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“Autour du Portrait”, un stage proposé par Eric de Sarria, en complicité avec Xavier Bobés

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Mots de tête Compagnie nous proposent un travail  autour du portrait, à travers le geste, les objets, les matériaux et la voix.  Qu’est ce que faire le portrait d’autrui ? A partir de quels éléments ? Quid de l’essentiel et de l’anecdotique ? Qu’est ce que parler de soi, ou de l’autre ? Et comment dresser ce portrait sur scène ? Telles sont les questions que nous nous poserons, de même que nous interrogerons les auteurs et les peintres classiques … 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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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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La Strada, Graz: installation art, contemporary theatre and puppetry

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Festival La Strada in Graz, Austria, turned 15 years this edition. This Internacional Festival of Street Art and Puppet Theatre has evolved in many directions. Whereas open air performances went into contemporary urban interventions, puppetry is more concentrated in traditional and local forms. Even being open to newer expressions —Neville Tranter’s Stuffet Puppet Theatre or mask theatre company Familie Flöz have been several times in La Strada— artistic director Werner Shrempf has changed the focus … Read entire article »

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A small Odyssey by Compagnie Philippe Genty

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The Compagnie Philippe Genty needs no introduction. So its presence at the Festival Off d’Avignon was a delight, even a surprise considering the size of its production. The actors-manipulators Yoanelle Stratman, Hernan Bonet and Antoine Malfettes performed a small format piece based on Homer’s Odyssey: a Ulysses corkscrew leads his bombon and chocolate men to Ithaca, sailing a boat made with a broom and a dustpan. The play is a delicious entertainment —not banal. ‘La Pelle … Read entire article »

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In an absolut disorder – Russia seen by its artists

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The unusual and revealing Kandinsky Prize exhibition “In an absolute disorder”, commissioned by Andrei Erofeev and Jean-Hubert Martin, is currently on show in Barcelona (until 28 September). The exhibition fills the three floors of the Arts Santa Monica Centre, housed in the building at the end of Ramblas, and it’s one of the most shocking that people have been seen in this dynamic and cosmopolitan arts centre. Shocking because it reveals the extremely critical view … Read entire article »

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Challenges

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I don’t think that we puppeteers are conscious of the responsibility that has fallen to us. This is not a responsibility that comes from any outside obligation or as the result of a comission by others, but rather because of the very nature of our profession, – a profession, incidentally, that can be considered as one of the oldest in the world. The responsiblitity is this: to treat the subjects of duality, of psychological projection, … Read entire article »

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Writings on Dramaturgy and Puppet Theatre (Part 2)

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We warmly thank again the publishers of Brazilian magazine Móin-Móin and the author, Mauricio Kartun, the possibility of sharing and make diffusion of this article. In the first part (click here to read it), Kartun told us how the word becomes an object, how it starts to move and, as consequence, interact. Now we explore the territory of this object, the land of the puppet, which makes possible the creation of a unique meaning. In … Read entire article »

Filed under: Training and development

Writings on Dramaturgy and Puppet Theatre (Part 1)

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We open the section on Training and Development with this article by Mauricio Kartun, which appeared in the magazine Móin-Móin. Mauricio Kartun is one of the principle points of reference of the “new dramaturgy” that has developed in Argentina over recent decades. Besides his work as author and director, he also teaches on the Advanced Course for Puppeteers (Curso Superior de Titiriteros) at the National University of General San Martín. Our thanks to the magazine Móin-Móin, … Read entire article »

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