January 20, 2015
A few years back I met visual artist Bracken Hanuse when I was asked to help tech a Yukon tour for his hip hop group, Skookum Sound System. I learned so much from these artists and such a great time touring remote communities together. I remember one of the great highlights of that trip was performing in the fly-in only community of Old Crow, and then having the best Canada Day celebrations ever (including canoe races, ATV parades, and then learning to jig).
See more behind the scenes pics here >
October 1, 2014
One of my favorite parts of touring Sci-Fi Double Feature is visiting new places. So far, we’ve presented across Canada, including stops in Banff, Victoria, and Ottawa. These places are great, but I’ve seen them all before.
My Travel Buddies: Brian Fidler and Genvieve Doyon.
Recently, we were accepted to present at Contact East, which is a networking conference to help you book shows in Eastern Canada, United States and the UK. I’ve never been to Nova Scotia before (or even a contact event) so I’ve been looking towards this trip, rubbing my hands in anticipation.
Explore more of Nova Scotia here >
September 15, 2014
Back in August I reunited with my puppet crew to continue development on our new show Tombstone. This will be another theatre piece that combines puppetry with live cinematography and video projection. It builds off our previous show Sci-Fi Double Feature, which we are currently touring around Canada. You can read about our residency at The Banff Centre, where we started work on Tombstone on my recent blog post.
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July 21, 2014
This past Wednesday I taught an animal mask-making workshop for a group of teens at the Burnaby Public Library. This workshop is part of a series called Julia’s Studio, which was offered as a way to honour the life of former Teen Librarian Julia Nelson who passed away to cancer. I was deeply impressed by this idea. What better way to celebrate a loved one then by sharing their passion with others?
See More Animal Masks Here >
May 15, 2014
We took a break from our studio to go for hike up Sulpher Mountain. It was a little slippery going up, but the panoramic views were stunning. It’s amazing to just be able to leave and immediately be surrounded by this wilderness. We opted to take the gondola down.