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7th Annual Crankie Celebration Week

December 7, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Sandglass Theater
17 Kimball Hill
Sandglass Theater
802 387 4051

7th Annual Crankie Celebration Week
Crankie Performance Weekend
Saturday, Dec 7 at 4 & 7:30PM
Sunday Dec 8 at 3PM
Special Event Katherine Fahey, The Lantern Sisters
Wednesday, Dec 11 7:30PM
Crankie Building Workshop with Ines Zeller Bass
Friday, December 13th thru Saturday, December 15th
This December Sandglass Theater brings you a celebration of the art of the crankie. A crankie, known in the 19th century as a moving panorama, is an old storytelling art form that has found new audiences and enthusiasts with performances and festivals across the country. This 7th Annual Crankie Celebration includes performances, a special event and a crankie building workshop. Experience the mystique and low-tech charm of pairing song and story with scrolling pictures.
The roster of artists at this year’s annual Crankie Performance Weeekend includes both old and new friends: Eric and Ines Zeller Bass with Julian Slone, Clare Dolan, Justin Dupont, Molly Gawler, Delia Robinson and Julia Vallimont. This dynamic collection of artists will share their work, poetry, song and magical cranking devices in the celebration of the storytelling medium that has become so popular across New England.
This year we are excited to add a special performance by The Lantern Sisters (Katherine Fahey and Dan Van Allen). These Baltimore puppeteers will be sharing nearly 10 years of Katherine’s work, featuring shadow puppet crankies based on stories and songs from their own streets of Baltimore to the swamps of Louisiana and the tundra of Northern Quebec!
The crankie building workshop, Telling Tales with Crankies, is taught by Ines Zeller Bass. Participants will build their own crankie including the scrolling mechanism and create and illustrate their own story.
The workshop is for people of all levels of experience, ages 18 and up at Sandglass Theater.