CANCELLED. Canada at FIDENA Internationales Figurentheaterfestival 2020 (NRW)

May 19 - May 30

 + Calendar   + GoogleCal 

Due to COVID-19, Canada Guest of Honour events and activities listed on this website may be cancelled or postponed. The event calendar will be updated to the best of our ability, however we recommend that you click on the "For more information" link of the respective event listing for the latest updates.


FIDENA is one of the most important festivals for contemporary puppet and object theatre. Canada is represented in this year’s edition with new plays by Toronto-based puppeteer Ronnie Burkett (Forget Me Not) and the Montreal-based company La Pire Espèce (Carbon Copy Kid). Louise Lapointe, artistic director of the Canadian puppetry art festival Casteliers, will also be present and give a workshop.

For more information


Various Locations in Bochum, Essen, Hattingen and Herne, Germany


The project is part of the culture program related to Canada’s Guest of Honour presentation at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2020 and is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Government of Canada.

La Pire Espèce, Louise Lapointe, Ronnie Burkett

English and German