Popular University of Puppetry Arts

The Popular University of Puppetry Arts (UPAM) is an activity set up by AQM’s Community Life committee. With a different instructor for each session, these unique encounters allow puppeteers, artists, cultural workers and puppetry afficionados to engage in reflection and conversation about different aspects of puppetry arts.

UPAM aims to create a spirit of community around the medium and our love for it, in all its depth and peculiarities. With this series of activities, AQM allows puppeteers to connect and meet artists and thinkers from other other domains, in the hope of generating a greater sense of community.

Free for AQM members
5$ for non-members

Futur events:

UPAM with Robert Lepage at the Carrefour international de théâtre de Québec
Friday, June 3, 2022, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
In person at café-bar Le Zinc (Théâtre Périscope) and simultaneously broadcasted on the Carrefour’s Facebook page
Free

 

Past events:

UPAM with Agnès Limbos at the FIAMS
Wednesday, July 28, 2021, 10:30 am
Live from the FIAMS Facebook page

Puppetry in short films
Visiting Professors: José Babin and Alain Lavalée, Théâtre Incliné
Thursday, October 22, 2020, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Online

Puppetry and street theatre
Visiting Professors: Les Sages Fous
Thursday, July 30, 2020, 4:00 to 5:00 pm
Online

Shadow theatre: encounters and perspectives between tradition and modernity
Visiting professors: Isabelle Chrétien and Clea Minaker
Monday, February 3, 2020, 6:00 to 8:00 pm
International House of Puppetry Arts (Maison internationale des arts de la marionnette – MIAM)

UPAM with Ronnie Burkett
9 December 2019, 5:00 pm to 7:15 pm
International House of Puppetry Arts (Maison internationale des arts de la marionnette – MIAM)

UPAM with Claire Heggen
November 15, 2019, 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
International House of Puppetry Arts (Maison internationale des arts de la marionnette – MIAM)

The puppet : tips, tricks, structures and mechanisms
Visiting Professor: Jean Cummings
27 May 2019
International House of Puppetry Arts (Maison internationale des arts de la marionnette – MIAM)

How does the puppet serve a theatrical work?
Guest Professor: Martin Genest
May 24, 2019
Carrefour international de théâtre de Québec

Adaptation – translation: the puppet and its language
Guest Professor: Antoine Laprise
17 December, 2018
International House of Puppetry Arts (Maison internationale des arts de la marionnette – MIAM)