Cree artist Jesse Gouchey paints a young man’s journey
through the justice system, and his physical,
mental, and spiritual struggle to return to his son.
Spoken word artist Mitcholos Touchie narrates this
work and speaks to the impacts of the colonial system.
Tank, the eldest of eight siblings,
grapples with the memory of
the moment his family was torn apart.
Foraging for survival alone in a forest,
the children fear a dangerous force.
Narrated by Corey Feldman.
Coming to a community near you,
CAOS artists deliver performances
in seniors’ homes around Calgary.
Residents of varying needs and
abilities enjoy our non-verbal performances
of “Mask Tales”, and try their hand
at theatre improvisation and mask activities.
Contact us to see how we can bring the joy
of masks and puppets to your group.
CAOS in the Movies
How do you take back a story you didn’t know was yours? How do you move forward while embracing and understanding your past? Follow Rose the rabbit on a journey as she seeks her way back home.
A poetic and transformative journey of a young man’s physical, mental, and spiritual struggle to return to his son through the criminal justice system and the layers of colonization it represents.
After a heist gone wrong and a high-speed chase, this autobiographical account looks at Tank’s time spent as a young offender in a criminal institution. His experiences with beatings and torture at the hands of prison guards during a gruelling, unnerving six-months of involuntary segregation is explored.
Tank, the eldest of eight siblings, grapples with the memory of the moment his family was torn apart. Foraging for survival alone in a forest, the children fear a dangerous force. But what lurks in the darkness is true evil.
Narrated by Corey Feldman.
Using spray paint on a fence and garage where Aboriginal mother and grandmother Gloria Black Plume was brutally murdered in 1999, Cree artist Jesse Gouchey paints a large scale animation of a bluebird in flight.
How do you go on living when everything is taken from you in the blink of an eye? A true story of a young artist who confronts his inner demons while apprenticing with a northwest totem carver after the death of his beloved.
What happens when a lazy bird makes a deal with a bear, and doesn’t keep his word? Find out in this short animation of a traditional Anishnabae story told by elder James Whitehawk.
A three-scene performance using a combination of theatre and dance to tell stories of discovery
Blackfoot Language Residency
F.P. Walshe Grade 9 students created animated videos with CAOS and Artistic Director Xstine Cook.
Festival of Animated Objects
A non-profit organization dedicated to promoting mask & puppet related performance.
Paper Mask Making
A fun hands-on mask-making activity for all ages.