For 18 minutes …(a) delicious thriller, reaching a height of comic trashiness that rivals Tarantino. But parents should rest assured: it is safe to bring your children (eight and up nevertheless).
Did you hear an odd thump?
What is that strange scratching sound?
Oh! That trunk is opening! Trunk Puppet lifts the lid off the Big Box of Life containing our creative spirit, pushing the boundaries of how we experience puppetry. By releasing the imposed control of the puppeteer, letting the puppet have a life of its own, what wonders and mysteries, hilarity and havoc will be unleashed?
Silent, slow and deliberate, steering away from a linear narrative, The White Woman is a poetic and visual performance, without words.
Pukawiss, the disowned one, was fascinated with nature. His father, who wished he was more like his older brother, a great hunter and warrior, disowned him. Pukawiss left his family and performed for different villages, eventually creating the hoop dance.
Alice Nelson and a variety of fun puppets explore humankind’s intricate relationship with water. The younger set will love hilarious stories, historical anecdotes, and fascinating facts.
Climb the stairs and look for a beckoning hand. Enter a secret arcade of miniature theatres. Cross the palm of each show’s operator with a Toonie or a Fiver. Put on the headphones, and be transported by a brief little puppet show or twisted movie.
What do a lonely bus rider, microscopic puppets, and punk tumours have in common? The prairie, where “nothing ever happens.”
Calgary’s Bleeding Art Industries creates a whimsical Monty Python-esque stop motion animation to the song, River of Snot by the comedic musical trio The Arrogant Worms.