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Esposizione a Lisbona, luglio 2014

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Tutto è nato nel 2010 quando al burattinaio catalano Toni Rumbau viene in mente di scrivere il libro “Rutas de Polichinela, Títeres y Ciudades de Europa”, attraverso il quale egli descrive le città europee dove Pulcinella, partendo da Napoli, ha lasciato un segno tangibile e i luoghi in cui è stato adottato un burattino ad esso ispirato e dai nomi diversificati: Punch, Polichinelle, Kasper, Dom Roberto, Don Cristóbal … . Quella del libro è stata … Read entire article »

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Portuguese puppets (Robertos) and European traditions together in Lisbon

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On 3rd July, the exhibition The Pulcinela Trails (Rotas de Polichinelo) opened to great pomp and circumstance at the Puppet Museum in Lisbon. This event however was more than a mere inauguration as when the doors of the chapel, where the items are displayed, opened, the cloister of the Convento das Bernardas was the stage of a joyful and effusive encounter of all the puppeteers that today represent Dom Robertos in Portugal (only João Costa … Read entire article »

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Thailand’s Khon Masks exhibition, in the Museu da Marioneta in Lisbon

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The exhibition “Khon. Thailand’s Court theatre” is a wonderful opportunity to see and learn from a wide and outstanding range of Khon masks. These masks allow invoking the presence of animals, demons, mythological characters, and even the Gods that are crucial to re-enact the scenes of the Indian epic poem, the Ramayana. In order to put them into context, the Museu da Marioneta in Lisbon has gathered other art works, from different natures and dates, but … Read entire article »

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The Museu da Marioneta de Lisboa

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When one goes to the festival FIMFA in Lisbon, it is always a pleasure to visit the Museu da Marioneta (Puppet Museum,Lisbon, located in the Convento das Bernardas, which is runned by Maria José Machado Santos with her talented team composed mostly by women), and visit the rooms where there are different collections exposed. The visit  begins with the shadows and puppets of Asia and the Far East, it continues with a sample of European traditions, stops at … Read entire article »

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Lisbon: new puppet museum APP for Smartphones and tablets

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Did you ever think of having a museum right in the palm of your hand? Well, it seems to be impossible but that’s what is intended by this new mobile application developed by the Lisbon Museu da Marioneta with Samsung support. It is a program supported by Android and iOS systems for tablets and smartphones and it is available in portuguese or english. Using this app, knowing Museu da Marioneta and its collection of puppets … Read entire article »

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Museu da Marioneta de Lisboa’s special program

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On the occasion of International Museum Day, the Museu da Marioneta at the charming Convento das Bernardas, in Lisbon city center, will be open from today on to a variety of family activities. To raise awareness of its collections, ranging historical pieces of Portuguese traditional puppeteers, puppets from animated films or ritual origins of African masks, all the actions will extend throughout the weekend. The game Enigmas starts the program this morning and will be … Read entire article »

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FIMFA 2012 in Lisbon

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Lisbon —one week to FIMFA in Lisbon, that will take part in several places of the city and also at the Museu da Marioneta, May 4th-20th. This festival is directed by the company A Tarumba and Puppetring will follow it to keep our readers up to date. So now we want to feature some parts of its program. Rod Burnett will start FIMFA this year with his Punch & Judy show. He is a “Professor” … Read entire article »

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