Puppetry in Calgary:
There are many great puppetry groups here in Calgary, which makes this city a wonderful place to be a puppet enthusiast!
Calgary Animated Objects Society (CAOS)
For ten days every second January, Calgary becomes a winter hotbed of masks, puppetry and all things animated. The Animated Objects festival present mainstage shows, films, workshops, lectures and exhibitions at various downtown venues.
Green Fools Theatre
Green Fools are a non-profit charitable society that creates, performs and teaches physical theatre arts focusing on masks, puppets, stilts and foolery for diverse audiences locally and internationally.
The Old Trout Puppet Workshop
The Old Trout is dedicated to making professional puppet theatre, for both children and adults, that blurs that distinction. We launch forth to explore the outer edges of the puppet medium, and to create original, unique, and exuberant art.
W.P. Puppet Theatre
W.P. Puppet Theatre Society was established in 1991 as a charitable, not for profit Society based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Their mandate is the production and performance of original puppet theatre and the presentation of learning experiences through puppetry, for young and adult audiences, locally, nationally and internationally.
Puppets for Peace
The Project Ploughshares Puppets for Peace Program offers a choice of three age-appropriate, interactive puppet presentations for Grades 1 to 6 with peaceful relationships as the central theme.
The following web pages are good places to start learning about puppetry and puppet building:
The Puppetry Homepage
The Puppetry Homepage is a great resource for anyone interested in learning anything about puppetry.
Be sure to check out the associated puppetbuilder.com as well.
PuppetBuzz often provides international news, but it is run out of Canada and is often interesting from a more local perspective as well.
A great place if you are interested in learning about building puppets.
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