Inuit Projects

inukshukDan Butterworth has worked with Inuit communities in Alaska (Atqasuk, Shaktoolik, and Unalakleet). These residencies were organized by the state of Alaska. These in turn led to a trip to Pelly Bay, Canada. Here Dan showed a group how to make carved marionettes, how to string them and manipulate them. These trips have been a wonderful learning experience for all involved. There is hope that eventually a puppet show of Kivioq will be completed and can travel the arctic. Puppeteers from a number of communities could keep the stories alive.