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Candy Bones Theatre

Discipline: Theatre
Homebase: Vancouver
Regions Available: Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley &, Howe Sound, Vancouver Island Lower, Vancouver Island Mid, Vancouver Island North, Interior, North, Remote, Kootenays, Virtual
Languages: English
Themes: Mental Health
Grant Eligibility: Eligible for 70% AIE

Candice Roberts is 5th generation settler and artist on the ancestral and unceded territories of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. She is the artistic director of Candy Bones Theatre, which interweaves physical theatre, music, mask, movement and clowning to devise original and immersive theatre for young audiences. Cultivating anti-oppressive and intersectional understandings are important in Candice's artistic research of creativity, decolonization and connections between self expression, mental health and community. Candice has toured all over North America with her award-winning shows.



School Year: 22-23
Discipline: Theatre, Dance, Film/Video
Offered Languages: English
Grade Suitability: K - 7
Duration: 45-min + 15-min interactive Q&A
Capacity: 300
Tech Requirements: ability to dim the lights, electrical outlet
Available Formats: In Person, Virtual

Lower Mainland
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
Vancouver Island Lower
Vancouver Island Mid
Vancouver Island North

Our character, Dr. Professor, is on a quest for an answer to the question, 'Is it ok to make mistakes?" When taking their research to the young experts of the classroom, more than a few foibles cause the Doctor to continuously fail. With help from the students, together they uncover how mistakes can help us learn and make new discoveries. Award-winning inter-arts aficionado Candice Roberts shares this fun and clever story about growth mindset and the creative process through a seamless weaving of shadow puppetry, original music, tap dance and physical comedy in this fun and interactive 60-minute theatrical experience, which includes a 15-min interactive artist talk back. This show is also available as a pre-recorded show with a 30-minute virtual interactive workshop with a Q&A (Zoom, Teams or Google Meet). Candice also offers clowning workshops for students. Inquire for more information. (Discount for multiple shows booked in a day)

Testimonials & Reviews

"All ages will enjoy the fine clown work of the multi-talented Roberts. " Winnipeg Free Press
"A fearless performer" CBC
"One of the best performances we have had at Central Elementary" Principal, Central Elementary, SD33

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