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A celebration of Puppets, Masks and all things Animated! puppetfestival.ca

Photo Credit: Sean Dennie

March 13 – 17, 2019


CONTENTS Welcome 4 Ghost River Theatre’s GIANT

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The Dolly Wiggler Cabaret

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Tria Fata

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Milo The Magnificent

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By Jo-Lee 10 Pierrot’s Gender Reveal Party

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Dorothy: A Mother Daughter Memoir Project

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Festival Schedule

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The Bench

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Animovies!

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We Are Canadian: Family Screening National Film Board

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Wapos Bay: There’s No I in Hockey

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Clash Of The Titans

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The Dark Crystal

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Puppet Power Workshops

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Wünder-Briefs

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Exhibitions

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Music by Veronika Krausas Libretto by Andre Alexis

Designed and directed by The Old Trout Puppet Workshop


WELCOME It could be argued that puppetry is one of the purest forms of interdisciplinary performance as it combines almost every media of art: sculpture/painting/dance/ storytelling/music/theatre - place an equal sign at the end of this equation and you get a puppet show. This year we are bringing in work that adheres to this very formula, we are shuffling before you a great heap of art all rolled into the wonder of animated oration. We are reaching into the roots of our primal instinct to tell each other tales of life and what it means to be a human being struggling against the rigours of this fast-paced digital world. We do it not with computergenerated imagery but by using objects that represent things, moved by our hands and brought to life by your imagination, just like our ancient ancestors in old hovels heated by stick and coal and lighted by candles. It’s old school. In some manner the orchestration of this festival is interdisciplinary as well, it is a gathering of different people all set to the same task, to bring the community together, to inspire great art in response to great art and in this way, to become ourselves great art. Just by being here you are adding to the efforts of the artists you watch, you have invested in living a creative life which is something that makes the world a better place. Nice work. Thank you for adding to the occasion, for making all the hard work done by that interdisciplinary team worth the time and sweat. It’s great to be here with you.

Pete Balkwill Co-Artistic Director Curator Live Programming

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Festival of Student Work DAN CE • DR AMA • M U S IC

March 28-April 10, 2019 Created and/or presented by (under)graduate students, the ALCHEMY festival offers an exciting program of: • interdisciplinary works • drama productions • dance performances • music concerts

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GHOST RIVER THEATRE’S GIANT By David van Belle And Eric Rose

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THE GRAND MARCH 12–24, 2019 (various times) How do you become the 8th wonder of the world? GIANT is the amazing story of professional wrestler André the Giant, one of the most recognizable and beloved public figures ever. With a cast of five women, GIANT makes full use of the inherent theatricality of professional wrestling, bringing an audience ringside while they simultaneously discover the details of André’s giant-sized life. From the minds behind The Highest Step in the World, Tomorrow’s Child and The Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst. GIANT is designed to engage both wrestling aficionados and those who only knew André as the beloved giant Fezzik in Rob Reiner’s classic film, The Princess Bride. CUSTOM BROKER

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THE DOLLY WIGGLER CABARET ROYAL CANADIAN #1 LEGION FRIDAY MARCH 15, 2019 - 9:30PM SATURDAY MARCH 16, 2019 - 9:30PM This raucous night of puppetry for adult audiences is wild, weird, and extremely popular. Hosted by cabaret compère Ingrid Hansen, a multidimensional supernova known for smash Fringe hits Little Orange Man, and Kitt and Jane. It’s gonna go off. Produced by CAOS madwoman Xstine Cook, the annual Dolly Wiggler Cabaret features a packed roster of festival artists and local greats, staging bits of divine brilliance and new raw material in edgy, hilarious and unforgettable performances that will leave a mark on your psyche. Book your tickets early!

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TRIA FATA By Compagnie La Pendue BIG SECRET THEATRE, ARTS COMMONS THURSDAY MARCH 14, 2019 - 8:00PM

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FRIDAY MARCH 15, 2019 - 8:00PM Hailing from France, she is a puppeteer, he is a musician, and together they present us with a complete metamorphosis of a life in a dynamic, delirious almost hallucinatory form. From birth to death, from childhood to love: make-believe, highwire, projections and fire - a large kaleidoscope swirls before an old women as her life is extinguishing. Taking place during the implacable reign of the three Fates, presiding over our destinies, the one who weaves the string of life, the one who unwinds it and the one who cuts it; three Fates, three destinies, Tria Fata.

