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Foto Jaka Varmuž
Stage Under the Stars
Length 35 min
Tone Pavček
Angels  3+
Director and choreographer: Mala Kline
Staged poetry
Angels ('Angeli', 2012) was the last volume of poetry by one of Slovenia's most celebrated contemporary poets, Tone Pavček (1928-2011). This literary testament rounded off an extraordinary body of work whirling with verses of life, love and fidelity.
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Aquarium, foto: Urška Boljkovac
Kulturnica LGL
Length 40 min
Miha Golob
Aquarium  3+
Director: Miha Golob
Aquatic adventure
In the beginning there is nothing. Like an empty piece of paper, just a moment before it is touched by a pencil or a crayon. And everything is still possible. Then comes a cracking sound and an egg suddenly hatches out of the mist – a tiny little creature, yearning for a cosy home, friends, adventures and the whole colourful World …
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Big-Eyes the Little Owl, foto Jaka Varmuž
Grand Stage LGL
Length 45 min
Svetlana Makarovič
Director: Brane Vižintin
Marionette performance
Big-Eyes the Little Owl is the first work that Svetlana Makarovič wrote for children and also her first work staged at the Ljubljana Puppet Theatre. It was directed by Matjaž Loboda and premiered in 1972, bringing a pleasant and welcome refreshment to the repertoire, which at the time consisted mostly of foreign works. It was only thereafter that the most important Slovenian writers also started writing puppet plays. Makarovič created a sweet, nice and poetic story about a little whimsical owl called Big-Eyes, who decides she no longer wants to be an ordinary, nocturnal bird, but a day owl. The Moon tries to dissuade her, but to no avail. In the morning when the owl family crawls into bed, Big-Eyes puts on her sunglasses and boisterously flies into the bright day. On her journey, she meets a number of animals and has numerous adventures – also dangerous ones!
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Catch me!
Small Stage LGL
Length 30 min
Saša Eržen
Catch me!  2+
Lutkovno gledališče Ljubljana and Umetniško društvo Konj
Director: Silvan Omerzu
Puppet performance
A comedy with running and singing designed for the youngest audience and directed by a versatile puppet artist Silvan Omerzu, features an artistically purified, musically inspiring, playful and dynamic work. A simple, modular stage assembly, with wooden puppets and props, unfolds before the viewers an exciting and - until the performance’s very ending - interesting competition between the two neighbours, who eventually become friends. Its witty text was contributed by the writer of the younger generation Saša Eržen, whose picture book »The One about the Fleas« ranked her among the five finalists for the Original Slovenian Picture Book Award.
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Foto Matej Povše
Grand Stage LGL
Length 35 min
Isabel Minhós Martins
Directed by: Katja Povše
A live-action puppet production
Don't Cross the Line is a theatrical thriller of constant trial and loss. The stage has been commandeered by General Big Eye, who has refused entry to puppets and actors – for good.
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Duck, Death and the Tulip, foto: Miha Fras
Šentjakobski oder LGL
Length 40 min
Wolf Erlbruch
Director: Fabrizio Montecchi
Shadow performance
Duck, Death and the Tulip is a gentle, friendly and discreet staging, confronting children with death without any embellishment or pathos, but rather through a refined sense of delicacy of the selected topic. The narrative about illness, departing and lost comes to life on the stage as a warm and vital story about the preciousness of closeness and friendship. It is a suggestive fusion of live acting, animation and shadow theatre, visually attracting and astonishing children and at the same time unobtrusively caressing them and presenting them with a thought about the transience and vulnerability of life.
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Emil and the Detectives, foto: Gregor Gobec
Grand Stage LGL
Length 70 min
Erich Kästner
Director: Ajda Valcl
A detective story
The performance Emil and the Detectives is based on a novel for children by the German writer Erich Kästner (1899–1974) who is certainly acknowledged as one of the most widely read children’s writers. The novel, which was first published in 1929, is Kästner’s first and also most popular children’s book. It was translated into more than 60 languages and has already seen quite a number of stage and film adaptations, the last one premiered in Germany in 2001.
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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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Four Black Ants, foto: Urška Boljkovac
Small Stage LGL
Length 35 min
Anja Štefan
Director: Martina Maurič Lazar
Puppet performance
Four Black Ants is a set of short parables about four little ants that contains just the right amount of everything – poetry, humour, rhythm, words, rhymes, heartiness and wisdom. They are full of little pleasures and funny adventures, inciting meditative reflections and arousing reactions with their clever sting.
