File puptcrit/puptcrit.0603, message 116

Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2006 23:12:11 -0500
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Review: 3-day puppet event  in Montreal

I wish I could have been there!


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> [Original Message]
> From: Mathieu René <>
> To: <>; <>
> Date: 3/11/2006 10:23:38 PM
> Subject: [Puptcrit] Review: 3-day puppet event  in Montreal
> Hi all.
> I have had a terrific end-of-week, by attending the new micro festival of
puppetry in Montreal.
> Details at
> Huge quality was there to be expreienced!
> I saw the following: 
> Mimmi et Brumm – Figurentheater Margrit Gysin.
> Amazing what this storyteller and puppeteer can do with two small hand
puppets, a musical book and a few small objects.
> The audience was spellbound for the whole duration, with only a slight
dissipating, because of a fire alarm that had started by mistake. Mrs
Gysin, the true professionnal, kept on performing since there was obviously
no real cause for alarm, us being surrounded by staff, who were trying to
stop the system.
> Ubu sur Table -- Théâtre de la Pire Espèce
> I already wrote a review for this show, which I posted on puptcrit
probably thursday night.
> Les brèves de Casteliers (multiple artists from Quebec and Basil Twist
from New York)
> Everyone was presenting short excerpts or mini shows from their
repertoire. Everything was interesting and most of it was tremendoulsy
stimulating for me.  I was most impressed with a company called "Les Sages
Fous" from Trois-Rivieres, with their excerpt from the new show:
"Bizzarium". Great underwater theatre! Their boat, their fishes, their
underwater creatures all movce so amazingly!
> They tour worldwide most of the time, so please keep your eyes peeled for
their name coming near you someday.
> Basil Twist was showing two short pieces. he closed the evening with his
Stickman, I'll review in a separate email.
> I'm looking forward to more events organised by this new puppet promotion
> Mathieu René Créaturiste
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