A video of our latest puppet creation, Shadow of My Beloved, will be premiered at an online Halloween Puppet Slam this coming Thursday, October 29th, at 7 pm PST.
Based on 17th century composer Michel Lambert’s song “Ombre de mon amant,” this short solo piece is a personal reflection on mortality, loss and remembrance, peppered with some dark, quirky humour.
This puppet slam is an initiative of the Vancouver International Puppetry Festival and supports the efforts of puppeteers locally and internationally. Please note that this edition will be adult-oriented.
Kris is now part of a “paper story collective” led by Brazilian artist Liana Yuri that introduces bilingual school children in Sao Paulo to pop-up and paper puppet theatre. It’s been great fun interacting online with over a hundred happy kids, showing them a prerecorded video of The Wolf and the Monster (Kris’s unorthodox adaptation of Red Riding Hood), demonstrating the puppets live and participating in a simple pop-up making workshop.