Month: July 2012

Punch & Judy celebrate in Jerusalem

Puppetring is happy to pronounce the birth of Pinchas & Ruti, the Israeli cousins of Punch and Judy. As a graduate from the Hamama course, Ariel Doron started looking for the Israeli Punch and his partner. The Punch he created is called Pinchas and his partner, Ruti; they are pioneers who founded the country and a local camel helps them. Since Israel has no tradition in puppet theaters, the puppets need to be created from scratch, so what’s better than heroes who founded the country? The popular European puppet theater comes to the Holy Land and Pinchas the pioneer...

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International arts exchange in Avignon

The Festival d’Avignon, France, is well known as one of the biggest theatre events in the world —thanks also to the Off program, where 1,200 shows are performed during three weeks, a big number of them daily. This is the place Institut Ramon Llull chose for promoting Catalan and Balearic performing arts. Now eight different companies with different scenic formats will be there until July 29th as a part of contemporary artistic richness in Catalonia and Balearic Islands. This public institution presented the promotion last June 14th at Antic Teatre in Barcelona and yesterday, July 10th, again in Avignon....

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Haida Gwaii, Canada, protest puppets

2012 is a year of protests worldwide, and against the closed minds of most of the politicians and big corporations direction staffs, arts and creativity are alternatives themselves. Then puppets have much to say —as they have always done. A group of artists from Haida Gwaii (or Queen Alberta Islands, in British Columbia, Canada), Jaalen Edenshaw, Jason Alsop, and Gwaii Edenshaw have recently made a stop-motion film directed by Ken Leslie that can be seen in YouTube. The reason is Haida Gwaii, ‘the land of the peeple’, is threatened by the building of a giant pipeline and the arrival...

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Ljubljana in Barcelona

Antic Teatre is the place where four new creations from the Slovenian scene have landed, supported by Institut Ramon Llull and City Council’s Institut de Cultura. Under the name cav_a, Antic Teatre promotes its internationalization plan, through which Catalan companies El Conde de Torrefiel, Societat Doctor Alonso and artists Guillem Mount Palol and Jorge Dutor performed at the Glej Theatre in Ljubljana, the oldest independent theater in Slovenia, last December. In return, from June 25th to July 2nd Barcelona has known Boris Kadin, who led the workshop ‘Last Resort’ and presented the show ‘Scream’; Bratus Marko, who performed ‘Misterio...

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