We believe that man does not live by bread alone, that also the spirit and the sensibility have to be nourished through the art. A lot of countries and collectives around the world have a limited access to cultural events. From Marionetes Nòmades we want to play our part.
Burkina Faso 2013
Between January and February 2013 four members of Marionetes Nòmades went to Burkina Faso with our puppet show and filming equipment. During a month and a half we performed for free 22 shows and 2 workshops in schools, orphanages, cultural centres, puppeteer’s ateliers, neighbourhoods, squares and streets. We had the opportunity to meet, and in some cases the pleasure to film the work and to perform with Les Grandes Personnes de Boromo, Compagnie Emis, Groupe Artistique les Anciens, Compagnie Kouka, Marionnettes sans Frontière, Compagnie du Mirroir, Yiza Beni, Compagnie Musafiri, Troupe Siraba, Compagnie de Théâtre de Tomboctou (Mali), Ivoire Marionnettes (Ivory Coast) and Compagnie Nama (Mali).
The Puppet Cemetery
After dedicating the whole of his life to puppets, Désiré has had to abandon them for a while. However his friend Fabe, among her various jobs has decided to create her own puppet performance to teach children how important it is to attend school. A cemetery of puppets in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, is the starting point of this story full of dreams and aims.
In March and April 2014 Marionetes Nòmades is doing a performing tour in Haiti in collaboration with the French association Solidarité-Pêche. We will reach its coasts on the Rêve de Mousse, an old fishing boat which will be transformed into a floating medical dispensary that will assist isolated villages around the coast of Haiti. The main idea is to perform in those villages, carry on with the tour with other organizations on the ground and, finally, filming a documentary. We also want to know, share and capture through the camera the work of the local puppeteers.