2016 VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL PUPPET FESTIVAL
The Imaginarium Duffy’s Puppets
Growing up they were the best of friends, but as
Lena becomes too cool to play with her brother,
Loopy desperately seeks out a new playmate
among the 10 other characters within The
The Little Old Man Theatre Bagger
Living in an unfriendly town, an old man is very
lonely. When he goes for a walk and puts signs
up on trees looking for a friend, the results are
eye-opening for the little fellow. With just four
hands, expressive puppets, an elegant lighting
design and original jazz piano score, this
inventive Vancouver company brings a modern
Swedish folktale to life. A touching story of
love, loneliness, fear and hope.
Ideas Bobert! RagmopTheatre Co.
Do you listen to the cogs that whir in your head,
or the songbird’s hymn that sings in your chest?
Teetering on the brink of absolute failure, Love-
sick Bobert discovers his heart to be more than
he knew. From award winning creator Candice
Roberts comes a whimsical brew of physical
comedy and conundrum. Ridiculous and
preposterous! Like Ginger Rogers meets Mr. Bean,
Ideas Bobert dances with the absurd.
Interactive Bike Marionettes
Featuring unique marionettes made of recycled
bicycle parts based on real people from
Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant neighbourhood.
This multimedia docu-drama interweaves
puppeteering and documentary style video
screenings with audience participation in
Animating puppets and live sound effects during the
Fierce & Fearless Carnival Sized Cinnamon Hearts
Based on the Grimm’s Fairy Tale “The Prince Who Feared Nothing,” Fierce and Fearless is a coming of age story, set in the 1970’s, about a youth who sets out for his first time to the gay village, daring to see the who wins the Finocchio’s Audition Competition at the Grand Gala Ball; but what is in store for this curious cat is more than he even hoped for.
Mind of a Snail
Mature audiences 30 minutes
A shadow show featuring everyday objects that is strange, poignant and funny. Will the fork ever find its love? Will the spoon find its true place in the universe? Expect toothbrush on hairbrush violence, pens at work and spray bottles who are the gatekeepers to a mystical face.
VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL PUPPET FESTIVAL GALA & SLAMETTE
Our gala event will be the jewel of the festival With micro performances by local and visiting puppeteers, food generously provided by Kessel & March, drinks, a silent auction and music. This is an event not to be missed.
THE SUNFLOWER HOUR
With a biting, dark sense of humor, this indie feature film from vancouver follows the casting search for a new puppeteer on a popular children’s television show. A reality TV documentary crew follows four finalists. This comedy about puppets, puppeteers and the people who hire them soon reveals all kinds of secrets and makes it clear that nobody involved should have anything to do with children...ever. follwong the show There will be a short talk back with director aaron houston.
WARNING: This Mockumentary Movie is NOT for Kids!