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Noriko Nishimoto: UNIMA Women’s Commission Award

We are happy to announce that master puppeteer Noriko Nishimoto wins one of the highest international awards in the world of puppetry. The UNIMA Women’s Commission will acknowledge Noriko’s outstanding international Contribution to Puppetry at the 21st UNIMA World Congress and Puppet Festival in Chengdu, China in May 2012. Noriko was involved with Australian Spare Parts Puppet Theatre for 19 years, beginning in 1981 when she was invited from Japan as guest artist in the company’s first show, Faust for the 1981 Festival of Perth. She was Artistic Director from 1997 to 2001. During her time as Artistic Director...

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The Big Grin – a national celebration of Mr. Punch’s 350th Birthday

With this headline, the grand celebration of Mr. Punch’s anniversary has been announced. It will take place on Saturday 12th May in London’s Covent Garden Piazza, right where Samuel Pepys said he saw the character back in 1662. This is the first written record of Punch, as one can read on the commemorative plaque that was set up in 1962. The event looks promisingly bright, colourful and festive. There will be Professors from all over the world, including puppeteers from Japan who will be performing their Punch and Judy Show. And, as is by now traditional, Pulcinella from Naples...

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Join us, Participate, Push!

Today, March 21, 2012, at 12 noon we present, in the framework of the TOT Festival in the Pueblo Español (Spanish Village) of Barcelona, our new, triple magazine. This public presentation is directed at the press, puppeteers and all who are interesed in the world of puppetry. It’s only a month since we leapt into the arena, and we can say that Puppetring and its two sister sites Putxinel·li and Titeresante have had a good response. A few days “up and running” that have been indispensable for understanding the rhythms and the challenges of a magazine such as this;...

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Puppets in Film exhibition, Museu da Marioneta, Lisbon

Lisbon’s Museu da Marioneta, in conjunction with the Festival of Animated Film MONSTRA also from Lisbon, presents an unusual exhibition of films produced in the DEFA studios of East Germany. Specifically, reference is made to eleven titles, each occupying an exhibition showcase where some of the puppets used form  their own stage picture. The DEFA Studio for Animation Films in Dresden, Germany released about 1,500 animated films in all classic animation techniques during its existence from 1955 to 1992. Puppet film had a special place in the heart of the studio’s filmmakers, who fell back on the old central European...

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El Retablo de Maese Pedro by Etcétera inaugurates the newly renovated Teatro Romea in the city of Murcia

On the 9th of March the Teatro Romea in the city of Murcia will once again open its doors after having been closed for several years. This real architectural beauty, built in 1962 in neo-classical style, is characterised by a wonderful façade in an eclectic style that includes modernist details such as the theatre awning, and the cast iron grilles that decorate the entrance alongside the busts of Beethoven, Mozart and Listz. To celebrate the inauguration of this new period, the theatre has chosen Etcétera Teatro’s excellent version of the opera “El Retablo de Maese Pedro” (Master Peter’s Puppet...

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