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Candy Bones Theatre

Discipline: Theatre
Homebase: Vancouver
Languages: English

For performing artist Candice Roberts of traditional, ancestral and unceded Coast Salish Territories, Vancouver, BC Canada, art is not just a practice it is a way of life. Through Candy Bones Theatre, she creates hilarious and magical multimedia theatre productions and assists people who desire support in connecting with their own creative sparks. In 2014 she received the Mayor's Arts Award for her work in community building through creativity.


"All ages will enjoy the fine clown work of the multi-talented Roberts. Anyone with a curious heart will find theirs aflutter watching Ideas Bobert!" Winnipeg Free Press
"Charming and skillfully performed. Putting Ideas Bobert on your list would be a good idea!" CBC Winnipeg
"One of the best performances we have had at Central Elementary" Principal Granville Island

Performances & Workshops

Ideas Bobert!

Grade Suitability: K-7
Duration: 45 mins.
Capacity: 500
Tech Requirements: hard surface for tap dancing, ability to dim lights, sound system
Fee Range: $745 - $845 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

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

IDEAS BOBERT is a simple and silly metaphorical story about a mostly silent character (a la Charlie Chaplin) who has a bird puppet for a heart. The bird wants Bobert to dance and play music, but Bobert is afraid to express himself. Throughout the show the character engages the audience in exploring his silly and complicated solutions to his everyday conundrums. Eventually he learns the importance of listening to and caring for his heart by connecting with others through his creative expression. With a vintage silent film styling, shadow puppetry, stop motion animation projections, dance and live music, the world of Ideas Bobert is rich with magic and creativity.

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