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Thailand’s Khon Masks exhibition, in the Museu da Marioneta in Lisbon

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The exhibition “Khon. Thailand’s Court theatre” is a wonderful opportunity to see and learn from a wide and outstanding range of Khon masks. These masks allow invoking the presence of animals, demons, mythological characters, and even the Gods that are crucial to re-enact the scenes of the Indian epic poem, the Ramayana. In order to put them into context, the Museu da Marioneta in Lisbon has gathered other art works, from different natures and dates, but … Read entire article »

Filed under: Books, Magazines and Exhibitions, Front page, History and traditions

Le Festival MIMA 2013 de Mirepoix s’approche

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Voilà un des plus intéressants festivals du sud de l’Europe qui s’approche. Connu pour sa qualité et pour se concentrer sur la création contemporaine et l’interdisciplinarité. Du 1er au 4 août 2013. Dans la cité médiévale de Mirepoix (Ariège), MIMA fera les 25 ans du festival. Comme chaque année, un langage différent a coté des marionnettes. Dans cette année 2013, MIMA sera une invitation au dialogue entre corps vivant et corps a priori inerte avec … Read entire article »

Filed under: Festivals, News

King Kong brought back to live in Melbourne

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As Gary Friedman reports in Puppetrynews, an spectacular King Kong opened in Melbourne this week. It’s a visual treat for anyone vaguely interested in musicals and puppetry.  The gigantic puppet that everyone’s talking about is six metres tall with a well-muscled body, an enormous head and a bunch of ‘King’s men’ manipulating the monster – from his his hands and feet to his fully animatronic head, King Kong is awe-inspiring. Australian puppeteers Steve Coupe and Jacob … Read entire article »

Filed under: News, Performances, Videos

Émission du 12 au 16 juin du film “Les Créateurs”

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Nous avons reçu de Richard Bouchard, directeur de la très intéressante Éscole Nationale d’Apprentissage de la Marionnette, à Chicoutimi, Quebec, (voir article en espagnol ici et en anglais ici sur l’ÉNAM) une invitation à suivre l’émission d’un film création de Pascal Gaudreault qui aura lieu du 12 au 16 juin, par Internet. Nous réproduisons le communiqué de l’ENAM. Avec cette notification, nous commençons à publier aussi en français des articles dans Puppetring. “L’École Nationale d’Apprentissage … Read entire article »

Filed under: Courses, News, Training and development, Videos

The Forman Brothers Theatre Workshop has been canceled

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We are distressed to annnounce that The Forman Brothers Theatre Workshop has been canceled:  a great part of the stage material of the company has been lost under the Moldava river waters during the floods that have happened in Praga this week. In front of the helplessness of such occurrence, organizers are forced to postpone,until new date, the course the Forman’s imparted in Santes Creus(Catalonia/Barcelona) from the 10th to the 30th of July (see here). The … Read entire article »

Filed under: Courses, News, Training and development

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