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Having lost his mother and father in a traffic accident, Clott is living with his grandpa alongside his sister Juana. Clott has a red button on his head since birth. This button makes him unique. His…

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A Button in my Head (Argentina / Chile)

Arriba Las Hu! Manos

A pantomime artist very much impressed by a book of tales. He wishes to share the tale the book tells with children so much that he starts to live in a book because of the purity and beauty of this wish.…

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A Nature Story: Living Book (Turkey)

Tiyatro Gülgeç

The geometric forms made from the sponge come to life with the magical touch of the artist and turn into real characters. Being a non-verbal object theater and having a universal language on its own,…

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Balle Rouge (France)

Compagnie Balle Rouge

Two different puppets around a box and two different lifestyles. Two fully opposite characters and a world taking shape around a box. A ruthless struggle over the box, a warm tale of friendship about…

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Box (Turkey)

Vişnecik Kukla Tiyatrosu

Combining her previous shows’ delightful creativity with different objects, Anita Bertolami takes the audience into a fantastic journey toward new worlds in her new show. In this show things are…

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Carnival di Transfigura (Switzerland)

Anita Bertolami

Story of human life extending from childhood to old age. Throughout his life, one passes through various physical and emotional stages. A child turns into an old man and an old man turns into a child.…

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Circle of Life (India)

Ranga Shankara

Viktor Antonov invites you to the magical world of string puppets. At this fascinating show, which leaves an unforgettable, delicious flavor, the heroes on the strings carry all the excitement and entertainment…

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Circus on the Strings (Russia)

Viktor Antonov

Pellegrino Artusi, born in Forlimpopoli, 1820, researched Italy’s traditional dishes and their local variations with his friend, Marietta. He tried some recipes. Then he published these recipes…

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Cooking with Your Feet (Italy)

Verónica Gonzáles

Telling a sorrowful yet happy story of a girl who sets herself and someone else free with love, the show is a fairy tale for grown-ups with a new and eccentric interpretation of the Ugly Duckling of Andersen’s…

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Different (Turkey)

Antalya Büyükşehir Belediyesi Şehir Tiyatroları

The performance based on the preludes of famous Italian Baroque composer Antonio Vivaldi’s ‘’Four Seasons’’. The play unites puppet theater techniques, live actors, shadow…

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Four Seasons and one Vivaldi (Israel)

The Galilee Multicultural Theatre

How about having fun with lovely animals in the woods? Let's start the magical show where the turtles and the bears dance, the hippos sing, and the frogs are doing ballet. A funny talent contest held…

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Fun in the Woods (Bulgaria)

Burgas State Puppet Theatre

This fun and delightful family show is a tribute to the ancient art of puppetry and its greatest creators. This fascinating show displays original body puppets, shadowgraphy, music and magical objects,…

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Funny Puppetry (Argentina)

Omar Alvarez

Goose the Bear is an ordinary confusion story. One day, a gosling hatches from a lost egg. This little gosling thinks itself as a bear from the beggining because the first thing it sees is a bear. The…

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Goose the Bear (Slovenia)

Ljubljana Puppet Theatre

Numerous characters created with a pair of wooden eyes in the hands of a master artist presents pleasant moments to the audience in an original and innovative style. We are confident that while audiences…

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Hands Up! (Netherlands)

Lejo

Today is Lisa’s birthday. Lisa curiously starts unpacking the colorful gift packs that has been given to her. But what is that? A crazy chicken jumps out one of the boxes. And what is in the other…

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Happy Birthday (Germany)

Eva Kaufmann

Annabel finds the diary in the house she lived her childhood that she kept in her adolescence. She remembers the days she tried to forget her family quarrels with the help of her imagination.  We…

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It’s me Annabel (Romania)

Lightwave Theatre Company

Three comedians travel from one harbor to another telling Jai the Sailor’s story. Living in a lighthouse, Jai the Sailor goes on from an adventure to another at the seas of the world for the love…

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Jai the Sailor (Spain)

Zipit Company

Do you like the music genre Rembetico, which is created in the 1920’s by the Greek folk musicians immigrated from Turkey? If so this show is certainly for you. Jovan, a contemporary Rembetico artist,…

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Jovan (Greece)

Bufos Puppet Theatre

While Karagoz and his dear friend Hacivat was talking, hearing the distant music, Karagoz gets curious about the source of it. Asks Hacivat about the source. Discovering that a big tent has been set up…

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Karagoz at the Festival (Turkey)

Hayali Suat Veral

Little Blue and Little Yellow are close friends. They go to school and play games together. One day blue and yellow hug each other and become green. Their families can’t recognize them because they…

