Month: September 2012

Éric Chalifour, Artistic Director of ManiganSes: “In the future festivals will work with patronage”

ManiganSes – Festival International des Arts de la Marionnette à Saguenay reached the end after its second block of top quality shows (an article will be published soon). Since Thursday, artists like Yael Rasooly, Théâtre à Bout Portant or the Compagnie S’appelle Reviens presented their recognized productions, among other must-see performances, presentations and acts. The show ‘Münchhausen’, by Les Machineries de l’Imaginaire, is closing today the 12th edition of the Festival. Its Artistic Director, Éric Chalifour, explains what it is made of. Let’s begin talking about the main lines of your work. Well, first, two requests are done to...

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Some ideas about the role and purpose of Shadow Theatre Museum of China in Chengdu.

Thoughts arising out of the 21st UNIMA Congress and Festival of the Arts, by Erica Luo. Article written by Dr. Erica Luo, head of research at the Shadow Theatre Museum of China and director of the exhibition presented at the last XXI Congress of UNIMA in Chengdu, at last translated! We appreciate she sent us these courageos and appropriate in this times lines about the important event that took place in her town, with a remarkable critical point of view and future prospects. Mr. Ji Xiang Shan in his work “On the role and purpose of the museum in...

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Saguenay: a journey through contemporary puppets

As the days at the Festival International des Arts de la Marionnette – ManiganSes pass by, one gets more and more seduced by its excellent mood and the daily surprise of seeing a top quality show. Its Artistic Director, Éric Chalifour, has combined old, almost classic productions with newer proposals. Besides, these last ones are conceived pretty much out of commercial standards or they require a special attention from the audience. The whole program asks to raise one’s expectations indeed. A festival of this kind, a featured reference within the world of puppets both renowned internationally and strictly linked...

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A tribute to Felix Mirbt opened the 12th edition of ManiganSes

Felix Mirbt was born in 1931 in Breslau, Germany, currently Poland. He got to Quebec in the decade of 1950s and died in Sutton, near to Montréal, in 2002. His extensive artistic production evolved from a classical type of marionettes to a sort of abstract theatre —a powerful career recognized all over. Now, in the 10th anniversary of his death, the company Théâtre de la Pire Espèce and Marcelle Hudon opened ManiganSes – Festival International des Art de la Marionnette à Saguenay, in Quebec, Canada, with a wide look on their master’s work. The show ‘Die Reise, ou les...

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ManiganSes: exploring the limits of puppets and puppeteers

ManiganSes, Festival International des Arts de la Marionette à Saguenay, in Quebec, is about to begin. As sponsor of Puppetring, we will be there to report the shows and activities. The program of the 12th edition of this festival explores how thin are the borders between creators, actors and objects. Indeed, the selection of shows (see them at ManiganSes website) is open to a wide range of forms, both in family friendly shows and performances for adults. Since it started in 1989, it has presented so many different versions of arts of marionette to become definitely an appointment of...

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