Johnny Crow

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. 

SAVJ

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.

Senior's Home Tour

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

Hop Along Hang On

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.

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Johnny Crow

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.

RKLSS

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.

SAVJ

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.

Spirit of the Bluebird

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. 

In Production

MONSTR

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.

Vulture and the BEar

Vulture and the Bear

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.

CAOS Projects

CAOS Butterflies

Gentle, delicate giant puppets appear mysteriously at events, gatherings, and celebrations to bring colour and hope.

Mask Tales

A three-scene performance using a combination of theatre and dance to tell stories of discovery

Spirit of White Buffalo

Born in jail, now free to roam the earth, catch Spirit of White Buffalo at a gathering near you.

Lilly in the Lab

Lilly is a larger-than-life creature that animates and invigorates festivals and events with her giant fun presence. 

Blackfoot Language Residency

F.P. Walshe Grade 9 students created animated videos with CAOS and Artistic Director Xstine Cook.

Special Events

Animovies

A streaming package of family-friendly shorts from around the world.

Chinook Blast

An inclusive winter initiative that positioned our city as a vibrant place to live and visit.

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Dolly Wiggler Cabaret

A non-profit organization dedicated to promoting mask & puppet related performance.

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Festival of Animated Objects

A non-profit organization dedicated to promoting mask & puppet related performance.

CAOS Workshops

Paper Mask Making

A fun hands-on mask-making activity for all ages.

CAOS in the School

Let your imagination run wild with ridiculously fun artist residency programs.

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