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INTERNATIONAL ONLINE COURSE IN PUPPET THERAPY 2024 – 11th Edition 

Puppet Therapy Barcelona calls for applications to the 11th edition of its International Online Course in Puppet Therapy. This Online Course, created in 2017, is designed for and focuses on the use of puppets and objects in the expressive and therapeutic dimension: to rescue memory and learnt hopelessness. The Puppet Therapy course invites you to be part […]

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A heartfelt video and message from UNIMA Brazil

Dear friends and colleagues, Please find below a link to a video made about the tragedy in southern Brazil. We are continuing our fundraising campaign for humanitarian aid for the artists who lost their spaces, materials and equipment and need all kinds of support. Financial contributions can be made through the paypal account:  contatoaprtb@gmail.com. Video […]

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SYMPOSIUM (Italy): The social dimensions of using puppets and animated objects

Europe, Italy, News, Notices - 24/06/2024

SYMPOSIUM The social dimensions of using puppets and animated objects Friday 28, Saturday 29, Sunday 30 June 2024 Teatro Fonderia Leopolda – Follonica, Italy Animated figures such as puppets, marionettes, and dolls are powerful communication tools capable of influencing and enriching community life. These artistic and communicative forms promote cultural, educational, and therapeutic values, while […]

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Next Puppetraining session: Académie Ivorie Marionnettes

Announcement: Next Puppetry Training Session Mark your calendars for the next Puppetraining session: Turning the Spotlight on Training in Puppetry Arts Date: June 28th, 2024 Time: 14:00 CET Featured Presenter: Soro Badrisa – Académie Ivorie Marionnettes (Cote d’Ivoire) Language: French No registration is required to attend. Simply join the Zoom meeting at the appointed time […]

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Northeim (Germany) – August 2024 – International Puppet Festival

“Puppet Works Wonders – Fascination and Possibilities of a Medium.” From August 9th to 18th, 2024, Northeim will host the next Puppet Festival, themed “Puppet Works Wonders – Fascination and Possibilities of a Medium.” While the title may sound cliché, those who have experienced the impact of interacting with animated figures understand its profound effect. […]

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La Hoja Titiritera – May 2024

La Hoja Titiritera – May 2024 Language: Spanish Exciting news! The May 2024 issue of La Hoja Titiritera is been published and is now available in Spanish! Proposed by the UNIMA Three Americas Commission, this magazine offers a comprehensive compilation of puppetry content. Whether you’re a devoted puppet enthusiast or simply seeking engaging material, this […]

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Short Stories Project Unveiled: International Collaboration to Propel Innovation in Contemporary Theatre

[Karlovac, Croatia] – The forthcoming collaboration between three esteemed International puppet festivals in Croatia, Serbia, and Italy marks a groundbreaking endeavor to bridge cultures and push the boundaries of contemporary theatre. Stemming from a shared vision to intertwine diverse artistic expressions, this collaborative effort between International Puppet Theatre Festival Karlovac – InPuT Fest (Karlovac, Croatia), […]

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Women and autobiographical identities within puppet theatre – International symposium

News, Notices, Research - 13/05/2024

Women and autobiographical identities within puppet theatre International symposium May 23rd 2024: 10 am to 13.30 pm Sala Muratori | Biblioteca Classense | Via Baccarini, Ravenna, and online Curated by Cristina Grazioli, Cariad Astles and Roberta Colombo Note: Registration details will be published soon. Make sure to follow for updates! With patronage from the Department […]

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Puppetraining: Universidade de Brasília and Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina

Announcement: UNIMA Professional Training Commission Presents “Puppetraining” The UNIMA Professional Training Commission is thrilled to announce the next session of “Puppetraining,” our international series featuring presentations by distinguished training institutions in puppetry from around the globe. Date & Time: April 26, 2024, at 14:00 CET (Online via Zoom) To register, please follow this Zoom link: […]

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INTERNATIONAL ONLINE COURSE IN PUPPET THERAPY 2024 – 10th English version

Puppet Therapy Barcelona calls for applications to the 10th edition of its International Online Course in Puppet Therapy. This Online Course created in 2017 is designed and focused on the use of puppets and objects in the expressive and therapeutic dimension; to rescue memory and learnt hopelessness. The Puppet Therapy course invites you to be part of […]

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Puppetraining Seminar: Wayang, Indonesian Arts Institute, Denpasar, Bali

Guest: I Nyoman Sedama Date: Friday, March 8, 2024 Time: 12:30 CET Language: English Zoom link: ZOOM DIRECT LINK The Professional Training Commission of UNIMA (Union Internationale de la Marionnette) will continue this year with the interview series: “Focus on Training in Puppetry Arts,” aiming to discover the key approaches in teaching puppetry arts worldwide […]

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Legacy of Antônio Carlos de Sena

Brazil, Latin America, News - 12/02/2024

Since 1954, TIM – Children’s Puppet Theater has been a lasting symbol of Brazilian art, being the oldest active puppet group. Founded by Odila Cardoso de Sena. This valuable legacy is widely attributed to the vision and tireless dedication of one of its sons: Antônio Carlos de Sena, or simply Sena, as he was known […]

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WHAT A PUPPET CAN DO – APPLIED PUPPETRY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE

A series of webinars by the Education, Development and Therapy Commission News for 2024:  A series of webinars on Zoom “What a Puppet Can Do – applied puppetry in theory and practice”, starts on February 26th. Organised by the UNIMA Education, Development and Therapy Commission, the series will feature online lectures, workshops, exchange of ideas, […]

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Puppet Saturday Lecture Series: Inclusive Puppetry with Dr. Kateryna Lukianenko

