Biography

@AgrupacionSenorSerrano

Agrupación Señor Serrano

Agrupación Señor Serrano is a theatre company based in Barcelona that creates original productions about discordant aspects of today’s human experience. Señor Serrano’s shows blend live feed video, scale models, text, performance, sound and objects. The company productions premiere and tour internationally. At present, the core of Agrupación Señor Serrano is composed by Àlex Serrano (President of the Republic), Pau Palacios (Prime Minister) and Barbara Bloin (Chief of Staff). Besides them, for each production the company counts on the essential…
Amit Drori

Amit Drori

Amit Drori is a director, designer and manufacturer of moving objects based in Tel Aviv, Israel. His theatrical world is based on the use of wooden mechanical and robotic objects, combined with video projection and open source technologies. His projects are developed through a long process in which theatrical imagery and the history of human perception function as highly detailed machines. Amit Drori is supported by structures recognized in the field of puppetry in Europe such as the TJP in…
Boštjan Čadež

Boštjan Čadež

Boštjan Čadež is an intermedia artist. He studied industrial design at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design (ALUO) in Ljubljana. During this time he also received a Recognition Award for Special Achievements in the Study of Design. He was also active in the field of graffiti, street art, audio reactive animation and computer games. Since 2009, he has been focused on the field of computer graphics and in the real time on the field of generated and generative graphics.…
Cendres la Rouge

Cendres la Rouge

Since 1998, Cendres la Rouge has been working hard to bring to life a mechanical bestiary composed of automaton-skeletons, built by Alain Terlutte from real bones and recycled materials. Gathered under the generic title of the 'Ossuaire dégingandé', the shows and exhibitions, implemented by Sandrine Châtelain, are on the side of irony and this paradox which consists in moving skeletons. Antinea concert is taking part of the project metalu.net a platform of resources and research laboratories where skills and tools…
Catherine Sombsthay

Compagnie Médiane

Created in 1984, the Compagnie Médiane has the particularity of producing performances involving the manipulation of objects. The Compagnie Médiane is guided by work with objects. At first very figurative, they have become abstract, then materials, up to the wind.... Each creation is a total challenge: which show, for whom, how? The result is a balance between theatrical, plastic and musical inventions. There is a natural oscillation between outdoor and indoor shows, between small forms and larger productions, each new…
Naomi Van Niekerk

Dryfsand

Dryfsand is a performance collective that was founded in 2013 by Naomi van Niekerk and Arnaud van Vliet. Their contemplative cross-disciplinary work combines poetry, animation, puppetry and music and they are known for creating immersive visual stories for stage. To date they have created ‘Sfeer’ (2013), ‘Kontinuum’ (2014), ‘The Impermanence Museum’ (2015) and ‘The Alchemy of Words’ (2017). Naomi van Niekerk is an inter-disciplinary artist working in puppetry, animation, illustration and performance. She studied Dramatic Arts at the University of…
Emmanuel Audibert

Emmanuel Audibert - Cie 36 du Mois

Actor, musician and computer enthusiast, Emmanuel Audibert imagines and creates animated worlds populated by creatures who react to his voice. A work of remarkable precision, humour and inventiveness. Feedback on NAPP project 1_ What do you consider to be the main challenges in puppetry today?One of the challenges in puppetry today is accounting for the huge range of forms and dialogues that take place between movement, graphic, visual and digital arts. Indeed, where traditional puppet shows used to involve only…
Eric Minh Cuong Castaing

Eric Minh Cuong Castaing

 Eric Minh Cuong Castaing comes from the field of visual arts: he graduated from the Ecole de l’Image des Gobelins (Paris), and worked for several years as a graphic designer for animated films. He is interested in real-time choreography and discovered hip hop in 1997, then Butō dance with master performers Carlotta Ikeda and Gyohei Zaitsu. He discovered contemporary dance with the German artist and choreographer VA Wölfl. As part of Shonen, he combines dance, new technologies (humanoid robots, drones,…
Iris Meinhardt

Iris Meinhardt

Iris Meinhardt studied puppetry at the University of Music and Arts in Stuttgart. His favourite techniques are video projection and object theatre: his creations thus combine dance, manipulation and new technologies, for a result that oscillates between the performing arts and a visual art installation. In each of her shows, she explores the possibilities of staging her own body and develops a very personal research.Since her first solos in 1999, she has been working with Michaël Krauss, director and visual…
Kalle Nio

Kalle Nio

Kalle Nio is a visual artist and a magician from Helsinki. He is one of the trendsetters in the development of theatre arts. In his work he examines different kinds of expression through the video image and its time and space related capacities. He has performed together with his group WHS in more than 30 countries, visiting over a hundred of world-famous festivals, circuses, art museums and theatres. Feedback 1_What are the stakes/challenges of puppetry arts for you today?As an…
Yann Deval

