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Africa Commission


The objectives of the Africa Commission are:

  • To establish new UNIMA Centres (Congo, Ghana, Nigeria, . . .);
  • To revitalize the existing centres;
  • To organize the “caravane de la marionnette africaine” or caravan of African puppetry (a travelling festival to countries throughout Africa);
  • To promote the heritage and history of African puppetry;
  • To engage in the protection of the different types of puppetry in Africa which are endangered;
  • To encourage the transmission and training of puppetry in Africa;
  • To revitalize links of cooperation between countries and continents.

Last news of the Commission

Tomorrow’s puppetry in Africa, call for applications open!

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 2023 for puppetry artists of the African continent on […]

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Africa - 22/10/2021

ANIMATAZINE, fanzine* dedicated to animated theatre, by Alessandra Amicarelli and Valeria Sacco * Fanzine: a publication created by enthusiasts for other enthusiasts. ANIMATAZINE is the first international fanzine born in Italy dedicated to animated theatre, paper and digital, trilingual (FR IT EN), totally independent. ANIMATAZINE explores animated theatre in its most vital, intense and poetic […]

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Training proposed by the Africa Commission

Africa, Ivory Coast - 28/08/2018

The UNIMA Africa Commission and the Pan-African KI-YI Foundation in partnership with Académie Ivoire Marionnettes (Ivory Puppet Academy) are proposing a high-level six-week professional training on the techniques (fabrication, manipulation) of string puppets, for professional puppeteers, amateur and art lovers. The training is provided by the great French American specialist Mary Sharp, visual artist and […]

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Close of the meeting of the African UNIMA centres

Africa - 11/03/2016

The two days of meeting of the Centres of UNIMA (International Union of the Marionette), section Africa, made possible interesting and constructive exchanges. The presidents of the different centres was able to reflect together on the strategy to put in place for the four coming years for the UNIMA Commission Africa. Also, they discussed concerning […]

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Two days of discussion amongst the African UNIMAs

Africa - 7/03/2016

The National Centres of UNIMA (International Union of the Marionette), section Africa, started, today, on March 6th, 2016, in Abidjan, a meeting that would be held during 2 days, in the frame of the MASA (African Market of Arts and Performance). The delegate general of the MASA, the International UNIMA secretary general, the president of […]

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