Maquette(s) in motion: International vocational training directed by Philippe-Rodriguez-Jorda

Maquette(s) in motion, or the contribution of scale models to the creative process

Course directed by Philippe Rodriguez Jorda, as part of Temps d’M.

16 to 20 September 2024
At École Nationale Supérieure des Arts de la Marionnette

The model as a basis for stage writing and dramaturgical thinking of a puppet show project.
For performing arts professionals with a puppet show project in its early stages, at the idea stage.

Target audience
Performing arts professionals with a puppet show project in its early stages, at the idea stage.

Accessibility for people with disabilities
We invite you to inform us of any specific requests relating to a particular situation or disability so that we can study the possibility of your participation, find a suitable solution and implement the appropriate adjustments.

Professionals in the performing arts who have already performed on stage.
Minimum language level B2 (Common European framework of reference for languages) in French and English languages.

Vocational trainings offered by the Institut International de la Marionnette are aimed at professionals selected on the basis of an application file.

Trainees may be eligible for financial support by the AFDAS, based on individual application to be made when submitting their application for the training.

Dates and duration of the training
Monday 16 to Friday 20 September 2024
5 days - 35 h - Timetable: 09.15 - 13.15 / 14.30 - 17.30 

Place of the training
Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts de la Marionnette
16 av. Jean Jaurès, 08000 Charleville-Mézières

Training languages
French, English, minimum level B2 in French and English.

Number of participants
The group is made up of a minimum of 7 participants and a maximum of 10 participants.

Cost of the training
500€ (individual funding)
900€ (AFDAS or other funding)

Deadline for applications: 14 July 2024

Course objectives
Main objective
To support trainees in their artistic thinking and their respective skills through daily puppet practice (in the mornings), and the development of models as a basis for stage writing and dramaturgical thinking (in the afternoons).

Specific objectives
• To discover and appropriate several elements of “mise en corps”;
• Assess why and how these elements of “mise en corps” are beneficial to the realisation of the ongoing project;
• Perceive and analyse what the constraints specific to different puppet techniques impose or contribute to personal expressive tendencies;
• Gradually explore the spatial differences induced by the puppetry techniques approached during the training;
• Analyse weaknesses (dramaturgical contradictions, scenographic impossibilities, too many performers required, etc.) instead of judging them;
• Learn to understand the external questions raised about a work and to take them on board in order to deepen the reflection.