Join UNIMA Ukraine & UNIMA Nordic on 17. February, 2024 at 14:00 CET for the third Puppet Saturday Lecture Series event.  Dr. Kateryna Lukianenko will present on the Ukrainian theatre project The Sixth Sense. The Sixth Sense is an inclusive theatre research project for audiences with visual impairments. It explores a sensory theater format to develop […]

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37th International Theatrical Festival VALISE

37th edition of the International Theatrical Festival VALISE will take place 5 – 8 of June 2024 at the Puppet and Actor Theatre in Łomża. In recent years the Festival has undergone numerous programme changes, continually reacting to new trends in the contemporary theatre, social transformations and the history of the ever-evolving world. The festival […]

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LA HOJA TITIRITERA

INVITATION We extend the most cordial invitation to colleagues in the art of puppetry and Latin American researchers to collaborate with unpublished texts for LA HOJA TITIRITERA, in its new stage, to be published in the first quarter of 2024. The writings will be selected and scheduled by a Council Editorial, and must adhere to […]

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Invitation: LA HOJA TITIRITERA

UNIMA Tres Américas/Subcomisión LatinoAmérica We extend the most cordial invitation to colleagues in the art of puppetry and Latin American researchers to collaborate with unpublished texts for LA HOJA TITIRITERA, in its new stage, to be published in the first quarter of 2024. The writings will be selected and scheduled by an Editorial Board, and […]

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Puppetraining with the Accademia Dimitri from Switzerland / December 14 – Digital

For the past four years, the Professional Training Commission of UNIMA (Union Internationale de la Marionnette) has been organising meetings with directors of training courses in the puppetry arts: Puppetraining.   The concept A spotlight on the teaching of puppetry, with : – Meetings to discover the main approaches to teaching puppetry around the world. […]

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3rd International Artistic and Scientific Conference PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES IN ART, SCIENCE AND EDUCATION, A Report

3rd International Artistic and Scientific Conference PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES IN ART, SCIENCE AND EDUCATION Osijek, Croatia, 1st and 2nd December 2023 Organizer: Academy of Arts and Culture, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek One of the partners: UNIMA Education, Development and Therapy Commission Livija Kroflin and Olivia Karaolis (University of Sydney) – members of the […]

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Dialogues and Reflections on the Theater of Animated Forms from the Perspective of Mental Health and Education

The second live event of the “Dialogues and Reflections on the Theater of Animated Forms from the Perspective of Mental Health and Education” project will take place on November 24, 2023, at 8:00 PM, Brazil time. Organized by the Education and Therapy Committee of UNIMA Brazil, our guests will be Nélida and Mauro, the creators […]

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International Artistic and Scientific Conference “People 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, is organizing the 3rd International Artistic and Scientific Conference on “People with Disabilities in Arts, Science and Education”. It will be held in Osijek, Croatia, on 1st and 2nd December 2023. […]

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CHANGE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALS IN TIMES OF TRANSFORMATION: AN INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM

WHEN? Opening of FIDENA 2024 with a parade through the city and opening performance: 07.05.2024 FIDENA: 07.05.2024 -15.05.2024 International Symposium: 09.05. & 10.05.2024 WHERE? Jahrhunderthalle Bochum, Germany WHAT? During FlDENA, the Deutsches Forum fiir Figurentheater und Puppenspielkunst invites you to an international symposium with the theme “CHANGE – INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALS IN TIMES OF TRANSFORMATION”. Festival […]

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INTERNATIONAL ONLINE DIPLOMA IN PUPPET THERAPY 2024 – 9th English version

Puppet Therapy Barcelona calls for applications to the 9th edition of its International Online Course in Puppet Therapy.   Called and organized by:  Puppet Therapy Barcelona & Puppets In Transit.   Sponsored by: UNIMA Education, Development and Therapy Commission This Online Diploma is designed and focused on the use of puppets and objects in the expressive and therapeutic dimension; to […]

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UNIMA, an international meeting point at the Charleville-Mézières puppet theatre festival

UNIMA was present at the 2023 World Festival of Puppet Theatres, where the association organised various events enabling members from all over the world to meet around common themes and a convivial drink. A great international meeting place which welcomed nearly 500 people over 4 days. The delegation from Chuncheon, led by UNIMA South Korea […]

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In Memory of Jane Taylor

News, Professional Training - 19/09/2023

It is with great sadness that the Unima International Research Commission acknowledges the passing of Professor Jane Taylor, a renowned South African writer, playwright, cultural critic and academic widely known for her long career in the field of puppetry and object performance and critique. Jane was a member of the Research Commission until 2022. She […]

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Workshop – Interaction and dialogue between shadow theatre and projected video image

Organised by the Latin American Subcommission of the Americas Commission, and the Professional Training Commission of UNIMA International. Friday 29/9 and Saturday 30/9, via personalised Zoom (the link will be sent once you have registered for the workshop). Schedule: 11am Argentina / Uruguay / Brazil / Dominican Republic 9h Ecuador / Colombia 8h Mexico (Mexico […]

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Michaël Meschke Prize 2023

Europe, News, Notices - 13/08/2023

On Saturday, June 24th, 2023, Roman Rudenko, director of the Marionette Theater of Mariupol, Ukraine, received the Michaël Meschke Prize at the Museum of Puppetry Arts (MAM) in Lyon. In 2022, this Prize had been given to Iryna Rudenko and her theater “in support of the revival of the Marionette Theater of Mariupol and its […]

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Puppet Therapy Barcelona calls for applications to the 14th edition of its International Diploma Course

Presented and organized by: Puppet Therapy Barcelona & Puppets In Transit Sponsored by: UNIMA Commission of Education, Development and Therapy. Course language: Spanish This Online Diploma is designed and focused on the use of puppets and objects in their expressive and therapeutic dimensions; to rescue memory and learnt hopelessness. The Puppet Therapy Diploma invites you […]

