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Asia-Pacific International Puppetry Festival

China - 25/10/2013

  Co-organiser of the event and helped by the Asia-Pacific commission of UNIMA, the chinese national centre invites the companies and lecturers to apply for the First Asia-Pacific International Puppetry Festival organized in Nanchong (China) from 1 to 7 June 2014. This festival is opened to compagnies from all around the world. Please, find below the letters of invitations and the application forms to send before 31 October […]

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Death of Miguel Arreche

Secretary General - 14/10/2013

It is with deep sorrow and grief that UNIMA was informed about the sudden passing away of Miguel Arreche last night 11th October 2013. Miguel Arreche former UNIMA secretary general (2000-2008) was a great friend of the puppetry world. He gave all within him to serve UNIMA. Amongst many of his achievements ,during his term with former […]

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Iran: call to participate in a festival

Notices - 9/10/2013

From 15th of February until 22nd of February 2014, Tehran will celebrate the 13th edition of International Festival of Student’s Puppet Theater.   The festival aims to create a link between the present and future artists of the Little Big World of Puppetry and to break the borders, between different art forms of West and […]

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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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Anniversary of British UNIMA

Great Britain - 13/09/2013

The British National Centre of UNIMA celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2013. British UNIMA started on a high with the 1963 UNIMA Presidium (Executive committee) meeting in London and the first major international puppet festival in the UK.   Active Centre since its foundation, several members were member of the Executive Committee, British UNIMA works to […]

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World Puppetry Day

Secretary General - 13/09/2013

UNIMA is happy to present the message for UNIMA World Puppetry Day 2013. We invited this year a famous Italian musician, Maestro Roberto De Simóne, who is also author, director and eminent specialist of the Neapolitan tradition of Guarratelle and Pulcinella. Message General Secratary > Read the previous messages

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Poster of Council in Cuba unveiled

Cuba, Secretary General - 13/09/2013

The poster of the next UNIMA Council  has been presented. Its reminds that the next UNIMA Council will take place in Cuba in April 2014. Furthermore, the Executive Committee meeting will be organized a the the end of 2013, in November in Bakou (Azerbaijan).   These two important events of the UNIMA life will be connected with international puppet theatre festivals.

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Letter of UNIMA President and Secretary General

Secretary General - 13/09/2013

UNIMA sometimes receives information and support requests from people, countries and festivals that live some obstacles or importants difficulties. The El-Khakawati Theater, the Palestine National Theatre in East Jérusalem has been asked to close the Festival by the authorities, due to various reasons.   Puppeteers in Israel and from other countries have signed petitions in internet and letters of support against this […]

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International Day of Peace

Secretary General - 13/09/2013

During the le Festival mondial des théâtres de marionnettes de Charleville-Mézières, UNIMA takes part in the World Puppetry Day and wlecomes the awards ceremony of a video competition organised by the group called “Puppets get involved for peace”.   This international concours was called “Puppets get involved for peace“. The best ones will be awarded.   Several videos will be presented.   To […]

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