CRANKIES: Storytelling Machines! Special Presentation



Date: October 17, 2020

1:00 pm CDT, via Zoom

Class Registration Fee:  Free!

What is a crankie? It’s a long, hand illustrated scroll that is wound onto two spools. The spools are loaded onto a box with a viewing window. As the scroll is cranked, it reveals one scene at a time as a song is sung or the story is told. In the 19th century, they were called moving panoramas.  Join us for this FREE interactive demonstration/conversation about “crankies” – those magical boxes where dreams unfurl, led by fiddler, guitarist, stepdancer and crankie artist, Sue Truman. 

From Seattle, Sue Truman first discovered crankies in 2011 and it has been her passion ever since. She created the website which is the “go to” place for all things crankie. It includes videos from crankie artists around the world, “how to” information and 25 pages of moving panorama history used by schools and universities. She has performed, presented and led workshops in the U.S., Canada, and abroad. A noted musician as well, her old time fiddling can be heard on the Young Fogie’s Volume II recording on Rounder Records.


You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Oct 17, 2020 01:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

This presentation is FREE, but you must register in advance for this meeting HERE

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.