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Festivals (AU) Perth – 02.04.08 bis 12.04.08

20th Unima World Congress

In April 2008 up to 1200 national and international delegates will come to Perth, Western Australia to celebrate puppetry in all its forms when they take part in the UNIMA 2008 :: 20th Congress & World Puppetry Festival. The Union Internationale de la Marionnette (UNIMA) �?? part of the UNESCO family of international organisations �?? meets every 4 years to hold its congress and celebrate puppetry as a global art form. This is the first time the Festival has been held in the Southern Hemisphere and only the third time outside Europe.

The theme for UNIMA 2008 is �??Journeys�?? and will consist of:

Festival - 10 days of puppetry performances, film, meetings of mask cultures as well as street theatre, community events and exhibitions from around the world.

Conference - A diverse gathering of professional artists, teachers, students and people curious about puppetry will explore the art form of puppetry in all its diversity through forums, master classes and workshops.

Congress - Where the 64 member countries from around the world meet to conduct the business of UNIMA International.

As the host organisation of UNIMA 2008, Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, Australia�??s leading puppetry theatre company, is currently immersed in planning and developing the program for the event.




20th Unima World Congress