Istanbul Hosts 18th Puppet Festival

The puppets take over Istanbul, For the 18th time Istanbul is celebrating its international Puppet Festival, which started from October 13th and will continue for the next week until October 25th. The festival is organized by the Istanbul Karagöz Puppet Foundation and gathers different puppeteers from all over the world with the aim to bring […]

The puppets take over Istanbul,

Two Turkish companies, Küçük Salon and Tiyatrokeyfi, will play a literature classic: “Romeo and Juliet”. Bïteatral, Kuklabaz Tiyatrosu, and Tiyatro Tem Other are also among the Turkish puppeteers companies that will participate.

This year the puppeteers companies performing during the include: Teatrapo, Chile; La Pendue, France; Theare Tique, Holland; Arts Troupe, Hong Kong; Claudio Cinelli, Italy; Ccotbbat, Korea; The Fifth Wheel, Russia; Bambalina Teatre Practicable, Spain; Rocamora, Spain; and Taiyuan Puppet Theatre Company, Taiwan.

The also offers other events, including the conference “Politics, Puppets and Identity in Taiwan” by Robin Ruizendaal; a workshop by Spotlight Taiwan; and the screening of Hou Hsiao-Hsien's movie “The Puppetmaster”.

The performances will take in different venues around Istanbul, including the French Center of Istanbul, Akbank Sanat, Istanbul Forum, Marmara Forum, and the Dutch Consulate among others.

Tickets can be purchased at or at the venues one hour before the performance starts.

Further information about the festival can be obtained at:

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