FREE PUBLIC PERFORMANCE
Sponsored by: Healer’s Emporium Co-operative of Windsor
Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 11:00am
Windsor Community Centre
Mermaid Theatre’s Institute of Puppetry Arts is touring an updated version of its curriculum-based performance, CODE GREEN, in Nova Scotia elementary schools in November and December 2014. CODE GREEN is an interactive theatre piece aimed at enhancing awareness of species at risk in Nova Scotia. Created through extensive consultation with wildlife specialists, the show introduces students to several species at risk in the Province: the little brown bat, the piping plover, the woodland caribou, the Blanding’s turtle, and several others. Striking handcrafted puppets are used to demonstrate the behavior and habitat of each species, along with the obstacles threatening their survival. Video, slides, original music and an evocative sound design complete the truly multi-media experience. The imaginative set is an immersive landscape that surrounds the audience on all sides, allowing every student a front row seat and establishing an intimate relationship to the highly detailed puppets. Four spirited puppeteers share the stage, imparting solid information through the imaginative incorporation of video footage, interpretive comments, a lyrical soundscape and innovative puppetry. The creative team for Code Green includes co-directors Jim Morrow and Struan Robertson, co-designers Jim Morrow, Deborah MacLean and Struan Robertson, composer Paul Cram and puppeteer/performers Hilary Adams, Ryanne Chisholm, Rachel Hastings and Genevieve Jones. The Institute of Puppetry Arts is committed to providing students and their teachers with an engaging and memorable performance experience. To achieve this objective, we perform at one school per day, and limit the size of the audience by offering the option of presenting the show several times for the same fee. This allows performers to adjust the tone and pace of the performance to meet the needs of specific age groups. It also creates an opportunity for a lively and focused question period.
Code Green, Enhancing Awareness of Species at Risk will tour with the generous support of Arts Nova Scotia Nova Scotia Educational Facilities Society Nova Scotia Habitat Conservation Fund