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“Karagöz Plays”, by Cengiz Özek

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To satisfy the requests received to publish the papers presented at the “Symposium Punch: Between Myth, Tradition and contemporaneity” (21, 22 and 23 November 2013, at the Theatre Institute of Barcelona, ​​organized by the magazine Puppetring see here), and having already published the English version of Karim Dakroub the shadow theater in the Arab world (see articles here), that the presentation by Cengiz Özek, Karagöz Master and director of the International Puppet Festival of Istanbul. People … Read entire article »

Filed under: Books, Magazines and Exhibitions, History and traditions, News

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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Arabic Shadow Theater, by Karim Dakroub

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The beginnings. According to the Turkish scholar “Metin And”, shadow theater moved to Turkey from Egypt in the 16th century after Sultan Selim 1st conquered Egypt in 1517. Ibn Ayass, the Arabic historian, narrates in his work, Badai’ az Zouhour[1], that Sultan Selim watched at the Rawda Palace a shadow play depicting the assassination of the deposed Mamluk Sultan, he called on the puppeteer and bestowed his graces on him. He then said to him: … Read entire article »

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News from the Istanbul International Puppet Festival

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To talk about Istanbul Puppet Festival is to talk about Cengiz Özek, its artistic director. Sixteen years of thinking about the city from the perspective of the puppets, and thinking about puppets looking at them through Istanbul. It was a coincidence that the first show that I saw today was “The Magic Tree” by Cengiz Özek, and because I already know the show very well, I asked to see it from back stage. I must also … Read entire article »

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Digital shadow theatre for smart phones and tablets

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The Turkish corporation Anakule has developed the first puppet application for iPhone and Android system devices. Although there are other digital animation apps for smart phones, this is the first in the world dedicated exclusively to puppets. It is very simple to use: puppets move through the accelerometer of the device, so users can animate their characters just by moving the smart phone or tablet. This is quite a new concept of manipulation that even changes … Read entire article »

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The voyages of Karagöz across the world

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The activity of shadow player master Ozek Cengiz is really extraordinary. Besides organizing the Istanbul Puppet Festival, Ozek has just premiered a significant co-production with the Taiyuan Puppet Theatre Company. As we said in an article published on 19 May (see here), “The story starts with a shadow puppeteer in modern day Istanbul who finds a mysterious text written in Chinese which reads: “To the East and to the West, between man and shadow, the … Read entire article »

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‘Shadows of Love’

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This year’s Taiwan International Festival of the Arts opened with ‘Shadows of Love’, a unique three-way collaboration between the local Taiyuan Puppet Theatre Company, the Cengiz Ozek Shadow Theatre of Istanbul and the Beijing Shadow Puppet Theatre Company. The show mixes shadow puppets, actors, acrobats, music, film  and animation. The story starts with a shadow puppeteer in modern day Istanbul who finds a mysterious text written in Chinese which reads: “To the East and to the … Read entire article »

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