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Le projet des Pantins redémarre à Pungești, aussi * The Pantins project is restarting in Pungești, too

Nous revoilà dans le beau village de Pungești où, sous l’œil attentif de leurs professeurs de langues et de la coordinatrice locale du projet, Mme Maria Cristina Șelaru, les élèves de l’équipe du projet Erasmus+ « Pantins pour l’inclusion » ont recommencé les répétitions de leurs nouvelles pièces de théâtre avec marionnettes. Malgré la récente fermeture des écoles en Roumanie sous le signe de la pandémie, leur énergie créatrice est orientée maintenant dans les répétitions qu’on organise en ligne par la visioconférence en Zoom ou Meets. Au printemps, les mômes de Pungești espèrent pouvoir finalement voyager au Chypre pour continuer les activités d’apprentissage à l’étranger, à côté de leurs amis et partenaires de Portugal, d’Italie et, bien sûr, de Chypre.

               Tout en profitant des quelques semaines passées « au scénario vert », selon la classification roumaine, c’est à dire avec l’école ouverte et les élèves en salle de classe, les enfants de Pungești ont travaillé de bon cœur et c’est un immense plaisir de vous montrer ici quelques exemples de ce travail : les répétitions du théâtre des pantins à Pungești !


Here we are again in the beautiful village of Pungești where, under the watchful eye of their language teachers and the local project coordinator, Mrs. Maria Cristina Șelaru, the pupils of the Erasmus + project team “Puppets for inclusion” have started rehearsing their new puppet plays. Despite the recent closure of schools in Romania under the sign of the pandemic, their creative energy is now directed to the rehearsals that are organized online by video conferencing systems Zoom or Meet. In the spring, the kids from Pungești hope they can finally travel to Cyprus to continue learning activities abroad, alongside their friends and partners from Portugal, Italy and, of course, Cyprus.

While taking advantage of the few weeks spent “in the green scenario”, according to the Romanian classification, meaning that the school was open and the pupils were in the classroom, the children of Pungești worked heartily and it is a great pleasure to show you here some examples of their work: the rehearsals of the puppet theater in Pungești!

Homework with puppets * Devoirs avec pantins

The homework of November 2020 consisted in writing a short play with puppets (or a play with a single puppet “alter ego”). We start now the series of little movies produced by the pupils in our project and we add a didactic issue: please try to tell the story that its author presented you in his/her movie. The first homework prepared by the pupils of “M. Kogălniceanu” High School Vaslui (Romania) is in French.

Le devoir de novembre 2020 consistait à écrire une courte pièce de théâtre avec pantins (ou une pièce avec une seule marionnette «alter ego»). Nous commençons maintenant la série de petits films produits par les élèves dans notre projet et nous ajoutons une question d’exploitation didactique: essayez de raconter l’histoire que son auteur vous a présentée dans son film. Le premier devoir que les enfants du Lycée Théorique “M. Kogălniceanu Vaslui (Roumanie) ont préparé est en français.

Andreea Clapa, 8th form LMK Vaslui
Andrei Hurdubaia 6th form LMK Vaslui
Miruna Crețu, 8th form LMK Vaslui
Mihnea Sandu, 6th form LMK Vaslui

Cultura păpușilor și marionetelor – Jiří Trnka (episodul 1) * Puppets and Marionettes Culture – Jiří Trnka (Episode 1) * Marionnettes et culture des pantins – Jiří Trnka (Épisode 1)

Cehov – Un roman cu un contrabas – o capodoperă a filmului de animație cu păpuși! Vă propunem spre vizionare acest film, creat de Jiří Trnka, maestrul păpușilor, regizor cehoslovac care a marcat a doua jumătate a secolului al XX-lea cu creațiile sale cinematografice remarcabile. Împreună cu acest film, vizionați un documentar despre această personalitate fascinantă și discretă a artei păpușilor și marionetelor animate! De asemenea, “O picătură peste măsură”, film de animație cu păpuși create de Jiří Trnka, câștigător al secțiunii de scurt-metraj a Festivalului Internațional al filmului de la Cannes, ediția 1954. Vizionare plăcută!

Chekhov – A Story with a Bass Cello – a masterpiece of the puppet animation movie! We propose this film, created by Jiří Trnka, the puppeteer master, Czechoslovakian director who marked the second half of the 20th century with his remarkable cinematographic creations. After this movie, watch a documentary about this fascinating and discreet personality of the art of marionettes and animated puppets! Also, “A drop by measure“, another animation movie with puppets created by Jiří Trnka, winner of the short film section of the International Film Festival in Cannes, 1954 edition. Enjoy them all!

