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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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