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Join UNIMA during the World Puppet Festival of Charleville-Mézières

UNIMA space – An International meeting point 19 > 22 September Find us on the map: Espace UNIMA > n°28 /// 75 Forest avenue > n°10   UNIMA organises Happy Apéros and meetings to join together and celebrate friendship among puppeteers as well as to exchange ideas and discuss the challenges facing our international organisation. […]

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EVOC – A European project combining education and vocational training / The booklets

Since 2018, several actors in the puppetry arts in Europe have formed an informal network for exchange and reflection, entitled “Puppet.Net” and coordinated by UNIMA (Union Internationale de la Marionnette). In 2020, they decided to put the results of these exchanges into practice in the form of a European mobility project enabling young puppeteers from […]

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An International Puppetry Magazines’ Review

Jenö Virág, editor in chief of Hungarian art and puppetry magazine “Art Limes” shares the first two volumes. “Dear Fellow Editors, Friends in Puppetry, I am happy to send you the first two volumes of our international puppetry magazines’ review. The magazines are presented in alphabetical order, the first volume comprehending titles from A to […]

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Tomorrow’s puppetry in Africa – A look back at the last two workshops

In May were held the last two workshops of the project ” Tomorrow’s puppetry in Africa “. Second francophone workshop: ” Puppetry and dramaturgies in public space “. The workshop for French-speaking African countries on the theme ” Puppetry and dramaturgy in public space ” was led by Alessandra Amicarelli (Italy) and Athanase Kabré (Burkina […]

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International PUPPET THERAPY Training Summer 2023 in BARCELONA by Andrea Markovits & Polo Fernández

A 5-day training session in the Barcelona Center aims to bring together former diploma students and other professionals interested in the therapeutic power of puppets. In response to international scenarios of emergencies and learned hopelessness, this training will present and review Muñecoterapia Chile’s model of research and intervention with adults, in the context of memory, […]

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UNIMA Council Meeting – Day 3

Agenda, Commissions, News, Notices - 3/05/2023

Day 3 started with reports from the Americas. Happy anniversary UNIMA Brazil! Humanitas and Cooporation commissions also shared the great work they are doing to support puppetry artists in times of need, including a project to support students from Ukraine to continue their studies. Special thanks to the contributors to the Emergency Aid Fund for […]

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Professional Training featuring Artur Dwulit, Poland

Professional Training - 10/04/2023

The Professional Training Commission continues to gather puppeteer trainers around the world online to share ideas on training programmes. The next meeting will be held on Friday, 14th April at 15h CET on Zoom, in English, featuring Artur Dwulit from the Academy of Theatre in the name of Aleksandra Zelwerowicza of Bialystok, Poland. Zoom ID: […]

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INTERNATIONAL ONLINE DIPLOMA IN PUPPET THERAPY 2023 – 7th English version

Muñecoterapia Chile calls for applications to the 7th edition of its International Online Course in Puppet Therapy. Called and organized by:  Muñecoterapia Chile & Puppets in Transit Sponsored by: UNIMA Education, Development and Therapy Commission This Online Diploma is designed and focused on the use of puppets and objects in the expressive and therapeutic dimension; […]

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Muñecoterapia Chile calls for applications to the 13th edition of its International Diploma Course

Muñecoterapia Chile calls for applications to the 13th edition of its International Diploma Course. Called and organized by: Muñecoterapia Chile & Puppets In Transit Sponsored by: UNIMA Commission of Education, Development and Therapy. Course language: Spanish This Online Diploma is designed and focused on the use of puppets and objects in their expressive and therapeutic […]

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A Vision for UNIMA | Youth Commission open session March 31

Notices, Youth - 16/03/2023

A Vision for UNIMA | Youth Commission open session Date: March 31st Time: 12P.M. CET (Central European Time. Please note that CET changed on 26th March 2023) The Youth Commission invites you to an open session about UNIMA’s vision and priorities for the future. We want to hear your thoughts, ideas and questions about UNIMA, […]

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Puppetry and dramaturgy in public spaces, call for applications open!

Tomorrow’s puppetry in Africa – Dramaturgies and digital exeriments A training cycle for the puppetry artists of the African continent. UNIMA international, its commissions Africa and Professional Training, in collaboration with the National Centres of UNIMA in Tunisia, Kenya, Togo, South Africa, Burkina Faso and the representative in Uganda, launch together a training cycle in […]

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NEWS BOOKLET – Project Africa 2020-2021

Africa, News, Notices - 28/02/2023

Plein Feu Sur La Marionnette en Afrique Even if it is said “of tradition” in Africa, the sector of the puppetry arts is not yet really professionalized. Conscious of this reality, UNIMA – International Union of Puppetry, proposed, with the Académie Ivoire Marionnette (Ivory Coast) and the Centre Djarama (Senegal), a cycle of training associated […]

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The Intangible Cultural Heritage of Orteke of the Kazakhs

Heritage Preservation - 3/02/2023

Kazakhstan – Orteke, an indigenous Kazakh performing art, was inscribed on UNESCO’s list of humanity’s Intangible Cultural Heritage. This was accomplished at the seventeenth session to safeguard our heritages, held in Morocco 28th November to 3rd December 2022. “This performance, fascinating for its simplicity, is enjoyed by children and adults alike. It is primarily transmitted […]

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UNIMA showcase at the Charleville-Mézières festival, 2023

UNIMA creates links and often more than links, founding stories for places. All UNIMA meetings create this value of friendship and vision. Charleville-Mézières is a commendable example of a reciprocal friendship that creates tools to support enthusiasm and desire, but also to develop values that are essential to all humanity. From a subsidiary art relegated […]

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INTERNATIONAL ONLINE DIPLOMA IN PUPPET THERAPY 2023 – 6th English version.