Tchekhov – « Un roman avec une contrebasse » – un chef-d’œuvre du film d’animation de patins! Nous vous proposons ce film, créé par Jiří Trnka, le maître marionnettiste, réalisateur tchécoslovaque qui a marqué la seconde moitié du XXe siècle avec ses remarquables créations cinématographiques. Après ce film, regardez un documentaire sur cette personnalité fascinante et discrète de l’art des marionnettes et des pantins animés ! Puis, “Une goutte de trop“, un autre film d’animation avec pantins créé par Jiří Trnka, lauréat de la section court-métrage du Festival International du Film de Cannes, édition 1954. Réjouissez-vous-en!

Story of the Bass Cello
Documentary movie about Jiri Trnka
A drop too much

Cyprus production: The Man, the Plane Tree and the Crow / L’Homme, le Platane et le Corbeau

“The Man, the Plane Tree and the Crow” is a fable by Aesop adapted for puppets theater by the pupils and teachers of Public Gymnasium of Livadia (Cyprus) in the frame of the Erasmus+ KA229 project “Pantins pour l’inclusion/Puppets for Inclusion”. It’s a very beautiful, full of color and with deep significance story that we are glad to present you now, subtitled in English and French, for a bigger diffusion in the worldwide educational community. Enjoy our puppets!

«L’Homme, le platane et le corbeau» est une fable d’Ésope adaptée pour le théâtre de pantins par les élèves du Gymnase Public de Livadia (Chypre) et leurs professeurs, dans le cadre du projet Erasmus + KA229 «Pantins pour l’inclusion / Puppets for Inclusion» . C’est une très belle histoire, pleine de couleurs et avec une signification profonde que nous sommes heureux de vous présenter maintenant, sous-titrée en anglais et en français, pour une plus grande diffusion dans la communauté éducative mondiale. Réjouissez-vous de nos pantins!

Production time! At the Public Gymnasium of Livadia – Cyprus, time has come for filming the new production. Camera… and action!

DEOR Fundu Văii School (Lipovăț, Vaslui): Learning English with puppets

We present you a little movie with a little puppets play made while they learn English by the pupils from the General School of Fundu Văii, Lipovăț village, Vaslui department, member of our DEOR Consortium. The actors: Macovei Luciana 8th form, Chiriac Denis 6th form, Lebada Daniel 5th form.

Folk puppets from Moldavia

Season’s Greeting with our Puppets * Vœux pour les fêtes avec nos pantins * Urări de Sărbători cu marionetele noastre

Christmas and New Year’s Eve 2020 greetings from the Romanian team of the coordinating institution of the Erasmus + project “Pantins for inclusion” – Theoretical High School “M. Kogălniceanu” Vaslui – Romania

The following pupils – members of the Theater Troupe Théâtre « Teatrul Nostru * Notre Théâtre * Our Theater » have sent their wishes to you: Alex Cogălniceanu, Bianca Ciuchilan, Daria Zaharia, Miruna Ilinca Crețu, Costel Cristian. A short movie by Alexandru Mîță

Vœux de Noël et du Nouvel An 2020 de l’équipe roumaine de l’institution coordinatrice du projet Erasmus+ « Pantins pour l’inclusion » – le Lycée Théorique « M. Kogălniceanu » Vaslui – Roumanie

Vous ont fait leurs vœux les élèves membres de la Troupe de Théâtre «Teatrul Nostru * Notre Théâtre * Our Theater» : Alex Cogălniceanu, Bianca Ciuchilan, Daria Zaharia, Miruna Ilinca Crețu, Costel Cristian sous la direction. Un court-métrage de Alexandru Mîță.

Urări de Crăciun și Anul Nou 2020 din partea echipei române a instituției coordonatoare a proiectului Erasmus + „Pantins pour l’inclusion”  de la Liceul Teoretic „M. Kogălniceanu” Vaslui – România

Următorii elevi – membrii trupei  «Teatrul Nostru * Notre Théâtre * Teatrul nostru» v-au transmis urările de sărbători: Alex Cogălniceanu, Bianca Ciuchilan, Daria Zaharia, Miruna Ilinca Crețu, Costel Cristian. Un scurt-metraj de Alexandru Mîță

December 2019. Activity at Letea Veche (Bacău, Romania) DEOR parter school

Puppets?!?

My pupils were very excited and curious to find out the next step, what will they have to do next? When I pronounced the word puppets, I saw different reactions, from excitement to confusion.
“Puppets, miss? What shall we do? How, when, why?”
Yes, they had lots and lots of questions. After I managed to explain to them what they have to do, the magic happened. They all started:
“Miss, I’m going to talk about children that are bullied at school.”
“I’m going to talk about a little girl that has no family.” and so on, and so far.
I was simply dazzled by the results, I couldn’t have asked for more. Seeing their faces glow and their excitement grow bigger as their projects were catching life, my heart grew bigger and bigger with joy and love and hope for my little ones. They worked on modal verbs using can/can’t, must/mustn’t, should/shouldn’t, or different figures of style from impersonation to comparison. We had a blast!
I truly believe the world will be a better one because of them!

by Ioana-Alexandra Sion, Letea Veche Secondary School