PUPPET WHAT WHAT ON DUPONT ST!
• Toronto Puppet Collective - PUPPET ALLSORTS - DREAMS-
• FOAM & FUR WORKSHOP -
more puppets completed
• Puppet What What's friend
Socks on the News!
Next workshop: Marionette Building - 3 more days to sign up
PUPPET ALLSORTS: PUNCH &JUDY,
Mike Petersen (only 2 tickets left)
• Little Orange Man
• Puppet Power Conference - Calgary
Puppets, and Dramaturgy: A Symposium–March 8 and 9
• Humber College: Puppetry Intensive
Skabelse - puppet animation
• GUINOL puppets from my collection
• Meredith Bixby Marionettes;
Edward Gorey Doc Cli
• Mario Mirabassi
• Stan Parker Marionettes
CAFE CON LECHE
• Basement Studio Available
• Image Foundry
IN THE WINDOW
PUPPET WHAT WHAT
in decorating the FEBRUARY window!!
ALL, DROP BY and pick up a heart to decorate or bring
a SNOWFLAKE OR HEART YOU'VE MADE AT HOME TO HANG IN THE
WINDOW. YOU CAN ADD A MESSAGE OR DRAWING IF YOU'D LIKE
WHAT WHAT WOULD LOVE IT. Visit her Facebook
Page for updates
YOU DROP SOMETHING OFF AFTER HOURS JUST LEAVE IT IN THE
MAILBOX WITH THE HEART ON IT!
ABOUT PUPPET WHAT WHAT: She's a geek, does science
fiction themed shows all May online, fav tv show is Doctor
Who (and best friends are The Soctor who is with her in
the shop window, a Sock Zebra named Zorah, and alien named
Zlorg & another alien named The Master Master who happens
to be the Soctor's nemesis) and she hangs out with Santa
Claus in the North Pole and helps him out just before Christmas
(Talk With Santa, a live phone in show on Rogers Cable,
Mississauga). She's performed on tv, online and live at
cabarets and puppet slams & occasionally visits sci
fi conventions. She passionately hates yoyos (mainly because
of the string - she is too small to yoyo.) She loves chocolate
and tea parties. She is aware that once upon a time she
was a sock, but has no memory of that existence, and is
very happy and proud that she is a puppet now.
WHAT WHAT'S SLAVE ROBIN POLFUSS was recently featured
on Global TV talking about de minkys.
Sold Out Show Out!
fans of all ages gathered last month to watch Artichoke
Heart Collective perform a trio of shadow puppet
vignettes. The packed room and the questions after the
show added to the experience.
Petersen whose show PUNCH
& JUDY was in the room with some of his
puppets to answer questions and as of going to press there
are only 2 tickets left. Get your tickets soon.
& FUR February 2013
workshop produced a CAT, MONSTER, COW and OLD MAN! BEAUTIFUL
ARE STILL SPACES AVAILABLE FOR THE MARIONETTE WORKSHOP -
SIGN UP SOON
this workshop participants, over four days, will construct
their own marionette using polymer and air-dry clays.
Concepts of three-dimensional sculptural form will
be taught in making of the head and hands and feet
and fundamental principles of painting will be introduced
in order to bring each character to life. Each participant
will also learn how to string and dress their puppet
and basic marionette manipulation will also be covered.
February 10, 17, 24 & March 3, 2013
(If you have a group of 4-8 people we can organize
workshops to suit your schedule.)
1597 Dupont Street
Toronto ON M6P 3S8
& JUDY - NOW SOLD OUT (if
you are interested get on the waitlist by emailing
us and if we have a big enough response we'll put
on a second show)
all here – the loving wife, the teetering toddler,
the crusty cop, the voracious crocodile, and of course,
the mischievous Mr. Punch himself in all his trouble-making
glory! Come celebrate the 350th anniversary of one
of the oldest puppet traditions on Earth, with Mike
Petersen’s Good Old Fashioned Punch & Judy
Mike Petersen has performed across
Canada, throughout the U.S. and in Japan, Australia,
Nigeria, Britain, Singapore and Poland with such companies
as Mermaid Theatre, Neptune Theatre, Festival Antigonish,
Kaleidoscope Theatre, the Edinburgh Puppet Company,
Poland’s Teatr Arlekin, and Theatre Beyond Words.
Film and television credits include Fraggle Rock,
Labyrinth, and the award-winning CBC pre-school series
The Mighty Jungle. Mike created and performed in As
You Puppet at YPT, and also played host “Papageno”
in a series of classical music concerts for children
called Music & Truffles. Most recently he performed
with Frank Meschkuleit in 65 episodes of The New Adventures
of Toopy & Binoo, airing soon on Treehouse.
open at 2:40pm - come early and see some puppet exhibits
and play in the KIDS
Little Orange Man in Toronto you'll
laugh, you'll cry, you'll pee.