Muñecoterapia Chile invites applicants to the 6th edition of its International Online Diploma in Puppet Therapy. Call and organisation: Muñecoterapia Chile & Puppets in Transit Sponsor: UNIMA Education, Development and Therapy Commission This Online Diploma is designed and focused on the use of puppets and objects in the expressive and therapeutic dimension; to rescue memory […]

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Puppetraining

Turning the spotlight on training in the puppet arts 18 November 2022 – 14:00 (2pm), CET Fedelis Kyalo / Dr. Tom Odhiambo / Phylemon Odhiambo Okoth Join the Zoom session: ID: 819 6299 9228 Access: 616746 View it live on Facebook here.

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Tomorrow’s puppetry in Africa, call for applications open!

A training cycle for the puppetry artists of the African continent. UNIMA international, its commissions Africa and Professional Training, in collaboration with the National Centres of UNIMA in Tunisia, Kenya, Togo, South Africa, Burkina Faso and the representative in Uganda, launch together a training cycle in 2023 for puppetry artists of the African continent on […]

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Puppet Perspectives – an online conversation

November 19 2022, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm MST Free Puppet Perspectives – online conversation Is it time for the nonhuman voice to be heard? Sentience is in question. Personhood is at issue. Anthropocentrism is challenged. WP Puppet Theatre’s Festival of Ideas explores the power of puppetry, as applied in areas of social justice, community issues and cultural […]

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AnimaIF Festival Internazionale Teatro di Figura

AnimaIF is the international puppet theatre festival organised by Is Mascareddas of Sardigna, Italy which brings to the stage some of the most significant shows by island, national and international companies from France, Spain, Slovenia and Japan.. In addition, an aperitif by Stazione di Transito, tasting of local wines, readings, meetings and screenings as well […]

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INTERNATIONAL ONLINE DIPLOMA IN PUPPET THERAPY 2022 – 5th English version

Muñecoterapia Chile is calling all the applicants for the 5th version of its International Online Diploma in Puppet Therapy. Call and organize: Muñecoterapia Chile & Puppets in TransitSponsor: UNIMA Education, Development and Therapy Commission This Online Diploma is designed and focused on the use of puppets and objects in their expressive and therapeutic dimension; to […]

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PESTA BONEKA #8 AND MEMORIES OF ENCOUNTERS

In this 8th celebration, PESTA BONEKA will be held on site in Yogyakarta for the audience and also puppet theater artists to enjoy. PESTA BONEKA is an international biennial puppet festival that has been independently held by Papermoon Puppet Theater since 2008. The festival, which is held every two years, is a gathering place for […]

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PUPPETRAINING ITALY

IN THE NEXT PUPPETRAINING ORGANIZED BY UNIMA’s PROFESSIONAL TRAINING COMMISSION, IT WILL BE ITALY’S TURN! TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2022, 4.00 PM (CET) Meeting program: – Presentation ATELIER DELLE FIGURE / School for puppeteers and storytellers – ANIMATERIA presentation / Advanced training course for animator expert in techniques and languages, analogical and digital, of puppetry – […]

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EDUA Project

The website provides information on subsidies, kindergartens, schooling, university education, access to educational aids, teaching materials in Hungarian and Ukrainian, and legislation. For more information please write to József Gyócsi, member of the Education, Therapy and Development Commission: jozsefgyocsi@gmail.com

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Directory of puppet schools

The Professional Training Commission of UNIMA has the project of updating the list of universities, schools and institutions with professional training programs in theater of animated forms, puppets and objects. This map, continuously updated, aims to communicate and make better known the whole, the richness and the diversity of the professional training proposals in the […]

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Puppetraining – Next session : Meeting with the University of Teheran

NEXT MEETING: Friday, July 1, 4:00 p.m. (CET) SOORE ART UNIVERSITY – DEPARTMENT OF PUPPET THEATER – Tehran, IRAN A live meeting on the Zoom platform. Participate by connecting to this Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83603472774?pwd=U2dFbTJBM3RHQWJEWU9lVGVJeFIvdz09 Meeting ID: 836 0347 2774Access Code: 093891 More information For those who cannot follow the meetings live, the recordings will be available after the […]

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INTERNATIONAL ONLINE DIPLOMA IN PUPPET THERAPY 2022 – version in English

Muñecoterapia Chile is calling all the applicants for the 4th version of its International Online Diploma in Puppet Therapy – in english. This Online Diploma is designed and focused on the use of puppets and objects in their expressive and therapeutic dimension; to the rescue of memory and learnt hopelessness.During these current times, of global […]

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INTERNATIONAL ONLINE DIPLOMA IN PUPPET THERAPY 2022 – version in Spanish

Muñecoterapia Chile is calling all the applicants for the 12th version of its International Online Diploma in Puppet Therapy – in Spanish.This online diploma is designed and focused on the use of puppets and objects in their expressive and therapeutic dimension; to the rescue of memory and learnt hopelessness.During these current times, of global pandemic […]

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Trauma and Puppetry Handout

This compact document from the EDT Commission combines basic information about an emergency reaction to trauma combined with aspects of basic puppetry. It will give practical advice and be an inspiring introduction for puppeteers, helpers, educators, therapists and everybody who is touched by the great possibilities of puppetry. There are versions in different languages. Feel […]

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Puppetraining – Meeting with Damu university, Czech Republic

Friday, May 6th 2022, at 5pm (CET). The Professional Training Commission of Unima proposes monthly online meetings with schools or trainings dedicated to puppetry arts. These meetings aim at discovering the programmes and characteristics of puppetry schools in the world. The next meeting will be held on Friday 6 May with the Academy of Performing […]