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ALL AGES

MILO THE MAGNIFICENT

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By Alex and Olmsted SATURDAY MARCH 16, 2019 - 11:00AM SATURDAY MARCH 16, 2019 - 1:00PM Awarded a 2017 Jim Henson Foundation Grant, Milo the Magnificent is a humorous and engaging puppet show about an aspiring magician, Milo. Akin to the Sorcerer’s apprentice, Milo, in an attempt to display his magical powers, discovers that magic has a way of taking on a life of its own. All the way from Washington DC, Alex Vernon and Sarah Olmsted Thomas use stunningly innovative puppetry to delight audiences of all ages. Also playing at Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge, and Brookfield Residential YMCA at Seton. Tickets and information at ymcacalgary.org/arts

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BY JO-LEE Created by Pam Tzeng Performed by Pam Tzeng and Chad Bryant BIG SECRET THEATRE, ARTS COMMONS

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SATURDAY MARCH 16, 2019 - 7:00PM Fall in love and bear witness to the life tragedies of Tzeng’s alter-ego Jo-Lee in these two delightfully disturbing performance hybrids of contemporary dance, clown and puppetry. “SHE and…he” by Jo-Lee SHE discovers and confronts her “Asian Mystique,” and he holds the world with Wonderbread existence. Pleasure and shame climax to transform Jo-Lee (and John’s) questionable reality in this coming of age performance that playfully explores exoticism, stereotypes and cultural expectations of being. “A Meditation on the End” by Jo-Lee With death in arms, then at her feet, Jo-Lee muses on what has given her life meaning. In this bare bones duet, Tzeng leaps into the fragmented memories of an imagined other, crafting a theatrical dance that embraces the poetry and humour of existential longing.

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PIERROT’S GENDER REVEAL PARTY Created By Elizabeth Windnagel

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ENGINEERED AIR THEATRE, ARTS COMMONS SATURDAY MARCH 16, 2019 - 8:15PM In an age where gender can be fluid and sometimes confusing, how does one find their true gender identity? Well, throw yourself a gender reveal party of course! Through the lens of our favorite french clown, Pierrot’s Gender Reveal Party examines the gender binary through pink and blue explosions, shadow puppetry, and song. The binary has never been so fun!

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ALL AGES

DOROTHY: A MOTHER DAUGHTER MEMOIR PROJECT

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By Little Onion Puppet Co. MOTEL THEATRE, ARTS COMMONS

Dorothy SATURDAY MARCH 16, 2019 - 3:30PM

Performed by real-life mother and daughter duo Susan and Randi, Dorothy is the true story of how three generations of women grapple with the lifelong implications of Alzheimer’s disease. Drawing from an actual journal documenting one family’s secret hopes and fears, this show reveals a daughter’s experience caring for her mother as she slowly slips away. Featuring verbatim text, found objects and shadow puppetry, this is a touching and uplifting new work by Vancouver’s Jessie Richardson of the Award winning Little Onion Puppet Co.

a mother daughter memoir project

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THE BENCH Produced and Created by Juanita Dawn and Monica Ila MOTEL THEATRE, ARTS COMMONS

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SATURDAY MARCH 16, 2019 - 1:00PM A story of a simple structure in the heart of a community and what happens when one person decides that another is not worthy of the bench. This play explores ideas of what makes a true community by demonstrating how one bench can affect the lives of so many. A delightfully entertaining play that will make you smile as you reflect on societal values. The Bench made its debut at the OUF! Puppet Festival in Montreal in 2018 - proving that little shows can make a big impact.

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Wednesday, March 13

Thursday, March 14

HOW TO PUPPETEER ANYTHING 6:00PM

CREATING A SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS PUPPET PLAY 6:00PM

GIANT 7:30PM

GIANT 7:30PM

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GIA 7:30

TRIA FATA 8:00PM

TRIA 8:00

THEÂ DOLLY WIG 9:30

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UNIMA CANADA WEST CHAPTER LAUNCH 9:30AM THE EMANCIPATED SPECTATOR 10:45AM

MILO THE MAGNIFICENT 11:00AM MILO 1:00PM

THE BENCH 1:00PM

GIANT 2:00PM

CLASH OF THE TITANS 12:15

FANTASYSCAPES 1:00

WE ARE CANADIAN 2:00PM

GIANT 2:00PM

THE DARK CRYSTAL 2:45

DOROTHY: A MOTHER DAUGHTER MEMOIR PROJECT 3:30PM

ANIMOVIES! 4:30PM WAPOS BAY: THERE’S NO I IN HOCKEY 5:45PM

BY JO-LEE 7:00PM

GIANT 7:30PM

PIERROT’S GENDER REVEAL PARTY 8:15PM THE DOLLY WIGGLER CABARET 9:30PM The Grand Engineered Air Theatre at Arts Commons Motel Theatre at Arts Commons Big Secret Theatre at Arts Commons Calgary Public Library, Meeting Room 14 Globe Theatre Bow Valley College North Campus, Room N534 #1 Royal Canadian Legion

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ANIMOVIES!

