FIDENA - Figurentheater der Nationen

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Country and Region GermanyNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Type of Festival Drama
Location of Festival Bochum, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Festival Contact Information

deutsches forum für figurentheater und puppenspielkunst e.V.
Hattinger Strasse 467
D-44795 Bochum, Germany
Phone: (49) 234-4-77-20
Fax: (49) 234-4-77-35

Festival Description

FIDENA presents outstanding international examples of works where figure theatre performances are often unexpected and creative. World premiere performances and collaboration between FIDENA and guest artists take place each year. Children can enjoy numerous shows.

Festival Dates May 13 - 20, 2012
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Festival Story:

FIDENA, was founded in Bochum in 1958 and ranks with the most important puppet theatre festivals in Europe. International acknowledged companies and extraordinary new talents characterize the festival. Since 1958 the best and most exciting productions from throughout the world are brought to Bochum to the FIDENA. Companies from Great Britain, France, Italy, the Netherlands, South Africa, Austria und Germany present more than extraordinary productions at different stages like Maschinenhalle Friedlicher Nachbar, at the Museum Bochum, Schauspielhaus Bochum, Prinz Regent Theater or on the Husemannplatz, a public place in the centre of the town.


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Photo slideshow credits:
  • In order of appearance
    • Cie. P.P. Dream, Gilbert Peyre (F) “Cupidon, Propriétaire de l’immeuble situé sur l’enfer et le Paradis / Cupido, Herr über Hölle und Paradies”, Foto: Suzane Brun
    • Die Pyromantiker Berlin (D) “Feuer und Flamme”, Foto: Pyromantiker
    • Boukje Schweigman (NL) “Tussen / Zwischen”, Foto: Jochem Jurgens


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