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Puthalika Patrika Puppetry E-Magazine

Agenda, India, Women - 1/04/2022

Sphoorthi Theatre for Educational Puppetry, Art & Craft STEPARC presents Puthalika Patrika Puppetry E-Magazine March 2022 Women’s Edition. We welcome your feedback , comments and article contributions in English.For previous editions click on the link –http://sphoorthitheatre.com/Sphoorthi-Magazine-Puthalika-Patrika.html

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Arketal’s Books – Learning to make puppets

Professional Training - 31/03/2022

The Arketal Workshop, run by Greta Bruggeman and Sylvie Osman since 2002, is a studio for puppetry training located in Cannes (France), well-known in the world of puppetry. There students of all nationalities attend every year various making and play courses. The Arketal Workshop is also a place for doing research : it allows puppeteers, […]

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New book of the education, development and therapy commission : “Applied Puppetry in Education, Development, and Therapy: Theory and Practice”

The Education, Development and Therapy Commission in cooperation with the Academy of Arts and Culture in Osijek has just published a new book: Applied Puppetry in Education, Development, and Therapy: Theory and Practice. It is an open access e-book and can be downloaded for free. Here is the link:http://www.uaos.unios.hr/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Applied-Puppetry-FINAL-za-web.pdf The book presents different and new […]

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International Online Diploma in Puppet Therapy 2022

Muñecoterapia Chile is calling all the applicants for the 3nd English version of its International Online Diploma in Puppet Therapy.This online diploma is designed and focused on the use of puppets and objects in their expressive and therapeutic dimension.During these current times, of global pandemic and confinement, the Puppet Therapy Diploma invites you to be […]

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A GREAT CHANCE TO ATTEND GREAT FESTIVALS!

Agenda, Commissions - 10/03/2022

PASSPORTS are available for these upcoming festivals : ·  PUPPENPARADE ORTENAU / Germany | March 19 – April 10, 2022 [2 passports x 5 days] ·  SAPERLIPUPPET | France | 6-10 April 2022 | [1 passport x 5 days] ·  FIDENA – Figurentheater der Nationen | Germany |May 7 – 18, 2022 [1 passport x 5 days] ·  Festival Internazionale dei Burattini […]

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Emergency Aid for Ukraine

Cooperation - 7/03/2022

A new crisis has emerged in Ukraine, and UNIMA has received many queries in the past week. Our Commissions have assembled for extraordinary meetings to decide on a united response to this alarming tragedy and the assistance we can provide its victims. UNIMA continues to provide aid for puppeteers and UNIMA members afflicted by economic […]

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Questionnaires on heritage forms of puppetry and on puppet museums

Tolosa, the 14th April 2022 Dear friends of the National Centers, International Councillors, Representatives, members of the UNIMA: From the Heritage, Museums and Documentation Centers Commission, we have set ourselves the main objective of protecting and disseminating the important puppet heritage that our community has throughout the world.  The first thing we have to do […]

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International online diploma in puppet therapy 2022

Muñecoterapia Chile is calling all the applicants for the 3nd English version of its International Online Diploma in Puppet Therapy.This online diploma is designed and focused on the use of puppets and objects in their expressive and therapeutic dimension.During these current times, of global pandemic and confinement, the Puppet Therapy Diploma invites you to be […]

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Survey on professional training commission

Dear National Centres, The professional training commission has the project to update the list of universities, schools and official institutions with professional training programs in puppetry. This list will be hosted on the page of the Professional Training Commission on the UNIMA International website, with the purpose of communicating and making better known the richness […]

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Animatazine

Africa - 22/10/2021

ANIMATAZINE, fanzine* dedicated to animated theatre, by Alessandra Amicarelli and Valeria Sacco * Fanzine: a publication created by enthusiasts for other enthusiasts. ANIMATAZINE is the first international fanzine born in Italy dedicated to animated theatre, paper and digital, trilingual (FR IT EN), totally independent. ANIMATAZINE explores animated theatre in its most vital, intense and poetic […]

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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 […]

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Puppetraining

Turning the spotlight on training in puppetry arts The Professional Training Commission of UNIMA (Union Internationale de la Marionnette) is pleased to present its new project: “Spotlight on Puppetry Arts Training”, which consists of: Meetings to discover the main approaches to teaching the art of puppetry around the world. Presentations and discussions with the heads […]

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Women and Masks: A Transdisciplinary Arts-Research Conference at Boston University

Research - 23/08/2021

Submissions are open for this international, web-based arts-research conference. The mask, interpreted in its broadest sense, is one of the most ubiquitous objects across cultures. Women, a complex and diverse category of people, have specific histories and realities with masks and masquerade. The mask’s powerful and intimate association with the face and the body—as well […]

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OPEN CALL: What’s pUPpet

Unima Projects, Youth - 23/07/2021

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, […]

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Douanes, a European creation at the FMTM

Europe, Unima Projects - 21/07/2021

Douanes, by Sylvie BaillonIn cocreation with Liza Cox, Joana Feijo, Emilie Parmentier, Eléonore Antoine Snowden *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 […]

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MIMMOS 2022 | Open Call until June 30, 2021

In 2022, it will take place the third edition of MIMMOS, an international festival dedicated to puppets, masks and animated objects, to be held in Agualva-Cacém, near Sintra, Portugal and organized by Valdevinos (Cultural Organization), organizer of the 1st ans 2nd edition of MIMMOS – Mostra Internacional de Marionetas, Máscaras e Objetos de Sintra (Sintra […]

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Education, Development and Therapy Commission