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Goodbye, foto Jana Jocif
Kulturnica LGL
Length 30 min
Ulf Nilsson
Goodbye  5+
Directed and Visually Designed by: Jasna Vastl
A puppet miniature about the passing away
Once upon a time Mr. August was young and strong, but now he is old and tired. Most of the time, he just seats and thinks about his life. In his life he had a wife Victoria, who was as black as night and as beautiful as a sunny day, six small, roguish children, three cuddles a day, 728 cucumbers … and also a letter or two in his mailbox, from time to time. Every morning, Mr August carefully checks his mail. Even when he feels very bad.
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Goose the Bear, foto: Urška Boljkovac
Small Stage LGL
Length 35 min
Katja Gehrmann
Director: Ivana Djilas
Puppet mix-up
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 diversity.
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Photo Jaka Varmuž
Small Stage LGL
Length 45 min
Puppet production
How Mister Felix Entered a Bicycle Race is the story of a local eccentric who enters a cycle race on a whim. Instead of a racing bicycle, he rides a small, borrowed city bike, and rather than victory, he pursues pleasure – in riding, drinking lemonade, taking a dip in cold water, enjoying the beautiful day.
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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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Make Me a Coffin For Him, foto Jaka Varmuž
Kulturnica LGL
Length 30 min
Lutkovno gledališče Ljubljana and Umetniško društvo Konj
Director: Jan Zakonjšek
Tragic Cheerful Puppet Performance
The play Make Me a Coffin for Him from 1993 represents an anthology of the nineties, since it features, as Barbara Orel wrote, "primal iconography, infernal content and demonic energy; it is, in a word—diabolical."
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Martin Krpan, foto Jaka Varmuž
Grand Stage LGL
Fran Levstik
Director: Tin Grabnar
A Wild Puppet Adventure
The text for the wild puppet adventure Martin Krpan is based on the folk tale by Fran Levstik, published in The Slovene Herald (Slovenski glasnik) 160 years ago. Throughout its history the famous story about a courageous, strong, lucid, ordinary and modest hero lived to see many of its reprints, adaptations, illustrations, radio plays, theatre adaptations, and even an animated cartoon film. Although he was well aware of the fact that the then mostly illiterate, ordinary Slovenian people needed a simple story about a peasant hero, whom they could understand and identify with, Levstik, when conceiving his tale, succeeded not to fall into an unambiguous writing.
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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?
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My Grandfather was a Cherry Tree, photo Jaka Varmuž
Šentjakobski oder LGL
Length 45 min
Angela Nanetti
Directed by: Fabrizio Montecchi
Shadow puppet performance
“I can hear it, grandpa, I can hear it...” says Tonino when his grandfather asks him to close his eyes and listen to the cherry tree breathing. Tonino hears the rustle of leaves in the wind, the groan of branches, the singing of birds—he hears life...
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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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Peter Pan, foto Jaka Varmuž
Stage Under the Stars
Length 75 min
Jera Ivanc according to the text Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie
Peter Pan  5+
Director: Yulia Roschina
Dramatic performance
Peter Pan is a tale of never-ending childhood. The main hero’s greatest wish is to remain a child forever, as he is convinced that growing up robs people off their imagination and makes them boring. Peter Pan is also one of the most known and famous fairy tales that revolves around the eternal theme of growing up, discovering of new sensations and accepting responsibilities. It is, at the same time, rounded up by a great deal of magic and symbolism. The young hero doesn't want to grow old, he doesn't even want to grow up. Instead he wants to fly, fight with Captain Hook and explore the Neverland. This clever and lively boy has been conquering children's imaginations and hearts all over the world for more than hundred years, since his character has been revived in many films, musicals, plays and books.
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Foto DUM
Stage Under the Stars
Length 45 min
Mateja Bučar, Vadim Fiškin
Red Shoes  5+
Coproduction DUM - društvo umetnikov / The DUM Association of Artists, Lutkovno gledališče Ljubljana, Kino Šiška
Choreography: Mateja Bučar
Dance performance
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Room on the Broom, foto: Urška Boljkovac
Grand Stage LGL
Length 50 min
Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler
Director: Jaka Ivanc
Puppet performance
Room on the Broom is yet another hit, written by Scottish writer Julia Donaldson, who is an old acquaintance of Puppet Theatre, and her loyal collaborator - German illustrator -, Axel Scheffler. They are also the authors of the famous picture book The Gruffalo and its no less popular sequel The Gruffalo's Child.
