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Interview with Ety Fefer

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Between 10th November and 4th December, 2011, a unique and curious exhibition was held in Lima (Perú), in the Sala Luís Miró Quesada Garland. Entitled “Warriors, Monsters and Beasts”, it showed work by Ety Fefer and José Tola, and was unique not only because of the nature of the exhibits, (puppets in glass cases, that move on their own), but also because it was a collaboration between the young Ety Fefer, known for her work … Read entire article »

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Madagascar: Quel Bazar!

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“Quel Bazar!” (What chaos!) is the title of the show presented in 2011 at the International Puppet Festival in Charleville Mezières, by Cie Kel’Bazar of Madagascar. The intention of this show is to describe, in a entertaining way, an island that is constantly ignored by the Western media and which is the victim of political appetites that, for many years now, have prevented its people from taking full advantage of the island’s natural resources and … Read entire article »

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Mireya’s memories

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I have in my hands the photograph on the invitation from the Mexican Fine Arts Institute to the act of homage offered recently to Mireya Cuetos for her seventy years as a puppeteer: Mireya, in black and white, young and seated amongst flowers, smiles in profile in a garden which her son, Pablo Cueto, – another fascinating character with a long career in the world of animated objects and theatre in miniature -, will later … Read entire article »

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Join us, Participate, Push!

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Today, March 21, 2012, at 12 noon we present, in the framework of the TOT Festival in the Pueblo Español (Spanish Village) of Barcelona, our new, triple magazine. This public presentation is directed at the press, puppeteers and all who are interesed in the world of puppetry. It’s only a month since we leapt into the arena, and we can say that Puppetring and its two sister sites Putxinel·li and Titeresante have had a good … Read entire article »

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TOT Festival in pictures

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Puppetry and animation theater is a 100% visual art, so we are glad to offer a selection of pictures showing some good moments at the TOT Festival in Barcelona last weekend. We start this first slide show with some some of the street shows, most of them belonging to the off-TOT section. However, it also includes some important moments: the opening show by the Polish company Bialostocki Teatr Lalek, the celebration of the World Puppet … Read entire article »

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Mireya’s memories

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I have in my hands the photograph on the invitation from the Mexican Fine Arts Institute to the act of homage offered recently to Mireya Cuetos for her seventy years as a puppeteer: Mireya, in black and white, young and seated amongst flowers, smiles in profile in a garden which her son, Pablo Cueto, – another fascinating character with a long career in the world of animated objects and theatre in miniature -, will later … Read entire article »

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Barcelona and the TOT Festival

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It seems that Barcelona wants to catch up after a certain decline in puppetry over recent decades. The TOT Festival opened its doors on Friday 16th March. The TOT Festival is organised by the Pueblo Español (Spanish Village), a tourist attraction and centre, which, since its inception has combined arts, crafts, architecture, and activities for families. The Festival is of a modest size but its artistic director is Jacques Trudeau, General Secretary of UNIMA International, … Read entire article »

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Puppets in Film exhibition, Museu da Marioneta, Lisbon

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Lisbon’s Museu da Marioneta, in conjunction with the Festival of Animated Film MONSTRA also from Lisbon, presents an unusual exhibition of films produced in the DEFA studios of East Germany. Specifically, reference is made to eleven titles, each occupying an exhibition showcase where some of the puppets used form  their own stage picture. The DEFA Studio for Animation Films in Dresden, Germany released about 1,500 animated films in all classic animation techniques during its existence from 1955 … Read entire article »

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World Puppet Day

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In a decisive gesture we put down our newspaper, switch off the news, and propose a toast to art and fraternity; today is a day of celebration, World Puppetry Day! We cannot forget the grief, the painful reality of misfortune and poverty troubling the world, but exactly because we do not want to forget, we intend to dedicate ourselves to celebrate human dignity, and the insatiable zeal of mankind to strengthen life against misfortune and … Read entire article »

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The fascinating Alexandre Expedition

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It would be quite possible to recount the history of theatre and theatrical arts from the point of view of journeys. In every period and civilisation, theatre, like culture as a whole, has travelled more or less visibly or secreted amongst ideologies and spices, between people and precious materials. Puppets, objects of a naturally nomadic nature, have journeyed there and back on many occasions, crossing continents and seas. Chiwara, Hanuman, Polichinella or Karagoz are veterans … Read entire article »

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