SHOWS

SHOWS 

GIANT

GIANT is the amazing story of professional wrestler André the Giant, one of the most recognizable and beloved public figures ever, told from the perspective of the one person he left behind.

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THE DOLLY WIGGLER CABARET

An extremely popular night of short form puppetry for adult audiences, you’ll see the best of the fest and new raw material.

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TRIA FATA

From birth to death, from childhood to love: make-believe, high-wire, projections and fire – a large kaleidoscope swirls before an old women as her life is extinguishing.

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MILO THE MAGNIFICENT

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.

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BY JO-LEE

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.

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PIERROT’S GENDER REVEAL PARTY

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!

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DOROTHY: A MOTHER DAUGHTER MEMOIR PROJECT

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.

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THE BENCH

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.

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ANIMOVIES!

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.

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CLASH OF THE TITANS (1981)

Perseus battles Medusa and the Kraken, classic stop-motion animation creatures who are the work of special effects legend.

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THE DARK CRYSTAL (1982)

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.

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FREE EVENTS 

WE ARE CANADIAN: FAMILY SCREENING NATIONAL FILM BOARD

What do polar bears, woolly mammoths, and homesick hedgehogs all have in common? The National Film Board (NFB), that’s what.

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WAPOS BAY: THERE’S NO I IN HOCKEY

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.

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WÜNDER-BRIEFS

A collection of short puppet works and activities found around the Festival of Animated Objects.

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OUR WINDOW MURAL AND AUGMENTED REALITY APP

Our Window is a custom-made augmented reality (AR) app. Point your phone camera at the mural, and watch the panels come to life.

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PANORAMADA

The natural and the digital collide in colorful needleworks of landscapes created by both hand and machine.

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CITIZEN PUPPET EXHIBITION

Citizen puppet is a walking exhibition celebrating a range of contemporary local mask and puppetry artists with a hint of the past.

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WORKSHOPS

FANTASYSCAPES: CREATING RICH ENVIRONMENTS TO ENHANCE STORYTELLING

Using natural and found materials together with low- and high-tech light sources, participants will have fun exploring and creating collaborative micro-stories.

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CREATING A SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS PUPPET PLAY

Participants who are interested in creating a puppet show will leave with the tools to bring to life their own socially conscious play.

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THE EMANCIPATED SPECTATOR: HOW AUDIENCE ROLES ARE CHANGING

FREE

This panel will tackle a discussion on the universality and the differences in audience expectations and roles.

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PUPPET POP UP: ALIENS!

FREE FOR KIDS AND KIDS AT HEART!

Drop by the Questionarium on the second floor for the new central library and make your own flexible (literally) alien from sponge foam and bricbrac!

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UNIMA CANADA WEST CHAPTER LAUNCH

Come out and discover more about the creation of a new western Canadian chapter of UNIMA (Union Internationale de la Marionnette – International Puppetry Association).

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