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Photo Jaka Varmuž
Stage Under the Stars
Length 50 min
Miha Golob
Sand Pit  5+
Directed and designed by: Miha Golob
A creative playground
Four strangers enter a vast field of possibilities. They start building a fragile, shifting world, the grains of sand coming together to form a universe, time, creatures, landscapes, natural phenomena, moods and relationships, architecture and objects. These are made by designing, pouring, blowing, sweeping, treading, tracing, etching, drawing, funnelling, spilling, sowing, wiping, skipping, skidding, adding, removing, piling up, taking down, carrying away, bringing in ...
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Sapramouse
Grand Stage LGL
Length 40 min
Svetlana Makarovič
Director: Nace Simončič / Brane Vižintin
Puppetheque performance
The most famous Slovenian marionette is Sapramouse. Slovenian children could not even imagine growing up without the fairy tales, written by Svetlana Makarovič. Over the years there has been a myriad of puppet performances based on her literary material that have enchanted our young viewers. The clever and brave Sapramouse is considered the greatest Slovenian puppet hit ever. It’s best known staging was the one premiered back in 1986 in the Lutkovno gledališče Ljubljana (and directed by Nace Simončič) that has remained uninterruptedly on the theatre’s repertoire until today. Sapramouse is a true testament of the fact that today's children can be attracted by far less spectacular creations from the ones including modern technology; only they have to be convincing both in terms of their texts and realization. The popular show that has lived to see a record number of replays (almost 1.700), has had travelled more than halfway around the world.
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Scary Fairy, Foto: Urška Boljkovac
Grand Stage LGL
Length 60 min
Jana Bauer
Director: Matjaž Farič
Performance for little Villains
Unlike most of the kind mythological and fairytale creatures, this Scary Fairy 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.
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Scritch Scratch Scraww Plop!
Small Stage LGL
Length 40 min
Kitty Crowther
Director: Ivana Djilas
Puppet performance
Aimed at the very youngest viewers, Scritch Scratch Dip Clapote! is a tender fairy tale that weaves together strong emotions and rich imagination. A Frog named Jerko is afraid of going to sleep; what is that sound—scritch scratch scraww plop—that keeps coming from under his bed? Jerko's father tries to reassure him that there is nothing to be afraid of—until he himself goes to lie in the bed, only to be woken up in the night by the same mysterious sound.
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Seal, Photo Jaka Varmuž
Grand Stage LGL
Length 55 min
Matija Solce
Seal  3+
Director and Composer: Matija Solce
Lapland Tales in Music and Paper
Every person, animal and thing has a soul. This understanding is possessed, for the most part, by those forgotten but still living peoples who, however inscrutable they seem to us, hold in their hands the threads of the collective unconscious of cultural memory. The Seal is a play based on the motifs of Lapp folktales and the ethnic heritage of this disappearing culture. They tell us and make us recognise that there are modes of communication other than language.
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Secret Society PGC, foto: Urška Boljkovac
Šentjakobski oder LGL
Length 80 min
Anton Ingolič, Nebojša Pop Tasić
Director: Marko Bulc - Mare
Dramatic performance
Secret Society PGC is a legendary text and children's classic story, written by Slovenian writer Anton Ingolič in 1958. He was one of the first post-war authors, who, inspired by the real life of young people in that period of time, addressed their topical issues through depicting their unusual adventures. Thus many generations of children used to grow up along with the very popular and famous Society of Pingoclavulus - or shortened PGC. This modern re-interpretation of the Secret Society PGC was staged in our theatre for the first time.
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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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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.
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Somewhere Else, photo: Jaka Varmuž
Tunnel LGL
Length 45 min
Zala Dobovšek, Nina Šorak, Tin Grabnar, Asja Kahrimanović Babnik
Director: Tin Grabnar
Animated chalkboard tale
The performance tells us about a little girl, who finds herself caught in the middle of the war. It is through her eyes that we observe her changing city, filled with horrors, violence and fear. But, hope too. Threatening planes are flying over the city, the streets are empty and there is no food left on the shelves in the store. The school is closed. And every now and then gunshots are heard nearby. Her environment gradually changes …And becomes intolerable. The little girl’s only wish is to go to another country, where it would be much nicer. She wants to go somewhere else, somewhere far away from the war atrocities. »I woke up this morning, washed my teeth as usually, ate my breakfast and went to school. Everything was pretty much as usual. And only yesterday I played with my friends in the backyard as well. Everything is different now. I am not allowed to go to the backyard any more. It is too dangerous. And when the thunder is heard, I must run to the basement with my mother. I don’t see my friends any more either. And the school is over. They just closed it.«
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Spotty the Ball, foto Ada Hamza
Grand Stage LGL
Length 45 min
Jan Malík
A Puppetheque Performance
In 1936, Czech puppeteer Jan Malík created one of the most frequently performed puppet plays in the world. In 1951, the performance and its now cult marionettes were first presented to the audience in the Ljubljana Puppet Theatre, under the direction of Jože Pengov, which changed the hitherto puppet art in terms of its content, as well as dramaturgical and technical approach. With her visual design Ajša Pengov set up a new criterion as in the marionettes proportions as well as in their characterisation. The then newest technical acquisition – the conveyor belt – introduced the so called “dramaturgy of travelling”.
