The body of the dragon…

Thanks for another great puppet crafting workshop this weekend. We made some new friends who helped us design and construct the body of our water dragon! Here are a few photos of it being built and a movie of it coming to life. Join us next Sunday April 15th from 2:30-4:30pm to build the dragon’s head. We will also make some more hand puppets to animate in the window puppet show spaces.

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Off to a great start

Today we had a wonderful time making our first puppets for Habitat. Using recycled plastics we make a whole school of fish that will help animate the space for our performance in June. You can see some of them on display by the front desk.

Thanks to all who came and helped out. We look forward to creating more puppets next Sunday April 8th from 2:30-4:30pm. We will need lots of help to create our water dragon, tell you friends and help spread the word!

Playshops this week

A big thank you to those who came out to play on Wednesday night. It was great to meet you, move about, get creative and inspired for Habitat. For those who couldn’t make it out on Wednesday, come join us this Saturday March 31st for another Playshop (2-4pm in the dance room upstairs), or Sunday April 1st (2:30-4:30pm in the multi-purpose room) for water puppet construction and scene painting.

Here are a few photos from Wednesday:

And a few more from Saturday:

Workshop Schedule Announced

 

We are still deciding when would be a good time to hold the dryland synchronized swimming practices.

If you want to participate, send us a note telling us when is good for you.

See this link below for inspiration, its going to be fun!

http://biggeekdad.com/2011/01/senior-olympic-synchronized-swimming/

First Encounters

A big thank you to Sophie for organizing the Heart and Stroke Foundation fundraiser! It was great to meet some new friends in lobby and have a chance to be active with you in the pool.

Some of you contributed very thoughtful answers to our question:

“What makes a healthy community or Habitat?”

We’ll be looking at those answers as we work together on this project. If you have any other ideas about this you can add your answer to the yellow poster we left up in the lobby, or send in your comments below.

Here are a few photos from the event.

Maggie and friend

Maggie and friends


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=FArlErO7u_4

 

Aquafit sprint

Aquafit stretch

Julia, Maggie and Meghan will be returning to Kensington soon with all sorts of great free workshops in crafts, puppet making and dance.

Our next post will include a full list of the workshop schedule. This information will also be available in the upcoming Kensington Spring Brochure.

Testing out the pool’s Habitat

Come on out to the Kensington Community Centre’s pool on February 21st for a

Heart and Stroke Foundation Fundraiser

To contribute to this great cause participate in either Aquafit class at 10:30am-11:15am or 8:15pm-9pm

No registration required. Donate in person or on-line .

With every $5 donation, get entry into a draw to win up to $25 towards
a Kensington Community Centre Association program.

Julia, Maggie and Meghan will be in the lobby before or after these classes to get your input on what makes a community/habitat a healthy one.

We will be introducing ourselves, our puppets, and the Habitats project.

Water appropriate costumes are welcome.

We’ll see you in the pool!

For more information go to: http://vancouver.ca/parks/cc/kensington/index.htm

photo by Judy Baxter

Introducing Habitats

A Community Performance Project

Join the Body Narratives Collective (Julia Carr and Meghan Goodman) along with Lost & Found Puppet Co. (Maggie Winston) this spring for the creation of a unique site-specific performance experience that will animate the Kensington Community Centre in an open house celebration!

Whether you perform or participate as an audience member, together we will discover what makes a healthy habitat. We will explore this idea by playing with puppets, creating dances, and decorating our spaces. Let us deepen our roots and enhance the ecology of our community.

More information on how to get involved and upcoming workshops soon….

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