BRIDGES FESTIVAL

2020 SEASON

Plastic/Plastique

Performing at the Maja Prentice Theatre

Friday March 13, 7:00PM – 7:40PM. 

Ages 5 – Up

What more surprising than a plastic bags world where funny and colourful creatures are born and transform themselves as much as they like!

A colourful performance with unusual puppets, humour and unexpected situations.

Colourful creatures born out of…plastic. They fly, they eat each other…They exist. Step by step they reveal their nature. They are primitive, naive and funny and they resemble us humans a little bit…maybe…

An imaginative show about the power of transformation. Coming to Mississauga after being performed at more than 30 festival around the worlds.

Created by Puzzle Theatre.

Good Night/Bonne Nuit

Performing at the Maja Prentice Theatre

Saturday March 14, 4:00PM – 4:30PM. 

Ages 3 – 7

It’s late.

Time to go to bed! But sleep is the last thing on our minds…

The bed is uncomfortable, the pillow has a mind of its own, the blanket is too short, our pyjamas have decided to go for a run and the comforter chooses tonight of all nights to learn how to fly!

When we don’t want to sleep, well, we’re just not going to!

Created by Puzzle Theatre.

Welcome to Our Place

Performing at the Maja Prentice Theatre

Sunday March 15, 4:00PM – 4:30PM. 

Ages 4 – 8

Welcome to Our Space Performance 1

Welcome to OURSPACE is an introduction to mental health and learning disabilities. The purpose of this show is to educate developing minds in understanding and interacting with peers who struggle. In a safe, open environment, this show also encourages to  embrace differences and accept oneself.

Topics include: ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, Speech Impediments and Phobias.

Created by Our Space.

SHAKE!

Performing at the Port Credit Square

Saturday March 14, 8:00PM – 9:30PM. 

All ages! 

Get Up! Dance! and Move!

Choreographies, hypnotic movements, figurative constructions are Fred & Carl’s favourite tools. Through unifying artistic projects under the name of SHAKE, they explore how movement and light breathe together. Everywhere their playful luminescent strangenesses go, they encourage crowds to dance and marvel!

SHAKE!

Created by Les Panachés

Exhibiting at the Small Arms Inspection Building

March 3rd to March 24th

All ages! 

Giant mechanical puppets are a feat of engineering. They require the combination of sculpting knowledge as well as technical expertise in hydraulics and mechanical engineering. The giant dragon featured in this exhibition was constructed by the technical team at the University of Toronto Drama department for the production of J.R.R’s Hobbit. The dragon is 22 feet long, more than 6 feet high and wide and can look through a window of a second storey house when extended.

Created by University of Toronto Mississauga Drama Department

Animating at the Small Arms Inspection Building

March 14th, 10:00AM – 1:00PM

All ages! 

Come and watch the Giant Dragon Puppet move and breath! The Dragon will move and perhaps even lay its glowing red eyes on you, or huff a breath in your direction! With the combination of sculpting knowledge as well as technical expertise in hydraulics and mechanical engineering. The giant dragon featured in this exhibition was constructed by the technical team at the University of Toronto Drama department for the production of J.R.R’s Hobbit. The dragon is 22 feet long, more than 6 feet high and wide and can look through a window of a second storey house when extended.

Created by University of Toronto Mississauga Drama Department

Workshops

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How to make three types of puppets demonstration

Saturday March 14, 2:00PM – 3:00PM. 

Located at the Burnhamthrope Library

Ages 5 – Up

Different types of puppet making are explained and demonstrated in easy terms, using readily available materials, to inspire the students in the creation of their own puppet plays. Potential puppet types include: shadow puppets, rod puppets, toy theatres, marionettes, table-top puppets, and object puppets.

Created by Puppet Mongers

World Puppetry Demonstration

Sunday March 15, 3:00PM – 3:35PM. 

Located at the Maja Prentice Theatre

Ages 5 – Up

A World of Puppetry is both an introduction to the intriguing diversity of puppetry traditions around the world, and a demonstration of simple puppet making techniques. The presentation appeals to students’ imaginations and sense of wonder, as well as giving them a solid technical basis with which to inspire creativity in this interdisciplinary art form.

Created by Puppet Mongers

Hands on Workshop

Saturday March 14, 10:00AM – 11:00AM. 

Located at the Burnhamthrope Library

Ages 5 – Up

Take your skills beyond finger and paper bag puppets, using readily available child-friendly tools and cheap and simple everyday materials. You will discover how to make and play with simple shadow puppets, 2D and 3D paper puppets, toy-theatre, and basic rod puppets. You will also learn about Story-Boards: the very best “scripting” method for youngsters to turn a story into a play.

Created by Puppet Mongers

Bridges Festival is presented by: Crane Creations Theatre Company

info@cranecreations.ca

+1 (647) 825 4560

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