CO-PRODUCED WITH CAOS AND EMMEDIA CALGARY CENTRAL PUBLIC LIBRARY MEETING ROOM 14 SATURDAY MARCH 16, 2019 - 4:30PM Curated by Regina filmmaker Janine Windolph, this fascinating and entertaining program of stop-motion, puppetry, and animated shorts from around the world explores the human condition in relation with the land, the environment and space. (dark themes & mature content)

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WE ARE CANADIAN: FAMILY SCREENING NATIONAL FILM BOARD CALGARY PUBLIC LIBRARY MEETING ROOM 14 SATURDAY MARCH 16, 2019 - 2:00PM All Ages | Free

What do polar bears, woolly mammoths, and homesick hedgehogs all have in common? The National Film Board (NFB), that’s what. Curated by festival founder Xstine Cook, this captivating selection of new and classic films uses puppetry, stop-motion, and other methods to entertain and amaze.

WAPOS BAY: THERE’S NO I IN HOCKEY CALGARY PUBLIC LIBRARY MEETING ROOM 14 SATURDAY MARCH 16, 2019 - 5:45PM All Ages | Free

Wapos Bay is a Gemini Award-winning stop-motion animation series that follows the adventures of 3 kids from a Cree community in northern Saskatchewan. In this first episode Talon and his cousin T-Bear play on the same hockey team, but their relationship becomes strained when they both try to win the attention of a girl on an opposing team.

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CLASH OF THE TITANS (1981) GLOBE CINEMA SUNDAY MARCH 17, 2019 - 12:15PM PG13 | Tickets at puppetfestival.ca

An old school epic, Clash of the Titans follows Perseus (Harry Hamlin), son of the god Zeus (Laurence Olivier), after he falls in love with the lovely Princess Andromeda (Judi Bowker), and embarks on one dangerous quest after another. Perseus battles Medusa and the Kraken, classic stop-motion animation creatures who are the work of special effects legend and movie producer Ray Harryhausen.

THE DARK CRYSTAL (1982)

GLOBE CINEMA SUNDAY MARCH 17, 2019 - 2:45PM PG13 | Tickets at puppetfestival.ca In celebration of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance coming soon to TV, check out Jim Henson and Frank Oz’s original masterpiece on the big screen. Jen, the last Gelfling survivor of his race, is set on a hero’s quest by the Mystics. Jen must find a shard of a powerful gem that once provided balance to the universe, and wrest it from the evil Skeksis. Warning: brilliant puppetry that some viewers may find terrifying.

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PUPPET POWER WORKSHOPS A Festival of Animated Objects - WP Puppet Theatre Partnership

HOW TO PUPPETEER ANYTHING

Photo NEEDED All Ages

MOTEL THEATRE, ARTS COMMONS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2019: 6:00PM-9:00PM Instructor: Ingrid Hansen Ingrid Hansen (Puppeteer, dancer, actor, theatre creator) dives into the specifics of sourcing and selecting object puppets, uncovering their hidden characters, and creating short performance pieces. Explore the relationship of the object to the puppeteer, object to audience, puppeteer to puppeteer, and puppeteer to audience with this amazing instructor.

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CREATING A SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS PUPPET PLAY

MOTEL THEATRE, ARTS COMMONS THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2019: 6:00PM-9:00PM Instructor: Michelle Warkentin

Adult

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Warkentin’s one-woman puppet musical Mii Other Woman gives voice to dementia through the power of puppets. Warkentin leads this engaging workshop, and gives participants interested in creating a socially conscious puppet show an outline to support the process from concept to production. From testing ground to collaboration, you will leave with the tools to bring your own play to life.

PUPPET POP UP: ALIENS!

CALGARY CENTRAL PUBLIC LIBRARY SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 2019: 12:30PM - 4:30PM WP Puppet Theatre & Youth Central Volunteers Drop by the Questionarium on the second floor of the new central library and make your own flexible alien from sponge foam and bric-brac! Make a wiggly puppet friend and put on a show! We’ll help with fabrication but you have to bring your imagination!

All Ages FREE


FANTASYSCAPES: CREATING RICH ENVIRONMENTS TO ENHANCE STORYTELLING BOW VALLEY COLLEGE NORTH CAMPUS, ROOM N534.

SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 2019: 1:00PM-3:30PM Instructors: Pat Tar, Sayward Wilkinson, Wendy Passmore-Godfrey

Using natural and found materials, together with low- and hightech light sources, participants have fun exploring and creating collaborative micro stories. Based on our experiences in the Loris Malaguzzi International Centre ateliers, on study tours to Reggio Emilia, Italy, our goal is to encourage educators to use technology in rich and meaningful ways, and to provide children with another language for expression and communication.

