Crankies-Anna & Elizabeth

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Anna and Elizabeth use all the creative tools they can think of to put on a multi-media show: storytelling, research, fiddle, banjo, guitar, ballads, puppets, poetry, and moving scrolls called "crankies". These are kind of like hand-made movies, but rather than film, they're made with felt and cloth. Together, Anna & Elizabeth sew and assemble a long roll of felt covered with characters and artwork that depict a traditional story or ballad. They'll load this roll into a wooden viewer, and using a hand crank, the felt roll scrolls by in front of a window on the box. When they place a light behind the window, the light shines through the scroll and lights it up from behind.

Video of a "crankie"

Date & Time:
Wednesday, April 3, 2013. 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Crossroads Cafe
Contact: Annie Baldwin
Contact: apps@appstate.edu
Contact: 828-262-3032
Admission: Free
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This event has been identified as being open to the public. For more information about Community Engagement and public outreach at Appalachian State University, please visit our website, http://www.community.appstate.edu.

 

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