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Little Blue and Little Yellow (Slovenia)

Maribor Puppet Theatre

Have you possibly seen the good night fairy’s crown? Unfortunately, it’s got lost and she can’t fall asleep without it. Even though she’s quite grown up already, she is used to…

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Lost Crown (Israel)

The Train Theater

Abracadabra! Kind magician Baron von Butter and his beautiful assistant begin their show. But what is that? This magician is a somewhat of a novice apparently. None of the magic tricks seem to be working…

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Magic Butter Show (Germany)

Flunker Produktionen

Come on children, let's do something together today! Let’s create a fairy-tale and dive into the magic world of that story where flowers, birds, ladybugs whisper to us! The characters in the…

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Magic Meadow (Bulgaria)

Varna State Puppet Theatre

A poetic show that is inspired by the delicate balance of the human relationships. Even though we think we have grasped the present time at that moment, every moment is already a part of the past. Just…

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Manto (Switzerland)

La Compagnie Les Malles

Miracle of simplicity. A stunning collection, consisting of unique short stories. An impressive composition where the stories are told through the metaphoric elegance of the puppets instead of words.…

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Metamorfosis (Iceland)

Worlds of Puppets

Do you like magic? What about comedy? Then we invite you to attend this show. You will not believe your eyes while watching this show. In this show you will witness a magic contest of a magician and a…

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More than Magic (Bulgaria)

Theatre Trio

Come and meet with artist Drew Colby, who can do exceptional shadow animals, stunning landscapes and even everything including funny shadow people with his hands.  Admirably watch a crab emerging…

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My Shadow and Me (England)

Drew Colby

At night’s dark, in the street, a 25-minute surprising shadow play, awakening children and adults interest, full of humor. The performance consists of only shadows formed by hands and body. These…

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Ombre Nel Deserto (Italy)

Terzostudio / Federico Pieri

A charming performance that shows puppets do appeal to the world of adults as much as they appeal to the world of children. The stars of this show are two special puppets; Giulio; an inquisitive and candy…

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Pay Attention at Those Two (Italy)

Compagnia La Fabiola

Don’t be surprised if you see three monkeys are broadcasting. These three lovely monkeys are the sign of the start of spring and puppet festival in İzmir streets. The amazing monkeys on a three-wheeled…

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Radio Monkey (France)

Drolatic Industry

Rainbow is a performance that our little audiences and their parents are curiously waiting for. A baby can meet the world through a play and theater can offer them chance to learn by playing a game. A…

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Rainbow (Bulgaria)

Burgas State Puppet Theatre

Vicente is inviting us to his house. Who knows, maybe we are entering his house without him realizing it. The house is messy, because he has a hobby which includes collecting of all kinds of rubbish in…

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Room 801 (Spain)

Lucas Locus

Where do we come from, what are we, and where are we going? These should be the most asked questions through the history of humanity. Based upon the similar questions, ‘’Sapiens’’…

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Sapiens (France)

Drolatic Industry

The performance depicted by Sibelius' music is a visual and audible banquet for all of our audiences. Woven with the music of the famous Finnish composer Jean Sibelius, who lived between 1865 and…

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Sibelius Saga (Finland)

Puppet Theatre Pikku Kulkuri

In every country, in every city, in every neighborhood, in every street lives at least one weird man who cannot smile. He does not like eating ice cream, flying kites, kicking a ball, playing with children…

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Small Wizards (Bulgaria)

Varna State Puppet Theatre

Somewhere Else is a story about a little girl who finds herself in the middle of a war. When we look at dreadfulness of the war through a child’s eyes, we better understand war’s disproportion…

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Somewhere Else (Slovenia)

Ljubljana Puppet Theatre

Her mother sends Sylvie, who is a lonely and awkward girl, to backyard to hang out the laundry in order to make her linger around by herself. As soon as Sylvie turns her back, a mischievous squirrel appears,…

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Squirrel Stole My Underpants (USA)

Bonnie Duncan

Not every magician divides in half women, lifts of two meters from the ground, or takes the stage in Las Vegas. Some magicians perform for people on the streets or small rooms, touch their hearts, and…

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Stramagante (Italy)

Lo Stramagante Mr. Dudi

Joining our festival from Japan, puppeteer Nozomi Nagai and her accompanying accordionist Alan Patton offers a delightful street show. In the performance, Mr. Sleepy Egg-bird wakes up, cheerful little…

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Tan - Ton (Japan)

