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Corpus, Foto Martí Albesa
Cankarjev dom (Štih Hall)
Length 50 min
Corpus  14+
Xavier Bobés (Spain)
Theatre poetry
Corpus is an intimate encounter between sculpture, animator and musician in a space where a reflection on the relationship between the human, animal and plant body unfolds.
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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.
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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.
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M.A.R, Foto Lara Padilla
Sentjakob Stage LGL
Length 60 min
M.A.R  12+
Andrea Díaz Reboredo (Spain)
Visual discourse on space
M.A.R is a choreography of bodies and objects that we find in our homes and is preoccupied with the ways architecture really impacts our lives.
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Sentjakob Stage LGL
Length 55 min
La Fille du Laitier (Canada)
Puppetry destruction
Inspired by the burlesque acting of silent films, this bold, brutal and bloody performance takes us on a wordless journey through the ruthless pursuit of power with humour and melodramatic gestures.
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Photo Christophe Raynaud de Lage
Length 90 min
Herman Melville
Moby Dick  14+
Plexus Polaire (Francija)
Directed by: Yngvild Aspeli
Musical-puppetry spectacle
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?
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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)
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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.
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Something Softens, Foto Benoît Schupp
Komuna Hall, Kino Šiška
Length 35 min
Renaud Herbin / TJP CDN Strasbourg-Grand Est (France)
Visual poetry
Something Softens is a short visual-sound poem for marionettes, in which the abstracted dance of a miniature puppet stimulates the viewer's imagination.
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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.
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The Great He-Goat, Foto Mikha Wajnrych
Cankarjev dom (Linhart Hall)
Length 70 min
Cie Mossoux-Bonté (Belgium)
A dance of illusions and secrets
The Great He-Goat is a dark and mysterious journey inspired by the 18th-century Spanish court painter Francisco de Goya's Black Paintings (Pinturas negras; 1819-1823).
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The Melancholy of the Tourist, Foto Oligor y Microscopía
Tunnel LGL
Length 85 min
Oligor y Microscopía (Spain, Mexico)
Documentary performance
The Melancholy of the Tourist is a decomposition of those moments and objects that shape our idea of paradise.
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The Mountain, Foto Jordi Soler
Kino Šiška (Katedrala Hall)
Length 70 min
Agrupación Señor Serrano (Spain)
Multimedia performance
Performance, text, video, sound and other theatrical signs come together in this multimedia and interdisciplinary event which culminates in an epochal interrogation of truth. What is the truth? What is the proof that something has happened?
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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.
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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.
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