Dear puppeteers and friends of puppets all over the world, I would like to draw your attention to the existence and work of the Puppet in Education, Development and Therapy Commission. It is meant for all the researchers and practitioners who research and/or use puppets in education, development and therapy. If you would like to […]

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Muñecoterapia Chile is calling all applicants for the eighth version of its International Online Diploma in Puppet Therapy

This online diploma is designed and focused on the use of puppets and objects in their expressive and therapeutic dimension; to the rescue of memory and learnt hopelessness. During these current times, of global pandemic and confinement, the Puppet Therapy Diploma invites you to be part of a journey where creativity, research, studies and the […]

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Call for proposals for the next issue of Puppet Notebook

Research - 3/02/2021

The Research Commission is currently accepting proposals for articles for the next issue of Puppet Notebook. The Spring/Summer 2021 issue will be on Isolation/Hope. Puppetry, like all the theatre arts, has suffered during the pandemic: engagement with a live audience is a vital part of the practice, and a major or sole income stream for […]

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UNIMA Fishing Fresh

Statutes and Rules - 27/02/2020

We are glad to invite you to apply for the first UNIMA Fishing Fresh session that is going to be held within the framework of UNIMA Congress and the World Puppetry Festival on Bali in April, 2020.

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The “UNIMA: Youth In Progress” residence program

Russia, Youth - 26/03/2019

UNIMA YOUTH Commission together with the International Puppet Festival “Ryazanskie Smotriny“ in cooperation with the Russian National Center of UNIMA announces the start of a new project that is aimed to fulfill a professional creative exchange among young puppeteers around the world.

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Training proposed by the Africa Commission

Africa, Ivory Coast - 28/08/2018

The UNIMA Africa Commission and the Pan-African KI-YI Foundation in partnership with Académie Ivoire Marionnettes (Ivory Puppet Academy) are proposing a high-level six-week professional training on the techniques (fabrication, manipulation) of string puppets, for professional puppeteers, amateur and art lovers. The training is provided by the great French American specialist Mary Sharp, visual artist and […]

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Fifth issue of La Hoja del Titiritero

Three Americas - 27/08/2018

Extremely pleased about the enthusiasm aroused by the previous editions, the Commission of the three Americas is happy to offer the new issue of La Hoja del Titiritero. It affirms its commitment to continue offering a platform of exchange, analysis and promotion to the puppetre Art of the three Americas. Read La Hoja del Titiritero […]

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Fourth issue of La Hoja del Titiritero

Three Americas - 2/05/2018

Extremely pleased about the enthusiasm aroused by the first editions, the Commission of the three Americas is happy to offer the fourth issue of La Hoja del Titiritero. It affirms its commitment to continue offering a platform of exchange, analysis and promotion to the puppetre Art of the three Americas. Read La Hoja del Titiritero […]

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Third issue of La Hoja del Titiritero

Three Americas - 29/12/2017

Extremely pleased about the enthusiasm aroused by the first editions, the Commission of the three Americas is happy to offer the third issue of La Hoja del Titiritero. It affirms its commitment to continue offering a platform of exchange, analysis and promotion to the puppetre Art of the three Americas. Read La Hoja del Titiritero […]

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Second issue of La Hoja del Titiritero

Three Americas - 9/09/2017

Extremely pleased about the enthusiasm aroused by the first edition, the Commission of the three Americas is happy to offer the second issue of La Hoja del Titiritero. With the same joy, it affirms its commitment to continue offering a platform of exchange, analysis and promotion to the puppetre Art of the 3 Americas. Read […]

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Call for English study on Chinese puppetry

China, Research - 12/07/2017

On behalf of Guangxi Normal University Publishing Group, the plan to translate a monograph from English to Chinese, on Chinese puppetry, is the first translating and publishing co-project with the China Puppeteer Training Basement International project (Beijing). This translated book will be published next year, as one of a series in Sinology Abroad. After being approved by […]

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News from the Research commission

Research - 4/07/2017

There will be a pilot meeting of a new puppetry and object theatre research working group affiliated to the UNIMA Research Commission. This will be held within the IFTR conference tuesday 11th july at the University of Sao Paulo – 2 to 4pm. For more information please email research@unima.org. The Broken Puppet:a symposium on puppetry, disability and […]

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Directory of research stakeholders

Research - 29/06/2017

Since 2012, the Research and Documentation Centre of the Institut International de la Marionnette has implemented some tools designed to encourage research on puppetry and object theatre whatever the discipline may be: performing arts, anthropology, archeology, history, literature, visual arts, new technologies, philosophy, psychoanalysis and therapies, economics, physics, chemistry, etc. One of these tools aims […]

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La Hoja del Titiritero

Three Americas - 23/03/2017

In the new edition of “La Hoja del Titiritero”, the Three Americas commission offers an information portal of this region of the world, following the tradition and honoring the meticulous work that was started in 2004.

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UNIMA Presentation movie project

Youth - 22/02/2017

Our art is very old and has a great history, but of all time it involves special people – young in their heart and their soul, full of enthusiasm – the puppeteers! That is why the UNIMA Youth Commission is preparing a video presentation and wants to invite the largest number of puppeteers from all over the world to its creation. For the creation of this video, we need your help.

