marionette artist Philippe Genty. In the scene Pierrot comes alive. He rejoices. Then he realizes he is controlled by the black figure above him. He reacts by purposefully pulling his strings out until he collapses. He dies, … Continue reading Curatorial Thoughts on Puppet Power 2020
Puppet Pop-Up at Pride in the Park On Sunday, September 1st, 2019 at Pride in the Park we helped celebrate Calgary Pride Week. Families dropped by and created stick puppet dragons, unicorns and other magical creatures. After crafting, participants were invited to introduce their puppets and tell a magical tales. WP Puppet Theatre’s Puppet Pop-Up … Continue reading Puppet Pop-Up at Pride in the Park
We want to hear from you! WP Puppet Theatre is now accepting proposals for our conference, Puppet Power 2020: Puppets Go Existential We invite proposals for: 90 minute Talk/Demo about your puppetry arts practice and how it relates to one of this year’s conference themes; 3 hour Hands-On workshop on a facet of puppetry i.e. … Continue reading We are now accepting proposals for Puppet Power 2020
Puppet Pop-Up in the Park! POSTPONED due to weather! We will reschedule in July or August. Crescent Heights Park close to McHugh Bluff (Crescent Road & 2 St NW), FREE! We are thrilled to be participating in Crescent Heights’ Village Days with a puppet-making workshop and parade! Drop by any time between 1-5 to make your … Continue reading Puppet Pop-Up in the Park
We are thrilled to have our Courage Journey exhibition touring Alberta through The Alberta Foundation for the Arts’ Travelling Exhibition Program (TREX). Since 2015, the WP Puppet Theatre has facilitated View from the Inside, a series of puppet-building workshops to encourage open discussions about mental wellness. Indigenous youth and children, seniors, high school students, Girl … Continue reading Courage Journey Exhibition Touring Alberta
THIRD ACTion Film Festival and WP Puppet Theatre are proud to announce their expanded partnership that will offer more events during the final weekend of Alberta’s Seniors’ Week. View from the Inside: Courage Journey is a puppetry-based workshop that encourages discussion about mental wellness. Through the creation, exhibition and performance of a self-reflective mask-body puppet, … Continue reading View from the Inside: Courage Journey workshop
We are taking on a number of exciting strategic initiatives and are looking for enthusiastic and engaged individuals to join our Board as General Members! Our Board is involved with special projects and initiatives! See the power of puppetry to effect positive social change! Spark imagination and creativity in children, helping adults to self-realization and … Continue reading Join our Board of Directors!
Puppet Pop-Up: Imaginary Creatures Calgary Comic Expo (Calgary Stampede Park), Wrangler Room A Saturday April 27: 11am-1pm; Saturday April 27: 4pm-6pm; Sunday April 28: 1pm-3pm Puppet workshop included in your Comic Expo admission. No registration required – we will take the first 25 people into the workshop. We are thrilled to participate in this year’s Calgary … Continue reading Puppet Pop-Up: Imaginary Creatures!
PUPPET POP UP: ALIENS! A FESTIVAL OF ANIMATED OBJECTS – WP PUPPET THEATRE PARTNERSHIP CALGARY CENTRAL PUBLIC LIBRARY MEETING ROOM 14 SATURDAY MARCH 16, 2019 – 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM FREE TO KIDS AND KIDS AT HEART, no registration required. We are pleased to be part of this year’s Festival of Animated Objects (March … Continue reading Puppet Pop-Up: Aliens!