Summer Music Festival: Bunraku Puppetry
Puppets UP! - AUGUST 7 & 8, 201
Puppets Elora: "The First Noel"
Open Door Designs featured on InsideToronto.com
• Open Door Designs' Fall Now Workshops Scheduled
• Open Door Designs Visits Lillian
H. Smith Public Library
da Marioneta - Lisboa, Portugal
Elisabeth den Otter: Antropologist,
The Pump Up Perth Residents Committee -
• Perth Dupont Library SUMMER
• Dovercourt Boy's and Girl's Club
• Red Wagon Collective
& Theatre: Imada Puppet
Troupe & Bunraku Bay Puppet Troupe
Thursday, July 22 at 8:00pm, MacMillan Theatre
The Festival proudly presents two companies that perform Bunraku,
a vivid, sophisticated style of puppet theatre that originated
in Japan 300 years ago. Using half life-size puppets and accompanied
by chanted narration and music played on traditional instruments,
the companies offer a series of delightful, inspiring short
plays. A truly unique and unforgettable experience!
Kotobuki Shiki Sanbaso
The Dance of Ebisu
fabulous festival in Almonte, Ontario
should not be missed, book early for the workshops and performances.
Line-up for 1010
Antonov (St. Petersburg, Russia)
• Taiyuan Puppet Theatre
de Deux Mains (Montréal, Québec)
• Clownz (Brownsbury-Chatam,
• Mr. Smythe and his Mini-All
Star Show (Montréal, Québec)
• Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers
• Tanglewood Marionettes
(Ware, Maine, USA)
• Foreign Landscape Productions
& Exit 4 Theatre (Massachusetts, USA)
Jacob Berkowitz (Almonte, Ontario
ventures into new territory with an original, self-produced
play featuring a whole community of new puppet characters,
a raft of props and special effects, and fun for everyone
who loves music, community festivals, Elora, or simply
puppeteering. Join us at the charming Gorge Cinema,
which will provide the ideal venue for six performances
of “The First Noel”,
a 75-minute live puppet show. Book early—seating
month Anice Wong, a reporter
Toronto.comvisited and did a video story about Open
Door Designs. I am thrilled with the results and hope you
enjoy it! Click on the image to view
WORKSHOPS NOW SCHEDULED
DOOR DESIGNS is pleased to now offer Workshops on a regular
basis in our brand new dedicated space. We are keeping the
workshops small, max 6-10 participants depending on the workshop.
So register soon to guarantee a place.
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 and classrooms.
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
be offering another Marionette Building workshop
along with a new workshop, Building a Tabletop Puppet.
After a taking a look at the Budner Puppets and the oldest
book and smallest book Martha then took me downstairs to meet
Theo Hera who oversees the Marguerite G. Bagshaw Collection,
a reference collection located on the main floor and used
by children's literature students, researchers and scholars,
authors, illustrators and publishers, teachers, storytellers,
puppeteers and actors. It includes over a hundred bins containing
puppet shows created and used by the TPL children's staff.
Any book you can imagine about puppetry is in the collection
and so if you need to know ANYTHING about puppetry, this is
the place to start!
Osborne Collection Class visits and Group Tours
Teachers and instructors are welcome
to contact the Osborne Collection to arrange group visits,
subject to space and scheduling. Classes starting at grade
4+ may enjoy exhibits and talks, while high school, college
and university-level students may be given subject presentations
on Osborne material.
Mon. - Fri. 10-6, Sat. 9-5 Website:The
Osborne Collection Phone:
416-393-7753 Fax: 416-393-7635
Contacts: * Leslie McGrath - email@example.com
* Martha Scott - firstname.lastname@example.org
* Lori McLeod - email@example.com
scout kit-$95 c1950's, assembled, mostly orginal strings -
'70's (?) - 15"
Puppet pigs created by Czechoslovakian Jan and Vlasta
Dalibor. Pinky and Perky was an animated childrens TV
series first broadcast by the BBC in 1957, then revived
in 2008 as a CGI animation.
They have been restrung with colour coded linen strings.
P. Nut wants to be your next Present!
1977 Made in Korea. 19", with original box
this un-PC clip from Fireball XL5 - one of my childhood favourites
watched mostly with fingers in ears and eyes closed - it was
soooo scary! This one is odd as it appears most of the puppeteers
May, FIMFA brings puppets from throughout the world to Lisbon.
Professional puppet companies from various countries, of
recognized international merit, present their latest creations
in an innovative program, targeted at various publics and
age groups. In parallel to the puppet theatre shows, colloquia,
exhibitions and workshops are held, related to this theme."
website tripped over (!) full of information and Elisabeth
den Otter has also written several books about puppetry.
puppet is an inanimate figure made to move by human effort
before an audience. Puppet theatre is found all over the world
and puppets exist in various types and shapes: hand, rod and
string puppets, as well as in the derived form of shadow figures.
Puppetry in a larger sense includes all objects that are animated
by man. Puppets (and masks) come to life through the hands
and minds of the puppeteers, the musicians and the dancers."
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. There is a website at 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.
public meeting has been set up with Maria Rodrigues, school
board Trustee, to discuss grades 7/8 and French Immersion
at Perth PS.
When: Monday, 5 July, 2010
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Perth Avenue Junior Public
It is important that as many parents as possible attend this
DUPONT LIBRARY SUMMER READING CLUB ACTIVITIES
SUMMER READING CLUB ACTIVITIES
All programmes at 2:00pm
*Thurs. July 8 Vincent the Magician
*Thurs. July 15 Jungle crafts
*Thurs. July 22 Puppet making workshop
*Thurs. July 29 Puppet show with Mike Harding
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
& Girl's Club Renovation
of time and materials needed
Tapers, Light Fixtures, Paint & Painters, cash donations
and more please contact
Tony Palermo: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
email@example.com (416) 530-4233
RED WAGON COLLECTIVE
may be dropped off at Open Door Designs or email Nancy
Davis Halifax for more information.
WAGON COLLECTIVE: DONATIONS NEEDED:
fabric, wool, embroidery floss, needles, crochet hooks, old
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.