tiistai 21. maaliskuuta 2017


Kansainvälistä Nukketeatterin päivää on vietetty vuodesta 2003 .
Tänä vuonna Nukketeatterin päivän viestin kirjoitti amerikkalainen Nancy Staub.

Kansainvälinen Unima toivoo myös juhlan kunniaksi yhteistyötä koulujen ja lasten kanssa. Toiveena on saada kirjoituksia ja piirustuksia nukeista. Kiinnostavimmat työt pääsevät näyttelyyn, joka pidetään Uniman päämajassa 17.-24.9. World Festival of Marionette Theaters in Charleville-Mézières
-tapahtuman aikaan.

Suomessa kirjoitukset (max 10 riviä) ja piirrokset voi lähettää joko postitse tai sähköpostitse Suomen Unimaan os. Tikkurilantie 36,01300 Vantaa tai sähköpostiin unimafinland@gmail.com. Piirrokset ja kirjoitukset on oltava perillä 20.04. jonka jälkeen Suomen Unima tekee töistä esikarsinnan ja kiinnostavimmat työt lähetetään kansainvälisen Uniman toimistoon. Liitä mukaan lapsen kansallisuus, nimi, ikä,valokuva, puhelin/sähköposti, vanhempien lupa kirjoituksen tai piirroksen julkaisuun mediassa. Piirrokseen tai kirjoitukseen viesti March 21st of each year has been designated since 2003 as the World Puppetry Day.  Jos piirrokset/kirjoitukset tehdään koulussa, mukaan liitetään myös koulun nimi, osoite ja opettajan nimi 
MESSAGE by Nancy Lohman Staub

In 1929 a few people with a passion for puppetry from only seven countries formed l’Union
Internationale de la Marionnette (UNIMA) to promote and develop the art form. I joined UNIMA
about 1970 to help satisfy my lifelong fascination with puppets. Now, thanks to the Internet, we
can instantaneously connect thousands of likeminded people across national, political and religious
boundaries around the world. Recorded programs, performances, conferences, classes and
workshops are available around the clock and some are streamed in real time. Academic papers,
publications and photographs pop up at a touch on the keyboard. This increased popularity beyond
our wildest dreams offers innumerable opportunities to form international coalitions to work
together towards our goal of mutual understanding through puppetry.
Puppetry developed in virtually every part of the world. Now hundreds of hours of documentation
available on the Internet make many traditional forms accessible. UNESCO recognized twelve of
these as representing Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH). Information, slides, and video footage of
them can be seen on its web site. At least eleven additional traditions involving puppetry can be
viewed on the Asia/Pacific Cultural Centre Database. Hopefully, viewers are tantalized to delve into
the complexity of the performances and the depths of their communal roots. We can utilize
traditional puppetry to reveal the common humanity underlying our cultural differences.
One tradition of traditional art is change, so documentation plays an important role. After nearly
forty years of dedication by hundreds of us puppetry enthusiasts, UNIMA posted an updated
Encylopédie Mondiale des Arts de la Marionnette, published in 2009, on its web site in three
languages, English and Spanish as well as French. It puts the history of puppetry at our fingertips.
It serves as a significant tool for the numerous museums around the world, which have acquired
puppet collections, and the several others dedicated exclusively to the art form. Their collections
and catalogs can be found online. Some are experimenting with 3-D imagery and replication for
educational purposes. Facilitated by communication on the Internet, preservation of history
contributes to future development.
Hundreds of contemporary puppeteers from around the world post excerpts of their live
performances on the Internet to attract audiences and presenters. UNIMA sponsors live
performances, festivals, conferences and publications and posts coverage on its web site. As
intended by the small founding group, the current membership of UNIMA, from over ninety nations
cooperate, regardless of differences. With the exponential growth of exposure comes increased
responsibility to our audiences and each other. Let us celebrate World Puppetry Day together as
friends with shared dedication to the art form by posting the festivities on the Internet, which truly
unites us!