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Grants holders 2017 of the Training Commission

Professional Training - 21/12/2016

This year, the Training Commission has been receiving a great number of applications; more than about forty ones meeting the selection criterias. After a difficult election due the good level of the applications, the members of the Training Commission decided to award, for 2017, 2 grants for students. The recipients 2017 are: Diana Tuneva (Russia) […]

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Festival Douma Tanja in Tangiers – Morocco

From 27 to 29 December 2016, the first edition of the puppet festival “Douma Tanja: des arts de marionnettes et de performances” is held in Tangiers, Morocco. This festival, which includes shows, exhibitions and moments of training, is strongly wished and directed by Professor Rachid Amahjour, president of the association ”Tanger, Porte de l’Afrique”. It’s […]

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Grants 2017 of the Profesional Training Commission

Professional Training - 27/10/2016

In 2017, the Profesional Training Commission of UNIMA would give between 2 and 3 grants, without discrimination of age or origin, to students in puppetry arts, or puppeteers in practical training, to follow a course or a workshop proposed by a school or training program in puppet theater. Therefore, it is glad to announce the […]

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Intercontinental Meeting of UNIMA

Three Americas - 18/09/2016

The new 3 Americas Commission invites all UNIMA National Centers of the Americas and their respective presidents and/or official representatives, to a meeting in the city of Matanzas, Cuba, December 8-11, 2016. In this meeting, the Commission proposes to undertake new work projects, cultural, theoretical and pedagogical actions for the puppeteers and the public of […]

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Close of the meeting of the African UNIMA centres

Africa - 11/03/2016

The two days of meeting of the Centres of UNIMA (International Union of the Marionette), section Africa, made possible interesting and constructive exchanges. The presidents of the different centres was able to reflect together on the strategy to put in place for the four coming years for the UNIMA Commission Africa. Also, they discussed concerning […]

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Two days of discussion amongst the African UNIMAs

Africa - 7/03/2016

The National Centres of UNIMA (International Union of the Marionette), section Africa, started, today, on March 6th, 2016, in Abidjan, a meeting that would be held during 2 days, in the frame of the MASA (African Market of Arts and Performance). The delegate general of the MASA, the International UNIMA secretary general, the president of […]

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Recipients of the Training grants 2016

Professional Training - 9/12/2015

The Professional Training Commission is glad announcing the name of the recipients of its Grants 2016: Feith-Anne Chester Inn (Guyana), Alina Cristina Tane (Romania), Izabela Zachowicz (Poland) Thank to these grants, Feith-Anne Chester Inn will take part to the workshop “The Unusual body – Theatre of animation” with Miguel Vellinho (Cie PeQuod) in the Espaço […]

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The President of the CAL present during the inauguration of an exhibition in Uruguay

Latin America - 30/10/2015

Responding an invitation sent by Analía Brun, independent productor of the exhibition “Los Títeres de Muestra” y profesor in the EMAD, “Multidisciplinary School of Dramatic Art Margarita Xirgú” ( http://www.emad.edu.uy ), where is existing a space de production off puppets within the Chair Transforming of the Object and Materials, Susanita Freire, President of the Commission for […]

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Grants 2016 of the Profesional Training Commission

Professional Training - 25/10/2015

In 2016, the Profesional Training Commission of UNIMA would give three (3) grants, without discrimination of age or origin, to students in puppetry arts, or puppeteers in practical training, to follow a course or a workshop proposed by a school or training program in puppet theater. So, it is glad to announce the list of […]

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Result of the EDT Grant application

Dear all,  The EDT commission received keen reply since the release of the news. Till the deadline, we received 15 applications from 11 countries all over the world: Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Hong Kong (China), Malaysia, The Netherlands, Russia, Singapore, Turkey, USA. It was pleasant to have received such number of very good presentations.   After the voting of our […]

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The applicants for the grant

The application for the grant has closed in end of May. We received 15 applications in total, they are: 1. Artsolute (Singapore) 2. Carol Sterling (USA) 3. Cengiz Ozek (Turkey) 4. Dafa Puppet Theatre (Czech Republic) 5. Elizabeth Goldsmith-Colney (USA) 6. Frans Hakkemars (The Netherlands) 7. Gibdel Wilson (Costa Rica) 8. King Ho Wong (Hong […]

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Propositions of nomination for Women’s Commission Award

Women - 25/05/2015

To all UNIMA National Centres and Councillors, I kindly request all of you to make propositions of nomination for the “Award for Encouragement”, Women’s Commission award, by filling and sending of the online form. You can get more details, seeing, in the main website of UNIMA, the Women’s Commission page, as well reading, in English, […]

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La Hoja del Titiritero # 32 – May 2015

Latin America - 16/05/2015

The Master Roberto Lago drafted his newsletter “La Hoja del Titiritero Independiente” on a typewriter, and wrote by hand, on the rear part, the name of the recipients and the addresses before to send it by mail. At the 21st century, it’s more rapid and easier to communicate. We will never know what the great […]

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First meeting of the Strategic Development Commission

Strategic Development - 3/03/2015

On January 25 26, 27th, 2015, the Strategic Development Commission held its first meeting in Tehran. Ronny Aelbrecht and Hamidreza Ardalan worked intensely, thinking about the best ways in order to define and to propose a strategic development for UNIMA. They invite you to read the report written after this meeting.

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The Cultural Exchange Commission thanks the 2014 Festivals

Cultural Exchanges - 24/01/2015

The Cultural Exchange Commission wants to recognize the collaboration that, over these years, the International Puppet Festivals have been offering, joined to the program of grants, allowing the UNIMA members to have the possibility to visit them. This year 2014, our recognition has been for the following events: – Puppet Festival FIDENA – Bochum (Germany) […]

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La Hoja del Titiritero # 31 – December 2014

Latin America - 29/12/2014

The Commission for Latina America is very glad to invite you to read the last issue of its Electronic bulletin – “La Hoja del Titiritero” # 31 – December 2014 – Year 11. As always, many informations and very interesting texts. A Dossier written by Prof. Dr. Valmor Níni Beltrame, a Reportage from Alejandro Jara […]

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Recipients of the Training grants 2015

