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The Museu da Marioneta de Lisboa

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When one goes to the festival FIMFA in Lisbon, it is always a pleasure to visit the Museu da Marioneta (Puppet Museum,Lisbon, located in the Convento das Bernardas, which is runned by Maria José Machado Santos with her talented team composed mostly by women), and visit the rooms where there are different collections exposed. The visit  begins with the shadows and puppets of Asia and the Far East, it continues with a sample of European traditions, stops at … Read entire article »

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Creative workshop: Words, Objects and Shadows. 1st to 4th July

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From Puppetring magazine, Toni Rumabu and Cesc Martinez propose a theater workshop focused on objects and shadows and their poetic dimensions. What is hidden in the objects can reveal quite a few things of our world and of ourselves. Browse this universe to see how we can use it on stage, is the aim of the workshop, which will incorporate in its final stage shadow theater as a way of distortion of the apparent realities … Read entire article »

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News from the Istanbul International Puppet Festival

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To talk about Istanbul Puppet Festival is to talk about Cengiz Özek, its artistic director. Sixteen years of thinking about the city from the perspective of the puppets, and thinking about puppets looking at them through Istanbul. It was a coincidence that the first show that I saw today was “The Magic Tree” by Cengiz Özek, and because I already know the show very well, I asked to see it from back stage. I must also … Read entire article »

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Birth of a Puppet Museum in Macao, China

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The high activity of puppet theater that exists in China is being translated into a multitude of public and private initiatives. Macao, the ancient city under Portuguese rule, also lives his moment of joy thanks to the contribution of Ms. Elisa Vilaça, Portuguese puppeteer and teacher, who has offered her collection of puppets from around the world to Macao Puppet Museum, which is still in process of realization. Catalog To start this wonderful project, it has been … Read entire article »

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The 16 Istanbul International Puppet Festival has begun

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The 16 Istanbul International Puppet Festival these days has begun. The program is rich in shows and events held in parallel: workshops, lectures, films … The companies come from many different countries: Spain, Holland, England, Czech Republic, Italy, Mexico, Norway, Romania, Greece, Hungary, France and, of course, Turkey. A festival thus very complete and attractive, which takes place in many different theaters of the city.The interested can find information on the following website:http://www.kuklaistanbul.com/ We reproduce here … Read entire article »

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The devil appears in Bekecsaba, Hungary.

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It is normal for the puppeteers strange things happen to us, for always being surrounded by devils, Vodniks, goblins, and other fantastic creatures. So, what happened in the workshop of Gary Friedman (Australian puppeteer and editor of Puppetrynews) in Bekecsaba, Hungary, is in the logic of things. But it will be much better if Gary explains himself to us the event in their own words: “After an incredibly inspiring six-week European Workshop tour of Switzerland, Italy, … Read entire article »

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Traditional and Modern Puppetry: issues in contemporary Expression and Practises – two-days conference in New Dheli

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We are delighted to publish the words of welcome said by Dadi Pudumjee, President UNIMA Union International de la Marionette, in a meeting in New Dheli on the occasion of the Ishara International Puppet Festival, held from the 8th to the 16th April 2013. Words that speak about the particularly interesting time puppets living in India, with a strong desire to bring together the traditional language with the contemporary puppet theatre. We hope to publish other … Read entire article »

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