Home Puppet Jacques Félix Delivery Centenary- March 31, 2023 — UNIMA-USA

Jacques Félix Delivery Centenary- March 31, 2023 — UNIMA-USA

Jacques Félix Delivery Centenary- March 31, 2023 — UNIMA-USA


In 1961, Jacques Félix organized a competition of puppetry in his residence city Charleville-Mézières, which later turned internationally referred to as the Pageant Mondial des Théâtres de Marionnettes. It continues semi-annually to this present day, attracting lots of of puppeteers and presenters from all over the world. Jim Henson acknowledged attending a kind of festivals was a pivotal aspect in figuring out puppetry as a viable profession for himself and Jane.

Jacques Félix was a sort, modest, beneficiant gentleman. His puppet firm, Petits Comédiens de Chiffons, was invited to carry out on the UNIMA Congress in Moscow, 1976, the place I first met him. In 1980, we each ran for the workplace of Basic Secretary of UNIMA, and he gained. He took the time to personally console me. He proposed that we work collectively for UNIMA. I used to be happy to function a Vice-President and assist him in increasing membership in different continents moreover Europe, particularly Sub-Saharan Africa. It’s beneath the management of Jacques Félix that UNIMA grew exponentially.

Jacque’s residence city, Charleville-Mézières, turned the world heart for puppetry the place the Worldwide Institute of Puppetry (IIM) was established as was a puppetry college (ESNAM) directed by Margareta Niculescu. The World Encyclopedia of Puppetry Arts, edited by Henryk Jurkowski, was printed  in French in 2009 and now’s accessible on-line in English, French and Spanish because of Jacques’ ties with UNESCO and Margareta’s organizational expertise.

Jacques Félix was one of the vital vital and modest contributors to the artwork of puppetry I ever met.


To search out out extra about Jacques Félix go to –
World Encyclopedia of Puppetry Arts



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