The City of Calgary has joined with other cities around the globe to proclaim and celebrate World Puppetry Day, March 21st. Mayor Naheed Nenshi signed the proclamation that cites World Puppetry Day as a day to “spark curiosity, promote understanding about the world we live in and inspire audiences to embrace the art of puppetry.”
First celebrated internationally in 2003, this year’s World Puppetry Day is marked by Calgary’s own WP Puppet Theatre’s full announcement of its unique, upcoming conference on Applied Puppetry, Puppet Power 2018. And, adding yet more excitement to a day designated to celebrate manipulating artsy inanimate objects to tell stories, WP has also released a video featuring a motley group of puppet activists stating their case for increased recognition and respect.
Check out this interview with Artistic-Director Wendy Passmore-Godfrey in the Calgary Herald!
WP Puppet Theatre’s biennial International Conference, Puppet Power 2018: Story will be held June 1st – 3rd, at the University of Calgary. Featuring master puppeteers from around the world, the conference attracts participants from all helping-professions —as well as artists, students, idea generators and community builders. Attendees are invited to explore the transformative power that puppetry has to tell stories, inspire dialogue and make meaning of our world today with hands-on workshops, expert panels, and special networking events.
World Puppetry Day on Global TV!
March 21, 2018