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Puppet Power: Festival of Ideas Call for Proposals! Puppet Power: Festival of Ideas
WP Puppet Theatre is seeking proposals from Performers & Presenters for Spring 2022's Puppet Power: Festival of Ideas. The Festival features local, Canadian, and international master puppeteers whose inspiring performances link to intriguing ideas. https://bit.ly/3muQ7Mw This will be the 10th edition of Puppet Power and the theme is Celebration: Puppets, Meaning, Connection. The theme sparks many ideas and questions such as: How do we celebrate? What do we choose to celebrate? Who is celebrating and who isn’t? What about anti-celebration considerations? How has puppetry contributed to the ritual, cultural or commerce of celebration?
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3rd Colloquium Titerotherapy Without Borders "A puppetry offering for our deceased, from Latin America"
In commemoration of the Day of the Dead *.
This virtual Colloquium has as its main objectives: to preserve, disseminate and contribute to the ancestral legacy of the Day of the Dead and its manifestations linked to the art of puppetry in Latin America. It will take place on the following days: Saturday 30th, Sunday October 31st and Monday 1st. November 2021, 11 a.m. at 2.30 pm, Mexico City time. We invite people interested in the presentation of puppetry experiences, investigations or performances where puppets are used, as emotional support or healing, to accompany...
PuppetPlays conference
The PuppetPlays conference takes place from Thursday, the 14th to Saturday, the 16th of October. Our whole conference will be broadcasted online for free on Zoom and simultaneously translated into English. Registration is still open ! You can register to each session through the following links : Thursday morning : https://univ-montp3-fr.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kaIjSoPOReiV8ng8dpbYHQThursday afternoon : https://univ-montp3-fr.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_I2BK99wdQh2_77tPMEGzLgFriday morning : https://univ-montp3-fr.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nVRZn7MRSYOeFG9WJFFU4AFriday afternoon : https://univ-montp3-fr.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_78Q19Nn8T4OeUewDPu16OwSaturday morning : https://univ-montp3-fr.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rSjhUXXYTISf0rDYgqje2gSaturday afternoon : https://univ-montp3-fr.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_P0ANnFK0TZ6KI7N8TGUzVA The programme is available on our website : https://puppetplays.www.univ-montp3.fr/en/news/literary-writing-puppets-marionettes-western-europe The conference will be held at the University Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3, in the Salle des colloques 1, on the campus Saint Charles 1 (tram stop Place Albert 1er). We look...
International Artistic and Scientific Conference “Persons with Disabilities in Arts, Science and Education“ The Academy of Arts and Culture of the Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, in partnership with the UNIMA Education, Development and Therapy Commission, organizes the 2nd International Artistic and Scientific Conference “Persons with Disabilities in Arts, Science and Education”. It will be held in Osijek, Croatia, on 2nd and 3rd December 2021. The Conference wants to encourage scientists and artists from different fields to research, question and reflect on what are the explicit and implicit policies related to inclusion, how achievable or accomplished they are and how they exist in the practice of artistic, cultural, scientific, educational and... The stakes! "The starry sky above me and morality within me. These two things I do not have to search for or merely conjecture beyond my horizon, as if they were shrouded in darkness or placed in a transcendent region, I see them before me, and I attach them immediately to the consciousness of my existence."  (Immanuel Kant, Critique of Practical Reason, Part II, Methodology, Conclusion) Dear National Center Presidents, Representatives, Colleagues, Members, Friends, Faced with the catastrophic upheavals and human crises of our times – the increasingly devastating wildfires, floods, hurricanes and earthquakes that are occuring with ever... OPEN CALL: What’s pUPpet We are glad to invite you to apply for the What’s pUPpet session that is going to be held within the framework of UNIMA’s program at the FMTM 2021 in Charleville-Mezieres, on Tuesday the 21th of September, 18-19.30 (CET). UNIMA is it’s members! In this programm, we invite you to present your projects and ideas, share experiences, and find new ways to collaborate. Let’s exchange and be up to date about what is happening in UNIMA's world! The session will present a series of short insights into current and upcoming projects as well as past projects, if they were realized in... UNIMA, in the World Puppet Festival of Charleville-Mézières 2021 UNIMA will be present at the 21st edition of the Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionnettes, which will be held from September 17 to 26, 2021 in Charleville-Mézières, France. UNIMA invites all professionals and amateurs of the puppet world to participate in the different events that the organisation proposes. Join us from the 19 to the 24 of September!
Opening Reception
September 22 / 11:00 > 12:00 > Espace UNIMA Join UNIMA in a celebration of the festival and learn about the international organization of puppeteers and lovers of puppetry. The opportunity to share a drink of friendship!  Join & be part to UNIMA’s...
Douanes, a European creation at the FMTM Douanes, by Sylvie Baillon
In cocreation with 
Liza Cox, Joana Feijo, Emilie Parmentier, Eléonore Antoine Snowden
At the World Festival of Puppet Theaters of Charleville-Mézières
For the World Premiere
September 20, 2021 > 16h : Salle Chanzy (Tablet nº 26)

