The Bird Project

Performance making through stilt-walking, creative movement and puppetry

The Bird Project was a collaboration between Isabelle Kirouac, Robin Lough and teachers Anita Lau and Lisa Chang Dar Woon, inspired by Birds on Parade (Carmen Rosen, Cathy Stubington, Paula Jardin). While developing a series of interdisciplinary performances inspired by local birds, francophone and anglophone students of grades 3-4 learned how to walk on stilts, studied a local bird with guest ornithologist, embodied their movement patterns and behaviors, created bird choreography inspired by murmurations and migration patterns and made original bird puppets.

This project was supported by ArtStarts Artists in the Classroom (ACI) Grant