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Portrait of Andre Hovart

Andre Hovart

Dramatic writer/author Non-profit association "RITM" France Academic Research

André Hovart, born in 1950. Married with Sylvie Pessis-Hovart. Three children.
1969-1975: University of Lille 3 (License/Bachelor of contemporary literature, Master's degree in literature: the word “Révolution”, in Jules Vallès’s works, mention TB/First Class Honours.
1973-77: auxiliary teacher of French in college. Puppeteer and musician "amateur".
1977-1983: puppeteer professional, stage manager: sound, light (formed in the CFPTS: center of Vocational training of the Technicians of the Show, Paris).
1983-1992: librarian-music librarian in works council and municipal libraries, Ile-de-France.
1985: CAFB (Vocational Certificate in the Function of Librarian, option “Discothèques” and Musical Libraries (Paris)
1992: CAPES de Documentation (Vocational Certificate in the Teaching profession of the Secondary education, option Documentation (Versailles). Internship in the CDMC (Center of Documentation of Contemporary Music, SACEM, Paris, Neuilly-sur-Seine)
1992-1998: “Professeur documentaliste” (Teacher/information officer), College, Yvelines.
1998-2011: Teacher/information officer in the French school of education of Versailles (IUFM), University of Cergy-Pontoise (retired, from sept. 2011)
2014: lab MMSH (French CNRS) + Wikipedia Team (with support of Europeana Sound): “enriching MMSH sound archives”
August 2015 Europeana Sounds (LWL-Industriemuseum in Dortmund)
January, 2016: Residence of search and writing to the IIM (International Institute of the Puppet), Charleville-Mézières: belgian dramatist Ghelderode’s works and puppetry as an art.
August, 2016: writing workshop with François Bon (Tournai, Belgium, Les inattendues).

Current project: writing for puppets (“plural” dramatic art): drafts on (in French, no translation).
Interests: literature, digital arts, puppetry as an art, contemporary music, sounds…