Union Internationale de la Marionnette

Non-Governmental Organization affiliated to UNESCO


Puppet Power: Festival of Ideas, the 10th edition animates the theme of Celebration!

We look at the role inanimate objects have had in ceremonies since time immemorial. It explores the impact and potential of Applied Puppetry in all sorts of practices. It wonders who’s at the party, who’s not and whether it’s time to take back the carnival!

Local, national, and international master puppeteers and presenters will provide inspiring talks/panels, practical how-to workshops, and puppetry-based performances.

NEW THIS YEAR: Intermissions! an online networking and idea exchange hosted by special guests. Spend an hour of informal conversation, exploring ideas around puppetry and “celebration events” – everything from birthday parties to end of life celebrations, from social rituals to social justice.

More than just entertainment and information sharing, our Festival of Ideas is about making authentic connections, having meaningful conversations on important topics, and motivating a call to action to use the power of puppetry to impact positive social change.

UNIMA Members receive 10% off All-Access Passes with the code: UNIMA10

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