Les Rencontres Internationales de Théâtres de Papier
The International Gatherings of Paper Theatre
A biennale festival
In 1998, under the direction of Alain Lecucq, Papierthéâtre Company started the biennale festival of paper theatre, the RITP, or the International Gatherings of Paper Theatre. The festival has been co-directed by Narguess Majd since 2009.
The RITP at the World Puppet Festival
The collaboration between the RITP and the World Puppet Festival continues. Once again Hotel de Ville in Mézières hosts paper theatre shows from the 18th to the 22nd of September 2015. For more informtaion click on the images.
Reservation on : www.festival-marionnette.com
Paper Cuts is a travelling show performed in the street.
In Setember 2013, the RITP will take place as part of the World Pupetry Festival in Charleville-Mézières.
The festival has several Objectives:
- To introduce paper theatre to a large audience;
- To motivate artists to use and develop this technique;
- To serve as an opportunity for companies producing paper theatre shows to be recognized;
- To serve as an opportunity for these companies to present their work to programmers and to gain recognition of cultural events in their home countries.
During the first edition of the RITP, the audience could discover shows from 5 countries; nevertheless, the number of participating countries has reached 22 with 65 companies presenting 87 shows giving 350 performances.
Presented countries and companies:
Meyer Kirshenblatt, Petit Théâtre de l'Absolu
- Czech Republic
George Speaight, New Model Theatre, Paperplays, Puppet Working Group, The Toy Theatre, Thimble Toy Theatre
Abo Akademi University
Anima, Arc-en-Terre, Atelier de la Boule Bleue, Barbara Mélois, Egregore, Emile Sabord, En Verre et Contre Tout, ESNAM de CharlevilleMézières, Gazelle, Houdart-Heuclin, Les Théâtres de Mathieu, Théâtre Foz, Trois Six Trente, Volpinex
Barbara Steinitz and Björn Kollin, Burgtheater, Der Urbanen Kriminalitat, Invisus, Kölner Katschentreffen, Pollidor, Römers Privattheater, Severinus
Agrin, Darvak, Sanjaq Qofli
Galia Levy Grad
Atelier delle Figure, Papelito
Grims Papieren Teater, Phoenix Papieren Theater
Palestinian National Theatre
Akademia Teatralna, Bialostocki Teatr Lalek, Ognia I Papieru, Teatr Niemozisiwy
Formas Anmadas da Vila do Conde
Theb Theatre, University of Iaroslav