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International Festival for Street and Puppet Theatre “PUPPET FAIR – 2010”

information by: www.sofiapuppet.com

The 6th edition of PUPPET FAIR will take place from 16 – 22 September 2010 in Sofia. Over 30 troupes from Bulgaria and abroad (20 theaters from Russia, Greece, Italy, Spain, Poland, Holland, South Korea, Slovenia, the Czech Republic, France and Israel) will take part in the “PUPPET FAIR – 2010”.

The international puppet theatre festival PUPPET FAIR – SOFIA presents a varied international program of children and youth performances for different age and social groups. The festival has already taken place five times. It is a biennale.

The PUPPET FAIR uses two venues: open-air spaces and streets. The festival has support from the Bulgarian Ministry of Culture, the National Academy of Theatre and Film arts, the National Academy of Art, the Sofia Municipality, media partners, and the Bulgarian Association of Puppet Artists.

Previous festivals featured many performances from Greece, Turkey, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovenia, Belgium, Japan, Hungary, France, etc.

The goals of the festival are:
1.To create a varied and high-quality program of performances for audiences of different age levels;
2.To popularize contemporary trends and encourage artistic experimentation in the field of puppet theatre;
3.To create an opportunity for communication and creative contact between artists from different countries;
4.To stimulate the exchange of ideas in order to further develop the art of puppet theatre;
5.To support creativity and the international exchange of cultural values and to encourage the movement of artists and their creations by emphasizing cultural variety and the development of new forms of cultural expression.

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