Sometimes, even the humblest of puppets can be among the most effective voices of strength during the worst of times. For Philippine puppeteer, Amihan Bonifacio-Ramolete, puppetry was her tool for helping her country rebuild and recover after the disastrous typhoon hit her country in 2013. She’ll tell audiences how in her talk, Promoting Resilience through … Continue reading Learn how Puppetry Promotes Resilience after a Natural Disaster at the Puppet Power Conference
Have you ever wondered — how does a particular puppet sleep, or wake-up? For that matter, how do puppets become aware of their limitations, react to stimuli, project emotions, breathe, wait, or die? Can a puppet escape its puppeteers? Puppeteer Andrew Periale has spent a great deal of time focusing on just these types of … Continue reading Walking Through Walls with Puppetry at the Puppet Power Conference
Puppet Pop-Up Studio: Family Finger Puppets Sat Feb 17, 1-3pm St. Matthew’s United Church, 2035 26a St SW Tickets $5-$35 > click for tickets Ages 4+ (children must participate with an adult) Let’s celebrate Families! Families that come in all sizes, shapes and colours and feathers, fur and buttons and trim! Make your own finger … Continue reading Celebrate Family Day Weekend by Creating your own Family of Finger Puppets at Puppet Pop-Up Studio
We are excited to welcome Emma Fisher (Ireland) and Ivan Owen (USA) as presenters to our upcoming Puppet Power 2018 Conference. Emma Fisher is currently in the final stages of her PhD in Puppetry at the University of Limerick. Her research explores unconventionally constructed puppets that reflect the disabled body and looks at the history … Continue reading Puppeteers Explore Big Issues from Disability to Digital Fabrication in Conference Presentation
Mental health affects everyone regardless of age, education, income or culture. The past impact of our VIEW FROM THE INSIDE: COURAGE JOURNEY workshop has compelled WPTS to find ways to expand to serve two specific populations – vulnerable seniors and at risk youth. We are excited to announce The Calgary Foundation and Education Matters support … Continue reading ‘VIEW’ WORKSHOPS WITH VULNERABLE SENIORS
We are excited to confirm Ann Powell and David Powell as presenters to our upcoming Puppet Power 2018 Conference. Ann and David founded Puppetmongers (Toronto) in 1974, an internationally recognized leader and innovator in the field of puppetry. They have created a dozen new plays for both young and general audiences, which have earned them … Continue reading Ann Powell & David Powell to Puppet Power: 2018 Conference!
Puppet Pop-Up Studio: Year of the Dog Sat Jan 20, 1-3pm Chinese Cultural Centre, Room 307 (197 1st Street SW) Tickets $5-$35 Ages 5+ (children must participate with an adult) Make your own dog puppet from paper, cardstock, and plastic bags, to celebrate the upcoming Year of the Dog with guest puppeteer Ali DeRegt. Click … Continue reading Puppet Pop Up – January 2018
June 1-3, 2018 (Friday evening, all day Saturday and Sunday) Venue partner: University of Calgary – Drama Division (2500 University Dr NW) $CAN 249 Early Bird Registration Now Available! Learn, play, and galvanize with hands-on workshops, talks, panels, and more at this biennial conference of applied puppetry. A conference for artists, teachers, idea generators, helping … Continue reading Puppet Power 2018: Story | A Conference on Applied Puppetry