DarkroomPuppet cabaret, length 75 min

Darkroom, Foto Jaka Varmuž
Based on Hans Christian Andersen's The Steadfast Tin Soldier, the puppet cabaret Darkroom explores the properties of objects from their own perspective and brings them to life in a primal way.

The rhythmic text, expressive musical passages and vibrant sound design are then woven into an active relationship with the objects, creating a relationship between minimalism and cacophony and contrasts between the atmosphere of a tea party and the live animation of the material. And just like Andersen, the production exposes the viewer-soldier to the elements of earth, air, water and fire, but places them in a photographic studio, a darkroom. In this darkroom, the objects, the animators and the spectators leave behind imprints of memories of the events in their city and those of Andersen's stories. The imprints then literally evolve before our eyes and enter into new relationships.

Lutkovno gledališče Ljubljana (1948) is Slovenia's central puppet theatre, which celebrated its 70th anniversary in autumn 2018. The Lutkovno gledališče Ljubljana performs twelve new works per year for children, young people and adults in six venues, combining classical puppet forms with a variety of contemporary performance practises. It organises the biennial festival of contemporary puppetry art LUTKE. Another important activity of the theatre is the preservation of the rich heritage of Slovenian puppetry, which is on display in the Museum of Puppetry at the Ljubljana Castle.

For adults, 75 min.
In Slovenian and English.

Lutkovno gledališče Ljubljana (Slovenia)
Direction, adaptation and music: Matija Solce
Visual design: Tomáš Žižka, Nerea Cuesta Garcia
Dramaturgy: Jelena Sitar, Benjamin Zajc
Co-creation of music: Filip Šebšajevič
Directing assistance: Tončica Knez
Set design assistance: Katarina Planinc
Lighting design: Kristjan Vidner
Props: Zoran Srdić, Olga Milić
Sound design: Aleš Erjavec
Cast: Asja Kahrimanović Babnik, Gašper Malnar, Miha Arh, Filip Šebšajevič as guest, Tončica Knez as guest, Klemen Kovačič as guest, Tajda Lipicer as guest, Sara Šoukal as guest, Helena Šukljan as guest
25.09.2022 at 18:00
Stage: Kulturnica LGL
25.09.2022 at 20:30
Stage: Kulturnica LGL