Author: Puppetring

withNature 2020: an idea across the world for the International Day for Biological Diversity – 22 May 2020. By Emma K. Thomas

(Photo by Emma K. Thomas) This is not an article about puppetry per se: I am not qualified to write such a piece.   Rather it is an appeal to the puppeteer community worldwide, based on human values with which I hope and believe puppeteers will identify. I am a visual artist, distressed as many people are, by the mounting evidence of the destruction we are wreaking on our planet. The growth of human populations and the degree of our ‘modernisation’ threaten to destroy the natural world and us along with it.  I have found it impossible to carry on...

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Wold Puppetry Day Message 2019, by Dadi D. Pudumjee

(Dadi D. Pudumjee. Photo Wikipedia) This year Unima Interrnacional has commissioned the World Puppetry Day Message from puppeteer and theatre director Dadi D. Pudumjee, President of Unima, who is well-known and well loved by puppeteers the world over: My dear fellow puppeteers, UNIMA members and esteemed colleagues present with us today from all over the world – my heartfelt welcome to all! When I was requested to write the UNIMA world puppet day message for 2019, I was moved beyond words, for it is a great honour and privilege to address all of you in the 90th anniversary year...

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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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