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Iinisikimm – A Puppet Lantern Build Workshop

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University of Calgary

2500 University Dr NW

Calgary, AB T2N 1N4

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THIS WORKSHOP IS PART OF Puppet Power 2018: Story | A Conference on Applied Puppetry
June 1-3, 2018 (Friday evening, all day Saturday and Sunday)
Venue partner: University of Calgary's School of Creative and Performing Arts (2500 University Dr NW)

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Join Amethyst Little Rider and Nan Balkwill from the Canadian Academy of Mask and Puppetry (Calgary) for this workshop.

Iinisikimm is a celebration for the return of the Buffalo to the wilds of Banff National Park. This past summer a multicultural group of artists gathered to create and perform an interdisciplinary, puppet-lantern spectacle. Performances took place in Banff, Calgary and at Camp Chief Hector. During this workshop we will start with a slide show and talk about the creation process and performance of Iinisikimm with co-directors Amethyst Little Rider and Nan Balkwill. During the second part of the workshop participants will receive instruction on basic design and lantern construction then given time to build a simple puppet lantern to take home. All materials will be provided and no experience necessary.


About Nan and Amethyst

Nan Balkwill is a drama and yoga teacher for the Calgary Board of Education, as well as co-director of the New England Puppet Intensive in Massachusetts. As a puppeteer she has worked and created with the Green Fools Theatre Society, Vermont’s Bread and Puppet, Clunk Puppet Lab, Animated Objects Festival, Long Grass Studio’s Broken Sugar Bowl and Iinisikimm.

Amethyst First Rider is a member of the Blood Tribe, born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. She graduated from the University of Lethbridge in 1980 and received her Master’s of Fine Arts from the University of Calgary. Amethyst engaged in further theatre and drama development at Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff Alberta. Ms. First Rider taught Native Literature at the University of Lethbridge for 10 years as a sessional instructor. At present, Ms. First Rider is a major proponent in buffalo restoration, being one of the original organizers of Iinii Initiative, an ongoing buffalo restoration project that has resulted in the signing of a Buffalo Treaty by First Nations on both sides of the Canada – USA border.

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