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The Forman Brothers in Santes Creus Monastery

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During two weeks, fourteen artists and six members of the Forman Brothers Company team were woking on a workshop in Santes Creus Monastery, 35 kilometers inland from Tarragona, Catalonia. It was scheduled and coordinated by Atelier della Luna, an organization aimed to offer masterclasses, courses and workshops to artists from different disciplines —but mainly performing arts— in Italy and Catalonia. Their purpose is to set these in places that provide a unique inspiration to the … Read entire article »

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Movement and forms between puppetry and circus

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Puppetry and circus have more in common than we think. It’s about movement and signification —the way both scenic disciplines find their true expression. Of course, there are many differences: while the puppeteer animates objects, the acrobat, the juggler and the balance artist perform acts that go beyond the usual limits of the human body and take a risk for it. But in some modern circus productions, artists use their props as living creatures. They … Read entire article »

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The noise after the simposium ‘Putxinel·li, myth, tradition and modernity’

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By now it is no longer news that the Putxinel·li Symposium between the mite, the tradició the contemporaneïtat i included in the centenary of the Institut del Teatre of Barcelona, ​​it was a success. The attendees, who filled the auditorium of IT, actively participated in the review, anthropological means, artistic medium and somewhat futuristic character Pulcinella . Desede its origin to some of its most important branches, it became clear that the presence of latent … Read entire article »

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Creative workshop: Words, Objects and Shadows. 1st to 4th July

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From Puppetring magazine, Toni Rumabu and Cesc Martinez propose a theater workshop focused on objects and shadows and their poetic dimensions. What is hidden in the objects can reveal quite a few things of our world and of ourselves. Browse this universe to see how we can use it on stage, is the aim of the workshop, which will incorporate in its final stage shadow theater as a way of distortion of the apparent realities … Read entire article »

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Puppetring, year one

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Puppetring is a year old. One challenge, the hardest perhaps, has been met: to survive the first twelve months without dying in the attempt. However, as well as managing that, we believe we have laid the foundations for what should be a very satisfactory webpage about the art of puppets. Without falling into childish boasting but also avoiding false modesty, in these twelve months we have published some 500 articles between Puppetring, Titeresante and Putxinel·li, … Read entire article »

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How to use object theatre, by Christian Carrignon

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If you never had the chance to see Christian Carrignon’s conference-show about object theatre, you may think this is a too wide topic. In fact, Carrignon himself starts his conference saying he is going to talk about his own experience rather than all this scenic form in general, because, he ironizes, “no one knows what it is”. Carrignon is the artistic director of the company Théâtre de Cuisine with more than 30 years as a … Read entire article »

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Creditors of ManiganSes’ assembly. Future questioned?

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When Blaise Gagnon announced via Facebook he was no longer working at the Festival International des Arts de la Marionnette à Saguenay – ManiganSes, the bankruptcy was already known in Canadian media. Some weeks later, on January 4th 2013, the break was officially declared by the Administration Council. Creditors’ Assembly was yesterday January 28th. Very sad news for the puppetry sector, arts and theatre. Réjean Laforêt, President of the district Jonquière-Saguenay who has been a member … Read entire article »

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Puppets and mental illnesses

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(Lire ici la version française / Read here French version.) Many therapy centers use puppets as a tool for enhancing consciousness on one’s problems. Used in such a variety of needs —social, educational, psychological or medical—, puppets are symbols, metaphors, distance and pieces of personal identity. With this basis, the École Nationale d’Apprentissage par la Marionnette (Learning through Puppets National School) , settled in Chicoutimi, Quebec, has a long experience helping people diagnosed with mental … Read entire article »

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Congo puppets and social work at Espace Masolo Center, in Kinshasa

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Kinshasa, the capital of Democratic Republic of the Congo, is a large town of 10 million inhabitants. Also called Kin la Belle (Kin the Beautiful), it is a cosmopolitan city at the south bank of Congo river, but, as it always happens in major urban areas, a lot of social problems can be seen in the streets —in this case are the results of the war, poverty and the lack of democracy both in politics … Read entire article »

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ManiganSes: a Festival appealing the senses

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Some days after the closing of ManiganSes – Festival International des Arts de la Marionnette in Saguenay, Quebec, the emotion of the global experience is still alive! As Éric Chalifour stated (see this interview), it is not only a program of shows, but rather a frame for many activities deepening in one specific emotion —this year was the fear, but not only—, expressed through plenty of forms. In its last block, ManiganSes continued the exploration … Read entire article »

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