Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionnettes

The authors’ place

Past event
  • Saturday 16 September, 17:30, Librairie du Festival
  • Sunday 17 September, 17:30, Librairie du Festival
  • Monday 18 September, 17:30, Librairie du Festival
  • Tuesday 19 September, 17:30, Librairie du Festival
  • Wednesday 20 September, 17:30, Librairie du Festival
  • Thursday 21 September, 17:30, Librairie du Festival
  • Friday 22 September, 17:30, Librairie du Festival
  • Saturday 23 September, 17:30, Librairie du Festival

Book signings, presentations and readings.

Saturday, September 16 at 5:30pm
Reading (30′) by Alan Payon, compagnie Les Enfants sauvages, of his puppet text La ritournelle d’Illias el Amar, quête quantique.
Illias el Amar lives in the Crab Nebula, contrary to the most elementary laws of physics. Chosen by the Name of the Oriental Nabib (a sort of Burgomaster of a piece of the Universe) to become his successor, he must first draw his line in space and time, and experience a whole host of adventures…
The Compagnie des Enfants Sauvages aims to be a meeting point for authors and puppeteers.

Sunday, September 17 at 5:30pm
Reading/presentation of the book Daru, la marionnette en bonne compagnie, by Christian Daru.
This book presents 50 years of shows by the Daru company (now Daru-Thémpô) in a wide variety of forms, seen by tens of thousands of spectators of all ages, in hundreds of theaters in France and elsewhere… A story that is part of the revival of puppetry at the end of the 20th century.

Monday, September 18 at 5:30pm
Reading/presentation of Alternatives théâtrales n° 148. Arts vivants. Cirque, marionnette, espace public. by Sylvie Martin-Lahmani.
Edited by Sylvie Martin-Lahmani and Caroline Godart, with contributions from artists and researchers.
In this issue of Alternatives théâtrales, the magazine for all the performing arts, the editors have chosen to honor a number of forms that are too often neglected or misjudged: circus, puppetry and creation in the public space… by exploring the history of these artistic disciplines, taking an interest in cultural policies, their evolution and the convictions that underpin them, both in Belgium and in France.
With the co-publishing support of: Aires Libres-Bruxelles, Cifas Bruxelles, ENACR-Rosny-sous Bois, Themaa-France, Tof théâtre/ Maboule/Monty-Gennape, Centre de la marionnette de la Fédération Wallonie-Tournai.

Tuesday, September 19 at 5:30pm
Presentation of the publishing house and the association Marionnette et Thérapie by Edith Lombardi.

Wednesday, September 20 at 5:30pm
Reading/presentation of Trois vies par semaine (Les Presses de la Cité), by Michel Bussi.
One dead. Two missing persons. Three women in love. A body is found in the Meuse valley, in the heart of the Ardennes. Accident, suicide, murder?
A new thriller with a dizzying plot set in the Ardennes, in the world of puppetry.
Hosted in association with the Rimbaud bookshop.

Thursday, September 21 at 5:30pm
Reading/presentation by Laura Elands.
L’art de la marionnette et la laine feutrée, exhibition catalog.
In conjunction with the exhibition presented until October 31 at the Musée du Feutre in Mouzon (08).
Laura Elands describes her artistic career in both puppetry and textile art, as well as her experiments and research in her art-like sketchbooks.

Friday, September 22 at 5:30pm
Reading/presentation by Sylvie Baillon of Sylvie Baillon. Marionnette, silence et totem à paroles (Invenit editions), written by Patrick Boutigny in collaboration with Eric Goulouzelle.
In this book, Patrick Boutigny embarks on a journey. A journey through history, art and utopia. This journey is that of Sylvie Baillon, her family, her work, her commitment and her vision of contemporary puppetry.

Saturday, September 23rd at 5:30pm
Reading (30′) by Alan Payon, Les Enfants sauvages company, of Orange au pays des Angles by David Baudemont.
This text is the winner of the first edition of Autre chose est possible, the call for puppet texts launched by Les Enfants Sauvages at FMTM 2021. It tells the story of an unlikely friendship between Orange and Triangle Rectangle.