What is a crankie? “A crankie is an old storytelling art form. It’s a long illustrated scroll that is wound onto two spools. The spools are loaded into a box which has a viewing screen.
The scroll is hand-cranked while the story is told. It can be accompanied by a narrative, song or tune.”
LilySilly is producing Ithaca’s 1st Annual Crankie Cabaret, in which several local artists create their own crankies and perform them with music for the public. Hoorah! Get Tickets Here!