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The 12th promotion of Esnam (2018-2021) is unveiled

France, Notices - 13/04/2018

The National School of Puppetry Arts (ESNAM) is preparing to host its 12th promotion (2018-2021). It will begin its course in October 2018 while the 11th promotion will start its third year (2016-2019). ESNAM, which has just celebrated its 30th anniversary, will therefore host two promotions simultaneously for the second time. They will return to […]

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The Institut International de la Marionnette is seeking its director

France, Notices - 26/02/2018

After four intensive years of constant commitment serving the Institut International de la Marionnette and being part of a remarkable historical sequence where we have seen puppetry become a trade recognized by Law, the creation of a State-certified diploma for the puppeteer actor – the Diplôme National Supérieur Professionnel, the accelerated rhythm for recruitment at […]

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Admission by examination to ESNAM

France - 20/10/2017

The ESNAM (École Nationale Supérieure des Arts de la Marionnette) is a unique place of initial training, at the heart of the Institut International de la Marionnette, a place of exchanges and encounters, dedicated to training, research and the fostering of contemporary creation. Placed under the sign of creation, ESNAM gives pride of place to […]

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THEMAA au Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionnettes

France - 14/09/2017

The French UNIMA Center offers eleven meetings during the festival, some of which will be simultaneously translated to the attention of Anglophones. Le Grand débat à Charleville Coopérations culturelles transfrontalières #3 : zoom sur l’Allemagne Sunday, Sept. 17, 3:30 to 5:30 pm / Magic Mirrors, Place Ducale More information: http://www.themaa-marionnettes.com/actualites/grand-debat-a-charleville/ Label des arts de la marionnette : […]

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Festival of Avignon 2017

France - 12/05/2017

THEMAA, the French center of UNIMA, will be present at the Avignon Festival and, in a supplement of its magazin Manip, lists all the puppet shows present during the festival. THEMAA therefore invites all companies offering a puppet show (in all its forms) to the Avignon Festival to contact them.

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The French Minister of Culture receives a World Encyclopedia

France - 6/02/2017

The French Minister of culture, Mrs Audrey Azoulay, visiting Charleville-Mézières, received from the UNIMA Treasurer, a World Encyclopedia of Puppetry Arts. The Minister visited the premises of the new Superior National School. On this occasion, she presented a plan of new measures for the sector of the puppetry arts.

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Arketal’s company welcomes two artists from Haiti

France - 7/03/2016

THEMAA-UNIMA France is glad to emphasize that Arketal’s company, from Cannes, welcomes two young artists from Haiti : Ronald Jean Pierre and Angela Auguste. They both follow Puppet courses from 18th janurary to 26th march 2016 : Paper theater with Narguess Majd ; constructing figurres with Greta Bruggeman ;  puppet play with Emilie Flacher ;  shadow theater with Jean Pierre […]

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