Author: Puppetring

PUPPET MUSEUMS – THEIR INTEREST AND NECESSITY

A recent visit to the Lisbon Puppet Museum leads us to reflect on the importance of museums. Puppetring collaborates closely with the Lisbon Puppet Museum (Museu da Marioneta de Lisboa) (see here), the Tolosa Museum TOPIC (see here) and Barcelona’s MAE (Museu de les Arts Escèniques) (see here), unarguably the best established puppet museums in Spain and Portugal. Roberto by Manuel Rosado. Museu da Marioneta de Lisboa. In addition, without going beyond the Iberian Peninsula, various museum endeavours create a map of significant exhibition spaces in the field of puppetry, together with the above mentioned three. In Porto, the...

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A ROUND-UP OF IBERIAN FESTIVALS IN MAY 2018: LLEIDA, LISBON, SEGOVIA, SEVILLE, GRANADA, GAVÀ, PALMA DE MALLORCA, REDONDELA, CALDES DE MONTBUI, CADIZ, SANTILLANA DEL MAR, POLA DE SIERO…, AND BOCHUM IN GERMANY

The month of May comes with a profusion of Puppet Festivals. Some of Spain’s principal festivals, the spring festivals, take place during this month. Autumn is another important season, with festivals in October, November and December. Here, we mention some of the most notable and well-known Iberian festivals in May, though it must be said that we will, inadvertently, have failed to include them all.. Lleida The string of May festivals kicked off with the 29th edition of the Lleida Puppet Fair, which ran from 4 to 6 May. A strategic festival for the sector, this year it hosted...

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‘THE LABYRINTH. Following the Shadows’, a Shadow Theater Workshop by Fabrizio Montecchi and Camille Trouvé

11-22 july 2018. The meeting of two great shadow theatre’s creators: Fabrizio Montecchi and Camille Trouvé Camille Trouvé (by Les Anges au Plafond, France) and Fabrizio Montecchi (by Teatro Gioco Vita, Italy), offer a journey to discover the Contemporary Shadow Theatre, a language deeply theatrical nature, intangible art with enormous expressive and communicative possibilities. Behind this workshop lies the desire of a meeting. Fabrizio Montecchi, master of shadow theatre from Teatro Gioco Vita and Camille Trouvé from the French company Les Anges au Plafond, have two different approaches of the art and scene, yet they had the deep intuition...

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PASSAGER CLANDESTIN, nouvelle création d’Arketal au Festival Mondiale à Charleville-Mézières

La Compagnie Arketal présente dans le Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionnettes à Charleville-Mézières une nouvelle création, ‘Passager Clandestin’, d’après The Great disaster de Patrick Kermann. L’HISTOIRE Voici l’histoire d’un berger, Giovanni Pastore, descendu de ses montagnes du Frioul, pour chercher du travail en Europe, et pour chercher « le paradis » sur terre. Il a pris le chemin de l’émigration, comme des millions d’italiens l’ont fait avant et après lui. Il a marché avec d’autres sur les routes de l’Europe, essayé de devenir français ou allemand, mais en vain. Et puis le 10 avril 1912, rêvant toujours de l’Amérique, il...

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500 YEARS OF KARAGÖZ, by Cengiz Özek

Turkey, in 2017, is celebrating the 500th anniversary of the character of Karagöz, the hero of Ottoman folk shadow theatre. He is a character found in all countries that lived under the Ottoman Empire. In Greece, he became Karagosis, a Greek hero par excellence, with his own particular personality traits. In this article Cengiz Özek, renowned shadow player of Karagöz Theatre and director of the International Puppet Festival in Istanbul, situates historically this endearing tradition; a tradition that goes back 500 years and which, at the present time, is experiencing a successful period with many puppeteers practising the art. History Turkish shadow play, also called Karagöz, is an important cultural heritage. It could be described...

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