Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionnettes
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Support for creation

Le Festival soutient la création. Il accompagne durablement les artistes et les compagnies au niveau national et international, à travers un apport financier et/ou un accueil en résidence de recherche et de création.

Companies supported in 2024-2025

© Collectif Aïe Aïe Aïe
  • 2024-2025

Collectif Aïe Aïe Aïe (France)

After Ersatz and Supergravity, Julien Mellano takes on a new subject of anticipation in the wake of his cross-cutting interest in science and fiction. He turns his attention to cloning, and more specifically to the fantastic figure of the human clone, as he embarks a team of Jean-Clone in a biotechnological imbroglio as obscure as it is improbable.
Co-production support / Creation November 2024

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© Christian Brault
  • 2024-2025

Cie Belova – Iacobelli (Chile / Belgium)

“Une Traversée”
Une Traversée depicts a child’s journey through disaster through play, where in her fiction, reality is revealed unvarnished. In the absurd logic of fantasy, the origins of discourse are explored, and the manipulation of words is reversed, losing its power. Starting with the child in a migration situation, the show creates a link with the reality that concerns us all. The unfolding chapters of La Traversée du miroir take us through the stages of adaptation to today’s world in a playful, offbeat way.
Co-production support / Creation March 2025

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© Antonin Lebrun
  • 2024-2025

La poupée qui brûle (France)

“Richard III”
Richard, last brother of King Edward IV, Duke of Gloucester, was born deformed and crippled. Consumed by ambition, he racked up a string of murders and made his way to the throne of England, becoming King Richard.
Richard III is the bloodthirsty rise and fall of a tyrant born of the chaos of an era troubled by civil war. In this adaptation of Shakespeare’s work, dance, acting and puppetry combine to show the interplay of power, manipulation, betrayal and revolution.
Co-production support / Creation January 2025

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détail de Portrait d’une femme de Lucas Cranach l’Ancien
  • 2024-2025

Cie Mossoux-Bonté (Belgium)

“Les dernières hallucinations de Lucas Cranach l’Ancien”
Inspired by the world of German Renaissance painter Lucas Cranach the Elder, the show explores the troubled attitudes of characters haunted by convulsive memories of a previous existence. Figures appear behind a trompe l’oeil wall pierced with windows, creating tableaux vivants in an atmosphere dominated by humor, eroticism and the mystery of presence.
Co-production support / Creation december 2024

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© Fabrice Robin
  • 2024-2025

Les Anges au Plafond (France)

“L’Oiseau de Prométhée”
A show for Europe.
It is about the economic and financial crisis that has not loosened its grip on contemporary Greece, not only about its genesis and symbolism but also, and perhaps above all, about what it means for the future.
Across the vast expanses of time that separate them, two Greeks face each other on stage: one mythological and eternal, the other contemporary and very real.
Co-production support / Creation 2023

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  • 2024-2025

Blick Théâtre (France)

“Pro bono publico”
In a space inspired by art brut and constantly transfigured by an exalted visual artist, a character retraces, in his own way, a whole part of the history of French psychiatry, mixing personal stories, patients’ words, carers’ diaries, snippets of radio broadcasts, archives and quotations. While he tries to order his thoughts, the other gives shape to the chaos. The duo’s friction between voice and matter, thought and body, plunges us into a major investigation into psychiatric hospitals in France and their resonance with the way we live as a society.
Co-production support / Creation September 2025

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© Juliette Lamas
  • 2024-2025

Fléchir le Vide en Avant (France)

“Aquarium Fraîche Fontaine”
Puppetry & text in alexandrines, like a revisited medieval chanson de geste, Aquarium Fraîche Fontaine is a science-fiction show that explores the possibilities of a lesbo-queer mythology that begins like this: El lives on earth. El is human. One day, a rift tears space-time above her city. El is sucked into it. The rift spits her out over Aquariae 2-F, a sensual, erotic and intriguing planet-island. (…)
Support through a residency / Creation in 2026

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© Julie Faure-Brac
  • 2024-2025

Cie Méandres (France)

What is alcohol?
This immersive sound and visual project offers an experience of the dizzying effects of alcohol, based on texts by Marguerite Duras, an expert in the field who tried to put alcoholism into words as accurately and closely as possible. The audience’s sensory perception is a major component of the production: a miniature puppet emerges from the darkness and moves feverishly on a string above the void, torn between stopping drinking and drinking again.
Support through a residency / Creation July 2025

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© Florence Garcia
  • 2024-2025

Avant l’Averse (France)

“Nos Conquêtes”
An object theater trilogy about those who don’t have the power. Who are on the wrong side: the dominated, the invisible, and who have fought to obtain better situations. It’s a story of good news. The first part tells the story of the fight against the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
Support through a residency / Creation July 2024

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© Antoine Tracou
  • 2024-2025

Les Rémouleurs (France)

“Ginette Guirolle”
Ginette Guirolle, full of gouaille, takes 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.
Support through a residency / Creation June 2024

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