Organized since 2001 by the Mouffetard, the Théâtre de la Marionnette in co-production with the Maison des Métallos and the City of Pantin, the BIAM is the meeting point for the presentation of shows by recognized contemporary puppet artists from Europe and elsewhere. 47 French and foreign companies are mobilized to present, most often, recent creations.
Widely established in Île-de-France, it will take place with more than a hundred performances in a dozen theaters of the Paris region and in Pantin.
The Théâtre du Fil de l'eau, the Jacques Brel room, the Dynamo of Banlieues Bleues or La Nef - Manufacture d'Utopie were the privileged places of the art of the puppet in Pantin the previous years. Thus, great names of the theater of objects, small forms, new creations and shows in outdoor or in caravan were mixed there. From discoveries to sure values, one will wonder who, of the man or the puppet, manipulates whom?
List of partner venues in Seine-Saint-Denis : City of Bagnolet, Théâtre Berthelot - City of Montreuil, City of Bobigny, Centre culturel Jean Houdremont - La Courneuve, Théâtre des Bergeries de Noisy-le-Sec, Théâtre Gérard Philipe de Saint-Denis, Studio Théâtre de Stains, Ville de l'Île Saint-Denis, Ville du Pré-Saint-Gervais.
The BIAM in Pantin will be held at the Théâtre du Fil de l'Eau, the CN D, the Nave and the Salle Jacques Brel. Consult the program on the city's website and that of the Mouffetard Théâtre.
A restaurant is available at the Théâtre du fil de l'eau and there are restaurants in Pantin along the canal de l'Ourcq.