The Organizing Committee would like to kindly invite you to participate in the 16th edition of METAFORMS International Puppetry School Meetings, which will be held from 19th to 22nd November 2024, at the Academy of Theater Arts in Wroclaw.

METAFORMS is the event that has been bringing together puppet theater enthusiasts from around the world for 35 years, providing a platform for the presentation of the most important achievements of students, graduates, and educators. This year’s edition of the Meetings will be defined with an important word to us: CLOSE UP. To bring together means, first of all, to integrate, unite, and connect. In the spirit of this year’s Festival theme, we would like, above all:
-unite individual artistic experiences.
– seek new connections between an actor and a puppet.
-integrate contemporary puppetry art with new and advanced technologies.
-provoke new ideas and solutions.

We encourage you to meet on the stage, in the festival club, during panel discussions or thought-provoking talks. We invite you to present shows, performances, and installations that most fully reflect the experience of working with a form, a puppet, or an object, or that result from experimenting with new technologies, expanding the scope of contemporary animation, or building a new visual theater. We also invite you to join the discussion on METAFORM. What is/could it be in contemporary puppetry discourse?

We are waiting for submissions until the 14th of July 2024.
We are waiting for you in Wroclaw! See you there.

Dean of the Puppetry Department
dr hab. Ewelina Ciszewska

Curator of the Festival
dr Mateusz Barta

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