Burkett returns to Factory Theatre with his newest work. Billy
Twinkle is a middle-aged cruise ship puppeteer who dazzles audiences
with his Stars in Miniature marionette niteclub act...until
he is fired by the cruise line. Contemplating a watery demise,
his dead mentor appears as a ghostly hand puppet, forcing Billy
to re-enact his life as a puppet show and rekindle the passion
for a life that sparkles."
il Cameriereis inspired by the Commedia dell'arte
style of puppetry, and the annual Festitalia celebration
in Hamilton, Ontario. Pulcinella, Pantalone, Babette
and the DemonDog are fashioned in the Guarettelle
style, carried on through the centuries in Italy.
Another character, Zanni, shows up to comment on the
action and facilitate the understanding of the style
for Canadian audiences.
August 13, 2010
Pulciinella, il Cameriere
AFTER THE ART BUS
The Pearl Company
Theatre, Gallery and Arts Facility
Steven Street Hamilton ON
Friday, September 10
Pulciinella, il Cameriere
JAMES NORTH ART CRAWL
15 Colbourne Street
Hamilton ON L8R 2G2
Sunday September 26
STRAIGHT FROM THE GARDEN
610 York Blvd.
DOOR DESIGNS is pleased to now offer Workshops on a regular
basis in our brand new dedicated space. We are keeping the workshops
small, 6-10 participants depending on the workshop. So register
soon to guarantee a place.
As a result
requests we have created an "Educator's Series" that
includes Puppetry: History and Applications in the Classroom
with Naomi Kates; Performance with Mike
Harding and Kelly Kirkham's papier
mache workshop that has already been taken back to many daycares
Harding is also offering a Beginners,
Intermediate and Advanced
"muppety" puppet workshop including a building a foam
puppet, building a fur puppet and finally, a more professional
to the History and Applications workshop for
the Educators Series Naomi Kates is also offering
a Bunraku workshop for Kids & Parents.
be offering another Marionette Building workshop
along with a new workshop, Building a Tabletop Puppet.
offering two workshops. One under the heading "Educator's
Series: Storytelling Workshop and one workshop
for children, Hallowe'en Monster Party the
day before Hallowe'en.
are thrilled that Julia has chosen Open Door Designs as
a location for her music program for children. We recommend
that you sign up soon!
Collins from The Children's Music Garden outside Open
At the Children's Music Garden we
will be creating wonderful musical moments just downstairs from
wonderful puppet creating happening upstairs!
The fun starts Tuesdays in September. Registration has begun!
Please see below for contact info.
We offer unique, creative music education for babies and children.
We offer small classes for children ages 6 months – 7
Our program teaches the basics of music in a fun, encouraging
environment that promotes peer interaction and personal development.
General music training has many benefits, like improved motor-skills,
self-esteem and focus. Movement, singing, listening and imaginative-play
are the main focuses in the lessons. The children play percussion
instruments and hear the teacher make many different sounds
from the violin and piano at each lesson.
For the month of August we are offering at-home demos. Get some
children together and the teacher will give a free trial lesson!
Register in August and September is FREE.
JULIA COLLINS, Musician and Teacher, Children's Music
KIRKHAM IS GOING TO BARBADOS TO TEACH PUPPETEERS
DOOR DESIGNS was commissioned by the Future
Centre Trust in Barbados to produce six hand puppets
based on drawings in a book also commissioned by them.
Kelly has been hired to travel to Barbados to instruct
the troupe! Tough assignment.
here have been so busy and new things coming in every day...but
I only have time to feature the work of Richard Hanna who I
met a couple of years ago at Puppets Up! By some strange serendipity
I have two of his beautiful needle felted marionettes in the
store for a limited time, all 100% Merino Wool (appropriate
as Richard is from New Zealand). They are so expressive and
expertly crafted and they actually function! Incredible works
controllers are antique rulers.
Svankmajer - 1966 - Punch And Judy
BOUFFANT - The Vestibules
(well there is a sort up puppet in this)
All these items were produced under President Franklin D.
Roosevelt's New Deal jobs creation program, the Works Progress
Administration (WPA), founded in 1935. The agency was renamed
the Work Projects Administration in 1939 and operated until
German Kaspar Set - Late 19th Century ?
Pump Up Perth Residents Committee
A group of concerned residents, has
put together a campaign to inform as many parents as possible
about Perth PS.
After the public meeting with Trustee Maria Rodrigues, she
stressed that the parent community needs to send new letters
to her, for which she can present to the Director of Planning.
We need to get on the next TDSB planning agenda in September.
Please see latest summary of the public meeting at http://www.junctiontriangle.ca/perthps#comment-1861.
the website junctiontriangle.ca/perthps
where copies of the flyer and a pre-written form letter are
available for download, along with a lively discussion about
the need for grades 7/8 and French Immersion.
DUPONT LIBRARY SUMMER READING CLUB ACTIVITIES
SUMMER READING CLUB ACTIVITIES
All programmes at 2:00pm
Thurs. August 5 Movie “Jungle Book”
Thurs. August 12 Storytelling with Adele
Thurs. August 19 Bingo and last day party
*these programs require registration.
Registration for all programs begins June 25.
ASK AT DESK! Click
Here to Download Schedule PDF
FROM KEN MCMULLEN, FARMER: Spring is on the way The first
seedlings of thyme and lupines sprouted today in our germination
room. Asparagus can't be far behind. I hope you will join us
again for the 2010 crop season. We are celebrating 20 years
of home deliveries so there will be special events and crops
throughout the year. Registration information can be found at:http://www.springarbourfarm.com/delivery00.htm
delivery dates, crops and prices can be found at: http://www.springarbourfarm.com/delivery00_2.htm
the beginning of January Central Tech students have been getting
hands-on experience with the skilled trades they love by renovating
a vacant warehouse at 45 Ernest Ave. into a new home for the
Boys' and Girls' club. The students hope to have their
renovations finished in time so the club can begin regular
operations this May. If you can donate any time or materials
please contact Tony Palermo:
firstname.lastname@example.org (416) 530-4233
& Girl's Club Renovation
of time and materials needed
Tapers, Light Fixtures, Paint & Painters, cash donations
and more please contact
Tony Palermo: email@example.com
RED WAGON COLLECTIVE
may be dropped off at Open Door Designs or email Nancy
Davis Halifax for more information.
RED WAGON COLLECTIVE: DONATIONS
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.
you would like to join our emailing list and receive our
Newsletter and updates regarding
special events and new products at Open Door Designs,
email us at firstname.lastname@example.org