Tehran International Puppet Theatre Festival

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Tehran International Puppet Theatre Festival (est.1989) or Mobarak International Puppet Theater Festival occurs in Tehran, Iran, about every two years. It features puppetry acts from around the world.[1] Event organizers include Rahmatollah Mehrabi[2] and Ardeshir Salehpour.[3]

Among the participants:

  • Dolls Theatre, Kolkata, India[4][5]
  • Yase-e-Tamam, Tehran[6]
  • State Puppet Theatre Varna, Bulgaria[7]
  • Puppetmongers, Canada[8]
  • Marionettentheater Schloss Schönbrunn, Vienna, Austria[9]
  • Magisch Theatertje, Netherlands[10]
  • Belarusian Theatre Lialka, Belarus[11]
  • Strangeface Theatre Co., Kent, England[12]
  • Strings Attached Puppet Theatre, Germany[13]
  • Cengiz Özek Shadow Theater, Turkey[13]
  • State Hand Shadow Theater, Georgia[13]
  • Figurentheater Vlinders & C°, Belgium ( 1998 Golden Moubarak Award & 2000 )

References

  1. ^ Don Rubin et al., eds. (2001), World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre: Asia/Pacific, Routledge, ISBN 9780415260879, 0415260876
  2. ^ Jamejam Inc. (August 11, 2008). "Mobarak Intl. Puppet Theater Festival kicks off in Tehran". Jamejam Online. Retrieved June 28, 2012.
  3. ^ "Call for participation from Dramatic Arts Center of Iran" (PDF). Tehran. 2012. Retrieved June 28, 2012.
  4. ^ Sriya Ray Chaudhuri (Aug 12, 2002). "City puppet theatre on an Iraninan tour". Times of India. Retrieved June 28, 2012.
  5. ^ Sampa Ghosh; Utpal Kumar Banerjee (2006). Indian Puppets. New Delhi: Abhinav Publications.
  6. ^ Ishara Puppet Theatre Trust. "Ishara Calendar 2012". Retrieved June 28, 2012.
  7. ^ "State Puppet Theatre Varna". Retrieved June 28, 2012.
  8. ^ "Puppetmongers.com". Retrieved June 28, 2012.
  9. ^ "Marionettentheater Schloss Schönbrunn". Retrieved June 28, 2012.
  10. ^ "Magisch Theatertje". Retrieved June 28, 2012.
  11. ^ "Belarusian Theatre Lialka". Retrieved June 28, 2012.
  12. ^ "Strangeface Theatre Company recount touring to Iran in 2010". Caravan. UK. February 22, 2012. Retrieved June 28, 2012.
  13. ^ a b c "Puppeteers from 8 countries invited to Tehran festival". Tehran Times. 24 June 2012. Retrieved June 28, 2012.

External links

  • Library of Congress. Poster for 10th festival. Tehran : Iranian Center for Dramatic Arts, 2004.
  • YouTube. Video of puppet and audience outside Tehran City Theater, Tehran, 2010.

Further reading

  • Abbas Marouffi, ed. (1989). First International Puppet Theatre Festival. Tehran: Centre of Dramatic Arts.
  • Mehr News Agency (July 28, 2010). "Mobarak Intl. Puppet Theater Festival wraps up". MehrNews.com. Retrieved June 28, 2012.

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