Slamalicious IV: The Day After
Presented by CAOS and the Festival of Animated Objects
A raucous, interactive puppet slam for adults
November 5 & 6, 2021
8:00 pm MST
Grab your marbles and get ready to play some games with Slamalicious IV.
Theme is “The Day After” so get yourself prepped and bunkered down.
Unca Grampa will be carving it up with Gloria Rivard as your hosts. Bring your own beverage to enjoy in the “lounge” during intermission. This show is 18+.
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Catherine Cartmill & Peggy Walden
Our group came together last year and learned animation to deal with loss and participate in Dolly Wiggler
Delores Duckingham: Tough Chick P.I.
Steph is on a mission to increase Calgary’s Wackadoo Levels while promoting ideas like social acceptance, fat liberation, and living as kindly as possible. She wants all the Tough Chicks, Tough Chucks, Weird Beards, and Good Eggs out there to feel the love! She also likes birds.
Emily is an emerging Winnipeg based prop and puppetry artist. Proud to be a queer BIPOC artist, Emily has worked with several production groups, including Ode Productions, Aggressive Alpaca Productions and more, in an effort to serve her community in the arts, as well as create visible representation for young BIPOC artists.
Ivy Voltage is a custom artist for hire, Accomplished in event production, jewellery making, leather work, furniture restoration, stop motion animation, and interior design. Always looking for new projects and ways to challenge herself, she fell into puppet making, which is a new joy and constant in this period of her artistic career.
Born and raised in Calgary, Jocelyn is a professional dancer, choreographer and certified weirdo. Her lively, musically-based choreography has been presented at numerous festivals in Canada and internationally.
Kaja Irwin is a Winnipeg born dancer, choreographer and dance educator. After deciding to pursue a career in dance after completing her B.A. in Political Science, Irwin studied in the Professional Training Program offered at DJD, developing her love of both jazz and the Calgary dance community. Irwin loves to explore movement and collaborations across art forms. Recently she collaborated with jewellery designer Corey Moranis in a short art film released in Spring 2020 and is continuing to develop work incorporating both mask and jazz art forms. Irwin is thrilled to be in the midst of her seventh season performing with Decidedly Jazz Danceworks.
Ken Bighetty currently works at Keewatin Tribal Council as Jordan’s Principal Cultural Support Facilitator. Finished with Political Science major from University of Winnipeg, and grew up with grandparents prior to moving into the reserve of Pukatawagan,Mb., and saw the spring thaw from an island at age 4. I grew up with my seven brothers, of three of whom play other puppets. I play the Chief, because I have a pol. Sci major and know everything , also the adhoc President and because I’m oldest brother of the group. My late brother Russell was the catalyst in the beginning of our puppet movement when we pulled up at McDonalds and ordered neck bones and ichiban and went viral. We have toured all over; in conferences, adult, elder, youth; residential school, reserves, classrooms, posted video’s on Face Book as we travelled. Our stage is everywhere, and in the moment both in Cree and English. Our Characters as my late brother suggested has to reflect our personalities. We visit so many summer camps and enjoy the visiting and sharing stories.
Kyle Hinton is a multi-disciplined artist who is devoted to sound, puppetry, computer programming and many other kinds creative acts. He most enthusiastic about creating worlds, telling stories and exploring philosophy with sound, music and miniaturized-beings. He is absolutely fascinated by using technology to create art and to support artists. One of his ongoing puppet projects is called The Suitcase Theatre Arcade, which features mini-puppet shows presented from suitcases, computer cases and other spacious compartments (with support from Calgary Animated Objects Society). He performs and creates electronic music under the producer name, “Simulations”project where he produces music and collaborates with Oscill8 Collective. Additionally, his 15-channel soundscape, “Constructed Nature”, was presented in the Arts Commons +15 hallway, from February-April 2019. Photographer: Louis Mau
Long Grass Studio
Juanita Dawn & Chad Bryant
Juanita Dawn is a puppet maker and puppeteer living in Calgary Alberta. She, along with her husband Pat, own the Long Grass Studio just west of Calgary where crazy creative magic happens. Chad Bryant is a Clown and Puppeteer from Calgary Alberta. His charisma and wit keeps him in high demand. This is the second time Juanita and Chad have collaborated for the Slamalicious.
Milkshake Meadows Puppetry
I started out my artistic career originally as a professional animator, I was struggling in my career, then one day on a trip to Ottawa with my mother and my aunts I was asked by my aunt if I could do the puppets for Sunday school at the church we attended. I had to agreed to do this, I set to work immediately on making my first 2 characters, wrote the short skit, Sunday came and nervously I knocked out the first skit, the children enjoyed it, I got to do the skits Sunday after Sunday, before long I got to do my skits in front of the church congregation. I started to take my show outside of the church walls starting with Belleville Public Library and a local coffee shops. from that point I started doing some puppetry media in which I got to perform in two short film, one of which went to festival. I performed twice at the Almonte puppets up festival.
Monica Ila’s favourite thing is monsters. She is an emerging multidisciplinary artist whose focus is painting, puppetry, and sculpture. Her work involves making large scale characters and painting them within scenes of their own habitats. Monica is currently pursuing a BFA in Sculpture at the Alberta University of the Arts.
Oscar 'Oz' Nava
Oscar ‘Oz’ Nava (he.him) is now a struggling at-home artist, excelling in pitching ideas at the wall and calling it ‘art.’ His interest wanders among music, puppetry, illustration, poetry, and performance since he just can’t keep still. Oscar is excited to be sharing more of his work alongside the wonderful CAOs performing community, so enjoy!! For more of his work, you can follow Oscar at oznava.com.
Simmi is a children’s teacher in New York- no, not that New York- Rochester, NY, and enjoys storytelling. Follow along as he shares his recent comic and journaling project with added movement and manipulation.
Terri Grant & Stephen Strand
Terri Grant and Stephen Strand are recent transplants to Calgary, who like to make silly little videos, both personally and professionally.