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Culture Days will return September 22 – October 15, 2023.

The Great Canadian Egg Drop - Shadow Puppet Performance and Workshop

Kingston, ON

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Have you heard the one about the egg and the CN Tower? No? In 1979, a 17-year-old from Toronto set a world record by dropping an egg from 1120 feet inside the tower into a specially designed net. We wondered, what else has been dropped from the CN Tower? Sit tight and let the shadows and music tell our story about an entirely different (and completely made up) egg drop. Professional puppet designer Clelia Scala and clarinet soloist Kornel Wolak will be leading a shadow puppet performance and workshop on how to create your own shadow puppet performance as well as how to curate a great story. All of that clearly explained in a fun, simple and informative way. All you’ll need are: • An old white sheet or tissue paper • A decent-sized box (at least 2" in length) • Thin cardboard (cereal boxes work well) • Scissors • Masking tape • Wire • Popsicle sticks or dowel This is a family-friendly program for all ages. We are happy to share with you this exciting form of art! This digital workshop will available on September 30th. Stay Tuned. This program is produced in partnership with Ontario Culture Days as part of their 2020 Creative Residencies.

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Kornel Wolak

Clelia Scala

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Kornel Wolak and Clelia Scala

Kornel Wolak is a concert clarinetist, clinician, researcher, author and producer. Highly acclaimed for his musical imagination and astonishing versatility. “Control, and a smooth, elegant expressivity… are what make Wolak shine.” (John Terauds, the Toronto Star) Regularly appears in recitals as soloist with American and European orchestras as well as chamber musician. A double “Fryderyk” nominee, Poland’s highest recording award, he is a regular fixture on the CBC, Classical 96.3 FM, Public Radio International, and in the US, NPR. Regularly gives master classes and lectures in Europe, Asia and both Americas. His newly published books on clarinet pedagogy have become a bestseller world-wide among the woodwind community. He is also a member of highly acclaimed Canadian Clarinet-Accordion Duo “Bridge&Wolak” with whom he tours, records and produces various projects extensively. He is the founder of Music Mind Inc., an initiative that promotes music education through research and understanding. Since 2018 Dr. Wolak is an Assistant Professor of Clarinet at Queen’s University (Canada). |||| Clelia Scala is an artist whose work includes mask and puppet design, installations, collage, and illustration. She makes masks and puppets for theatres, film, visual artists, performance artists, and schools. She teaches mask-making and puppet-making in classroom and workshop settings. Recent theatre credits include mask design for The School for Scandal (Odyssey Theatre, 2021), mask design for Bonds of Interest (Odyssey Theatre, 2019); mask design for The Medium (University of Missouri-St. Louis, 2019); puppet design for The Incredible Adventures of Mary Jane Mosquito (Carousel Players, 2019); mask and puppet design for Birds (Queen's University, 2018); She teaches in the Dan School of Drama and Music at Queen's University.



Kingston, ON

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