While in Calgary, I was also photographed by one of the festival organizers, Sean Dennie, I was interviewed by the Calgary Herald and a local radio station, presented my lecture, Object/Fetish at Club Sapien, and introduced a screening of Handmade Puppet Dreams.
The Dolly Wiggler Cabaret was an evening of short-form fast, fun, and furious puppetry for adult audiences. Additional out-of-town performers included Anna La Tomate from Montreal, and Daniel Wishes from the Winnipeg Puppetry Slam. Local Calgary performers included Humble Wonder, The Wind Up Arsenal, Lyle Pisio, The Pigeonettes & The Five Step Program, Deadhorse, and Shine Machine
The Dolly Wiggler Cabaret was held in the upper hall of the Lantern Church on 1401 – 10 Ave SE, Calgary AB. Performances were Friday March 11th at 9:00PM, and Saturday March 12th at 7:00PM
The International Festival of Animated Objects is a biennial celebration of puppets, masks, and all things animated curated by Xstine Cook and the Calgary Animated Objects Society. The 2011 festival took place over four days – from March 9th to March 13th.