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Directory Sheet

Last updated: 26-09-2022

UNIMA Brazil – A.B.T.B.

Date of creation: April 27th, 1973

Rua Doutor Leônidas do Amaral Ferreira, 100 Bairro Cristo Rei Curitiba - Paraná - Brasil
CEP 80.050-410  Curitiba - Paraná -   Brazil



Brief history
Within its history of about 40 years, the main actions of the ABTB (Associação Brasileira de Teatro de Bonecos ? Brazilian Association of Puppet theatres), has focused on the development and the promotion of the puppet language in Brazil. Thanks to the work of the Association and the other state associations, there is a huge mobilization of puppet theatre groups in the country.
The organization of a collective movement consolidates employment in the region and opens the way to several groups, at national and international level.

Important projects and achievements

  • Publication of Mamulengo Magazine (14 issues to date)
  • Festivals in the cities of Rio de Janeiro, Ouro Preto, Curitiba, Canela, Victoria, Recife, Sao Luiz, Petrópolis et Nova Friburgo Meetings of popular puppeteers
  • Continuation of the application for inscription and recognition of the Brazilian North East popular puppet theatre as the cultural heritage of Brazil.

President: Andreissom Quintela

Treasurer: Carolina Maia Veiga

Secretary: Conceição Rosiere

Financial Councillor – Communication Committee: Leandro Silva

Financial Councillor: Maria de Fátima (Sassá) Moretti

Financial Councillor: Renato Paulo Carvalho Silva

Upcoming events

Last news of the UNIMA Center

Puppetraining: Universidade de Brasília and Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina

Announcement: UNIMA Professional Training Commission Presents “Puppetraining” The UNIMA Professional Training Commission is thrilled to announce the next session of “Puppetraining,” our international series featuring presentations by distinguished training institutions in puppetry from around the globe. Date & Time: April 26, 2024, at 14:00 CET (Online via Zoom) To register, please follow this Zoom link: […]

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Legacy of Antônio Carlos de Sena

Brazil, Latin America, News - 12/02/2024

Since 1954, TIM – Children’s Puppet Theater has been a lasting symbol of Brazilian art, being the oldest active puppet group. Founded by Odila Cardoso de Sena. This valuable legacy is widely attributed to the vision and tireless dedication of one of its sons: Antônio Carlos de Sena, or simply Sena, as he was known […]

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Puppets on the Mountain by Grupo Trapusteros Teatro

Brazil, Spain - 26/07/2022

Títeres en la Montaña (Puppets on the Mountain) is a festival conceived by the Grupo Trapusteros Teatro, which has its headquarters – La Borda del Títere – in Aguinaliu, a small town located in the mountains of the Aragonese pre-Pyrenees, municipality of Graus, region of Ribagorza. Trapusteros is formed by the Spaniard, Marcos Pena, and the […]

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Call for contributions for the publication Móin-Móin

Brazil, Notices - 22/06/2022

Publication on the theatre of animated forms linked to the performing arts programme of the State University of Santa Catarina (Udesc), Brazil.Periodicity: biannualYear of creation: 2005 V.1, n.26 (2022) – Laughter and the grotesque in the Puppetry What are the powers, the political and contravening dimension and the symbolism of laughter and the grotesque in dialogue with […]

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Performance and animated forms call for papers: Revista Brasileira de Estudos da Presença

Brazil - 21/05/2021

The Brazilian Journal on Presence Studies [Revista Brasileira de Estudos da Presença], an open access, peer-reviewed, online journal that does not charge submission or publication fees, invites submissions relating to the theme of PERFORMANCE AND ANIMATED FORMS, before the deadline of July 31, 2021.  Authors are invited to submit previously unpublished articles about performance and […]

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II FIS – International Festival of Shadow Theatre

Brazil - 2/04/2015

ABTB – UNIMA Brazil, partner of this event, would like to emphasize that, from April 23rd to 29th, would be held in Taubaté (San Pablo) – Brazil, the II FIS – International Festival of Shadow Theatre. In adition of the performances that we can discover within the programme at: http://www.ciaquasecinema.com , other activities are very interesting: […]

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