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Provisional balance: from the old year 2012 to the new year 2013

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It is difficult to define 2012. A year of extremes, for us at Puppetring it has been a prodigious year of new experiences and work. Our triple magazine saw the light on 1st March, and from then on its level of activity could be defined as a rhetorical storm, with 450 articles published in its three languages (Catalan, Spanish and English) and a few more in Portuguese and French. It is too early to weigh … Read entire article »

Filed under: Editorial

Iranian company Yase Tamam co-winner of top award in Warsaw

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The puppet shows ‘The Earth and the Universe’ by Iranian company Yase Tamam, and ‘Louder!’ by Polish artists by Marcin Bartnikowski and Marcin Bikowski shared a top prize at the festival Puppet Is a Human Too, held in Warsaw last month. This is an important international event dedicated to puppet theater and animation movies for adults. The Jury recognizes the work of the companies from around the world in three main categories: best actor on actress, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Festivals, News, Performances

Images of Figurentheater Wilde & Vogel

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It is a few months ago we were willing to have the opportunity to publish some news about a German company that really attracted us for its visual work. Now we’ve got it: Figurentheater Wilde & Vogel, from Germany, won two awards at the Puppets are Human too Festival in Warsaw, Poland: the Best Theatrical Use of Puppets prize and the Wonderful Moment of Animation. The Figurentheater Wilde & Vogel was founded in 1997 by the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Festivals, News

‘Les Guignols du Maghreb’ TV show

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The famous French TV show ‘Les Guignols de l’Info’ has from the beginning of October a new version for Maghreb countries. It is born in Tunez, the country where Arab Spring started off, broadcast on Nessma channel. Keeping its satiric way of giving today’s news and making fun of public figures from the Politics, ‘Les Guignols du Maghreb’ reach a wide audience in Tunez, Algeria and Morocco, where they got to have a lot of … Read entire article »

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Puppets and mental illnesses

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(Lire ici la version française / Read here French version.) Many therapy centers use puppets as a tool for enhancing consciousness on one’s problems. Used in such a variety of needs —social, educational, psychological or medical—, puppets are symbols, metaphors, distance and pieces of personal identity. With this basis, the École Nationale d’Apprentissage par la Marionnette (Learning through Puppets National School) , settled in Chicoutimi, Quebec, has a long experience helping people diagnosed with mental … Read entire article »

Filed under: Front page, Training and development

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