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March 2015
$20 for Artists/Under 30s/Student and $39 for General Admission

Everybody Knows This is Nowhere – Mark Lawes and Theatre Junction’s Company of Artists (Calgary)

March 4 - March 7

Produced and Presented by Theatre Junction February 27th to March 7th, 2015 All performances begin @ 8 pm Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere is the second chapter in the Supernova saga, a research on the notion of identity and territory. In this multi-disciplinary creation that skirts the boundaries of live performance, mixing pop-music, theatre, video-art and new technologies, Lawes asks us to question ‘what is this place’, or more precisely, ‘what is this non-place’ that we are searching for? The…

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International Festival of Animated Objects – Other Events…

March 7 @ 8:00 am - March 15 @ 5:00 pm

Welcome to the 7th biennial International Festival of Animated Objects, a celebration of masks, puppets and animated objects taking place in Calgary, Alberta, Canada March 7-15, 2015. “Putting Calgary in the pop-culture vanguard” – The Globe and Mail For more information on events go to www.animatedobjects.ca/all-shows/

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IFAO | The House by the Lake

March 10 - March 11

From the depth of unspeakable memories.. Through a haunted gaze, a cabaret singer tells the story of three sisters forced to hide in a tiny cold room during the Holocaust. Waiting for their mother to return, the sisters try preserving a shadow of the life they once knew. While reality’s falling apart, they create a fantastic and absurd world, proving imagination can’t be silenced even in the darkest times. Swinging between musical cabaret and contemporary puppetry for adults, humor and…

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$15 regular / $10 members & kids

IFAO | Handmade Puppet Dreams Volume VI Collection

March 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Curated by Heather Henson (USA), Handmade Puppet Dreams produces DIY puppet films focusing on real time puppetry performed specifically for the camera. The Studio, Theatre Junction Grand (606 1 Street SW)      

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$15 regular / $10 members & kids

IFAO | Handmade Puppet Dreams Best of Showcase

March 11 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Curated by Heather Henson (USA), Handmade Puppet Dreams produces DIY puppet films focusing on real time puppetry performed specifically for the camera. The Studio, Theatre Junction Grand (606 1 Street SW)    

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$15 regular / $10 members & kids

IFAO | In The Workshop

March 12 - March 14

The mishaps of a puppet under construction who takes a stab at finishing the job itself. Thursday March 12, 5:30 pm, 6:30 pm, 8:00 pm Friday March 13, 6:00 pm, 7:00 pm, 8:30 pm Saturday, March 14, 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, Recommended for Ages 8+        

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$15 regular / $10 members

IFAO | Animovies

March 12 @ 9:15 pm - 11:00 pm

Explore the mad world of offbeat and strange hand drawn animations from the 70s & 80s. We’ll bring the VHS player, you bring the acid wash jeans. (Or maybe just the acid). The Studio, Theatre Junction Grand (606 1 Street SW)      

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$20 for Artists/Under 30s/Student and $39 for General Admission

Famous Puppet Death Scenes – Old Trout Puppet Workshop (Calgary)

March 13 - March 28
Theatre Junction GRAND,
608 1st St. S.W., Calgary, Alberta T2P 1M6 Canada

Produced by Theatre Junction and Old Trout Puppet Workshop Presented by Theatre Junction and The International Festival of Animated Objects March 13th to March 28th, 2015 All evening performances begin @ 8 pm Saturday matinee begins @ 2 pm Why do we die? Is it necessary? What is eternity? Beneath the amusing antics of Famous Puppet Death Scenes churns a mature existentialism. Calgary’s own Old Trout Puppet Workshop promises to cure your fear of death – no more anxiety about difficult choices, no more…

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$15 regular / $10 members & kids

IFAO | The White Woman

March 13 @ 8:00 am - March 15 @ 5:00 pm

Solitude can be a special place, or a world so small it fits in her suitcase. Silent, slow and deliberate, steering away from a linear narrative, The White Woman is a poetic and visual performance, without words. Examining the close relationship between performer, object, and viewer, the show centers on a character living in a world filled with puppets, images and allegories. The black-and-white tones inspire layers of meaning while The White Woman shares an intimate moment with you. Avec…

