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Professional Training Commission

Meeting in Targoviste, June 2017

Date of creation : 1976

Principal objectives

The Commission’s keywords: “exchange, meetings and encouragement”.

  • To facilitate the exchange of teachers between schools
  • To encourage the exchange of students between schools
  • To continue international reflection on the teaching-learning and training and practice of puppeteers
  • To encourage meetings between international festivals and schools.

Each year, three scholarships are offered to students from diverse backgrounds to attend classes or courses offered by some of the Schools / Programmes / Puppet Training Institutes. This offer is also available to young people who are undergoing non-formal training in countries where there are currently no schools.

The list of schools and training sites is constantly updated.

Projects

The main project of the Professional Training Commission since 2014, which will be held every two years, is the International Conferences on Training that brings together artists and teachers with the purpose of discussing and exchanging ideas and experiences regarding professional training in the puppetry arts.

Annual publications of each meeting will be made.

  • The first International Conference on Training was held in Charleville-Mézières (France), in September 2015.
  • The second was held in June 2017, in Targoviste, Romania.

There are also plans to organize several joint projects between schools (performances, workshops) and to offer special production projects bringing together students from various countries.

Upcoming events

Conference on Training in the Arts of Puppetry, Brazil

Brazil, Training - 15/05/2019

15/05/2019 – 20/05/2019 @ 00:00 – The UNIMA Internationale Professional Training Commission is organizing the Third International Conference on Training in the Arts of Puppetry in collaboration with the Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina (UDESC). The conference entitled “Staging and the diversity of the creative processes in contemporary puppet theater” will take place from May 15-20, 2019,
in Florianópolis, Brazil. More information

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Last news of the Commission

Grants holders 2014 of the Training Commission

Professional Training - 2/12/2013

After long discussions, the members of the Training Commission decided to award, for 2014, 2 grants for students. The recipients 2014 are: – Domokos Kovacs, from Hungary, will follow, in August 2014, the workshop “Dance and Puppetry” headed by Duda Paiva, in the International Puppetry Institute of Charleville Mézières (France).   – Miroslava Fuentes Figueroa, […]

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