Union Internationale de la Marionnette

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Poster of the World Puppetry Day 2021

Last updated: 10-02-2022

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    Maryam Samaan

    Born in 1984 in Damascus, Syria, Maryam Samaan practises plastic and scenic arts. A graduate in painting from the Damascus Fine Arts and in scenography from the Damascus Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts, she came to France in 2009 to continue her theatre studies at the Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3 University and at the EESAB in Rennes in design. She went to Lebanon between 2016 and 2019 to work in refugee camps with and for children, offering puppet shows, workshops and an exhibition of drawings. Maryam Samaan has been back in France since late 2019.

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    Our stories have more than a beginning, much more than a destiny  

    Some of them remain suspended and motionless, while others have fallen away without any explanation 

    But there are always those that continue to sway in the void to create movement.

    قصصنا لها أكثر من بداية وأكثر بكثير من مجرد مصير

    بعضها ظلًّ معلقًا بلا حراك، وبعضها الآخر سقط تدريجياً دون أي تفسير.

    لكن هناك دائمًا أولئك الذين يواصلون التأرجح في الفراغ لإنشاء الحركة

    Maryuam Samaan