World Festival 2017

The next festival will take place from 16th to 24th of September 2017. Complete programme available in June.
Applications OFF Street

Applications OFF Street

The Festival welcomes at each edition, around 400 internationals and French professionals. It is hold in 40 venues in Charleville-Mézières and takes over also the streets of the city.
We would like to offer an “acceptable” welcome and at the same time, we would like to diversify the proposals in the city. For these reasons, we can accept only around 70 applications where puppets find a central place.

For applying, please fill out the data sheet below and return it before the 30th of April 2017 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Guiding thread for 2017

Guiding thread for 2017

Agnès Limbos - Gare Centrale Company
“What characterizes Object Theatre in 2016?” As an attempt to answer this question, Agnès Limbos suggests we keep an open eye (and hopefully a sharp one!) and invites the actors and puppeteers who gave this art-form its name and fame 30 years ago, as well as (relative) newcomers. On top of their latest creation, the company will perform a show designed for babies, evenings of shorter forms, lectures in festive and welcoming environments, and “guiding thread” performances within the different festival venues.
Guiding thread for 2017

Guiding thread for 2017

Renaud Herbin - TJP CDN d'Alsace Strasbourg
A former ESNAM student, puppeteer Renaud Herbin has for a long time been the co-director of the LàOù company. He has directed numerous visual and sound pieces, sometimes also acting in them, most of the time adaptations from novels or plays. Renaud Herbin has always enjoyed collaborations that challenge his art. Since 2012, he has been the head of TJP CDN d’Alsace-Strasbourg, where he develops the relationship between body, object and image by opening up the various manners of using objects and puppets, and involving choreography and visual arts.
A festival of premieres

A festival of premieres

"Oscyl" by Fattoumi and Lamoureux / Centre Chorégraphique National de Belfort
"Chambre noire" by Yngvild Aspeli / Plexus Polaire Company (France-Norway)
"Âme Nomade" by Magali Chouinard (Canada)
"Aeterna" by Claire Heggen / Théâtre du Mouvement
"Ricdin Ricdon" by Ilka Schönbein / Theater Meschugge (Germany)
"La Vie Matérielle" Méandres company
"Bon Voyage" by Yaël Rasooly (Israel)
... and many others.
Big names

Big names

Bérangère Vantusso, Turak, Franck Soehnle, Stephen Mottram, Ilka Schönbein, Les Royales Marionnettes, Les Anges au Plafond, le PapierThéâtre and many others...
Focuses

Focuses

A crisper program involving a dozen companies will focus on younger audiences; 5 or 6 companies will focus on Finnish creations; the international selection will focus on Indonesia, India, Tunisia, Brazil, Morocco, Switzerland, Catalonia; and some companies'pathway will be at the heart of many shows in the 2017 edition…