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Puppetry in Slovakia and Czechia, and ‘Las Fallas de Valencia’, inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by Unesco

Puppetry in Slovakia and Czechia, and ‘Las Fallas de Valencia’, inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by Unesco

A very good news for puppets in the world: Puppetry in Slovakia and Czechia have been inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by Unesco. A goal that the Czech and Slovak puppeteers have been searching with great zeal for years. A decision that has been accompanied by another news also very interesting for the world of animated images, in this case by fire: Las Fallas de Valencia, one of … Read entire article »

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Hetty Paërl, honorary member of UNIMA since 30 May 2016, by Frans Hakkemars and Paul Custers

Hetty Paërl, honorary member of UNIMA since 30 May 2016, by Frans Hakkemars and Paul Custers

On Monday 30 May 2016, Hetty Paërl – cheerful, versatile, driven and above all modest -, was awarded honorary membership of the UNIMA by the international UNIMA board: a good reason for an interview with this artist. Besides being an illustrator, painter and musician, she is also a writer of a great many books on puppetry. Her specialty is Jan Klaassen and his pedigree across Europe. The interview shows Hetty Paërl, born on 16 June … Read entire article »

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News from the Unima Congress 2016 in Tolosa / San Sebastián, Spain: Dadi Pudumjee, President, and Idoya Otegui, new General Secretary. Bali, Indonesia, wins the Unima Congress 2020

News from the Unima Congress 2016 in Tolosa / San Sebastián, Spain: Dadi Pudumjee, President, and Idoya Otegui, new General Secretary. Bali, Indonesia, wins the Unima Congress 2020

The Unima 2016 Congress, being carried out these days in Tolosa and San Sebastián, with the World Puppet Festival that accompanies it, has already voted their new directive: Dadi Pudumjee as President and Idoya Otegui as Secretary General. Members of the Executive Committee are: President Dadi Pudumjee – INDIA; General Secretary – Idoya Otegui; Treasurer: Lucile Bodson – France; 1st Vice – Manuel Moran – USA; 2nd Vice President – Karen Smith – USA. Idoya Otegui, … Read entire article »

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Le 22ème Congrès de l’UNIMA à Tolosa / San Sebastián. Calendrier et programme (French and English)

Le 22ème Congrès de l’UNIMA à Tolosa / San Sebastián. Calendrier et programme (French and English)

L’un des événements marionnettistes les plus importants dans le monde, le Congrès de l’UNIMA i LE FESTIVAL MONDIAL DE LA MARIONNETTE qui l’accompagne, sont sur le point de commencer le 28 mai prochain à Tolosa et San Sebastian, en Espagne, deux villes qui se sont partagés les actes. Le Congrès commence le lundi 30 Mai et finit le vendredi 3 Juin, tandis que le Festival Mondial de Marionnettes aura lieu du samedi 28 Mai au … Read entire article »

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SYMPOSIUM INTERNATIONAL à San Sebastián, en Espagne, pendant le Congrès d’Unima 2016

SYMPOSIUM INTERNATIONAL à San Sebastián, en Espagne, pendant le Congrès d’Unima 2016

Avec le titre ‘LA MÁQUINA REAL ET LE THÉÂTRE DE MARIONNETTES DE REPERTOIRE EN EUROPE ET AMÉRIQUE’, aura lieu ce très intéressant symposium le samedi 28 et le dimanche 29 mai, pendant le Festival Mondial 2016 à San Sebastián (du 28 mai au 5 juin), et juste avant le début du Congrès de l’Unima Internationale (jours 30, 31 mai et 1, 2 et 3 juin). Le symposium va se faire au Palacio de Miramar à … Read entire article »

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The Alphabet of the Shadows, workshop by Fabrizio Montecchi, Gioco Vita

The Alphabet of the Shadows, workshop by Fabrizio Montecchi, Gioco Vita

Atelier della Luna presents this year, in Santes Creus (near Barcelona, Spain), an exceptional course of shadow theater, taught by Grand Master Fabrizio Montecchi, with the title of the Alphabet of the shadows. The workshop proposes a ramble to discover the contemporary shadow puppetry, a language thoroughly theatrical with enormous expressive and communicative possibilities.. Shadow image by Fabrizio Montecchi. The structure of the workshop is as follows: The Shadow | The first part, divided into practical sessions, stimulates … Read entire article »

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Rencontre à Toulouse: ‘La scène philosophique du théâtre de marionnettes’ – 25, 26 et 27 Mars

Rencontre à Toulouse: ‘La scène philosophique du théâtre de marionnettes’ – 25, 26 et 27 Mars

Qu’est-ce que l’homme ? Qu’est-ce que la vie ? Qu’est-ce que la liberté ? Comment envisager les liens entre l’esprit et la matière ? Entre l’homme et les pouvoirs de tous ordres – politiques, métaphysiques, visibles et invisibles – qui le manipulent ? Ainsi pourrait-on résumer (très) schématiquement les problèmes que la métaphore philosophique de la marionnette et de son théâtre a contribué à formuler. Cette manifestation se propose de rassembler des contributeurs issus de … Read entire article »

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BODY, PUPPET AND MANIPULATION – Workshop in Lisbon directed by Iris Meinhardt (DE)

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Body, Puppet and Manipulation – Human Body – Human Doll. A Workshop on the movement and manipulation. The works of Iris Meinhardt mix dance, puppets, manipulation and new technologies, exploring the various possibilities of her own body and movement, which has resulted on a personal and innovative artistic language. She is considered a new and peculiar voice in contemporary puppet theatre. 12 to 14 February 2015. (Thursday to Saturday) PROJECTO FUNICULAR – Formação na Área do Teatro … Read entire article »

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Puppets for Charlie Hebdo

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The terrorist attack against the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has caused universal consternation. At Puppetring we can do no less than add our voice to the demonstrations of repulsion in the face of such an absurd and terrible act, an attack not only against freedom to live and freedom of expression, but also against the freedom of humour.  An ironic, humorous viewpoint that makes it possible to observe reality from a critical distance constitutes one of the … Read entire article »

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The 17 İstanbul’s International Puppet Festival

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The İstanbul’s International Puppet Festival, directed and led by actor and shadow player Cengiz Özek and coordinated by Stefan Carelius,  reaches its 17th edition with a program consisting of 70 performances by a total of 30 companies from 15 countries, with a special focus on Shakespeare’s 450th birthday and the 600th year of Turkish-Polish relations. Scheduled from Oct. 16 to 26 in different locations across İstanbul, the Festival welcomes South Korea, Kazakhstan and Belarus for the … Read entire article »

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