Winnipeg Photos

Some photos of our trip to Winnipeg this month for the Winnipeg International Storytelling Festival:

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The entire show of Saudade. Everyone was very impressed by our packing abilities!

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The poster for the festival.

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Genna sorts control rods before a show.

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The puppets (60 in total) laid out ready for a show.

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We performed in the gym at the NEEDS center, a community space for newcomers. Our fantastic sound guy, Hassaan is at the computer.

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Talking with the kids at the NEEDS Center after the show.

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The rivers of Winnipeg are beautiful in the sun.

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Cecilia and Genna at the opening dinner of the festival.

 

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What Can You Do With a Broken Umbrella?

So many things, if you are a puppeteer! After taking apart LOTS of umbrellas for various puppet projects this winter, we have a much better understanding of how they work–and why they break so easily! Fortunately we can use the broken pieces in many different ways. Here are a few of them:

We take large broken umbrellas apart and use the spokes as controls for shadow puppets.

We take large broken umbrellas apart and use the spokes as controls for shadow puppets.

An in-progress shot of a puppet from Cabinets of Kismet that uses the joints of a broken umbrella.

An in-progress shot of a puppet from Cabinets of Kismet that uses the joints of a broken umbrella.

And here it is again a little further along!

And here it is again a little further along!