Canadian icon JUDITH LAWRENCE, creator and performer of CASEY & FINNEGAN for MR. DRESSUP, will be our very special guest. She is also a recipient of the ORDER OF CANADA for her work with peace and women’s rights.
OLD TROUT PUPPET WORKSHOP (Calgary) & PUENTE THEATRE (Victoria) with musical guests BUCAN BUCAN
present THE UMBRELLA as part of our double with the ANARCHIST’S PUPPET/POET SLAM.
HEATHER HENSON’S HANDMADE PUPPET DREAMS adult puppet movie shorts, including “Lessons Learned” by Toby Froud, son of Brian & Wendy Froud designers of puppets on Dark Crystal & Labyrinth.
RICK SCOTT is our FEATURED ACT at our Sunday Puppets for Peace Main Stage Government House Performance. He is an award winning singer, songwriter, & storyteller who combines music and laughter in lively, participatory concerts for all ages. RICK is not a puppet.
Javanese Dalang SUTRISNO HARTANA will offer a Wayang shadow demonstration. He and his FAMILY will perform Javanese music & dance at our Government House Peace Celebration. Sutisno Hartana at SFU
The LE-LA-LA DANCERS are a traditional Kwakwaka’wakw (pronounced kwa kwa key wok) dance company who present First Nations culture of Northern Vancouver Island.
Comedian, KIRSTEN VAN RITZEN will co host our opening reception with the Little Yellow Guys, as well as trying her hand at puppets.
RUNAWAY MOON PUPPETS’ (Enderby, BC) DREAM
Dream is a folktale with subversive humour that works on several levels, that is aimed mainly at adults. But like all Runaway Moon productions, it is suitable for everyone over the age of five.” www.runawaymoon.org
THE MESMERIZING MERMAID, HILARIE ANN HIGGINS (Victoria) audience participation involving 7 fish puppets.
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GRANT HAYTER-MENZIES shares his knowledge of Chinese Shadow puppetry with his puppet collection, followed by a book signing at MUNRO’S, Canada’s most beautiful bookstore of SHADOW WOMAN: THE EXTRAORDINARY CAREER OF PAULINE BENTON.
VANCOUVER PUPPET THEATRE’s
Petrushka Show with Viktor Bakar, who will offer a performance & walk around characters.
W.P. PUPPET THEATRE (Calgary) ‘Drop By’ Paper folding workshop fun paper sculpture techniques. Celebrate real or imaginary birds that can sing, squawk or flap their wings. Great for all ages.
MISSIE PETERS, Spoken Word Festival artistic director, is our slam host with the Little Yellow Guy “7” special contestants in THE ANARCHISTS PUPPET/POET SLAM. A double bill with Old Trout / Puente’s THE UMBRELLA.
SUE PROCTOR (Winnipeg) bring your own puppet or choose one of ours. Sue will lead you to create a story with puppets. 18 participants – priority given to P. of A. members. winnipegarts.ca/wac/event/371
DANAÉ BRISSONET (Quebec) creates The Living Mural on the wall of The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Watch it come alive and join our PUPPETS FOR PEACE PARADE.
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The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria