Phillipe Genty

French puppeteer. Originally trained as a graphic designer, Philippe Genty began his career with a journey during which he discovered puppetry throughout the world. His film, Le Tour du monde des marionettes, received the prize for originality at the 1965 Bucharest Festival. Starting 1980, his regular creations for the Théâtre de la Ville (Paris) followed by highly successful world tours (Le Monde de la marionette de Philippe Genty Philippe, a television show by Jim Henson, 1985), brought a new dimension to his artistic production. In Rond comme un cube (1980), Désirs parades (1986) and Dérives (1989), the movements of materials and forms created fantastic illusions during performances in which theatrical elements had great flexibility. Genty continued to immerse himself into fantasy worlds with Ne m’oublie pas (1992), Voyageur immobile (1995), Passagers clandestins (1996), up until the creation of Dédale in the main courtyard of the Palais des Papes at the 1997 Avignon Festival. His fame brought him to undertake projects such as Océans et Utopies for the Lisbon World Exposition in 1998, and Le Concert incroyable in the Grande Galerie d l’Évolution (Great Hall of Evolution) at the Paris Museum of Natural History in 2001, in which the show was created from a dramatization of the space.Philippe Genty rarely uses text in his productions, thus confirming his penchant for journeys into individual psychoses and the subconscious.

Constantin Chiriac:
"The artist who, from the need to find himself, presented his creations in more than 50 countries, Phillipe Genty, receives a star on the Walk of Fame for the great artistic journeys he has made in outer and inner worlds, from “Voyageur immobile” to “Océans et utopies”!''

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