Nel numero 64/65, dicembre 2013, della rivista ‚TEATRI DELLA DIVERSITA‘, diretta da Vito Minoia, edita come sempre in una splendida versione tipografica, molti significativi interventi sul teatro, fra cui si segnalano LE MARCHE: RI-CERCARE COOPERANDO di vari autori e LA MARIONETTA TRA IL PARLARE E L’ESSERE resoconto di Mariano Dolci del Convegno di MARIONETTE ET THERAPIE svoltosi nel settembre 2013 a Charleville-Mézières in concomitanza con il Festival Mondiale della Marionetta. (A.S.)
13. Februar 2014
In Kooperation mit der Festivalkommission der UNIMA lädt das Figurentheater der Nationen – FIDENA zum dritten internationalen Treffen der Festivalleiter aus dem Bereich Puppentheater ein. Die Tagung wird vom 18. bis 20. Mai 2014, parallel zur FIDENA (16. – 24. Mai) in Bochum stattfinden. Thema der Tagung: Cultural Education vs. Artistic Freedom – Internationale Festivals in Zeiten der Krise.
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I can watch this beautifuly made film over and over again and never get bored! Daily Battles is a collaboration between two artists, a paper artist and a film maker. Béatrice Coron developed a language of storytelling by papercutting multi-layered stories.
Upon seeing her TED presentation film of 2011, I actually was hoping that the camera would zoom into her silouettes to reveal the tiniest treasures hiden in the detail. Film maker, James Steward, was obviously thinking exactly the same thing.
They met up after the paper artist, Beatrice Coron did a presentation at TED in March 2011. The results are unusual and exciting, showing the incredible potential for collaboration between arts practitioners emerging from two almost diametrically opposed sources.
Their combined work, Daily Battles‘ was premiered at the 2013 TED Conference in Long Beach, California. You can read an interview with Artist Béatrice Coron and Filmmaker James Stewart in two parts;
But most importantly, you should view the original inspiring TED Talk of 2011, in which Béatrice first inspired the world:
Posted by Gary
For the first time since the triumph of War Horse, Bristol Old Vic’s Artistic Director Tom Morris and Handspring Puppet Company reunite to realise one of Shakespeare’s most popular and fantastical plays ‚A Midsummer Night’s Dream‘ which is now running at the Barbican Theatre until 15 February 2014. If you going to be anywhere in the UK during this period, don’t miss it! Posted by Gary
Quick start for new year of change and more…posted by Gary
Let me tell you about Africa – the dark continent. Besides entertaining my two little boys, which was a full-time job, I did get to start shooting a documentary film on ‚Puppetry and Politics‘ for the international conference of the same name, which is scheduled to take place 20-22 November in Charleville-Mezieres in France.
Some of the wonderful artists whom I recently interviewed in South Africa, all working in puppetry related to politics in some way were Thierry Casuto, producer of ZA News, Adrian Kohler and Basil Jones from Handspring Puppet Company, Cindy Mkaza, head of UNIMA South Africa, Janni Younge from Handspring, Aja Marneweck, who directs puppetry productions and runs workshops internationally and Conrad Koch, with his ventriloquist puppet Chester. Conrad has his own TV show, where he interviews local politician and sends up the political highs and lows in South Africa.
If anyone is interested in attending the the conference in late-November in France, please do get in touch.
The UNIMA Sweden 2013 Yearbook can be read online here, in Swedish:
The UNIMA Sweden Facebook page can be found here:
The Arlyn Award is a world-wide search for „truly outstanding“ design in puppet theatre. It is an international contest and is awarded biennially. The recipient in 2012 was the UK’s Jonathan Storey’s 2010 production Jack Pratchard.
The Arlyn Award for Outstanding Design in Puppet Theatre and the prize endowment fund are administered by the Arlyn Award Society, an independent, charitable-tax status society registered in British Columbia, Canada. The Arlyn Award is for an individual production, not a designer’s body of work.
Every two years the Society’s Board of Directors selects a three-member international jury. Each jury sets their own criteria and their decision is final and cannot be altered by the Board of Directors.
The Arlyn Award Society now calls for entries to the 2014 Arlyn Award for Outstanding Design in Puppet Theatre.
Deadline: 15th February 2014
Eligible productions must have been premiered in 2012 or 2013. Any puppeteer, anywhere in the world, is eligible to enter. The Arlyn Award consists of a trophy and a cash prize, at present, of approximately US$ 1000.
To enter, submit a brief paragraph of the designer’s goal for the production, up to ten illustrations of designs and production photographs, and a five-minute (maximum) video in Flash format showing the production’s design in action. For full terms see:
Not more than one Arlyn Award may be awarded in a competition. All entries remaining into the final round of judging receive an Arlyn Citation of Design.
Send entry submissions to:
Arlyn Award Society
c/o 4348 Coastview Drive
Garden Bay, BC
All submitted materials will be retained by the Arlyn Award Society in a research collection.
For Information on the Arlyn Award and photos of past recipients, please visit
Einladung zum ASSITEJ Dialog „Österreich:Festivalland“ am Montag, 10. Februar 2014 ab 13:30 im spleen*hotspot, Graz
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Ebenfalls gibt es noch die Möglichkeit, sich für den ASSITEJ Pavillon am Sonntag, 09. Februar ab 12:30 Uhr im spleen*hotspot anzumelden.
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18.2.2014 FROM 14:00 TO 18:00
THE WAY THINGS GO
ARTIST(S): LEONORA BISAGNO, STÉ TERNES
Atelier vidéo pour jeunes (à partir de 12 ans).
Avec Leonora Bisagno et Sté Ternes, artistes.
Ein amüsantes, poetisches Lehrstück für Erwachsene und Heranwachsende ab 6 Jahren, denn in Sachen Liebe hat man niemals ausgelernt!
Mo 10.2., 20h
Di 11.2., 20h
Fr 14.2., 20h
Sa 15.2. (Geschlossene Vorstellung)
So 16.2., 17h (ausverkauft)
Mo 17.2., 20h
Di 18.2., 20h
Mit Wolfram Berger als Erzähler, Bartolo Musil am Klavier und den Puppenspielern Walter Kukla, Michaela Mahrhauser und Jennifer Podehl.