Edible puppetry, LED shadows
TORONTO tour dates: Tues Feb 19th @ 4pm & 730pm
In Little Orange Man the audience arrives to find that
they have all signed up via craigslist to volunteer to
be guinea pigs in a child’s dream experiment. What
emerges through the fast-paced humour is the honest efforts
of an outcast child, who entrusts a group of strangers
to help fight her darkest battle. Music, innovations in
LED shadow puppetry and dark Danish fables. Rated E for
Venue : Arcadia
Performance Space, 680 Queen’s Quay West
(where Bathurst hits the water)
Professionals and YOU!
11 Specialized Classes, taught by 10 professional artists,
for anyone who loves PUPPETS!
There are workshops for:
Parent and Child Pairs (6 to 99)
Learn from an outstanding, talented group of artists that
have come together to offer these special programs.
Small intimate classes
Beginner to novice level
Take home something tangible from every class
ALL materials are included
Enjoy the art of puppet making
10% of proceeds go to Puppets Up!
Be a part of the puppet family
9 and 10, 2013
The Coast Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
A Conference Exploring HowPuppets Innovatively Address
the Tough Issues
Facing Us in Today's World...
...for educators, helping professionals, artists, activists,
idea generators and students
Puppets, and Dramaturgy: A Symposium–March 8 and
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16TH, 2013
Puppeteers, playwrights, dramaturgs, and students from
the Northeast will meet together at the Ballard Institute
and Museum of Puppetry on Friday and Saturday, March 8
and 9 for a symposium exploring the different ways that
puppets and play texts connect in performance. The event
is sponsored by the Ballard Institute and UConn’s
Puppet Arts Program.
Humber College Puppetry Intensive is
an exciting, rigorous, hands-on, 12 day training program
in the art of puppet theatre, taught by some of the best
professional puppet artists in North America.
Participants will survey the many modes of puppetry through
the study of breath, impulse, movement and voice as they
relate to object animation and puppet manipulation. The
principals and techniques of puppet design, construction,
mechanisms of movement, and performance creation will be
explored in a puppet lab setting. All classes will take
place in the recently renovated, state-of-the-art facilities
of Humber College’s Arts and Media Studios.MORE
in JAKARTA and BALI, INDONESIA
1 - 8 September 2013
World Puppet Carnival with the Indonesian Puppeteers
Association PEPADI and the Government of Indonesia
invite you to participate in the spectacular Wayang
- World Puppet Carnival in Jakarta and Bali, Indonesia
from 1 to 8 September 2013. Share your talents and
see the world of Wayang Puppets. Over 60 productions
from around the world will be selected to perform
in beautiful, exotic Indonesia, birthplace of famous
Wayang Puppetry, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage
Bjarne Kalhøj, Mariann Aagaard, Henrik Andersen Director: Bjarne Sandborg Assistant director: Helle Sikjær Music: Henrik Andersen Puppets / set design: Mariann Aagaard assisted
by Kristen Rosenkrants Grann, Anna Maria Olby Bertouch-Lehn Light design: Morten Ladefoged Vorkshop: Morten Laursen, Sigurd Røge
Dissing, William H. Nielsen Film maker: Joakim Eggert
my collection:(l to r) Marisol (sans coif - Guinol's Wife),
Guinol, Soldier or Policeman,Gnafron (Guinol's drunken
Late 19th early 20th C (??)
Gorey (a hero of mine)
Raw footage clip from our upcoming feature-length
documentary with the late illustrator Edward Gorey,
shot from 1996 to his death in April, 2000. A Mooncusser
Film directed by Christopher Seufert.
eclettico: autore teatrale,regista, scenografo, esperto
di espressione infantile, si occupa da 30 anni di Teatro
di Figura, direttore di Tieffeu e del Festival internazionale
delle Figure animate "Figuratevi". Pittore,
Scultore e Grafico.Docente Accademia di Belle Arti di
Parker was born in 1926. His father was a Punch and Judy
performer and Stan took up wood carving as a young man.
Soon he became interested in Marionettes or string puppets.
He was very influenced by a puppet company in Stratford
on Avon, called the Lanchester Puppet Company.
National collection of trick circus marionettes, made by
Stan Parker of Carlisle, saved for the nation by a successful
bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund. Now housed at Upfront
Puppet Theatre in Cumbria.
Please visit. www.up-front.com www.stanparkerpuppets.co.uk
PUPPETS NOW AT
OPEN DOOR DESIGNS
now have a selection of
Folkmanis puppets in the store.
If you don't see what you want we can order it for you.
Fido the Dog w box
Marionette a la Edith Flack Ackley
19th-early 20th C (?)
Devil Head - German
early 20th C
Marionette - beautiful movement
NEIGHBOURHOOD HAS A NEW CAFE!
Dupont st (in the old Laundrama)
Visit Soon! Thanks
Carlos and Sandra Flores
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.
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.
little further afield but worth the walk!
Beautiful, unique food in a cozy setting.
1426 Bloor Street West
(at the corner of Symington Avenue)
Toronto, ON M6P
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