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“Not Only Puppets” Festival is going out to visit
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Youtube Live 22-27.12.20

Mr. Shimi the puppet  decided to check what happens with  theatres, actors and artists at these strange times. Mr. Shimi  visited workshops, behind the scenes and even the homes of puppeteries  and theatres for children in Israel and around the world.


Sign up here to watch the shows (free of charge) and go on a virtual tour. You will see selected show clips, and there will be a chance to ask questions in real time.

Mise En Place -
Koom-Koom Theater

Together with Mr. Shimi you will visit the new stage of the Koom-Koom Theatre at the Museum of Nature and also the puppet making studio. You will also watch selected excerpts from the show "Mizanplas" followed by a conversation with the actors about puppets, vegetables, and these strange times. (Hebrew) 27.12 17:00 (in Arabic)

Thomas Herfort - Workshop 

We will visit the house of the puppet artist Thomas Herfort (Germany). He will introduce us to the puppets from his home in Berlin and will conduct a workshop on making homemade puppets. (Hebrew, English).

The Suitcase Cabaret -
The Cuckoo Theatre

We will visit the Cuckoo Theatre, where Mr. Shimi will talk to Louis, the founder of this theatre, who is, by the way, a puppet himself. We will find out what he is doing in the recording studio these days, and we will watch some excerpts from their new and old shows. (Hebrew).

Premiere!

The Draggers - DAVAI Group

We will visit the studio of the group Davai, a group of clowns who created a special show during the Corona period. We will hear and see how they manage to continue performing during these times as well. (Hebrew)

The Masters - Maria Gurevich & Masha Nemirovsky

We will visit Maria Gurevich’s Studio. Maria is a world master of puppetry, she will be joined by Masha Nemirovsky, a master of directing and dramaturgy. A few years ago, they created a puppet show from basic but surprising materials. We will see the studio and excerpts from the shows. (Hebrew).

Premiere!

Mise En Place (in Arabic) -
Koom-Koom Theater

Together with Mr. Shimi you will visit the new stage of the Koom-Koom Theatre at the Museum of Nature and also the puppet making studio. You will also watch selected excerpts from the show "Mizanplas" followed by a conversation with the actors about puppets, vegetables, and these strange times. (in Arabic)