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TOPIC, in collaboration with UNIMA, the Gioco Vita Theatre, the Centre de la marionnette de la Fédération Wallonie Bruxelles (Puppet Centre of the Walloon Federation in Brussels), the Tas de Sable Ches Panses Vertes, the Sofia International Festival and the Sinkoino cooperative, is carrying out a physical and digital training project for artists and people who use puppetry for socio-educational or medical purposes.

On the occasion of the Titirijai festival and at its invitation, the project partners propose to exchange around two main themes that are developed within the project: professional training and the possibilities offered by digital technology today.

November 25:

The challenges of professional training for puppeteers in Europe

This conference will examine different aspects of professional training for artists, including the following:

  • The design of an educational project for puppeteers 
  • Supporting artists in professionalization
  • Aspects related to the profession of puppeteer.

With :

  • Lucile Bodson, former director of the International Puppet Institute and its National Superior School, France
  • Fabrizio Montecchi, director and trainer of Teatro Gioco Vita, Italy
  • Françoise Flabat, Director of the Maison de la Marionnette de la Fédération Wallonne Brussels, Belgium
  • Moderator: Toni Rumbau, author, creator of the magazine Titeresante and curator

    🔈 Simultaneous translation in English, French and Spanish will be available if you participate via zoom.



26 de noviembre: 

La formación en Europa en la era digital


This round table will examine the European training project PUPPETt.NET and the current challenges in the digital field.

With :

  • Idoya Otegui, Director of TOPIC and General Secretary of Unima International
  • Emmanuelle Castang, project coordinator at UNIMA and editor-in-chief of the French magazine Manip
  • Alexandra Nafarrate, mission manager for UNIMA and AVIAMA
  • Karmele Cruz, pedagogical responsible at TOPIC
  • Moderator: Toni Rumbau, author, creator of the magazine Titeresante and curator

    🔈 Simultaneous translation in English, French and Spanish will be available if you participate via zoom.

An event organized with the support of ACE