July 20, 2012
The ‘Exhibition on the Magic World of Puppets’ – Proof of the Cote d’Azur’s love-affair with puppetry!
Puppetry is one of the most ancient forms of theatrical performance, which is believed to have begun as far back as 3000 years BC. Whilst puppetry is shown through a diverse number of forms, it essentially involves using inanimate objects under the pretence of making them animate as a means to entertain.
And entertaining puppets certainly are, and are used in many different genres of entertainment, such as carnivals, theatrical performances or even in ceremonies and rituals.
The unrivalled longevity of the humble puppet could have a lot to do with the fact that they are loved by people from around the world, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or religion.
In France, similar to much of Europe, puppet booths have been a prominent feature of French culture.
On the Cote D’Azur puppetry has been a dominant form of entertainment, with puppet booths putting on regular shows across the French Riveria’s many affluent and golden beaches, much to the delight of the crowd such shows would never fail to attract – a crowd comprising of both young and old.
It is within this historical context that Facconable would like to inform you about the Exhibition on the Magic World of Puppets, which is being held in Tourrette-Levens until 15 September 2012.
‘Le Monde Magique des Marionnettes’ is holding live marionette shows that will be performed by two of the best ventriloquists in the world – Fred Roby and Loic Bettini.