STAGE DIRECTION: Nika Bezeljak
VISUAL DESIGN: Nina Šulin
A PUPPET PERFORMANCE, 3+
Premiere: September 2015, Stage under the Stars
It is a story about different worlds and about a friendship between a Fish and a Tadpole. This affectionate bond grows before the Tadpole becomes a Frog and jumps out from their pond to the shore, where he discovers yet another world, which the two friends have never even imagined to exist. On his road to recognition the Frog puts together a new puzzle about his likeness and the world he lives in. Inspired by his many adventures and impressions, he returns to his friend and his native pond. The Fish, who can only imagine and dream about the world above the surface, yearns for it so much that he decides to explore it on his own. He thus sets out on a risky journey, which, luckily enough ends well for him.
Eka and Brina Vogelnik
STAGE DIRECTION AND VISUAL DESIGN: Eka Vogelnik
A MARIONETTE PERFORMANCE, 3+
Premiere: September 2015, Small Stage
Mojca and the Animals is one of our oldest and most popular folk tales, especially among our youngest viewers. It not only reflects the spirit of the time, but also brings us back to our roots. The famous fairy tale, first published back in 1954, tells about an innocent Rabbit who is wrongly convicted and persecuted till the end of his days for a simple reason that he is the smallest and the weakest member of society. On the other side, there is this canny little Fox, who cheats everyone, and yet is never held responsible for it. Presented to us on stage this time, is a new Mojca, who defines the spirit of our time through her relationships.
STAGE DIRECTION: Matjaž Farič
A PERFORMANCE FOR LITTLE VILLAINS, 4+
Premiere: October 2015, Grand Stage
Unlike most of the kind mythological and fairytale creatures, this Scary Fairy will treat its little viewers to a variety of cunning adventures. This likeably impish heroine lives in a wood where she is constantly bumping into animals. The magic sand, which she foists upon her neighbours, causes nothing but trouble, and her stubborn chasing of a hedgehog, which has supposedly caught rabies, offers a portion of hoaxes, which are waxy enough to produce a myriad of comical twists. The Scary Fairy’s enemies are a queer bunch of creatures: a Snail, a Salamander, a Hedgehog, an Owl, a Squirrel and other characters, who in the end, despite of everything, still remain her friends.
STAGE DIRECTION: Martina Maurič Lazar
VISUAL DESIGN: Barbara Stupica
A PUPPET PERFORMANCE, 3+
Premiere: November 2015, Grand Stage
»Dear animals, tomorrow we'll have a party. Everybody's invited.« This is the kind of invitation that animals send to each other, when they feel like having fun. Then they gather, put together everything they need for a party and cheerfully reveal that they actually care about one another. This is a story about five animals – a Squirrel, an Elephant, a Hedgehog and an Ant –, living together in the wood. They are good friends, always ready to help each other, even when somebody needs to eat a cake, write a book, swim on a cloud or throw a party. And what happens in the winter? When the cold winds are blowing, when it is snowing and when they are running out of food? Do they also feel like having fun?
STAGE DIRECTION: Ajda Valcl
VISUAL DESIGN: Jasna Vastl
A PUPPET PERFORMANCE, 3+
Premiere: February 2016, Grand Stage
When the Rabbit – who is this tale's main hero –, makes his very own swing with a lot of patience and love, it soon becomes everybody's place of enjoyment. The news spreads fast among his neighbours in the forest, and thus everybody wants to become a part of joy, brought by the Rabbit's new acquisition. Being a polite little animal, the Rabbit immediately offers a part of his entertainment to his friends on condition that anyone who intends to use the swing will have to »push« or help the others swing on it first. The plot suddenly thickens, as the popular swing is seized by two crooked fellows – a Fox and a Wolf.
STAGE DIRECTION: Chiara Guidi / Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio (IT)
A MUSICAL FAIRY TALE, 5+
Premiere: March 2016, Stage under the Stars
The Italian stage director Chiara Guidi will conceive her Japanese Fairy Tales as a unique – »site specific« – event and thus relieve the theatre of its stage conventions. We will walk into a lively forest to experience a sensitive intertwinement of gleams of light, music, sounds and mysterious voices. Japanese Fairy Tales will play with our perception, ability to connect sound with picture or grasp momentary scenes and thus also encourage us to co-create invisible situations. Consequently, we will often find ourselves wondering whether or not it is all just a figment of our imagination.
STAGE DIRECTION: Jiří Havelka
VISUAL DESIGN: Marek Zakostelecky
A PUPPET SCIENCE FICTION, 6+
Premiere: March 2016, Grand Stage
Mission X is a peculiar proposal for a manned flight to Mars, designed to be, on the one side, cost-effective and on the other, possible with the existing technology. In the course of time, more and more of Mars will be open to human exploration as multiple habitat modules will be sent to the same site and linked together allowing for the beginning of a permanent human settlement on the Red Planet. What will the path to that successful endeavour look like, how many astronauts and rockets will be launched, and how long will it last?
STAGE DIRECTION: Jaša Koceli
A MUSICAL PERFORMANCE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE, 14+
Premiere: 12th April 2016, Stage under the Stars
The performance Nellie Goodbye is a glimpse behind the curtain, revealing a creative collective, which invites the audience to be present at its band's rehearsals. It is a story about a torn, obstinate and individualistic generation, which although desperately trying to create together, keeps stumbling either into its own barriers or the ones brought about by fate, into which it is stuck. A disease thwarts the youthful plans, forcing the members of the band to reconsider their decisions.
STAGE DIRECTION: Ivana Djilas
VISUAL DESIGN: Donna Wilson
A PUPPET MIX-UP, 2+
Premiere: 21st April 2016, Small Stage
Goose the Bear is a seemingly simple mix-up. One day a little gosling hatches out of a lost egg. From the first moment the little creature is absolutely convinced that it is a bear, since the very first thing it sees is the Bear's face. Hidden behind the tale's letters and imaginary forest's trees are some essential questions about coexistence and accepting of others. Is everything that seems different really so different from us? How much of our time and attention we are ready to dedicate to relationships with other people? Goose the Bear is a story about tolerance and acceptance of
Meta Grgurevič, Urša Vidic
AUTHORS: Urša Vidic
and Meta Grgurevič
MULTIMEDIA SHOW, 14+
Premiere: 23rd June, 18.00-21.00, Tunnel LGL