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World Puppet Day – FIMFA Lx24 Presentation

A Tarumba - Teatro de Marionetas
©Estelle Valente
Past event
Dates and Schedules

21 March
Thursday, 6 pm


Sala Bernardo Sassetti


Free admission, subject to room capacity.


World Puppet Day, which is celebrated on March 21st, is marked at Teatro São Luiz, with the presentation of the program for the 24th edition of FIMFA Lx – International Festival of Puppets and Animated Forms, which takes place from May 9th to 2 June 2024 in various spaces in Lisbon. A multidisciplinary project, committed to the promotion, dissemination and recognition of the universe of animated forms, FIMFA has become one of the most important international meeting points for contemporary puppet theater, asserting itself nationally and internationally, since 2001, as a programming space innovative and alternative, presenting contemporary forms of puppet theater to an adult audience, but not forgetting their counterpoint with the more traditional ones. Shows that reveal ancient techniques are pitted against innovative languages. Designed from a perspective of artistic transversality, FIMFA brings creations that integrate a great diversity of techniques (shadows, objects, direct manipulation, visual theater, etc.) and aesthetic proposals, establishing links between puppetry and other arts. A performance platform for the arts of puppetry, with the presence of renowned artists and young creators with innovative projects, in a showcase of the best currently produced in this artistic area, which also includes parallel activities.

On this occasion, Luís Vieira and Rute Ribeiro, the artistic direction of FIMFA and A Tarumba – Teatro de Marionetas, present the Henrique Delgado Cultural Merit Award, a distinction that highlights personalities, structures or institutions that have developed decisive work for the recognition of the arts of puppetry.

Cast and Creative

Artistic direction Luís Vieira and Rute Ribeiro /// Tarumba is a structure financed by the Portuguese Republic of Culture – Ministry of Culture / DGArtes


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