Professional Training - 15/12/2014

The Professional Training Commission is glad announcing the name of the recipients 2015 of its Grants 2015 Xiaoran, student from China, and – Faith-Ann Chester-Inniss, puppeteer from Guyana. Thank to thse grants, Xiaoran would attend, in April 2015, to the workshop “Contemporary String Puppet” with Frank Soehnle in the Atelier d’Arketal in Cannes (France) and […]

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Grant holders January 2015 of the Commission for Latin America

Latin America - 8/12/2014

The Commission for Latin America announces the names of the selected artists for the Scholarships, for the courses programed by the companies Caixa do Elefante and Cia Lumbra, in January 2015: Desdobramentos do Corpo, January 5th to 11th, 2015 – Joana Vieira Viana – Brazil – Jândi Caetano De Matos – Uruguay Territorios Desconhecidos, January […]

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Grants of the Commission for Latin America

Latin America - 10/10/2014

Even if this action concerns mainly the UNIMA members of Latin America, Caribbean and Mexico, the Commission for Latin America would like to make the widest diffusion concerning the grants that it would offer for workshops in Brazil at the beginning of 2015. As you could see reading, in La Hoja del Titiritero, the letters […]

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Grants 2015 of the Profesionnal Training Commission

Professional Training - 2/10/2014

The Profesionnal Training Commission is glad to announce the list of the workshops that it would support for 2015. The candidates must fill out and send the application form before November 15th, 2014 and have to choose one of the courses or workshops listed here below. – Contemporay String Puppet with Frank Soehnle at the […]

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The Profesionnal Training Commission expresses its concern

Professional Training - 23/09/2014

For us, it’s essential to maintain the training of puppeteers as an effective way to preserve an important patrimony, because the artists’ interest in puppetry is growing and the need for high quality professional training is growing with it. In that respect, significant training programs worldwide must be maintained and protected. So, when a program […]

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La Hoja del Titiritero # 30 – July 2014

Latin America - 25/07/2014

The Commission for Latina America is very glad to invite you to read the last issue of its Electronic bulletin – “La Hoja del Titiritero” # 30 – July 2014 – Year 11. As always, many informations and very interesting texts, specially after the Council in Cuba. A Dossier written by Prof. Dr. Valmor Níni […]

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Grants 2014 of the Commission for Latin America

Latin America - 3/06/2014

The Commission for Latin America, again, in collaboration with the UNIMA Federación España, UNIMA Euskal Herria and the Topic, offers grants to latin american artists puppeteers, permiting them to attend the Summer School that would be held in the TOPIC of Tolosa from June 30th to July 7th, 2014. This year, the grant holders will […]

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UNIMA Women’s Commission award 2016

Women - 14/05/2014

In order to promote the work of female artists, the Women’s Commission has decided to dedicate an encouragement award. The whole of UNIMA national centres are encouraged to propose names for the awards. The commission accepts nominations for a living woman puppetry artists or fields associated with puppetry (eg therapy/community cultural development), using puppetry, or […]

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WEPA is soon to appear in English and Spanish

The WEPA project progresses. Karen Smith, president of the Publication and Communication Commission, announced during the recent UNIMA Council in Cuba that the English translation of the encyclopedia has been completed. To date, approximately 90% of the Spanish translation is done, and the full translation will be completed by September 2014. These two new language […]

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Participate in the International Vocabulary of Puppetry

Research - 9/04/2014

The Research Center at the Institut international de la marionnette (IIM) in Charleville-Mézières has launched within the framework of the Web Portal for Puppetry Arts (PAM) an International Project of Linguistic Research in order to ease translation tasks and prepare the interoperability of databases concerning the puppet in the context of semantic Web.   This work […]

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Third Meeting of Festivals Directors

In cooperation with the UNIMA International Festivals Commission, the festival FIDENA welcomes the Third Meeting of Festivals Directors. It will be held from 18th to 21st May 2014. The registration for all interested people have to be sent before 15 April. Beware: the registration is limited. For the registration and also all information (different packages), please contact Helene Ewert : symposium@fidena.de. […]

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Release from the Europe Commission

Europe - 12/03/2014

  The UNIMA European Commission chaired by Nina Monova is pleased to report to all National Centres and members (mostly) residents in Europe, it has developed new policies to highlight what is happening in Europe. The Commission would like to establish a close collaboration with the National Centres. Now, the Commission invites the National Centres […]

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Call for Research Project of Puppetry Art

Research - 2/02/2014

Take part to the research project, the book about Puppet and Puppet Theater, of Poupak Azimpour, Iranian puppet theater researcher, answering to the questions: What is a Puppet? Who is a Puppet? What is the Puppet theatre? Why is the Puppet Theater chosen when there are other forms of media and performing art? Read more

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La Hoja del Titiritero # 29 – December 2013

Latin America - 29/12/2013

The Commission for Latina America is very glad to invite you to read the last issue of its Electronic bulletin – “La Hoja del Titiritero” # 29 – December 2013 – Year 10. As always, many news, informations about festivals and very interesting texts. Its chapter “”Personaje Inolvidable” is dedicated to Miguel Arreche and gathers […]

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The Cultural Exchange Commission thanks the Festivals

Cultural Exchanges - 11/12/2013

The Cultural Exchange Commission wants to recognize the collaboration that brought, all over the years, the International Puppet Festivals members of the network of grants in order to let the UNIMA members having the opportunity to visit them. This year 2013 ours thanks are for the ones quoted here below Bienal Internacional de Títeres “Titiricuenca” […]

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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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Project of an international catalogue of working puppet makers

Europe - 18/09/2013

A new project of UNIMA European Commission calls on creation of international catalogue of such an outstanding and still working puppet makers of different types of puppets and masks. In catalogue, except of the names, e-mails and post addresses, there will be a short biographical information and short description of everyone, including photos of their […]

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