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Centre de la Marionnette

Tournai, Belgique

Located at the heart of the City of Tournai, the Puppetry Centre (Centre de la Marionnette) is a repository of resources relating to the art of puppetry. It aims to develop and work towards enhancing the reach and value of the art of puppetry within the Wallonia-Brussels Federation and abroad.
Its activities are split into several components (centres):
Creation Centre; Training and Transmission Centre; Resource Centre
The Puppetry Centre manages the activities of the Museum of Puppetry Arts.


Centre de la marionnette de Tournai

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Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionnettes

Charleville-Mézières, France
 
Created in 1961 by Les Petits Comédiens de Chiffons, the World Puppet Theatre Festival is:
- the world’s largest gathering of puppeteers every 2 years 
- support of artistic creation through co-production, residency, shows
- continuous work all year round in order to promote puppetry and develop audiences in schools, in organizations and within the general public
- the organization of “Puppetry Weekend D-365” one year before the festival.



Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionnettes

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Teatrul Tony Bulandra

Targoviste, Roumanie

Tony Bulandra Theatre is an alive and kicking repertoire theatre, with a rich activity of almost nine premieres per year. It finds its reason of being in the need for Beauty and in the desire to offer it to the spectators. The aesthetic, the artistic Beauty which is above all human classifications, inherited ever since the ancient populations. Our theatre is a laboratory of transforming the profane elements in sacred ones, of elevating the being above being through modern approaches of prestigious national and international directors on plays from the worldwide theatrical patrimony.

Here work young people for other young people, because they are the ones that experience each time the wonder of being. In search for contemporary texts and young dramaturgy, the theatre is trying to fulfil, through the tackled themes, the need of a community theatre, aware of the present social context.

Tony Bulandra Theatre has a past, a present and a future. It places signs on the Time lapse in order to perpetually (re)gain the path to the Soul. It was founded on 30th January 2002. From its beginning and until present, the theatre has been participating with its productions in national and international theatre festivals.

Teatrul Tony Bulandra

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Lutkovno Gledalisce

Ljubljana, Slovénie

The Ljubljana Puppet Theatre was founded as the City Puppet Theatre in 1948. The opening premiere performance happened on 10th October during the Ljubljana festival. The initial creative drive of this new theatre came from various traditions that left their mark on Slovenian puppetry, from its beginning in 1920s, to the end of World War II.

The Ljubljana Puppet Theatre (LPT) is the main Slovenian puppet theatre staging puppet and drama performances for children, youngsters and adults. Its predominant target audiences are children and young people. The public institution was established in 1948 (as the City Puppet Theatre) and has been based in Mestni dom in Krekov Square since 1984. In its work, the LPT builds on the hundred-year tradition of Slovenian puppetry. With the establishment of the Museum of Puppetry at the Ljubljana Castle, the LPT officially became the caretaker of this precious, century-old heritage. The theatre manages five regular and several smaller, occasional venues. At these venues, which offer seating for approximately a thousand people, it produces fifteen premieres a year and is visited by around 110,000 spectators.

Lutkovno Gledalisce

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Théâtre Gérard-Philipe

Frouard, France
 
The Gérard Philipe Theatre (TGP) in Frouard was created in 1971. Its aim is to speak to all audiences through professional shows and various disciplines. In 2009, the convention for the puppetry arts and animated forms fostered efforts to bring these creators brimming with ideas into contact with the population. The Geo Condé Festival, an international event of puppetry and the theatre of objects, and “Le Lézard à Roulettes”, a travelling festival for young audiences, are just two of the recurring events that take place at the TGP.



Théâtre Gérard-Philipe

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