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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 Four Musicians
Grand Stage LGL
Length 50 min
Matija Solce
Director: Matija Solce
Puppet performance
This well known folk tale of the musicians of Bremen gave Matija Solce, an established puppet artist, foundation for a vivacious and friendly performance, which combines puppets and music. As they do in the fairy-tale, the four animals make a journey, and they surprise the town folk with their music.
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The Gruffalo, foto: Urška Boljkovac
Grand Stage LGL
Length 40 min
Julia Donaldson - Milan Dekleva
Director: Jaka Ivanc
Puppet performance
The Mouse heads for the woods to find a hazelnut. There the predators lie in wait for him. But he knows exactly what to do. To turn them away, he makes up a story about a Gruffalo. Apparently the Gruffalo adores foxes, owl ice cream with juice and roasted snakes. And yes, his Gruffalo is so dreadful that the Mouse becomes the most important animal in the forest. But if he really wants to get his breakfast, he has to deal with the Gruffalo as well. He suddenly finds the Mouse yummy himself. No way, that won’t be so easy, pal! The Gruffalo was in fact a very special creature, invented by the Mouse to frighten the other animals. And now he suddenly appears in flesh! Will the Mouse be resourceful enough to beat him as well?
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The Gruffalo's Child, foto: Miha Fras
Grand Stage LGL
Length 40 min
Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler
Director: Jaka Ivanc
Puppet performance
The Gruffalo’s Child is a sequel of The Gruffalo, which was premiered with great success at the Lutkovno gledališče Ljubljana / Ljubljana Puppet Theatre in April 2013. Both picture books were written by the English playwright Julia Donaldson. The Gruffalo (1999) is a genuine international publishing phenomenon as it was translated into 50 languages and sold out in more than 4 million copies all over the world. Its sequel, The Gruffalo's Child, published back in 2004, is no less famous or known than its predecessor.
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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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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.
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The Seamstress of The Mist, photo Jaka Varmuž
Length 45 min
Agnès de Lestrade and Valeria Docampo
Director, Dramatization, Lighting Design: Tamara Kučinović
Dramatic performance
Every person has an innate ability to conceal their hardship and sorrow. This is how emptiness is born. Emptiness is formed in various situations and in different ways. Most often, it is due to the loss of someone or something. Sometimes even ourselves. In that emptiness we keep our losses, pain, and our unwanted self. That is why we like to hide. From ourselves and others. We believe that this is the only thing that will save us. But it’s not that simple. Rose’s homeland is shrouded in fog which covers everything that its inhabitants don’t want to see. Rose hides her emptiness by hiding the emptiness of others. Rose is a seamstress of the mist. Every morning she catches mist in her large butterfly net, persistently spinning and weaving fabrics, and covering everything her fellow citizens don’t want to see. Soon enough, however, Rose’s homeland is covered in thick fog that can’t be captured.
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The Sky Above, photo Jaka Varmuž
Stage Under the Stars
Length 40 min
Tin Grabnar, Tjaša Bertoncelj, Tadeja Pungerčar
Lutkovno gledališče Ljubljana, Mladinsko Theatre, University of Ljubljana, Kino Šiška Centre for Urban Culture
Directed and conceived: Tin Grabnar
Documentary theatre performance
With the performance, director Tin Grabnar and other members of the creative team aim to raise awareness about the causes and effects of climate change; about the interconnection between events and people’s behaviour across the globalised world; and about the power of the individual to change things for the better.