Tan – Ton

Are you looking for a puppet phenomenon? Please welcome, Pepe! A theater stage that walks towards the crowd and a character that will astonish you very much on stage. You will be amazed at his talents…

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The Cabin of Pépé (France)

Compagnie Theatres De Marionnettes

An impressive, innovative and contemporary show for an audience of all ages, where an actor interacts with holographic puppets. The star of the show, Hakan, actually realizes that his life is meaningless.…

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The Interior World (Spain)

Holoque

In this successful “object theater’’ example, ordinary objects we use everyday liven up the stage peculiarly as funny animals. A chicken made out of a tea pot and a mat, a turtle made…

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The Magical Zoo (Brazil)

Cia. Truks

The play tells us faith and love can create miracles. After her mother’s death, Assol lives with his father Longren the sailor. Longren quits his job to raise his daughter and starts to make toy…

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The Miracle of Scarlet Sails (Russia)

Teatrol Theater

The performance inspired by the author Kate DiCamillo’s novel is about loving, feeling and being kind. The rabbit is so spoiled that it does not care anything except from itself. One day, Edward…

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The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane (Lithuania)

Klaipeda Puppet Theatre

A magnificent mini theater example. As the creator and puppeteer of this play, the Australian artist Astrid Mendez presents an immersive and interesting theater experience that is open to different artistic…

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The Pilgrim [El Peregrino] (Australia)

Le Pelerin

You need to sow seed first to get the crop. After the seed, we need the soil, the water and the sun. So, where's the best place to plant? If we want the seed we plant to grow strongly, we should take…

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The Seed (Spain)

La Canela Puppet Theatre

Artist Guga Morales, who had taken training on wizardry, juggling and street theater at Brazil National Circus School, has a great fame especially in South America with his circus acts in which he balances…

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The Showman (Brazil)

Guga Morales

A show arising from a blend of modern elements of Czech marionette tradition and leaving you with an unforgettable taste. In this variety type of show consisting of six different sketches, Vangeli, influenced…

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The Swinging Marionettes (Czech Republic)

Pavel Vangeli Puppet Theatre

Every wall is an obstacle, sort of a bar, a limitation, a geographical definition, a painful idea, a handcuff, an obsession, a point of rendezvous and departure, a denied life, anxiety, and death. With…

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The Wall (Romania)

Masca Theatre

First show staged by the Puppet Theatre Department of Antalya City Theatre will meet with the audience of Izmir. Once upon a time, there was a king whose only thought was to dress the best. He was so…

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There is Dress No Man, There is Man No Dress (Turkey)

Antalya Büyükşehir Belediyesi Şehir Tiyatroları

Yerevan State Puppet Theater presents Hans Christian Andersen’s Thumbelina as an interactive shadow puppetry. In the performance, numerous different visuals and audial effects generated from two…

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Thumbelina (Armenia)

Yerevan State Puppet Theatre

Join us and let’s create an ocean with 2 actresses, 3 aquariums and a bunch of fabrics and experience the adventure that tells its story. What lives in the depths of the ocean? Singing shellfish,…

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Tiny Ocean (Israel)

The Train Theater

Flame breathing dragons, phantom acrobats, a melancholic werewolf who can walk on the moon balancedly, and the star of the show, bewitching vampire woman who performs the art of metamorphosis……

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Transylvania Circus (Italy)

Terzostudio / Italo Pecoretti

We are inviting our young audiences into a wonderful adventure with the puppet characters of the show. This performance where the audience is also a part of is festival’s production and the continuation…

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Treasure Hunt on the Island of Mysterious Scents (Turkey)

İzmir Kukla Tiyatrosu

Ugly Duckling is different from her other siblings. This difference could be felt from the first moment of her birth. Animals living in the poultry house do not want her because of this reason. Even though…

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Ugly Duckling (Turkey)

Uçaneller Kuklaevi

Only people have secrets? Of course not! The puppets also have secrets. And most of the times, the secrets those never came to light. At this show you will witness the stunning secrets of the extraordinary…

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Untold Secrets about Puppets (Bulgaria)

Varna State Puppet Theatre

Let's all take a look at the following recipe; An amusing puppet show recipe which can be viewed by all the family members who are 3 years or older. Take a tiny fighting pirate and put it in a big…

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Waiting for Coco (France)

Le Loup Qui Zozote

Giant, 1-meter long Karagoz figures meet with audience of Izmir with the new show of Hayali Suat Veral, Master of Traditional Turkish Shadow Play Karagoz and Hacivat, Cultural Heritage Bearer of Ministry…

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What if Karagöz gets Sick (Turkey)

Hayali Suat Veral