LOLLIPOPS FOR BREAKFAST
Jul
14
5:00 PM17:00

LOLLIPOPS FOR BREAKFAST

The Gottabee’s present

LOLLIPOPS FOR BREAKFAST

Created and performed by Bonnie Duncan

You can’t have lollipops for breakfast! But today, Sylvie decides she’s going to break that rule, even if it means she  has to make her own amazingly perfect lollipop from scratch. Come along as she and her trusty pet bird search for missing ingredients, wrestle with giant  candy machines, and get lost in a magical pop-up cookbook.

About the artists:

Bonnie Duncan (creator/performer) has blended puppetry, dance, and physical theatre in surprising and delightful ways for the past 15 years. Her work has been described as “an artful world of silent dreams, mime, and dance” (Austin Live Theatre). She has most recently been working as one half of They Gotta Be Secret Agents with Tim Gallagher. Their show, Poste Restante, has toured worldwide, and won “Best Touring Show of 2011,” Austin, TX; Best of the Fringe, San Francisco, 2009; and a nomination for Most Innovative Show at Prague Fringe Festival. Prior to her work as a Secret Agent, Bonnie was a company member of Snappy Dance Theater for 8 years, performing sculptural, acrobatic dances internationally. Her movement was called “breathtakingly simple” and “delightfully crafty” by the Boston Globe. When Bonnie is not performing, she is the mother of three young children, an avid runner, and vegan cupcake maker.

The Gottabees

Puppets!  Original music!  A Tiny Bit of Acrobatics!  Adventure and Invention! The Gottabees started making super fun theater  for families in 2013 with the creation of Squirrel Stole My Underpants and it’s follow-up, Lollipops for Breakfast, in  2015. They have since been selling out venues and inspiring homemade puppet shows throughout the US and Canada. They find it deeply satisfying to create original physical theater so  families can do something fun together that allows them all to giggle, gasp, sigh, and cheer in 45 minutes or less.

Their shows are often stories told without words—they embrace the physical and the visual in theater.  The result is a poetic, non-linear story that surprises audiences. One of the things that makes members of The Gottabees happiest is when they meet children who have seen a show and parents tell them how their child acted out the entire show for weeks after seeing it.  This is the core reason why they make theater for young audiences: The Gottabees want children to know in their hearts that they, too, can make theater wherever they are and whomever they are.

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THE JOY OF ANIMAL RELATIONSHIPS
Jul
14
4:00 PM16:00

THE JOY OF ANIMAL RELATIONSHIPS

THE JOY OF ANIMAL RELATIONSHIPS

part of West Fulton Puppet Festival 2018

Christopher will be talking about animal relationships and the sometimes unlikely bonds that have formed between animals in his care(both wild and domestic) during his twenty years of  work as a licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator for New York State.

About the artist:

Christopher Durham was born and raised in Southern Virginia and developed three loves early on - animals, art and entertainment. All three of which he successfully pursued upon his arrival in New York City after graduating from the College of William and Mary. He has guest starred on "Rescue Me", "Third Watch", "Law and Order", "Law and Order Criminal Intent", "Law and Order SUV", “The Bronx is Burning”, “Madam Secretary, “The Blacklist”, and many others.

As a television host and personality, he appeared in the highly acclaimed documentary "Wild City" with Isabella Rossellini and was a frequent quest and segment producer of Hallmark's "New Morning" show. He has also reported for HBO, The Travel Channel, Onion News Network and the syndicated “Pet Guy” series.

An accomplished artist, he had his first gallery exhibition in SoHo in 2004. Working mostly in pen/ink and watercolor, his art can be viewed at petportraits-bychris.com. His work has been featured in the famed windows of Van Clef and Arpels in Manhattan as well as Elle Décor, Victoria and "M" magazines and The New York Times.

