A crankie is an old storytelling art form, popular in the 19th century. Start with a long illustrated scroll that is wound onto two spools. The spools are loaded into a box which has a viewing screen. Then the scroll
is hand-cranked while the story is told, or a tune is played or a song is sung.
Podorythmie has been performing crankies since 2011 and has a repertoire of over 20 stories. To learn more about crankies,
visit Sue's website The Crankie Factory.
We have been performing crankies since 2011 and have about 20
crankie scrolls. Here are a few of our stories!