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THE EMANCIPATED SPECTATOR: HOW AUDIENCE ROLES ARE CHANGING CALGARY CENTRAL PUBLIC LIBRARY MEETING ROOM 14 SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 2019: 10:45AM-11:45AM Facilitated by Wendy Passmore

In puppet theatre and in greater society, the role of the audience is changing. Productions challenge the division between actors and onlookers; participation both offline and online is the norm. Public and private is blurred; creativity is claimed for everyone. The maker movement explodes, indie art is mainstream, and citizens demand control of their own destinies. Join us for a lively discussion on universality and audience expectations and roles.

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UNIMA CANADA WEST CHAPTER LAUNCH

CALGARY CENTRAL PUBLIC LIBRARY MEETING ROOM 14 SATURDAY MARCH 16, 2019: 9:30AM-10:30AM Moderator: Pete Balkwill Panel: Tim Gosley, Wendy Passmore-Godfrey Discover more about the creation of a new western Canadian chapter of UNIMA (Union Internationale de la Marionnette, an International Puppetry Association). This is an opportunity for puppetry artists to come together and become part of an organization that helps disseminate information related to our work.

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ALL AGES FREE

WĂœNDER-BRIEFS A Festival within a Festival Co-produced by Canadian Academy of Mask and Puppetry Anywhere and Everywhere A collection of short puppet works and activities found around the Festival of Animated Objects, open and free to all. Look out for cutting-edge artists appearing and performing their wonders in unexpected places. Search out creations by artists Kyle Hinton, Andrew Cooper, Jennifer LeBlanc, Sherron Burns & Natalie Labossière. Try your hand at stop-motion animation, guided by local animators The Bum Family ...and so much more!

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EXHIBITIONS OUR WINDOW MURAL AND AUGMENTED REALITY APP

AJA Louden, Matthew Waddell & Laura Anzola, Jarett Sitter, The Bum Family EAST WALL, DOWNTOWN CALGARY MOSQUE, 1009 7 AVE SW

OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY MARCH 9, 2019 10AM Free. All day, Everyday Our Window the mural was created by AJA Louden with participants of the City of Calgary’s Street Art Program for Youth (2018). Download Our Window the app, a custom-made augmented reality (AR) app by Matthew Waddell & Laura Anzola. Point your phone camera at the mural, and watch the panels come to life with animations created by Jarett Sitter (digital) and The Bum Family (stop-motion).

PANORAMADA

by Caitlin Thompson THE LEDGE GALLERY - ARTS COMMONS

MARCH 8 – MAY 31, 2019 Free

The natural and the digital collide in colorful needleworks of landscapes created by both hand and machine. Thompson’s “embroidermation” combines embroidery and animation in a dynamic process, creating looping, revolving landscapes with a nod towards the history of the panoramic vista.

CITIZEN PUPPET EXHIBITION Puppets here! Puppets there! Puppets, puppets everywhere! Citizen puppet is a walking exhibition celebrating a range of contemporary local mask and puppetry artists with a hint of the past. From the library to the theatre, alone or en masse, you can chance upon these magical creations in the most unsuspecting places. Check puppetfestival.ca for details

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Music by Veronika Krausas Libretto by Andre Alexis

Designed and directed by The Old Trout Puppet Workshop

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From everyone at the Festival of Animated Objects Thank you to our amazing volunteers!


STAFF / SPECIAL THANKS Staff

Special Thanks

Pete Balkwill Co-Artistic Director, Curator Live Programming

Peter Balkwill Steven Begrand Kristy Benz CAOS Board Ken Cartmill Brett Chernow Vicki Chau Cody Cook Xstine Cook Bob Davis Juanita Dawn Johanne Deleeuw Sean Dennie Johan Denooij Emily Denooij Saundra Diardichuk Samuel Djioua Patricial Duquette Neil Evenson Angie Gelinas Emeryll Gumapas Jen Jamer Pityu Kenderes Fiona Kennedy Louise Lapointe Judy Lawrence Mike Lohaus Tony McGrath Cimmeron Meyer Diego Diablo del Mar Makayla Murray Old Trout Puppet Workshop Sandra Neil Iva Pajevic Judd Palmer Wendy Passmore Kelly Phelan Kent Pigott Clare Preuss Cherie Ratte Pat Rozitis Steve Schroeder Matt Smith The Bum Family Chantal Wall Elaine Weryshko Amy Willier Colton Willier

Xstine Cook Founder, Co-Artistic Director, Curator Film & Video Gwen Murray Executive Director Kelly Phelan Marketing Director Saundra Diardichuk Associate Producer Cimmeron Meyer Technical Director Wendy Passmore Learning Component Manager Elaine Weryshko Festival Coordinator Mike Lohaus Creative Services Sean Dennie Festival Photographer Neil Evenson Festival Videographer

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