Month: January 2013

Creditors of ManiganSes’ assembly. Future questioned?

When Blaise Gagnon announced via Facebook he was no longer working at the Festival International des Arts de la Marionnette à Saguenay – ManiganSes, the bankruptcy was already known in Canadian media. Some weeks later, on January 4th 2013, the break was officially declared by the Administration Council. Creditors’ Assembly was yesterday January 28th. Very sad news for the puppetry sector, arts and theatre. Réjean Laforêt, President of the district Jonquière-Saguenay who has been a member of the Administration Council of ManiganSes for five years, said through Radio Canada they were really sorry about the situation, but it was...

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Little Angel Theatre’s Garcia Marquez at the Battersea Arts Center

Among the countless innovative theatre events anyone can see daily in different London venues, there are some also attentive on contemporary puppets and object theatre. The Battersea Arts Center (BAC) is one of this places where te staff is open to any proposal that can attract young or ingenious audiences to get involved with the Center. So a play like ‘A very Old Man with Enormous Wings’, by the half-centuried company Little Angel Theatre, in co-production with Kneehigh, has a signifficant role in this policy. Little Angel Theatre was born in 1961 as a troupe under the leadership of...

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The new puppetry school at Charleville-Mezières, on the way

A brief note published at the Institut International de la Marionnette (IIM) website informs the new building of the École Superieure National des Arts de la Marionnette (ESNAM) at Charleville-Mezières, France, will be coming to a reality on time. 2013 is the year for the end of preparatory studies and the beginning of the works at the former Troussel store, in Charleville city center. These will consist on a total reform and the conservation of its façade, and they should be starting in some months. This has been a long-awaited project. In 2010, it had a pre-budget of 8...

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‘Mysterious journey with Pulcinella’

It is well known Pulcinella travelled all over the world and let many sons of him in several countries. Well, he is still travelling, exchanging many impressions and mixing himself up —that is why Bruno Leone has made the show ‘Viaggio misterioso con Pulcinella’ (‘Mysterious journey with Pulcinella’). It will be presented this weekend, January 11th, 12th and 13th at Sala Assoli in Naples, Italy. Mysterious journey with Pulcinella’ tells the story of a puppeteer, how he meets Pulcinella and how they travel together around the world by tracing the history of this mythical character. Departing from Naples, they...

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