The aim of the dramatized poetry by Srečko Kosovel is to encourage the viewers to indulge in wonder as well as to soften, cheer up and rock themselves into the simple rhythms of his verses. This poetic and puppet collage takes its viewers to the world of sensory, musical and imaginative theatre.
We thus invite you to use all your senses and enter the theatre, which in fact is the World itself and to allow yourselves to be amazed! It really offers so many interesting things … There are no puppets in our performance. But the animation is there! The animation of everything: space, material, objects, light, sounds, words, people. We animate the poet himself. We animate Srečko Kosovel, we animate the performance and we animate the viewers. Why? Our intention is not only to enjoy the images and events, mediated by the poems but also to capture their spirit.STARTING
POINTS FOR THE DISCUSSION PRECEDING AND FOLLOWING THE PERFORMANCE
Salamander Goes Across the Road is an interactive performance, aimed at practically all generations,
which is why the activities preceding and following the event should
be adapted to different age groups.
pupils should be given a preliminary presentation of the poetry of
Srečko Kosovel, although this is not necessary.
the non-conventional mode of staging.
a poem by Kosovel and create different fantasy images in sand.
Discuss this very special artistic way of expression and research
the ancient tradition, originating from Vanuatu in the Pacific
the world of shadow with the help of graphoscope. Play with sand,
water, colours and different materials.
a handkerchief to create different simple puppets: a dormouse, a
dwarf, a bird …
you remember the finger play that goes with the poem Mravljica (Little
You can find several similar plays in the book by Igor Cvetko Slovenske
otroške prstne igre (Slovene
Children's Finger Plays,
the theatre booklet, made as a flipbook – a special »book animated cartoon« with successive pictures,
creating an impression of moving pictures when folded and leafed
through. Make a version of your own.