the window held over until May 7
SPWING IZ HERE, THE GWASS IZ RIZ
I WUNDER WHERE DEM BIRDIES IZ?!
coming soon to the window: Jamil
Ammar with Adorable Surly and Punch
NOTE: OUR RETAIL STORE WILL BE CLOSED: MAY 9-11 INCLUSIVE
the most famous traditional puppets in the Western World, the
Punch and Judy Show synonymous with British seaside holidays
of yesteryear has come a long way since an Italian puppet called
Pulcinella was first recorded in the 1662 diary of Samuel Pepys
after a Covent Garden show. In partnership with the VA Museum
of Childhood aims to show how Punch & Judy developed into a
form of popular entertainment still thriving in 2012 the 350th
anniversary of Mr. Punch. It will work nationally with a wide
network of volunteer groups, museums, local authorities, schools
and colleges and - most importantly - the Punch and Judy men
and women of Great Britain. It will explore Punch's European
roots, the popular role the Punch and Judy Show has since played
in millions of childhood memories, and create a new media archive
of the 350 year old art form and its place in UK culture to
be publicly accessible for the first time.
here for more information.
TECHNIQUES OF FOAM & FUR PUPPET BUILDING
this workshop participants, over four days, will construct
a "muppet" style hand puppet of their own design
using techniques of foam carving and covering with fabric
such as fur or fleece. Concepts of three-dimensional sculptural
form will be taught in creating the form; stitching techniques
for hiding seams in a variety of coverings; modelling and
painting features such as noses, eyes, etc.
of Foam & Fur Workshop
May, 6, 13, 20, 27, 2012
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
1597 Dupont Street
Toronto ON M6P 3S8
over the age of 12
+ HST(this includes all materials)
Download the Workshop Description
to Download Registration Form click here
or call (416) 531-1290
you have completed the registration form email, mail,
or drop off at Open Door
Designs. Feel free to call to confirm (416) 531-1290.
may pay by credit card, Debit or cheque by dropping by
the store. If you would like to pay online through Paypal,
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Tuesday May 8,
7pm JCCC Kobayashi hall
General $30 (tax included) JCCC members/students $25
Tickets are on sale at JCCC reception desk
Hachioji Kuruma Ningyo is a form of puppet theatre created
by Nishikawa Koryu I nearly 150 years ago, in the late Edo
Period. It is called "Kuruma Ningyo" because the
puppeteer sits on a small seat with roller wheels (rokuro
kuruma) when operating a puppet (ningyo).
ishikawa Koryu became the 5th iemoto of the Kuruma Ningyo
troupe in 1996.
As well, English and Japanese verbal explanations about Kuruma
Ningyo (puppets) and Gidayu (chanter) will be provided as
a part of the event and English subtitles will accompany the
info Click Here
Friday May 25, 11 am - 6 pm & Saturday May
26, 10 am - 1 pm
TORONTO PUPPET EXPLOSION!
Your favourite Toronto-area puppeteers
get together for an evening of silly, experimental and
hilarious nonsense in fine puppet slam tradition! One
night only, age 19+. Sponsored by the Ontario Puppetry
Association and supported by Unraku.
Wednesday, June 6th 2012, 7:30 - 9:30pm.
Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor St. West
(at Ossington), Toronto.
(for information on for calls for submissions
WAR HORSE RUSH SEATS!
Front row orchestra RUSH seats can be purchased on the day of
the performance, by phone through TicketKing (416-872-1212 or
1-800-461-3333) and in-person at the Princess of Wales Theatre
box office. Limit of 2 tickets per person. Tickets are $29 each
and are available on a first come, first serve basis.
Please note that the hours of operations vary by phone and box
office, and rush ticket sales will begin at the following times:
Monday - Tuesday, 9:00am by phone and 12:00pm at the box office
Wednesday, 9:00am by phone and 11:00am at the box office
Thursday - Friday, 9:00am by phone and 12:00pm at the box office
Saturday, 10:00am by phone and 11:00am at the box office
Sunday, 11:00am at the box office and 12:00pm by phone
Rush seats may be sold out by phone prior to the box office opening
hours (and vice versa) as there is a limit of 22 seats per performance,
subject to availability. ID will be required at the box office
to pick up rush seats purchased by phone.
The Toronto Puppet Explosion!
For the love of felt! And because puppets of all shapes, sizes
and source materials must be brought to the masses…
HOW: To submit
your improvisational, scripted or choreographed piece (3 to
10 minutes in length), please fill out the performance proposal
form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
by May 11th. Download
Performance Proposal Here.
this event by spreading this call far and wide, and by inviting
your friends through The
Toronto Puppet Explosion Facebook page or through www.wildrun.ca/slam
We hope to see you on June 6th!
New England Puppet Intensive
is a 10
Day vigorous training program in the creative art of puppetry
and animated object performance presented by members of The
Old Trout Puppet Workshop.
Instruction and exercises will focus on physical awareness,
character development, ensemble building & puppet design.
In addition, participants will work toward the development of
original material where their ideas and creations will take
flight in front of an audience presented at the end of the workshop
at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA)
The New England Puppet Intensive is open to puppeteers, actors,
dancers, directors, designers, teachers, visual artists, writers,
and anyone with a willing spirit.
Faculty: Peter Balkwill and David Lane (The Old Trout Puppet
Workshop), and Nan Balkwill
Dates: August 3 - 13, 2012
Please visit: http://www.newenglandpuppet.org/
for more information
March 14 at 4:00pm until April 10 at 5:00pm
Henson - Small Hands
Director: Joseph Mann
Executive Producer: Bart Yates
Produced by: Joseph Mann, Tamsin Glasson, James Bretton
Written by: Joseph Mann
Director of Photography: Matthew Day
Puppets by: Jonny Sabbagh
Character Design: Jonny Sabbagh & Keaton Henson
Puppeteers: Jonny Sabbagh & Will Harper
puppets were rescued by Norman Perrin of the Four Winds Storytelling
Library. They appear to be carved bassword, hand painted. Costumes
are linen. If anyone knows anything about them please let us
studio is now finished and available for rent
for small meetings and events. A beautiful clean new space,
there is approximately 350 sq ft of floor space. 2 tables, 12
chairs, microwave, kettle, coffeemaker, fridge and bathroom.
$15/hr - 8 hour minimum
$20/hr by the hour.
, (416) 531-1290
Dupont Community Garden
just as a garden with individual plots in 2005 by the City Councillor
Adam Giambrone, it has been transformed into a thriving Community
Garden, and is now a center for Urban Agriculture. With ethnic
and lifestyle diversity, our garden is a place to grow food, flowers,
friendships, and personal social and leadership skills. READ
RED WAGON COLLECTIVE
Donations may be dropped off at Open Door Designs or email Nancy
Davis Halifax for more information.
RED WAGON COLLECTIVE: DONATIONS NEEDED:
fabric, wool, embroidery floss, needles, crochet hooks, old
RED WAGON COLLECTIVE was formed in 2006 in response to our desire
to deepen our artistic, collaborative, and community-engaged
practices through residency projects that would enable us to
develop both intensive and extensive relationships in the Junction
- a rapidly changing neighbourhood in Toronto's west end. We
share a desire to work collaboratively with artists and non-artists
to create work that inspires new conversations; softens boundaries
between groups separated by age, culture, ability, and economic
status; promotes the presence of art in everyday life and contributes
to increasing public engagement in community development. The
work we create with communities is used in producing exhibitions,
public installations, and celebratory performance events.We
are currently working within the walls of the Evangeline Shelter.
Foundry specializes in edition printing, custom art reproduction
projects, and high-end photo-retouching work.
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