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Caws & Effect: Shadow Puppet Performance

November 19, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm MST


Caws & Effect: Shadow Puppet Performance – In Person or available Livestream

Festival of Ideas Caws & EffectPart of WP PUPPET THEATRE’S FESTIVAL OF IDEAS  exploring the power of puppetry, as applied in areas of social justice, community issues and cultural anthropology. For Fall 2022 with the theme of Puppet Perspectives, we are asking Is it time for the non-human voice to be heard?
In Caws & Effect: Shadow Puppet Performance,  the Crows are re-dreaming the world. Is the future all it’s cracked up to be?

Saturday November  19th, 2022 Program of Events (times listed in Mountain Time)

  • 11:00 – 12:30 pm – Workshop – TBA – Mind of a Snail – In-Person at Cspace OR Livestream
  • 2:00 – 3:00 pm – Online Talk/Panel – TBA – Online via Zoom (included with performance / workshop ticket purchase)
  • 7:00 – 8:15 pm – Performance – Caws & Effect – Shadow Puppet Performance – In Person at Cspace or available Livestream

Caws & Effect is a modern fable is told using handmade layered projections, puppetry, masks, and an original musical score.

Mind of a Snail is a shadow puppetry duo currently based out of Vancouver, BC. Their large scale shadow puppetry is quirky, colourful and beautiful, like early animation performed live before your eyes.

★★★★★ “a gorgeous and wondrous work of art” -CBC

★★★★★ “a fantastical, unique experience” -Torontoist

★★★★★ “Calling it shadow puppetry doesn’t do this incredible show justice” -Edmonton Sun

★★★★★ “it’s stunning and hilarious to witness the wizardry these two artists spin with such simple elements” -Vue Weekly

“Through layered cut-paper projections, puppetry, masks and an original score, Chloé Ziner and Jessica Gabriel create a whimsical live-action storybook that’s mesmerizing. In their hands, craft materials become enterprising earthworms and beating crows wings and starry galaxies and post-apocalyptic cityscapes strewn with garbage. The ingenuity and artistry on display is breathtaking.” -Winnipeg Free Press

Since 2003, Mind of a Snail duo, Chloé Ziner and Jessica Gabriel, have been developing a multi-layered style of visual storytelling using overhead projectors. Created in 2014, “Caws & Effect” has won awards at Festivals in Winnipeg, Vancouver, London ON, Saskatoon, Toronto, Edmonton & Orlando. This show has also delighted audiences in many other communities across Canada, USA and Taiwan.

  • Doors open at 6:30 pm MT
  • RUN TIME: 55 minutes, no intermission followed by 15-20 minute artist talk back
  • Recommended for ADULTS & CHILDREN AGES 7 AND UP!
  • Tickets sold at the door (if available)
  • If fees or technology are a barrier to attending, please contact.

Livestream also Available for just $6.15 CAN


November 19, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm MST
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Cspace Studio Theatre
1721 29 Avenue SW T2T 6T7
Calgary, Alberta T2T6T7 Canada
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