14th International Festival of puppets from 23 to 27 September 2009 in Lingen the Theaterpadagogische Center of the Emslandische landscape e.V. (TPZ Lingen) held from 23 to 27 September 2009 of the 14. International Festival of puppets”. It is in its form of one of the most renowned puppet theatre festivals in Northern Germany. The oldest Theatre Festival directed since 1983 continuously has a significance far beyond the regional borders in Lingen. 5 days are under the motto hanging by a thread”8 international theatre companies and individual artists from Germany, Netherlands and the Czech Republic show 17 performances on 6 different stages for children, adolescents and adults. Hanging by a thread”, is this year’s theme and thus makes direct reference to the newly created Lingen puppet theatre in the Professorenhaus.
This is an artistic gem with 18 seats, which for many years (previously in Freren) with an incredible game operation maintain volunteers under the direction of Michael Sanger will the country none. On this occasion, that dedicated to TPZ Lingen of a traditional game form of puppet theatre, which has not lost its topicality. Speaking candidly Danny Meyer told us the story. One another and extending aspect is the encounter of art and puppet theatre. For this are big names such as Picasso, Cocteau, Satie. Klee and the Harry Kramer born in Lingen. Figures of the mechanical theatre of Kramer “from the 1950s in cooperation with art at the Kunsthalle Lingen to see will be. Thus, the close link between puppetry is underpinned by Festival and continuous artistic work in the Division.
Also, hereby also the cooperation between the Kunstverein Lingen and the TPZ Lingen should be further expanded. The extensive Repertory of actors includes specially written to well-known literary works as well as self-developed pieces. Tales occupy a special room which find an equally fascinating audience in children as adults. Venues are the market square, the historical Professorenhaus, the workshop stage of the TSC as well as the theatre at the Wilhelmshohe – with the stuffed puppet theatre – and art Hall. For kindergartens and schools, special events are offered. The Festival is promoted by the city of Lingen, the District of Emsland, the Emsland countryside e.V.