About the Artist

Candice Roberts is 5th generation settler and artist on the ancestral and unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

She is the artistic director of Candy Bones Theatre, which interweaves physical theatre, music, mask, movement and clowning to devise original and immersive theatre for young audiences.

Cultivating anti-oppressive and intersectional understandings are important in Candice’s artistic research of creativity, decolonization and connections between self expression, mental health and community. Candice has toured all over North America with her award-winning shows.

Virtual Programs

Ideas Bobert

What happens if we deny our deepest dreams and desires? Bobert is a silent character a la Charlie Chaplin who has a little red bird for a heart. His story asks us, what happens if we are to deny our deepest dreams and desires? Teetering on the brink of absolute failure, love-sick Bobert discovers his heart to be more important than he knew. 

Ideas Bobert is a clown tour de force of comedy and conundrum. With 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. Like Ginger Rogers meets Mr. Bean on the Muppet show, Ideas Bobert dances with the hilarious absurd. 

Oopsie

Dr. Professor is on a quest for a conclusion to the question, “Is it OK to make mistakes?” When taking their research to the young experts of the classroom, more than a few foibles cause the doctor to continuously fail. With help from the students, together they uncover how mistakes can help us learn and make new discoveries. Award-winning inter-arts maestro Candice Roberts performs this fun and clever story about growth mindset and the creative process through a seamless weaving of shadow puppetry, original music, tap dance and physical comedy in this fun show.

Courses

Free

Ideas Bobert

Pre-recorded video performance (40 min.) with study guide and activities

Free

Oopsie

Pre-recorded video performance (approx. 25 min) with study guide and activities

Program Format

Once you purchase a class or school licence, you’ll have access to the artist’s virtual program(s) as many times as you like until the end of the school year.

Each virtual program includes:

  • a professionally recorded video performance
  • downloadable study guide
  • printable activity sheets
  • links to additional resources about the art form

You also have the option of adding on a Virtual Visit with the artist for your class or the entire school. This will be delivered through Zoom, Teams or Google Meet.

Learning Outcomes & Curriculum Connections
  • Arts education, physical literacy and drama
  • Self confidence and self expression
  • Creative and critical thinking

Pricing

Live Performances

You can book Candice for in-person performances of “Oopsie” for your school, along with clowning workshops. For more information, visit her artist page on Pebble Star Artists and contact Kim Thé at bookings@pebblestarartists.com.

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