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Montreal parties: Expo 67 (enchanted)

(Added 10 May 2006)

The Tinder Box, Fairytale puppet theatre, Jiri Trnka
Photo: This was expo, photographs: John Visser, Harold Whyte, Peter Varley

Expo 67
April 28- October 27, 1967
Czechoslovak national pavilion
Close to Ile Notre Dame Station of the Expo Express

“Alongside the massed-tractor solemnity of the Russians and the relative earnestness of other nations, there was something intriguingly improbable about the Czechoslovak Pavilion. All that glass for instance: glass fountains, glass pillars, glass walls, glass sculptures – glass poured and tortured into an enchanted forest of shapes that trapped the light and toyed with it until the effect was almost mesmeric.”

“For enshrining fairyland in puppet and cartoon films Czechoslovakia made Jiri Trnka a National Artist, awarded him the Order of Labour and commissioned him to design the Czech Pavilions “Childrens World,” a bewitching re-creation of some of the worlds best loved stories” Robert Fulford, This was expo, 1968.

This article is 8 of 10 articles originally published here on Reading Montreal as part of the series Leisure posts Montreal Parties

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