A crankie (also written cranky), moving panorama, or moving drop is a scroll of artwork in a box, often illustrating a story or song. The ream of paper or fabric rolled around two posts, which is then pulled across the front, much like film in an old camera.
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Crankie Storytelling
Katherine Fahey
Sat., Nov. 11 at 7PM • Tickets: $20
Sun., Nov.. 12 at 3PM • Tickets: $15
A variety of shadow puppet crankies based on songs and tales. The crankies are intricate papercut scrolling artwork, through which shadow puppets appear. Katherine Fahey is an artist and puppeteer. Her meditative cut paper and prints have become music posters, shadow puppets, portraits, set design and animation, including lush music videos for musicians such as Wye Oak and ellen cherry. Katherine has performed nationally at festivals, puppet slams, the Baltimore, Seattle, and Sandglass crankie festivals, Artscape, schools, libraries, and universities.
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