Welcome to Festival Internacional de Marionetas do Porto 2017!

 

Puppets of different sorts; shapes and objects that let themselves be animated; people and things that will (not) allow themselves to be handled; machines that make a living of producing sounds and other possibilities that are difficult to pigeonhole.

In this edition, we will be revisiting ground-breaking artists and plays from early in this century and we will get to know new promising projects. Companies from Porto and around Portugal will bring to light their newest creations. Keeping in line with previous editions, the beautiful expression of Europe's puppetry tradition will be brought to the stage.

In this festival music is matter and matter is music. This year, we will bring to the stage four completely distinct concerts linked by the common will to poetically portray the interactions between mankind and the world – of things, of machines, of beasts…

FIMP is a celebration that aims to be inclusive, for this reason we take accessibility very seriously. Throughout the festival several shows will be subtitled either in Portuguese or in English, some shows will also be translated into Portuguese sign language and there will also take place less formal sensory friendly sessions.

We trust there are plenty of good reasons to attend FIMP 2017, for this gad around oh spectators and artists and bring your curiosity with you!

 

Igor Gandra
Artistic Director

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