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Last updated: 27-01-2023

Togo (representation)

Date of creation: 1979

07 BP 8789
LOMÉ  Togo

+228 904 51 90 / 904 39 19 (Président) / +228 947 90 30 (Secrétaire)


Brief history
The Puppeteers Union of Togo/UNIMA National Centre gathers together several associations and private and independent puppet theatre companies which use their funds for the building of workplaces and also the creation of their shows. Each association, company or group produces at least three new shows per year and does between 20 and 50 performances.

Important projects and achievements
UNIMA Togo continues to participate actively with all other countries at international exchanges for the puppetry art. In order to contribute to the promotion and development of puppetry art in Togo, in Africa and in the rest of the world, it organized under the patronage of the Togolese Ministry of Arts and Culture and with the Goethe Institute (German cultural centre in Lome), the first edition of an International Festival of puppetry arts in 2013. It organizes an open house Day of the Puppet designed to educate the audience and train the artists.

Last news of the UNIMA Center

Tomorrow’s puppetry in Africa – A look back at the last two workshops

In May were held the last two workshops of the project ” Tomorrow’s puppetry in Africa “. Second francophone workshop: ” Puppetry and dramaturgies in public space “. The workshop for French-speaking African countries on the theme ” Puppetry and dramaturgy in public space ” was led by Alessandra Amicarelli (Italy) and Athanase Kabré (Burkina […]

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Puppetry and dramaturgy in public spaces, call for applications open!

Tomorrow’s puppetry in Africa – Dramaturgies and digital exeriments A training cycle for the puppetry artists of the African continent. UNIMA international, its commissions Africa and Professional Training, in collaboration with the National Centres of UNIMA in Tunisia, Kenya, Togo, South Africa, Burkina Faso and the representative in Uganda, launch together a training cycle in […]

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