Louise Lapointe © Christian Brault
Geneviève Therrien © Christian Brault
A major event!
Casteliers is celebrating its 18th birthday by welcoming back to Montréal puppeteers from three continents: Canada, France, Belgium, the Czech Republic and, for the very first time, from Taiwan.
A carefully curated overview of contemporary puppetry, the festival schedule testifies to the enduring appeal of the 11th art form, a form closely allied with dance, music and the visual arts. Puppetry combines matter and gesture, sound and image, words and the unspeakable, and provides a reflection of ourselves in every possible tone and form, through all the stages of life.
Hand puppets, rod puppets, objects, shadows, mannequins, masks, projections and robotic figures will take over the small and large stages of Montréal, on tabletops, railway tracks, in traditional puppet theatre sets or on the silver screen.
Casteliers gratefully acknowledges its many public and private partners for their invaluable support in guiding us to this important—this major!—point on our journey, and for stoking our spirits to continue dreaming of what comes next.
May spring break take you on a journey of discovery!
Enjoy the festival!