In order to discuss the orientations the Institut International de la Marionnette relies on an multidisciplinary scientific committee. This advisory body met for the first time in September 2017.
The Institute’s scientific committee currently includes:
David Girondin-Moab, puppeteer, stage director and artistic director for the company Pseudonymo, Le Jardin Parallèle - a place for mentored residencies (compagnonnage), and the Orbis Pictus Festival in Reims, France;
Cristina Grazioli, performance arts professor, Padoue University (Italy), and associate at the Study Centre for contemporary arts at Lille University, France;
Patrick Le Boeuf, curator at the Bibliothèque nationale de France, in charge of puppet collections and the Edward Gordon Craig archives in the performance arts department. Specialist in the semantization of data processing for collections linked to performance arts;
Sally-Jane Norman, director of the New Zealand School of Music - Te Kōkī, Victoria University, Wellington (New Zealand), specialist in performance and digital arts;
Didier Plassard, theatre studies professor, specialist in puppetry and contemporary and modern theatre (Montpellier University 3, France);
Françoise Rubellin, 18th century French literature professor, specialist in fairground performances (Nantes University, France);
Julie Sermon, Theatre studies professor, specialist in contemporary forms (Université Lyon 2 / Passage XX - XXI, France) ;
Dinaïg Stall, puppeteer, stage director, DESS puppetry arts coordinator, University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM), Canada;
Yannick Vernet, expert coordinator for Obs/IN, FabLab and digital projects supervisor at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Photographie d’Arles, France.
The Institute may call upon other complementary academic or professional expertise depending on the work being implemented.