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French Puppetry and Object Theater in North America

L' Après-midi d'un foehn by Phia Menard

The liveliness of the French puppetry and object theater scene is visible in North America from January to July 2019, thanks to the invitation of several French companies. 

Institut français and the French Cultural Services in the United States, Quebec and Canada have joined forces to attract the attention of presenters and curators on the aesthetic diversity in French creations while reinforcing dialogues between cultural institutions. And as a result, several organisations in North America presented French puppetry and object theater productions:  in January,  Under the Radar Festival in New York and The International Puppet Theater Festival in Chicago;  in March, Festival les Casteliers in Montreal, The Center for Puppetry Art in Atlanta, and HERE Arts Center in New York; in  June, The New Victory Theater in New York; and in July FIAMS in Saguenay, Quebec. For more information, please download the file below. 

This 2019 highlight will be complemented by a focus at the Worldwide Festival
of Puppet Theater
in Charleville-Mézières
, France between September 21-24, 2019 where North American presenters will be invited to discover the most recent creations as well as new forms of object theater, and participate in the dialogue. The Festival itself runs from September 20 to 29.

Stay tuned.


Puppet and Object Theater Companies on Tour in 2019-2020:

Plexus Polaire - Yngvild Aspeli; La Pendue; Renaud Herbin; Blick Theater; Le Clan des Songes; Le Vent des Forges; Les Anges au Plafond...

Interviews with the artists are available:  Yngvild Aspeli from Plexus Polaire, Marina Montesfusco from Le Clan des Songes, Johanny Bert about object theater and his new work HEN. 


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