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  • ÜBER-MARIONETTES AND MANNEQUINS. CRAIG, KANTOR AND THEIR CONTEMPORARY LEGACIES
  • Editorial direction : Carole Guidicelli
  • Author : Collective
  • 978-2-35539-169-9
  • Price : 35 €
  • Co-edition : Institut International de la Marionnette
  • Field : colloquium proceedings
  • Genre : specialised work
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  • Printing : colour-printed
  • Binding : 512 pages, flexible coverage
  • Publication : SEPTEMBER 2013


In order to give shape, on stage, to the "mysterious, joyous, and superbly complete life which is called Death", Craig proposed, in 1908, to replace the flesh-and-blood actor with an artificial double, the Über-marionette. Nearly seventy years later, Tadeusz Kantor, who had the mannequin enter the stage in the company of the living actor, aimed at reminding us that the art of theatre has its source in the territories of death.
Today there are many artists who seize on these two legacies, pushing back the limits of the theatre of actors and puppet theatre in order to explore the links between the biological body and the artificial body, between the representation of the death and the representation of the living.
This volume which comprises the proceedings of an international conference organized by the Institut international de la marionnette from 15-17 March 2012 brings together researchers, academics and artists from all over the world. Through the diversity of the evoked creators mentioned here (from Oskar Schlemmer to Gisèle Vienne, from Maurice Maeterlinck to Bérangère Vantusso, from Romeo Castellucci to Kris Verdonck, or from Virgilio Sieni to David Girondin-Moab or Oriza Hirata...), the fascination for a theatre of effigies, where in which the signs of the life and the death are exchanged, is thus examined in its most recent developments, from an esthetic, poetic, philosophical or anthropological point of view.

Avec la contribution de : Julia ; Duvillier, Marc ; Eruli, Brunella ; Fergombé, Amos ; Girondin-Moab, David ; Grazioli, Cristina ; Grossmann, Harvey ; Guidicelli, Carole ; Hagemann, Simon ; Leach, Martin ; Le Bœuf, Patrick ; Martinez, Ariane ; Mazzaglia, Rossella ; Mei, Silvia ; Nota, Stéphane ; Plassard, Didier ; Saraczyńska-Laroche, Maja ; Twitchin, Mischa ; Valentini, Valentina ; Vantusso, Bérangère ; Vayssière, Marie ; Vienne, Gisèle.

SEPTEMBER 2013
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