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HOLD UP! Company was created in 2016 in Nancy, France. Its goal is to promote puppetry. It is focused mostly on Asian puppetry with Taiwanese glove puppetry and shadow puppetry, and aims to create a dialog between those age old techniques and the French contemporary stage.

Its peculiarity lies in the  crossing of several media: costume, puppetry and music, expressive forms dear to the artistic director, who trained first in violin at the Nancy conservatoire, then in theatre design at Central Saint Martins College of London, and finally with a taiwanese puppet master in Taïwan. The desire to create a unity between these three passions through live theatre allows the company to find a unique place on the French contemporary scene.

All performances are available in French and English.


Artistic director


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