Awards of the festival Zlata paličica

10. 10. 2017

With the awarding of prizes to the best performances, the 17th Festival of Performing Arts for Children and Young People Golden Stick was concluded in Ljubljana. The festival Golden Stick was held from 1 October at the Ljubljana Puppet Theatre and Cankarjev dom. The children's and junior jury watched over 20 drama, dance and puppet shows within 7 days. The best performance of this year's Golden Stick by the selection of the children's jury is the performance by director Ivana Djilas Goose the Bear in the production of the Ljubljana Puppet Theatre. The best youth performance of Golden Stick festival 2017 is the performance by the director Anja Suša Once We Got Lost in production of the Ljubljana Puppet Theater.

The Zlata paličica (Golden Stick) Festival is a Slovenian biennial festival of performing arts for children and young people, organised by the Lutkovno gledališče Ljubljana (Ljubljana Puppet Theatre), Slovenski gledališki inštitut (Slovenian Theatre Institute) and the Cankarjev Dom Cultural and Congress Centre. 

The festival shows the best Slovenian drama, musical, puppet, dance and experimental performances for young viewers, aiming to present the most successful artistic achievements in the field of performing arts. One of the festival’s long-term goals is to establish a quality exchange between the fields of culture and education. The other goal is to present the best production to foreign professional audience. We promote selected performances as recommendable educational contents in the field of performing arts, as well as devote special attention to developing of special accompanying pedagogical materials and preparing of little viewers for watching of their theatrical performances. The festival is thus becoming a platform for pedagogues who select contents for kindergartens and schools, but it also provides the best information about current productions for foreign selectors.