For Youth and Adults

Foto Nada Žgank
Šentjakobski oder LGL
Length 70 min
Nataša Živković
Coproduction: Lutkovno gledališče Ljubljana in Mesto žensk
Concept and assistance: Tea Hvala, Teja Reba
Gledališki laboratorij
In 2021, the year of lockdowns, the high school students selected at the audition studied school as an institution. They were interested in the established school order and its effect on their growing up.
Foto Matej Povše
Tunnel LGL
Length 60 min
Primož Ekart
Invisible  18+
Lutkovno gledališče Ljubljana and Zavod Imaginarni
Directed by: Primož Ekart
Poetic drama
In his auteurist show, Invisible, director Primož Ekart deals with the delicate moments taking place when human life is running out, which teem with intense memories and reckoning over oneself and the world. It is a story of a woman who is invisible, always somewhere on the edge of life sliding by. Her departure will not be noticed by anyone either.
Photo Christophe Raynaud de Lage
Cankarjev dom
Length 90 min
Herman Melville
Moby Dick  14+
Plexus Polaire (Francija)
Directed by: Yngvild Aspeli
Musical-puppetry spectacle for youth
Moby Dick is a puppet-musical spectacle for young audiences by internationally acclaimed Norwegian director Yngvild Aspeli, inspired by the timeless 1851 classic by American writer Herman Melville. The thrilling story of the hunt for the great white whale is one of the greatest works of world literature. It is the story of a sailor waging war against a creature as large, dangerous and unknown as the sea itself. Who will win? Man or nature?
Open the Owl
Stage Under the Stars
Length 50 min
Franz Pocci, Célia Houdart
Ljubljana Puppet Theatre, TJP – Centre Dramatique National d’Alsace, Strasbourg (France)
Director: Renaud Herbin
Intermedia interpretation of The Castle of Owls (1936)
The performance Open the Owl brings back to stage the miniature characters from the performance Sovji grad (The Owl Castle), created by Slovenian puppeteer Milan Klemenčič back in 1936. (french subtitles)
Session Bulgakov, foto Jaka Varmuž
Tunnel LGL
Length 60 min
Matija Solce
Puppet-object brain-storming
Session Bulgakov is a reconstruction of the novel, set up on the dynamics of contrasts between burlesque and abstract images of object theatre, which remained on the ruins of the confusion, left behind by Satan and his accomplices. In its fragmentation and through the rhytmization of words, gestures and sounds it combines the associations on today’s obsessed world and the tragic side of everyman with his problems, fears and desires. A trio of actors, animators and musicians puts the spectators into the role of witnesses and eyewitnesses to specific events, leading them through some originally interpreted pictures of the novel at a dynamic pace.
Seven Questions About Happiness, photo Jaka Varmuž
Tunnel LGL
Length 420 min
Lutkovno gledališče Ljubljana and Slovensko mladinsko gledališče
Direction and Dramaturgy: Tomi Janežič
A theatre journey following the motifs of Maurice Maeterlinck’s Blue Bird
Seven Questions About Happiness doesn’t ask questions, nor does it provide answers. Instead, the performance takes us on a fantasy journey through seven theatre lands where we can pose questions to ourselves and, if we wish, answer them as well.
Still Life
Stage Under the Stars
Length 60 min
Tin Grabnar, Tjaša Bertoncelj
Still Life  16+
Directed by: Tin Grabnar
Nine Attempts to Preserve Life
With its form and content, Tin Grabnar’s performance Still Life addresses the evasive question of the phenomenon of life. What is the inner force that we call life? What is life like? How to understand the phenomenon and way of existence and its opposite—death? And finally, what does it mean to take this life away? By exploring these questions, a sensible performance language takes shape—one that addresses fundamental questions of the existence of animals and at the same time strives to engender respect in the audience for all that we refer to as being alive.
Power, photo Urška Boljkovac
Vadbenica LGL
Length 60 min
The Power  18+
Authors, directors, actors: Jiří Zeman and Martina Maurič Lazar
A Puppet Miniature
In this performance the creators explore the field of an intimate puppet-object theatre. They found the materials that allow a double glimpse into the theme of power, the objects that enlarge or reduce, draw nearer or distance, hide or reveal the seen.
The Rite of Spring, photo Jaka Varmuž
Stage Under the Stars
Length 45 min
Igor Stravinski
Director: Matjaž Farič
A Puppet Ballet
This puppet ballet was conceived to the music by Russian composer Igor Stravinsky who composed one of the most controversial musical pieces in the history of musical art in the beginning of the 20th century. Today, it seems almost unbelievable that this highly popular and esteemed composition was considered as scandalous at its world premiere, that the choreography, conceived by Vaclav Nijinsky, was regarded as catastrophic, and that the music itself was misunderstood.
Yellow Moon, foto Mankica Kranjec
Sr. vzgojiteljska šola, gimn. in umetniška gimn. Ljubljana
Length 105 min
David Greig
The theatre laboratory of the Ljubljana Puppet Theatre in collaboration with the Planina Residential and Counselling Centre Co-produced by the Ljubljana Puppet Theatre and the Ljubljana Secondary School for Preschool Education, Secondary and Art Secondary School
Director: Primož Ekart
A Dramatic Performance
Yellow Moon: The Ballad of Leila and Lee is a love story. A story of two teenagers who find each other just as one of them is facing dire life changes. Lee is 17. He lives with his mother and her boyfriend, cherishing the memory of his father who left when Lee was five years old. His father left behind a hat with a deer patch and a postcard of a mansion in the Scottish Highlands. “My father is the king of Glasgow and this is his mansion,” says Lee. It is in the mansion that he seeks comfort at a time of his greatest hardship. On his way there, he is joined by Lejla—the “quiet Lejla”, a Muslim girl who never speaks. Lejla comes from a well-off family and she wants the world to notice her. She wishes to be seen and heard, and to arouse interest in people. Lejla and Lee find each other, but dark times are down the road. The past is after them and they will have a hard time escaping it.