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.
Today was the last day of an intensive Puppet Camp for children and youth at the Gibsons & District Public Library. Three days of chaotic fun and mindblowing creativity. We explored puppet building and performance, using sock, tabletop and giant puppets that we made ourselves in class. The results surpassed all expectations! Many thanks to Danielle Arsenault and the Gibsons library for making this possible.