As a result of his many years of working with animals, Christopher became a state licensed wildlife rehabilitator in 1998. He works closely with state and local animal facilities to help injured and orphaned wildlife receive care and treatment so that they can be returned back to the wild. Christopher’s first children’s book “ZOBO”, which he both wrote and illustrated, has just been published. For more information, visit www.christopher-durham.com 

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THE ACME MINIATURE FLEA CIRCUS
Jul
14
3:00 PM15:00

THE ACME MINIATURE FLEA CIRCUS

THE ACME MINIATURE FLEA CIRCUS

The Acme Miniature Flea Circus is an authentic Victorian flea circus.  Watch Midge and Madge, Trained Fleas, perform spectacular circus stunts as seen before (and on top of) the Crowned Heads of Europe.  Part sideshow, part educational, and all fun. Positively No Dogs Will Be Admitted To the Show. For Ages 5-105

About the artist:

Professor A.G. Gertsacov, flea-trainer extraordinaire, has been exhibiting his miniature marvels for over 20 years. He has brought his shows to 38 states, 4 countries, and a number of unidentified territories. He has performed in theatres, circuses, ships, streets, prisons, garages, homes and nearly everywhere else he can find an audience.  He looks forward to sharing the Most Miniscule Show On Earth with you! More info: http://www.trainedfleas.com    

 

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LEGUME PERFUME
Jul
14
2:00 PM14:00

LEGUME PERFUME

Morgan Kelly presents

LEGUME PERFUME

part of West Fulton Puppet Festival 2018

Legume Perfume is a shadow puppet play for young audiences.  The story follows the adventures of an ordinary Bean as he goes on a journey of self-discovery....and solves a crime on the way!  Using a variety of shadow puppets, 3D objects (and a healthy dose of Bean humor), the story reminds audiences that extraordinary things are woven through the ordinary life. The show runs 20 minutes long and is followed by a short shadow puppet making workshop.

About the artist:

Morgan Kelly is a teaching artist/puppeteer based in St. Augustine, FL.  She teaches theatre arts and puppetry to children and also designs her own puppet work.  She has been working professionally in this field for 12 years. Some of her professional credits include serving as puppeteer for Great Small Works, Chinese Theatre Works, Two River Theatre, Arts Center of Capital Region, Mum Puppettheatre and others.  She has worked as Teaching Artist for New Victory Theatre, Marquis Studios, Arts Center of the Capital Region and others. Morgan has earned her BA in Theatre from Marlboro College and her MA in Educational Theatre from New York University. This is her 3rd year performing at the West Fulton Puppet Festival, she is excited to be back!

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BIG NAZO CREATURE-CREW
Jul
14
1:00 PM13:00

BIG NAZO CREATURE-CREW

BIG NAZO

part of the West Fulton Puppet Festival 2018

The BIG NAZO CREATURE-CREW is a mobile "extraterrestrial creature spectacle" that employs a variety of puppet, mask and wearable sculpture techniques to create a cast of bizarre and unusual aliens, robots and animal hybrid characters.
These funky "space weirdos" subvert & celebrate humanity while jumpstarting  public spectacles and celebrations throughout the US, Canada and overseas, stretching as far and wide as Singapore, Scotland, Indonesia, Portugal, Japan, Italy and South Korea.


About Big Nazo:

BIG NAZO is an international performance group of visual artists, puppet performers, and masked musicians who unite to create bizarre and hilarious larger-than-life sized characters, environments, and spectacles. Renegade circus family contortionists, a rowdy rodeo horse, a giant three-eyed robot percussionist, break-dancing police officers, Mountain Trolls, blob-like GO-GO Dancers, a charismatic lab rat and his giant man-eating chia pet are just a few of the characters, environments, and spectacles that create an irreverent musical Commedia full of irresolvable conflict, ridiculous dancing and an epic battle with the forces of chaos. Their innovative mask & puppetry techniques combine stand-up comedy, Sci-Fi, Go-Go dancing, daredevil stunts, soap opera hysterics and professional wrestling with live rock & funk music and audience-interactive improvisation.

