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Overhead Projector Shadow Puppetry Workshop

November 19, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm MST

Overhead Projector Shadow Puppetry Workshop

Overhead Projector Shadow Puppetry Workshop
with Mind of a Snail

Overhead Projector Shadow Puppetry Workshop explores techniques you can achieve with an old-school projector with experts Mind of a Snail.  They will share their approach to devising using this surprisingly versatile piece of equipment. It can be used to create simple stories, complex cinematic pieces, or vibrant analog special effects. This workshop will be part talk and part hands-on exploration.

“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.

This event is part of WP PUPPET THEATRE’S FESTIVAL OF IDEAS presents puppet theatre and learning experiences that explore the power of puppetry applied to the social issues of our time. Our Fall 2022 one-day festival features 3 events examining the theme of Non-Human Perspectives:

Festival of Ideas Nov 19th, 2022 Program of Events (times listed in Mountain Time)

11:00 – 12:30 pm – Overhead Projector Shadow Puppetry Workshop – Mind of a Snail – In-Person at Cspace OR Livestream

2:00 – 3:00 pm – Puppet Perspectives – Online conversation via Zoom (FREE but Registration required. Included with performance / workshop ticket purchase.)

7:00 – 8:15 pm – Performance – Caws & Effect -Mind of a Snail – In-Person at Cspace OR Livestream

Recommended for ADULTS

Limited IN-PERSON tickets available or join the LIVESTREAM!


November 19, 2022
11:00 am - 12:30 pm MST
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Cspace Studio Theatre
1721 29 Avenue SW T2T 6T7
Calgary, Alberta T2T6T7 Canada
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