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Our Own Witness: Mike Czuba & the Bighetty Brothers & Puppets

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Hotel Alma, Senate Room, 7th Floor

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Our Own Witness: Opening Plenary with Mike Czuba and the Bighetty Brothers & Puppets

THIS 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 Mike Czuba, Conference Animateur, and the Bighetty brothers and their puppets to discuss the Power of Story and Puppetry and share how Bighetty Puppets is helping preserve Cree Language and Culture.


Mike Czuba from Dancing Monkey Laboratories (Calgary), is the "animateur" for the conference.

As a writer and creator, being allowed to spend time in different worlds is a blessing. To learn and witness new creative processes and to listen to how other artists discuss their work from distinct perspectives always fuel my own creation and challenges what I think I know. Being the Animateur of this year's conference, especially as it’s dealing with story, I’m looking forward to being reminded of the enormity and the multitude of functions of that word.

The Bighetty Brothers from Manitoba have a following on YouTube with Cree Puppets Mathias & Marcel

We are brothers who grew up mimicking what was on Walt Disney on CBC ever Sunday. If it was Robin Hood we made bows and arrows; including buffalo hunts, spear hunts, Tarzan in the shoreline, vines from a tree; in the winter we told our stories and played inside. We would go sliding, build quizzes, and played out in the howling blizzard. War games with homemade guns, to slingshots, to torcher games as we grew older. At nights we played cops and robbers which was one cop, and touching three times on head you became a cop. It was a lot of running in the boundaries we set up. We snared, hunted, fished and still use the land very much. We are all singers with hand drum, and follow our traditional ways.


More information on our website at: https://wppuppet.com/puppet-power-2018/puppet-power-presenters-2018/



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