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$15 reg / $10 members & kids

IFAO | Prairie Puppet Underground + The River

March 15 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

What do a lonely bus rider, microscopic puppets, and punk tumours have in common? The prairie, where “nothing ever happens.” Prairie Puppet Underground proves this wrong with a new collection of puppet films. PPU is a collective of indie Saskatchewan artists creating and exhibiting puppetry on screen. Stay for a Q&A with directors Chrystene Ells, Berny Hi, Kenn McLeod, and Rowan Pantel. The Studio, Theatre Junction GRAND (606 1 Street SW)  

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$15 regular / $10 members & kids

IFAO | Handmade Puppet Dreams Family Collection

March 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Curated by Heather Henson (USA), Handmade Puppet Dreams produces DIY puppet films focusing on real time puppetry performed specifically for the camera. The Studio, Theatre Junction Grand (606 1 Street SW).   Heather Henson The youngest of Jim and Jane Henson’s five children, Heather curates and distributes the HMPD film series, produces the annual Orlando Puppet Festival, creates original environmental theatre spectacles and has a variety of on-screen appearances in major movies. She’s also involved in Puppet Slam, an online…

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April 2015

Shane Koyczan

April 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Award-winning Canadian poet, author and performer Presented by Tooth Blackner Presents The world took notice of Shane Koyczan when his influential, anti-bullying, To This Day Project video went viral in early 2013 and has reached over 14 million views and counting. Powerfully engaging and authentic in attitude, Shane’s explorations are relevant to our times in the way that Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen were to theirs. But unlike the musicians that he’s often compared to, poets rarely infiltrate pop…

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Regular $36 Student + Senior $26

Standing on the Shoulders of GIANTS

April 2 @ 8:00 pm - 11:55 pm
Theatre Junction GRAND,
608 1st St. S.W., Calgary, Alberta T2P 1M6 Canada
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The Calgary Creative Arts Ensemble is Calgary’s newest jazz big band. The CCAE features musicians who collaborate with international performers and composers in order to bring exciting, dynamic new music to Calgary audiences. The mission of the CCAE  is to provide a platform in which local, regional and national jazz musicians can explore and develop Canadian music for large jazz ensemble.  The CCAE also features many of Calgary’s talented composers, and fortunately has much of that talent within the band. On…

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$10 for Members/Seniors/Student and $12 for General Admission

Monday Night Movies – “Symbiopsychotaxiplasm” Directed By William Greaves

April 13 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

FOCUS: DOCUMENTARY DETOURS – SYMBIOPSYCHOTAXIPLASM TAKE ONE Dir. William Greaves | 1968 | 75min In his one-of-a-kind fiction/documentary hybrid Symbiopsychotaxiplasm Take One, director William Greaves presides over a beleaguered film crew in New York’s Central Park, leaving them to try to figure out what kind of movie they’re making. A couple enacts a break-up scenario over and over, a documentary crew films a crew filming the crew, locals wander casually into the frame: the project defies easy description. Yet this…

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$20 for Artists/Under 30s/Student and $39 for General Admission

Usually Beauty Fails – Frédérick Gravel / Grouped’ArtGravelArtGroup (Montréal)

April 15 - April 18
Theatre Junction GRAND,
608 1st St. S.W., Calgary, Alberta T2P 1M6 Canada

Presented by Theatre Junction April 15th to 18th, 2015 All performances begin @ 8 pm Six dancers and a live rock band take the stage in a performance that shakes up the roles of pop culture and the avant-garde, performing a concept album of human desires: beauty, love, sex and the challenges of relationships. Following in the grand Montréal dance tradition of La La La Human Steps and Compagnie Marie Chouinard, choreographer/musician Frédérick Gravel ignites the stage in Usually Beauty…

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