Available for Touring

A Path with No End

One of the promotional slogans of our theatre for the 2016/2017 season is “On paths with no end”. With this slogan, we wanted to hint at the endless dimensions of imagination, which lies at the core of innovativeness and creativity. For several years, the Ljubljana Puppet Theatre has been advertised in Slovenian as the “Kingdom of Imagination”. We have endeavoured to open multisided processes of imagination and learning in which the artists can express the full range of their potential and go beyond it to create works in which the spectators can immerse themselves and find their own impulses and inspiration. We nurture and develop a broad range of expressions, from Theatre for Early Years to contemporary forms of object theatre, as we are positive that the most convincing theatre is not concerned with any formal or generic determinations.

In 2018, the Ljubljana Puppet Theatre will celebrate its 70th anniversary. After all this time, it has come to occupy a special place in Europe – a bridge between the European East and West, between different production protocols and cultural heritages. Being aware of its uniqueness, we strive to take the greatest advantage of our special position. When the theatre is presented internationally, you compare it with the others, and it is at this point that the particularity of our position becomes important. As a trademark, the Ljubljana Puppet Theatre does not represent a singular authorial poetics. With our consistent programming politics, we try to attract various firstrate artists from Slovenia and the broader region,while our seventy-year tradition ensures the quality of the staging. Our regular and systemic financing allows for risks and explorations and at the same time maintains a relatively large body of employees, who also cultivate the traditional skills of making and animating puppets and preserve and present the heritage of Slovenian puppetry. All the above indicates our potential for international cooperation, our theatre is considered as a reliable partner in European projects. This site brings an up-to-date selection of our touring performances, which will undoubtedly be enriched with a few new breakthrough productions of the 2016/17 season. This is why we suggest that you follow us on our path – you will not regret it.

Uroš Korenčan, General Manager

Touring Contact: Pija Bodlaj, Producer, +386 1 3000 993, pija.bodlaj@lgl.si

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Performances

Little Lamp, Pea and the Feather
1+, 35', non-verbal, minimum size of stage: 11x12x5 m, staff on tour: 6, audience: 120, audience on stage
Turlututu
2+, 35', non-verbal, minimum size of stage: 4 x4x3,5 m, staff on tour: 2, audience: 80-100
Catch me!
2+, 30', in Slovenian, English and French, minimum size of stage: 16x5x4 m, staff on tour: 4, audience: 100
Goose the Bear

2+, 35', in Slovenian, easy to understand, minimum size of stage: 6x6x4 m, staff on tour: 6, audience: 100

Little Salamander Goes Across the Road
3+, 40', visual performance, in Slovenian, some poems can be interpretated in host langueage, minimum size of stage: 10x10x4 m, staff on tour: 7, audience: audience on stage
The Four Musicians
3+, 50', in Slovenian, easy to understand, minimum size of stage: 10x10x4 m, staff on tour: 7, audience 120, audience on stage
Duck, Death and the Tulip
5+, 40', visual performance, in Slovenian and English, minimum size of stage: 10x9x4 m, staff on tour: 5, audience: 120, audience on stage
Mission X
6+, 45', non-verbal, minimum size of stage: 12x10x5 m, staff on tour: 8, audience: 200, special features: stage bars needed
Animal Farm
For adult, 55', in Slovenian with English, French and German surtitles, minimum size of stage: 10x11x5 m, staff on tour: 15, audience: 150, special features: viewers should be able to look at ste stage in a (slight) downward direction
In the Back of Time
For adult, 40', minimum size of stage: a site-specific performance to be adjusted to the available space, staff on tour: 7, audience: depending on the available space
Doctor Faust
For adult, 60', in Slovenian with English, French and German surtitles, minimum size of stage: 4x4x3,5 m, staff on tour: 6, audience: 40, special features: on-stage view
Once We Got Lost
12+, 60', in Slovenian with English surtitles, minimum size of stage: 12x8x4 m, staff on tour: 9, audience: 150, special features: audience seating stage-left and stage-right
Scary Fairy
4+, 60', in Slovenian with English surtitles, minimum size of stage: 14x12x4,5 m, staff on tour: 16, audience: 300
Japanese Fairy Tales
6+, 70', in Slovenian, minimum size of stage: 18x18x5, staff on tour: 13, audience: 50, special features: 11 spot flying bars to lift 800 kg
Emil and the Detectives
6+, 70', in Slovenian with English surtitles, minimum size of stage: 12x9x5 m, staff on tour: 16, audience: 200
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