Marie G. Losseau

Marie-G Losseau is a visual artist, she studied scenography at La Cambre. She develops an artistic activity around scenography, installation and plastic arts. Parallel to her activity as a visual artist/set designer, she has been working for several years in the socio-cultural environment of Brussels on workshops, collective creations and cultural mediation with structures such as Patrimoine à Roulettes, La Maison des cultures de Molenbeek or the Zinneke Parade. Since 2017 she has been working on the Atlas project, an…
Michael Cros - La Metacarpe

Michaël Cros

Multidisciplinary artist Michaël Cros brings into lives bodies, whether alone or in relation to their environment. He associates for this the arts of puppetry, contemporary dance and digital arts. In 2003, he joined LA MÉTA-CARPE, Marseille, to promote and disseminate his artistic projects. In addition to the technical skills related to the media used, he has acquired expertise in project management and in the implementation of collaborative creative processes. He affirms the art-science dimension of his creations by associating researchers…
MrKa (Emmanuel Kowandy)

MrKa (Emmanuel Kowandy)

Emmanuel Kowandy, a former student of the Digital Arts stream at the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Tournai, began his professional career in cartoons, then in edutainment and cultural games. A self-employed graphic designer and motion designer, Emmanuel has lectured in several establishment dedicated to the graphic and digital arts, demonstrating a particular passion for teaching. Founding member of the Triii collective created in 2005. This multi-artist collective thrives through video performances and immersive installations. The latest creations staged by Emmanuel…
Nicolas-Adrien Houtteman

Nicolas-Adrien Houtteman

Nicolas-Adrien is a young Belgian artist with an interest for all types of digital techniques. He began engineering studies before changing course to study interior design and object design. For his end-of-studies project, he deviated from his basic training and used digital art techniques and web development to create his “Terra Sonora” project linking 3D object design with manipulations of shape and sound.He has participated in creative projects, working in various areas such as designing an exhibition, set design for…
Paulo Duarte - Cie Mecanika

Paulo Duarte - Cie Mecanika

Paulo Duarte graduated from the École Supérieure des Arts de la Marionnette de Charleville-Mézières in 1999. Upon his graduation, he and David Girondin Moab founded the PSEUDONYMO company, which he co-directed until 2006.Since then, her personal work has been at the crossroads of different languages and expressions, through staging, scenography, painting, sculpture, engraving, performance, video, installation, and puppetry in the broad sense. He runs the Mecanika company. MECANIkA aims to develop and explore contemporary puppetry, in interaction with other contemporary…
Philippe Franck

Philippe Franck

Art historian, sound/interdisciplinary artist, essayist and art critic, Philippe Franck (Belgium) is the director and founder of Transcultures. He is the founder and director of the international sound art festival City Sonic (since 2003) and Les Transnumériques, digital arts & cultural biennale(since 2005). He has curated many sound/multimedia/interdisciplinary exhibitions, events and festivals in Belgium, France and abroad. From 2010 to 2016, he has also been in charge of the urban music, sound art and interdisciplinary arts for le manège.mons. He…
Polona Černe

Polona Černe

Polona Černe finished the study of sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana. She has been employed at the Lutkovno gledališče Ljubljana as a puppet designer since 2012. In her work she combines traditional puppet techniques with modern approaches.
Tin Grabnar

Tin Grabnar

Tin Grabnar has finished his studies in directing at the Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television. He is expanding his field of interest in both classical and alternative theatre, as well as in dance and puppet theatre.
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Via Verde

Created in 2012, the Via Verde company is based in Thionville (Moselle/Region Grand Est).Its creations mix different disciplines (puppetry, plastic arts, dance, light and musical creation) to write a visual and wordless theatre. It is aimed at all audiences and offers various workshops of artistic practices.The company benefits from a regional research residency for three years (2017-2020) at the Théâtre Gérard Philipe in Frouard - a stage under agreement for puppetry and associated forms - and at the Jardin Parallèle…
Violaine Fimbel

Violaine Fimbel

After being graduated from ESNAM (international Puppet School in Charleville-Mézières), in 2014, Violaine FIMBEL creates her company, YôkaÏ. As the company is working without text (or with few words), and with strong visual atmospheres, it was immediatly on international tour (Finland, Germany, Brazil, Japan). The word Yôkaï is linked with japanese demons, but it also means supernatural phenomenon, or everything that is not human. This idea of phenomenon and what makes us human or creature brought an obvious link with…
Yann Deval

Yann Deval

Interactive designer, motion-designer, musical composer After studying the history of cinema in La Sorbonne (Paris) and studying editing and audio-visual post-production in Cannes, he settled in Brussels in 2006 where he developed his activities as motion-designer and VFX artist.He works for the film industry (Mood Indigo by Michel Gondry, The Brand New Testament by Jaco Van Dormael...), music-videos, documentaries for Arte, tv-shows for France Television…He co-directs ATLAS, an extended reality experience.The prototype of ATLAS has been played at Venice Biennale…

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