Winnipeg Crankie Festival

Interactive Festival Workshops

As part of the third edition of the Crankie Festival, we are excited to present a series of free, online interactive Workshops, hosted on Zoom. Registration is required – please click on the links below to sign up.  We look forward to “seeing” you there!

Singing with Coco! March 2, 2021 7pm CT

Let’s sing, let’s get creative and play. In this workshop Coco Love Alcorn will lead us through some simple call and response singing, some harmonies and rhythms and also tickle our playful sides by wee forays into the world of vocal improvisation.  Coco Love Alcorn is singer songwriter, improviser and choir leader based in Owen Sound, ON.

About the Winnipeg Crankie Festival

Founded in 2018 by Home Routes / Chemin Chez Nous, with the support of Crescent Arts Centre and Crescent Fort Rouge United Church, the
Crankie Festival features nightly weekend shows and daytime programming, all geared towards family and audience participation. The festival celebrates crankies, which are the forerunner of modern film, and combines visual art, music and the written word to create an interactive experience for all ages. It is one of only a handful in North America celebrating crankies and the art of storytelling within one festival.

We would like to thank our Crankie Festival partners, the Crescent Arts Centre & the West End Cultural Centre who worked with us this year and we look forward to working with them again, along with the great cast of characters we have engaged for this year’s event.

It is extremely important to us to maintain a system of producing and supporting Manitoba artists, and we are excited to present all of the amazing aspects of the WInnipeg Crankie Festival online  March 5-7, 2021.

All Crankie Festival concerts and workshops can be viewed at no charge courtesy of our generous funders and sponsors.

 

Festival streaming schedule and times coming soon!

"Congrats on making Winnipeg the Crankie Capital of Canada!"

Sue Truman

"We loved every minute of the time we were there. It was just wonderful... so much talent... Thank you so much again for inviting us. It was quite a privilege to be part of such a wonderful show."

Edward & Gillian Campbell

"It's hard to imagine how Crankie Fest could have been-or could be made to be-much better than it was, given the attributes and restrictions of the site and tireless energy of the organizers. I want to commend the organizers and the volunteers. There were a lot of moving pieces to this weekend event, confined to a relatively small space, and it seemed to all come off seamlessly.”

Bruce Steele

Home Routes / Chemin Chez Nous
137 rue Walnut Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3G 1P2

Phone: (204) 480-3380
Toll-free: 1 (866) 925-6889
Fax: (204) 786-6259

Winnipeg Crankie Festival
137 rue Walnut Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3G 1P2

Toll-free: 1 (866) 925-6889

Home Routes / Chemin Chez Nous acknowledges that we operate on the traditional lands of the Anishinaabe, Ininew and Dakota peoples, and on the homeland of the Metis nation. We have produced thousands of concerts across Canada, a land home to well over 600 First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities.