Union Internationale de la Marionnette

Non-Governmental Organization affiliated to UNESCO


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Celebrate World Puppetry Day with the Stoemp Cabaret at the Puppet Center!

On March 21st, the puppet is celebrated all over the world! In Tournai, the Puppet Center invites young and old for its annual Stoemp cabaret. From 20:00, immerse yourself in a unique cabaret atmosphere with
short clownish and poetic forms, a duet of musicians and obviously, the inevitable stoemp house!

In the program :

When … Presentation of the Hyper Grand Est Project
This project combines three artists from three different countries (Belgium, France, Switzerland). They have met several times during artist residencies whose objective is to create a short form that will highlight the marionnettique experiment, the artistic creation and the circulation of the works.

Virginia Davis’s Symposium by Rachel Ponsonby
The musico-anthropologist Virginia Davis, will enlighten the public on the Science, Art, Power and Beauty of Music. Around a delirious symphonic experience, Miss Davis will present various strange instruments, and we will subdue her exotic flames and sparkling glasses to the sound of her voice … Rachel Ponsonby will also present another issue: the Woman Orchestra.

The Picnic, Company Karyatids
Between poetry and triviality, a short form of object theater very freely inspired by the work of François Rabelais. He is king, she is queen, they are giants. To deceive the boredom due to their rank, they go picnic on their land, but they do not expect in the least what will see the light of day.

The Los Chorizos duet
A duet of young guitarists in the repertoire of gypsy jazz, world music, Latin sounds and dynamic percussion.

March 21, 2019 at 8:00 pm Doors open at 7:30 pm / Full price: 10 € / Reduced price 6 € / Stoemp at 5 € / Reservation required

The Puppet Center
47, rue Saint-Martin, 7500, Tournai