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Phénomena Festival & Café Concret are looking for performers

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Dear friends, puppeteers, and object-enthusiasts, Phénomena Festival collaborate with the fabulous Café Concret and will co-present two object-focused events this October in Montreal, scheduled for Saturday October 18th and Sunday October 19th at Casa del Popolo.

Sunday the 19th at 1pm is the Petit Banquet Concret — a feast and an afternoon of performing objects rolled into one. Performers and audience will sit together, eat beautiful performative food, and view or perform short (5-minute max!) manifestos, toasts, vocal performances, and small puppet acts.

This is where you come in! We’d like to invite you to present a miniature performance of your choice at the Petit Banquet. We’re looking for:

  • Miniature performances and/or texts celebrating the art of the miniature, puppetry, or object theatre
  • 5 minute manifestos puppeteers, scholars, or amateur object-philosopher
  • Short puppet actions
  • Magic tricks
  • Songs
  • Dances
  • & other creative gestures that address or demonstrate something essential about the magic power of puppets and/or the secret life and affective nature of the material world.

Did we mention 5 minutes maximum? Did we mention that long-distance/disembodied manifesto participation may be possible via the magic of Facetime Puppetry™? We want your voice in the mix. It’s a party, a conversation — a banquet!

Please let us know by September 1st if you’re in, and kindly CC your reply to