For more info, visit: bignazo.com  
 

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THE JOY OF ANIMAL RELATIONSHIPS
Jul
14
12:30 PM12:30

THE JOY OF ANIMAL RELATIONSHIPS

THE JOY OF ANIMAL RELATIONSHIPS

part of West Fulton Puppet Festival 2018

Christopher will be talking about animal relationships and the sometimes unlikely bonds that have formed between animals in his care(both wild and domestic) during his twenty years of  work as a licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator for New York State.

About the artist:

Christopher Durham was born and raised in Southern Virginia and developed three loves early on - animals, art and entertainment. All three of which he successfully pursued upon his arrival in New York City after graduating from the College of William and Mary. He has guest starred on "Rescue Me", "Third Watch", "Law and Order", "Law and Order Criminal Intent", "Law and Order SUV", “The Bronx is Burning”, “Madam Secretary, “The Blacklist”, and many others.

As a television host and personality, he appeared in the highly acclaimed documentary "Wild City" with Isabella Rossellini and was a frequent quest and segment producer of Hallmark's "New Morning" show. He has also reported for HBO, The Travel Channel, Onion News Network and the syndicated “Pet Guy” series.

An accomplished artist, he had his first gallery exhibition in SoHo in 2004. Working mostly in pen/ink and watercolor, his art can be viewed at petportraits-bychris.com. His work has been featured in the famed windows of Van Clef and Arpels in Manhattan as well as Elle Décor, Victoria and "M" magazines and The New York Times.

As a result of his many years of working with animals, Christopher became a state licensed wildlife rehabilitator in 1998. He works closely with state and local animal facilities to help injured and orphaned wildlife receive care and treatment so that they can be returned back to the wild. Christopher’s first children’s book “ZOBO”, which he both wrote and illustrated, has just been published. For more information, visit www.christopher-durham.com 

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LOLLIPOPS FOR BREAKFAST
Jul
14
11:45 AM11:45

LOLLIPOPS FOR BREAKFAST

The Gottabee’s present

LOLLIPOPS FOR BREAKFAST

Created and performed by Bonnie Duncan

You can’t have lollipops for breakfast! But today, Sylvie decides she’s going to break that rule, even if it means she  has to make her own amazingly perfect lollipop from scratch. Come along as she and her trusty pet bird search for missing ingredients, wrestle with giant  candy machines, and get lost in a magical pop-up cookbook.

About the artists:

Bonnie Duncan (creator/performer) has blended puppetry, dance, and physical theatre in surprising and delightful ways for the past 15 years. Her work has been described as “an artful world of silent dreams, mime, and dance” (Austin Live Theatre). She has most recently been working as one half of They Gotta Be Secret Agents with Tim Gallagher. Their show, Poste Restante, has toured worldwide, and won “Best Touring Show of 2011,” Austin, TX; Best of the Fringe, San Francisco, 2009; and a nomination for Most Innovative Show at Prague Fringe Festival. Prior to her work as a Secret Agent, Bonnie was a company member of Snappy Dance Theater for 8 years, performing sculptural, acrobatic dances internationally. Her movement was called “breathtakingly simple” and “delightfully crafty” by the Boston Globe. When Bonnie is not performing, she is the mother of three young children, an avid runner, and vegan cupcake maker.

The Gottabees

Puppets!  Original music!  A Tiny Bit of Acrobatics!  Adventure and Invention! The Gottabees started making super fun theater  for families in 2013 with the creation of Squirrel Stole My Underpants and it’s follow-up, Lollipops for Breakfast, in  2015. They have since been selling out venues and inspiring homemade puppet shows throughout the US and Canada. They find it deeply satisfying to create original physical theater so  families can do something fun together that allows them all to giggle, gasp, sigh, and cheer in 45 minutes or less.

Their shows are often stories told without words—they embrace the physical and the visual in theater.  The result is a poetic, non-linear story that surprises audiences. One of the things that makes members of The Gottabees happiest is when they meet children who have seen a show and parents tell them how their child acted out the entire show for weeks after seeing it.  This is the core reason why they make theater for young audiences: The Gottabees want children to know in their hearts that they, too, can make theater wherever they are and whomever they are.

