Turlututu! Where are you? Are you here? Here are you! It is you! You are Turlututu! Turlututu is nowhere to be found. He fell from the book and disappeared. But, how is he to be found, when he can be smaller than a flea or higher than a church tower? How is he to be looked for, if it takes him only an instant to change his colour, fly away to space or simply vanish by just uttering the right magic words? How? Quite easy, actually. Let's all be Turlututu! And, let's catch him!
puppet miniature-in-a-suitcase is based on a puppet adventure of
Turlututu – a character that has been developed for many years by
the renowned French illustrator and author Hervé Tullet. Turlututu
is lively, dynamic, roguish, amicable, inventive and full of new
ideas. In the book, this ideas read by turning the book (the
character falls on the right), by pressing the button (on the
following page the light turns off, by blowing (all the unwanted is
gone on the next page of the book), etc.
the puppet performance, the character from the book slips out to the
stage and immediately gets lost. While looking for him, the viewers
find themselves in Turlututu's imaginary world, where the magic
theatre things start unrolling in front of him. By blowing,
applauding, closing their eyes, reviving the objects as well as by
delving into their intuitive ingenuity and responsiveness, children
become active actors of the play, in which through directing,
interpretative and technical ideas puppetry is brought to life in all
its dimensions. The Little Turlututu comes to life on stage almost
speechlessly, with a bit of scenery and an abundance of play and
imagination. It is exactly why he stays with his viewers even after
where actually is Turlututu? Everywhere! He is out there and he is
exactly what we imagined!
for Tullet’s picture books is that they are designed not only for
reading, but they also belong among those interactive and playful
booklets, boasting a strongly recognisable touch of beaux
inevitably inspires its youngest readers to discover their own
creativity through exploring their ability of touching, blowing,
moving, shaking, turning, etc ...
you see the performance, leaf through the picture book Turlututu.
the course of performance. Have you noticed that instead of
pronouncing her texts, the performer rather produces some subtle
sounds or words?
did Turlututu look like? Oh, or rather, how did you imagine him,
since he was invisible?
viewers were invited to join the performer on the stage. We call it
“an interactive performance”. What was your experience of this
particular kind of contact with the performer?
up your own story about an invisible creature or object and try to
perform it together.
takes the toddlers to the world of fantasy by constantly adjusting
itself to their perception, understanding, emotional experience and
expression, as well as to their social capacities. It is mostly a
game of search, speculation, repetition, questioning and imagination,
which not only amuses the children, but also engages them to
participate. The play boasts enough dynamics and sparkling
ideas to reach the little viewers’ interest and expectations as
well as to successfully maintain them until its end.