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The World Festival of Puppet Theatres
From: 2014.09.16 To: 2014.09.25
The world is just a stage and we are just puppets being pulled by our puppet masters above, or so it seems at the World Festival of Puppet Theatres in the northern French region of Ardennes. Over 250 troupes make their way to Charleville-Mezieres for the 10-day event, which sees performances taking place in theatres, halls and even on the streets. Back in the puppet-friendly days of 1941, the 17-year-old Jacques Felix attended a workshop by the famous painter and puppeteer, Geo Conde. Jacques and his friends were pulled by the strings of inspiration, setting up children's camps and a puppet theatre before launching the festival we know and love today.