File puptcrit/puptcrit.0603, message 291


Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2006 02:00:27 -0800 (PST)
To: puptcrit-AT-lists.driftline.org
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] A Visit to U.S.A.


Very nice. B'hazlacha. Amy

--- Ilan Savir <bavuah-AT-netvision.net.il> wrote:

> 
> Dear friends
> 
> My name is Ilan Savir. I am a stage & Television
> puppeteer and the artistic director of the
> international puppet festival in the city of Holon,
> Israel. I shell be visiting USA as part of "U.S.
> Performing Arts - Arts Management program" between
> April 2-11. 
> 
> I will be visiting institutions in Washington DC,
> Hartford-Connecticut and New York.
> 
> The project programme seems to be quit condensed but
> I would like to try and find time to meet American
> colleagues and make new contacts for both the
> festival and myself.
> 
> So... If you are interested - please inform me .
> 
>  
> 
> Ilan
> 
> bavuah-AT-netvision.net.il
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> Some words about The Israeli Puppet Center - Holon:
> 
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> The Israeli Puppetry Center functions as a home for
> present, past and future puppeteers and is located
> in the city of Holon.  In recent years the
> municipality of Holon has decided to promote and
> nurture the art of puppetry alongside with other
> children-related activities. The Israeli Puppet
> Center is sponsored mainly by the Holon
> municipality.
> 
>  
> 
> Aims and Objectives of the Center:
> 
> - To nurture, protect and promote the art of
> puppetry.
> 
> - To stimulate the interest of the public in the art
> of puppetry.
> 
> - To improve the standards of Israeli puppetry in
> all levels.
> 
> - To initiate and hold activities integrating
> performances, exhibitions and education.
> 
>       - To act within the community and for the
> community. 
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> The center consists of three main branches:  School,
> Museum and Festival
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> The School for the Art of Puppetry
> 
> Founded in 1989, the school is recognized and
> supported by the Israeli Ministry of Education.
> 
>  The school offers three tracks of studies: 
> 
>   1.. A full 3-year course of qualifying
> professional puppeteers by developing skills of
> Puppets and Stage design, Puppet manipulation,
> Acting, Writing and Directing. The program presents
> the students with traditional as well as
> contemporary techniques of Puppetry. As part of
> their final project, the students present their
> original productions and exhibitions that are
> integrated in the Festival. 
>   2.. A 2-year course for educators and therapists
> intending to integrate puppetry in their work.
>   3.. Choice programs for amateurs. 
> The International Puppet Festival
> 
> The festival has been held since 1995 and combines
> performances by national and international artists.
> 
> In addition, the festival organizes outdoors events
> open to the public; workshops for professionals and
> amateurs, collaborations with Unima-Israel (Unima is
> the international puppetry organization); a 1-day
> conference on Applying Puppets in Therapy;
> exhibitions at the Center museum and galleries,
> "Puppetry on the Screen" display, and products of
> the school students.
> 
> The festival supports 2-3 selected new productions
> each year.
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> The Museum for the Art of Puppetry
> 
> The museum was founded in 1999.  The exhibitions at
> the museum change every several months, and include
> works by national and international artists,
> collections and original exhibitions produced
> especially for the museum. The concept behind the
> design of the museum is to create an environment
> related to both traditional and contemporary
> puppetry.
> 
>  Two of the museum most successful exhibitions; "A
> world surrounding puppet" and "The language of the
> mask" are currently touring Israel. Along with these
> exhibitions the museum has published the book "A
> world surrounding puppet", and a booklet about the
> uses of mask in different cultures. 
> 
> The museum is open to the public, free of charge,
> during activity hours. 
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> Educational Projects
> 
> In 2002 the school initiated a special project
> designed to convey the magic of the puppet world to
> children.  The school produces a puppet show created
> by selected graduates and the gala show takes place
> during the Festival. Then, throughout the school
> year, a total of about 5000 children from the city
> of Holon watch the show and take part in workshops
> and tour the museum. This educational program is
> called "A Long Day for the art of Puppetry".
> 
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> Contact Information:
> 
> Steinberg Culture & Arts center
> 
> 21 Givat Hatahmoshet st., Kiryat Sharet, P.O. box
> 2168
> 
> Holon 58489, Israel
> 
> Tel: 972-3-5100012
> 
> Fax: 972-3-5507904
> 
> E-mail:  steinberg-AT-r-e-holon.co.il 
> 
> Web site: www.puppetcenter.co.il
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