Upcoming Performances

Looking forward to returning to the Job Carr Museum!

The Job Carr Museum - Sept. 16th, 2017, 12:00-4:00. We will be giving multiple performances of tunes, hardshoe stepdance and crankies (storytelling machines)! Heritage craft activities for children. Our good friend Mike Saunders will also be performing.  More details here. Hope you can make it!

Photo by Doug Plummer

Podo shoes in the cabin.

Podorythmie, Quebecois for "foot rhythms", is a five member group hailing from the U.S., France and Canada.  They are known for their high energy and good time performances of French Canadian music and dance.  Fiddle, accordion, songs and lots of hard shoe step dancing interspersed with crankie (moving panorama) shows makes their performances unique.

 

Band Members:

Sue Truman - Fiddle, podorythmie, chief crankie maker

Pascale Lelong - Accordion, vocals

Prairie Wolfe - Fiddle, vocals, step dancing, podorythmie

Julia Derby - Guitar, step dancing, podorythmie, crankist

Cil Pierce - Guitar, step dancing, podorythmie

 

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Past Performances and Workshops

For the Vancouver Folk Music festival, Sue is working on the Pete Seagull crankie, the mascot of the festival.

Vancouver Folk Music Festival - Podorythmie was there July 15th and 16th, 2017. Two busy days of crankie (moving panorama) workshops, performances and jam sessions  in the Francophone Tent! Sue adapted one of her crankies to be about Pete Seagull.  

It was like an old fashion kitchen party at Chez Nous. Inter-generational. We made many new friends.

June 24th, 2017  We were busy in British Columbia!

Canada Place  - Crankie workshops and a performance

And then more fun.

Chez Nous in Coquitlam, BC - Tunes, song, stepdancing, crankie show (hand-cranked storytelling machines) and limberjack, dance competitions. 

The grand finale at NW Folklife Festival's Crankie Fest! photo by Doug Plummer.

Northwest Folklife Festival Sat. May 27th, 2017 - Seattle, Washington, Northwest Folklife Festival.  We were stepping and cranking at Folklife! The crankie fest had 8 artists including Sue Truman and Julia Derby.  For the grand finale we all came out on stage and reverse-cranked the scrolls at the same time while Kevin Auld played the Scottish Small Pipes - EPIC!

Thank you to Starbucks for their continued support of the Seattle Storytelling community.

Auntmama's Storytable - We spun some tales and cranked some crankies at Seattle's Storyteller's event in March.  So inspired by the other storytellers especially Mary Anne Moorman AKA Auntmama. Thanks for the invitation and we will be back!

On the main stage at Festival du Bois!

Festival du Bois, the largest francophone festival on Canada's West Coast.  It was March 3 to 5, 2017.  We gave a crankie show, multiple music and stepdance performances, a crankie workshop and mini stepdance workshop.  More pictures will be posted in the gallery section of this website.  Visit their website festivaldubois.ca  

It was a full house at the NW Puppet Center!

NW Puppet Center's 3rd Crankie Fest! Sat., Oct. 1st, 2016. The festival was a sold out success and crankie magic was made.

Katherine Fahey - award winning paper cut artist from Baltimore

PODORYTHMIE -We premiered a new crankie - Waves of the St. Lawrence.

Dejah and Louis Leger - acclaimed artist and musician Dejah Leger with her father-in-law (and crankie box maker) Louis Leger

Squirrel Butter - Charmain Slaven and Charlie Beck with the one and only foot-powered crankie box

The historic Job Carr Museum

The Job Carr Museum  Sat., Sept. 17th, 2016. Tunes, stepdancing, crankies and jig dolls!   The museum is filled with things with cranks! CoolWe had a wonderful time!!  Check out their website here.

Julia Derby is cranking "Waves of the St. Lawrence" while a participant operates an automaton.

CRANKIE BASICS WORKSHOP - at the Felt-a-Con Festival, Sat. Aug. 13th, 2016.  Sue Truman and Julia Derby presented a  talk/demonstration about crankies  at Felt-a-Con Festival located at the Seattle Children's Theater.  It covered:

- demonstrations of crankie scrolls made from Tyvek and stitched from felt and fabric

- a short history of moving panoramas and moving drops from the 19th century

- an overview of various methods of making scrolls

- demonstration of using crankie scrolls with shadow puppetry and automatons

 

Our first crankie show in Canada! Photo by Kimberly Strain. Thank you!

MISSION FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL, Mission, British Columbia,  Podorythmie did two performances on Sat. July 23rd in this beautiful, outdoor setting. 

Julia Derby stepdancing at Canada Place while, Prairie, Sue and Pascale play.

Canada Place, Saint-John Baptiste Day Vancouver, BC. Friday, June 24th, 2016. Crankie workshops and performances.

The Garden House - February 2016,  Prairie, Cil and Julia stepdancing to a full house at The Garden House with Sue on fiddle and Louis Leger on accordion, subbing for Pascale. 

Photo by Doug Plummer

The Angry Beaver - 2013, 2014, 2015 Seattle's only Canadian bar, one of our favorite places to play! Located at 8412 Greenwood Ave. N. in Seattle. theangrybeaverseattle.com

Photo by Doug Plummer

The Seattle Children's Festival - 2015, The Northwest Folklife Festival wrote a nice article about our performance at the Seattle Children's Festival. Read it here. 

Poster paper cut and designed by Katherine Fahey

Empty Sea Studios - 2014, East Meets West Crankie Fest. We had the great honor to perform along with our good friends Dejah and Louis Leger and Katherine Fahey from Baltimore. Katherine also papercut this wonderful poster.

Future crankie (storytelling) material.