Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionnettes


Barionnette avril 2023 au Banana Joe © Hervé Dapremont

Launched in 2022, the Barionnettes are an opportunity to discover puppetry throughout the year in Charleville-Mézières. A regular event during which puppeteers perform in the city’s bars.

Friday 24 May 2024
7pm at Vert d’eau
9pm Chez Josette

With 2 wild, offbeat and poetic short forms, by La Main Tenant, the association of students from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts de la Marionnette (ESNAM).

Ventriloquism (5-10 min)
By Inès Dill Camara

2-3 funny anecdotes about knickers (10 min)
Objects theatre / from 12 years old
By Elise Cornille and Gwenaelle Guillebot de Nerville

Free entrance
Photo: Hervé Dapremont

Friday 7 June 2024
7pm at Bistrot des chineurs – Chez Marithé

With a revival of the Rémouleurs’ cult show “Ginette Guirolle”.

Full of gouaille, Ginette Guirolle takes to the zinc. Her whole life unfolds before our eyes, almost like a documentary: the portrait of a woman who became a young girl during the 2nd World War, a woman, a wife then a lover, then one day an orphan, and another day a mother then a grandmother… A life. The humanity of the character lies in her naivety, even in her revolt against the occupation, against anti-Semitism, racism and death. That’s the beauty of Ginette, this universal, timeless, necessary point of revolt that allows us to find common sense in the intimacy of bars.

Duration 1h including intermission
Free entrance

Direction: Cendre Chassanne; Handling, construction and acting: Gallia Vallet; Lighting design: Olivier Vallet; Outside view: Julien Vallet; Under the supervision of Anne Bitran

Friday 22 March 2024
6.30pm at Banana Joe
and 9pm at La Grande-Ourse

With “Le Jeu de l’Ourse” by company Nids Dhom, a variation on Les Dents de la Sagesse, a short form that unfolds like a game of goose: the show is structured in stages, chaptered, in the form of an initiatory journey for our daughter/race, from solitary hibernation to spring thaw. “Where is the object of my desire?”

All audiences from 12 years old
30 minutes
Free entrance

Conception : Lisa Lacombe et Alice Mercier
Jeu : Alice Mercier
Écriture : Lisa Lacombe
Création sonore : Clément Braive
Production : Nids Dhom compagnie
Soutien en production : Théâtre de Cuisine, Marseille / L’Archipel, Fouesnant

Friday 16 February 2024
7pm and 9pm at la Grande Ourse

With 4 wild, offbeat and poetic short forms:

Carcasse (5 min)
By Gwenaelle Guillebot de Nerville
Based on Anne Sylvestre’s song
Glove puppet

Oh purée ! (4 minutes)
Objects theaters
By Luana Montabonel
Intimate confessions on the go. Attention 1 time but not 2. You’ve been warned.

Le Chapeau  (5 min)
By Mélody Shanty Mahe

Habitat (12 min)
Puppets and body
By Elise Cornille
What’s my inner landscape like?

Free entrance
Photo : Hervé Dapremont

Friday 19 January 2024
7pm and 9pm at ESNAM

Come one, come all to CABARIONNETTE!
Students from the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts de la Marionnette (Association La Main Tenant) present a cabaret of short puppet acts one after the other.
Duration: 30 minutes / From 14 yrs old

Free admission (* ESNAM bar: available with free membership on site)

Friday 1st December 2023
at 7pm and 9pm at Vert Bock

“Le Caméléon” by compagnie Bakélite

Object theatre show for pickpocket, from 9 years / 25 min..
Free access

This is the true story of the day I discovered by chance that I had a criminal record for having spent time in prison. It’s the story of my discovery of a chaotic double life. It’s an investigation into who I am through my double. It’s my metamorphosis. One day, ‘He’ assumed my identity. He walked around with it for 5 years. In 5 years, he made me experience by proxy what I would never experience in a lifetime. Here’s the story, in portfolios…

Written and performed by: Guillaume ALEXANDRE
Director: Olivier RANNOU
Costumes and props: Valérie DECONINCK
Project development support Charlène Faroldi, Louise Gérard and Sandrine Hernandez

Production: Compagnie Bakélite (Fr) ; With the support of Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Service Général de la Création Artistique – Direction du Théâtre, Centre de la Marionnette de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Tournai (Be) • Wallonie-Bruxelles International.

Friday 9 June 2023: *Super*barionnette

at 6.30 pm in the city centre:

Le Vert d’Eau: Opus 1
Chez Josette: Opus 2
La Bourbonnade : Opus 4 (La Mue/tte)

at 7.30 pm gathering at Place Ducale, departure by bike to La Macérienne:

from 8.30 pm at La Macérienne :

8.30pm at La Forge : Opus 1
9pm at La Verrière : Opus 2
9:30 pm at the Forge : Opus 4 (La Mue/tte)
10pm at la Verrière : Opus 3

Opus 1 :
ESNAM – Ruin : by Marina De Munck and Melody Shanty Mahe / tabletop puppet / 10min
ESNAM – Non je ne regrette rien : by Maxence Moulin  and Luana Montabonel / Kokoschka / 15min

Opus 2 :
ESNAM – Bringue Dingue : by Inès Dill-Camara andRaphaël Dupuy / 15 min
ESNAM – Singing in the rain : by Inès Dill-Camara and Kahina Abderrahmani / bag puppets / 5min
ESNAM – Voorpret : by Julie Gouverne and Gurvan Grall  / muppets head / 10min

Opus 3 :
ESNAM – Canicas : by Inès Dill-Camara, Lucas Sivignon, Marina De Munck, Gurvan Grall, Gwenaëlle Guillemot de Nerville, Pierre Lac, Maxence Moulin and Luana Montabonel / Dance with matter / 30min

Opus 4 :
Cie La Muette – L’Homme-Orchestre / 30min

With company La Mue/tte and La Main Tenant, association of the ESNAM students. In partnership with Ma Ville à Vélo 08 and FRAP*

*(Force de réhabilitation des ardennes et de son patrimoine industriel)

Thursday 13th April at 7pm at Banana Joe
Friday 14th April at 7pm at Chi Fu Mi

“Tire-toi de mon herbe Bambi !” by La Cour Singulière

Silly and metaphorical little Fable about the spirit of property, the fear of others and our ambiguous relationship to nature.

