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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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Zoom In for Puppet Connectivity with UNIMA-USA

Notices, United States - 28/01/2023

The UNIMA-USA board of directors in Spring 2021 resolved to explore the uses of Zoom to spotlight some of the many artists, thinkers, and makers across the country. Its first event was on August 28th 2022 on “Designing for Puppetry,” with Bradford Clark (BGSU) showing the process of carving and designing and his wonderful production […]

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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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Call for applications – AVIAMA grants 2023 – Puppets and Mobility

News - 16/01/2023

The International Association of Puppet Friendly Cities (AVIAMA) brings together cities and local governments around the world around puppetry, convinced of the importance of culture in their development. AVIAMA represents a real network of cooperation and exchanges. For the 5th consecutive year, AVIAMA is launching a mobility aid scheme for projects in the field of […]

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Beyond the thought of the clouds?

Secretary General - 30/12/2022

In the beginning, a drop of water appeared, which drew the most beautiful shapes; but these were all ephemeral. However hard or complex matter may be, know that it has water as its principle. But all that has water as its foundation has no more reality than a dream, than a mirage. No one has […]

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36th International Theatrical Festival VALISE

Poland - 28/12/2022

We would like to kindly inform you that the 36th edition of the International Theatrical Festival VALISE will be held from May 31 to June 3, 2023 at the Puppet and Actor Theater in Łomza. For 35 years, the festival has matured, repeatedly undergone programmatic transformation, reacted to newer and newer trends in contemporary theater, […]

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ANIMATERIA 2023 Advanced training course

Italy - 28/12/2022

ANIMATERIA 2023 Advanced training course for puppeteer expert in techniques and languages, analogue and digital, of puppet theatre. Until 31 January 2023 registrations for ANIMATERIA 2023 / IVa Edition will be opened. ANIMATERIA is a specialised training course for promoting and stimulating the practice of contemporary puppet theatre in all its forms particularly, but not […]

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Segni Festival

Italy - 28/12/2022

Below are all the opportunities to participate and co-create with us Festival SEGNI 2023. There is time until December 31 23:59 CET to apply and share your ideas. Apply with a performance Apply to teach a Pasta Madre Masterclass Bring a Teen group to the Festival OPEN CALL: APPLICATIONS OPEN until December 31, 2022 – 11:59 pm CET! […]

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