*Duration: 40 minutes / multidisciplinary form / From 15 years old
Followed by a meeting with the teams of the African, American and Asian creations of Douanes - Customs - Adouana
What does it mean today to cross borders?  A story of customs questioning what it means today to cross a border, geographical or temporal, open or closed...  Le Tas de Sable - Ches Panses Vertes, National...
Passing by, listening and resisting! Malraux says a very simple thing about art: "It is the only thing that resists death"... and what is the relationship between the struggle of men and the work of art? The closest and most mysterious relationship. Exactly what Paul Klee meant when he said: "You know, the people are missing. "There is no work of art that does not appeal to a people that does not yet exist. Gilles Deleuze, excerpt from the conference "What is the Creative Act?" given as part of the Tuesdays of the Femis Foundation, 1987 Dear National Center Presidents, Representatives, Colleagues, Members, Friends,... Supporting Indian Puppeteers in distress- Video Campaign Fundraising As you might already know, the second wave of COVID 19 in India has proved devastating. The health crisis has been so colossal that very few resources are left to support artists who are now out of work for over a year. Most of the puppeteers in rural areas especially in far flung regions travel from village to village performing. The lockdown has brought all travel to a complete halt. Even after the lockdowns are lifted performances will be the last priority of COVID hit audiences. Artists need food, medical aid and daily expenses.
But artists also need their dignity...
Call for performance proposals: Thingamagic International Object Theatre Festival of India Continuing our commitment to object theatre and the felt need for the theatre arts today, Tram Arts Trust, Mumbai-New Delhi based object theatre company, join CSMVS Mumbai, one of India’s premier history & art museums, to present quality object theatre performances for children, young people and their families through Thingamagic International Object Theatre Festival of India, Digital Edition 1.0
(supported by Bank of America) We call for performance & workshop proposals. PERFORMANCE PORPOSALS: High quality recordings of object theatre performances suitable for digital viewingLive Online Performances CRITERIA TO APPLY: Existing Object Theatre performances or performances created for digital viewingThe festival will be watched by children...
International creative school-laboratory "We All Live Under The Same Moon" Ryazan department of the Theatre Union of the Russian Federation and Ryazan Puppet Theatre invite you to take part in the International project “WE ALL LIVE UNDER THE SAME MOON”. “WE ALL LIVE UNDER THE SAME MOON” is a unique international creative school-laboratory for young puppeteers that despite our small professional experience has been characterized by a good level of skills. It can develop your imaginative thinking and bold creativity. This project has been created for people who are ready for hard work, experiments and studying in the multinational team. In 10 days, this team will create and stage a lab-show... Uniting People through Puppetry : UNIMA’s 23rd Congress confirms new leadership and sets vision for the future
«The more meetings there are, the more exchanges that take place between nations, the better individual relations are: collaboration, solidarity and comradeship are no longer empty words, but the foundations for a better understanding of human problems and a bringing together of nations». Dr. Jindřich Veselý, 1932 From April 19-23, 2021, puppetry aficionados from around the world convened virtually for the 23rd Congress of UNIMA. Established in 1929, the oldest international theatre organization in the world, the UNion Internationale de la MArionnette (UNIMA) is a Non-Governmental Organization affiliated to UNESCO....
UNIMA International: the Co-operation Commission launches a new Crowdfunding campaign to respond to more requests for Emergency Aid Between March and August, UNIMA raised €8,700 euros; these were used to help puppeteers in extreme situations

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PuppetPlays conference

The PuppetPlays conference takes place from Thursday, the 14th to Saturday, the 16th of October. Our whole conference will be…

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The stakes!

"The starry sky above me and morality within me. These two things I do not have to search for or…

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Animatazine

ANIMATAZINE, fanzine* dedicated to animated theatre, by Alessandra Amicarelli and Valeria Sacco * Fanzine: a publication created by enthusiasts for…

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Exhibition “Nemrat Aragoz”

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A Message of Thanks and Solidarity in Puppetry from Karen Smith, Unima President. On the occasion of the 2021 Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionnettes in Charleville-Mezières.

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Puppet Power: Festival of Ideas

18/10/2021

Call for Proposals! Puppet Power: Festival of IdeasWP Puppet Theatre is seeking proposals from Performers & Presenters for Spring 2022's…

PuppetPlays conference

12/10/2021

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