A couple decides to settle in the middle of the forest, tempted by the return to the earth. But very quickly comes a disturbing element, a family of deer who comes to trample their pretty lawn. Thus provoking a safe delirium that will push them to exceed the limits of reason… An arm wrestling between them and Mother Nature is engaged.

Free admission, from 7 years, duration 20 minutes.

Photo credit: Delphine Joseph and Louise Lehmann

Friday 24 march 2023
6.30pm at Plaque Tournante
9pm at ESNAM

With 3 wild, offbeat and poetic short forms:

How Gargantua was born in a very strange way (10 min)
By Pedro Hermelin-Vélez (edible puppets)

The fork (10 min)
By Pierre Lac
Writing and direction : Pedro Hermelin-Vélez

How long does the hard sheep shear (1m30)
Immersive visual and sound show for a spectator.
By Maxence Moulin

All this followed by a concert at 9:30 pm!

Free entrance
Photo : How Gargantua was born in a very strange way – Pedro Hermelin-Vélez – ESNAM 13
© Hervé Dapremont

Friday 10 February 2023
7pm at Vert d’eau
10pm at Kindling pub

“3 little pigs” by the Theatre Magnetic from Belgium

Three little pigs a little lost build their houses near the forest.
But in the forest, it smells like fir trees, because a wolf lives there, and he is clever!
The popular story is here revisited in an offbeat object theater thanks to the imagination of an exalted narrator. He scratches with humor the varnish of good feelings that enamel the watered-down version known to all.

Conception, writing, direction, scenography: Bernard Boudru; Acting: Bernard Boudru, Boudru Bernard (alternating); Lighting design: Dimitri Joukovsky under the enlightened eye of Bernard Boudru; External eyes: Isabelle Darras and Karine Birgé; Assistant to the scenography: Bernard Boudru; Photos: Christine Villeneuve (she is Bernard Boudru’s wife); Construction of the structure of the set: Bernard Boudru; Graphic design: Michel Boudru (the brother of…); Diffusion: My-Linh Bui (the wife of the cousin of…)

Free entrance
Show from 6 years old | Duration 20′

Friday 27 janvier 2023
7pm at Vert Bock
10pm Chez Josette

With 3 short performances:

Voyage en Mer
By Elise Cornille, Luana Montabonel and Marina de Munck
A text by Steinbeck, a song by Les Fourmis dans la main and a personal text by Marina de Munck.
A marine epic. The sun rises on the port. He dreams of the open sea.
(Carried puppet – duration: about 10′)

Croire aux fauves
By Gwenaelle Guillebot de Nerville
Based on the eponymous novel by Nastassja Martin.
Two beings meet and metamorphose each other, leaving bits and pieces along the way.
(Length: 5′)

Joyeux anniversaire
By Elise Cornille, Melody Shanty Mahe, Clara Climent I Canchal
Oh thank you for coming in such numbers.
(Tabletop puppets – length: 10′)

Free entrance
Photo: Croire aux fauves – Gwenaëlle Guillebot de Nerville – Précipité / ESNAM 13 © Hervé Dapremont

Friday 16 December 2022
7.30pm at la Péniche
10.30pm Chez Marithé – bistrot des chineurs

“Mytho Perso”, by the company Les Becs Verseurs, is a short show of storytelling and object theatre in which Greek mythology is presented as a big family where everyone is a bit of a mytho. The glitter of Olympus is displayed here in a cheap tat, paper tablecloths and plastic dishes. Through the stories of the great ones, the gods, the story of the little ones, the men, is told.
For the direction, Myriam Gautier is accompanied by Olivier Rannou (Bakélite Company) and Emma Lloyd (Scopitone et Cie).

Storytelling and objets theatre / French / Length : 30 min / All audiences from 8 years old

Writing and performance: Myriam Gautier ; External eye: Olivier Rannou and Emma Lloyd

Friday 28 October 2022
7pm Chez Georges
10pm at la Bourbonade

Seu Geraldo is a guitarist who spends his life travelling, singing and telling stories to the audience. He is an old man with a special style from Brazil. This is a musical improvisation show with a string puppet that, despite its complexity, seems to be a real little living person.

String puppet / French / Length: 30 min / All audiences

Concept and play: Eduardo Felix ; Music: Marcos Costa ; Costumes: Maria do Céu Viana

Friday 16 September 2022
8pm at Banana Joe
10pm at Vert Bock

The Manipophone: a singing tour of the biggest stars from the late 30s to the early 60s, with Edith Piaf, Charles Aznavour, Elvis Presley, Dario Moreno, Jacques Brel… among others!

Muppets / French and english songs / Length: 25 minutes / From 5 years old

By and with: Antonin Lebrun and Yoann Pencolé