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PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Many professional artists, foreign programmers, international journalists, national broadcasters and cultural workers will come together in Saguenay for the Festival. As part of its 15th biennial, FIAMS also welcomes the members of the Three Americas Commission of UNIMA.

These professionals will attend the shows as well as conferences, panel discussions and networking events. Certain activities are organized in partnership with the AQM (Association québécoise des marionnettistes) and the UNIMA (Union internationale de la marionnette).

Members of the Three Americas Commission of UNIMA will be present in Saguenay to meet as part of the FIAMS’ 15th biennial.

A delegation of programmers and journalists from many countries, as well as a delegation of national broadcasters will be present in Saguenay to meet as part of the 15thbiennial.

OPENING OF THE VOLER VERS LA LUNE EXHIBITION

July 23rd, 5 p.m.
Centre culturel du mont JacobHall (4160, rue du Vieux-Pont, Jonquière)

 

VOLER VERS LA LUNE (directed by Miguel Angel Gutiérrez and Ana Zatarain) is a retrospective work showcasing the Mexican company Luna Morena Títeres’ work from the past eighteen years. The exhibition offers its audience a trip throughout the universe and an introduction to this great company’s poetry. It presents the plastic nature of its creations and expresses the team spirit and cooperation that is necessary in puppeteering. Puppets, sketches and photographs make up this splendid collection with a Mexican touch.

 

OPENING OF THE PINOCCHIO(S) EXHIBITION
July 24th, 3:30 p.m., with the artist.
FRANCE
COMPAGNIE S’APPELLE REVIENS

The photographic research used in PINOCCHIO(S) shifts the focus in searching for realism in the puppetry arts. Instead of animating the inanimate, it goes from living to still. After developing her initial approach in France, Alice Laloy (looking for a way to promote works of disarticulation of bodies) continued her research in Mongolia in 2017. In 2018, FIAMs invited her to create a series of photographs with children from Saguenay. The exhibition is made up of about 40 photos taken since 2014.

Possible thanks to the support of the Consulat géneral de France à Québec and the Institut français.

 

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING BY YAËL RASOOLY OUTCOME
SPONTANEOUS PERFORMANCE : DON’T SMOKE IN THE BED

Wednesday, July 24th, 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 25th, 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Jardin des vestiges of La Pulperie de Chicoutimi (300, rue Dubuc, Chicoutimi)
16 and over | Free

 

From July 18th to 25th, a dozen professional artists will take part in an intensive training session. It is a creative playground and is an opportunity to explore the arts of manipulation, creating dramatic stories and developing artistic languages. The guest trainer, Yaël Rasooly, is one of Israel’s leading theatre artists. She developed a multidisciplinary approach that combines theatre, contemporary puppetry, visual arts and music. To conclude the training, the participants invite everyone to four spontaneous performances called DON’T SMOKE IN THE BED.

In partnership with Culture Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean and Emploi Québec.
With the support of the Consulat géneral d’Israël à Montréal.

VISIT OF THE NATIONAL SCHOOL OF PUPPET LEARNING

Thursday, July 25th, 9:30 a.m.
75, rue Racine ouest, Chicoutimi

BREAKFAST OF THE FRENCH PUPPET

Friday, July 26th, 9:30 a.m.

Salle Marguerite-Tellier du Centre des arts et de la culture de Chicoutimi (165, rue Racine Est, Chicoutimi)

The Consulat général de France à Québec and the Institut Français de Paris are pleased to invite you to the “Breakfast of the French Puppet” : The contemporary puppet broadens its horizons : new forms and new collaborations.

VIEWING OF THE PUPPETRY ARTS IN THE SPANISH CARIBBEAN DOCUMENTARY PRODUCED AND PRESENTED BY DR. MANUEL MORAN.

Friday, July 26th, 11 a.m.
Salle Marguerite-Tellier of the Centre des arts et de la culture de Chicoutimi (165, rue Racine Est, Chicoutimi)

Free

EXPRESS PERFORMANCES FOR BROADCASTERS AND PROGRAMMERS

Friday, July 26th, 4:30 p.m.
Salle du Facteur culturel of theCentre culturel du mont Jacob (4160, rue du Vieux-Pont, Jonquière)

Certain members of the AQM (Association québécoise des marionnettistes) will take turns presenting their artistic approach in fewer than just 2 minutes!

*This activity is reserved for broadcasters and programmers. By invitation only.

Members of the AQM wishing to participate can register until July 15th by emailing erika@fiams.com.

NETWORKING COCKTAIL

Friday, July 26th, 5:30 p.m.
Bar Area of the Centre culturel du mont Jacob (4160, rue du Vieux-Pont, Jonquière)

In a casual atmosphere, the programmers, journalists, and broadcasters, as well as the members of the AQM (Association québécoise des marionnettistes) are invited to a networking cocktail.

*This activity is reserved for professionals; entry is free for those who hold a FIAMS accreditation, for members of the AQM and the UNIMA.

For more information or to make a reservation (before July 15st) : erika@fiams.com.

PANEL DISCUSSION ON CO-CREATION AND THE SPREAD OF PUPPETRY ARTS IN THE THREE AMERICAS

Saturday, July 27th, 11:30 a.m.
Restaurant Les 400 Coups (2350 rue Saint-Dominique, Jonquière)

This is an opportunity for American professionals to reflect on co-creation and the spread of puppetry arts throughout the three Americas. National broadcasters and American professionals, including members of the AQM, are invited to collectively consider and share their respective realities regarding the creation and broadcasting of puppetry arts on their territories. A non-exhaustive portrait of the situation will also serve as an introduction to shared thoughts on the topic and future possibilities.

The panel discussion was developed in partnership with the AQM (Association québécoise des marionnettistes), the network Objectif Scène and FIAMS.

Host : Vincent Ranallo

* This activity is reserved for professionals; entry and meal are free for members of the AQM (reservation required, spots are limited).

For more information or to make a reservation (before July 15th) : erika@fiams.com.

 

LAUNCH OF THE MARIONNETTESMAGAZINE

Following the panel discussion, the AQM will launch the new issue of its magazine, Marionnettes.