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BIG NAZO CREATURE-CREW
Jul
14
10:45 AM10:45

BIG NAZO CREATURE-CREW

BIG NAZO

part of the West Fulton Puppet Festival 2018

The BIG NAZO CREATURE-CREW is a mobile "extraterrestrial creature spectacle" that employs a variety of puppet, mask and wearable sculpture techniques to create a cast of bizarre and unusual aliens, robots and animal hybrid characters.
These funky "space weirdos" subvert & celebrate humanity while jumpstarting  public spectacles and celebrations throughout the US, Canada and overseas, stretching as far and wide as Singapore, Scotland, Indonesia, Portugal, Japan, Italy and South Korea.


About Big Nazo:

BIG NAZO is an international performance group of visual artists, puppet performers, and masked musicians who unite to create bizarre and hilarious larger-than-life sized characters, environments, and spectacles. Renegade circus family contortionists, a rowdy rodeo horse, a giant three-eyed robot percussionist, break-dancing police officers, Mountain Trolls, blob-like GO-GO Dancers, a charismatic lab rat and his giant man-eating chia pet are just a few of the characters, environments, and spectacles that create an irreverent musical Commedia full of irresolvable conflict, ridiculous dancing and an epic battle with the forces of chaos. Their innovative mask & puppetry techniques combine stand-up comedy, Sci-Fi, Go-Go dancing, daredevil stunts, soap opera hysterics and professional wrestling with live rock & funk music and audience-interactive improvisation.

For more info, visit: bignazo.com  
 

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LEGUME PERFUME
Jul
14
10:00 AM10:00

LEGUME PERFUME

Morgan Kelly presents

LEGUME PERFUME

part of West Fulton Puppet Festival 2018

Legume Perfume is a shadow puppet play for young audiences.  The story follows the adventures of an ordinary Bean as he goes on a journey of self-discovery....and solves a crime on the way!  Using a variety of shadow puppets, 3D objects (and a healthy dose of Bean humor), the story reminds audiences that extraordinary things are woven through the ordinary life. The show runs 20 minutes long and is followed by a short shadow puppet making workshop.

About the artist:

Morgan Kelly is a teaching artist/puppeteer based in St. Augustine, FL.  She teaches theatre arts and puppetry to children and also designs her own puppet work.  She has been working professionally in this field for 12 years. Some of her professional credits include serving as puppeteer for Great Small Works, Chinese Theatre Works, Two River Theatre, Arts Center of Capital Region, Mum Puppettheatre and others.  She has worked as Teaching Artist for New Victory Theatre, Marquis Studios, Arts Center of the Capital Region and others. Morgan has earned her BA in Theatre from Marlboro College and her MA in Educational Theatre from New York University. This is her 3rd year performing at the West Fulton Puppet Festival, she is excited to be back!

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West Fulton Puppet Festival 2018
Jul
13
to Jul 14

West Fulton Puppet Festival 2018

THE WEST FULTON PUPPET FESTIVAL IS BACK!

An annual celebration of some of the best puppetry performances from around the country, plus live music, circus performance, and more. 

This event is FREE, but all puppetry performances are ticketed. You can pick them up day-of for all shows at West Fulton Park.

FRIDAY, JULY 13, 2018

5pm Community Potluck in West Fulton Park

7:00 pm Portraits of Schoharie County: Animated short films created by students at Middleburgh High School

SATURDAY, JULY 14

10:00 am Morgan Kelly presents LEGUME PERFUME followed by workshop

10:45am BIG NAZO

11:15 am ACME MINIATURE FLEA CIRCUS

11:45 am The Gottabee's present LOLLIPOPS FOR BREAKFAST

12:30 pm THE JOY OF ANIMAL RELATIONSHIPS

1:00 pm BIG NAZO

2:00 pm Morgan Kelly presents LEGUME PERFUME followed by workshop

3:00 pm ACME MINIATURE FLEA CIRCUS

4:00 pm THE JOY OF ANIMAL RELATIONSHIPS

5:00 pm The Gottabee's present LOLLIPOPS FOR BREAKFAST

 

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