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The Smartest Giant in Town
Grand Stage LGL
Length 40 min
Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler
Directed by: Jaka Ivanc
Puppet performance
Following the Gruffalo and the Gruffalo's child, who had to face their fears in a forest full of predators, and the adventures of a not-at-all evil witch in ‘Room on the Broom’, the Ljubljana Puppet Theatre returns with ‘The Smartest Giant in Town’, a production based on another bestselling book by the acclaimed Scottish writer Julia Donaldson and the German illustrator Axel Scheffler. Directed by Jaka Ivanc and adapted for the stage by Jure Karas, with original music by Davor Herceg, this is a playful portrayal of the value of generosity and helping each other.
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The Steadfast Tin Soldier, Illustration Tina Dobrajc
Hans Christian Andersen, Matija Solce
Directed by: Matija Solce
An object and musical cabaret
Love has a multitude of expressions and takes various unusual forms. This story is about the love of a tin soldier for a paper ballerina. Out of twenty-six tin soldiers, this is the only one to only have one leg. He was made last and they ran out of tin to finish him. From where he is standing, he sees a beautiful young dancer who, much like him, is standing on one foot. One day, suddenly, the tin soldier falls out of the window on the street below. It is destiny that determines the beautiful, yet tragic, storyline.
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The Visitor, photo Jaka Varmuž
Small Stage LGL
Length 40 min
Inspired by Antje Damm's children book
Director: Ivana Djilas
Puppet performance
Elsa is an elderly woman, whose fear and loneliness keeps her at home behind closed doors all the time. Her life has become devoid of colour. One day, a paper plane flies through her window. The boy next door comes to get it back. Elsa opens the door and the boy brings into her life the curiosity and playfulness typical of children. He will help Elsa open her safe cocoon and colour her life.
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The Whale on the Beach, foto Jaka Varmuž
Šentjakobski oder LGL
Length 80 min
Vinko Möderndorfer
A Theatre Performance
The main heroine Nika is a slightly unusual primary school pupil. Having moved to a new place with her family, she is now attending a new school. The girl is getting acquainted with her new classmates, new teachers and new problems. She is trying to make some new contacts and find some new friends. Observing a myriad of rogueries, performed by the playful primary school pupils, we will not only be able to get to know them in particular, but their teachers and parents as well. Unveiling gradually in front of our very eyes, will be the secrets, kept by every human being in this world. Even by Nika. For she has a great secret … That turns out not to be so great at the end after all.
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Photo Mankica Kranjec
Šentjakobski oder LGL
Length 60 min
Lyman Frank Baum, Jera Ivanc
Directed by: Yulia Roschina
A musical fairy tale
The Wizard of Oz is the story of an unusual journey across the Land of Oz, where Dorothy, the protagonist, makes three new friends who join her in her quest to find the all-knowing, all-seeing and all-powerful Wizard of Oz.
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Stage Under the Stars
Length 55 min
Jan Rozman, Julia Keren Turbahn
Production Emanat, co-production Lutkovno gledališče Ljubljana, in cooperation with FELD Theater für junges Publikum
Dance performance
I never knew a thing could do so much. I never thought it was possible, but now I’m getting in touch? What can I do and can the sponge do it too? There are so many things that make me feel yellow and blue.
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Virginia Wolf, foto: Urška Boljkovac
Grand Stage LGL
Length 50 min
Kyo Maclear
Director: Fabrizio Montecchi
Shadow performance
The staging of Virginija Volk (Virginia Wolf) will be based on the motifs from the picture book by Kyo Maclean and Isabelle Arsenault. Vanessa has a sister Virginia, who feels wolfish and behaves that way too. She constantly howls, snarls and yelps, she is moody, she doesn't feel like hanging out with anybody, everything annoys her and nothing in this world can comfort her. But Vanessa decides to put her in a good mood. She tries just about everything, but it's not that easy. Finally, Virginia tells her that she would be happy if she could fly away. Somewhere, where there are muffins, beautiful flowers and trees, and where there is absolutely no grief. To the Flower Park! Without hesitation, Vanessa looks up for a box of crayons and the walls in the room soon become colourful and picturesque Virginia's room turns into a Flower Valley - a blooming garden, full of colours and freshness. Suddenly, everything begins to fly, and becomes bright and cheerful, including Virginia herself.
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Who Made Videk's Shirt
Grand Stage LGL
Length 35 min
Fran Levstik – Eka Vogelnik
Director: Eka Vogelnik
Puppet performance
The story was written by Fran Levstik, and we know it just as well as his story about Martin Krpan. They are both quite old. But in the words of Hans Christian Andersen: Stories are like many people – they grow better with age.
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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.
Kritike