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Goose the BearPuppet mix-up, length 35 min

Goose the Bear, foto: Urška Boljkovac
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.

2017 Best performance, The Biennial of Puppetry Artists of Slovenia, Maribor
2017 Best actress Maja Kunšič ,The Biennial of Puppetry Artists of Slovenia, Maribor
2017 Best art design Donna Wilson, The Biennial of Puppetry Artists of Slovenia, Maribor
2017 Best performance for kids, Zlata paličica 2017, Festival of Performing Arts for Children and Young People, Ljubljana

The show can be viewed online free of charge as part of Small Size Days 2021, an event organised by 90 theatres and cultural centres from 37 countries, which is taking place all over the world. We have accompanied it with a special teaching materials as an aid to pre-school teachers and teachers wishing to talk about the show. 

Every year, Small Size Days celebrate the wonder of arts and Early Years: bringing the very youngest children, their families and their educators together. Taking place from the 29th to the 31st January 2021, it will this year offer online performances, workshops and other activities for children from 0 to 6. More ... 

PREMIERE: 21st April 2016, Small Stage 

Author: Katja Gehrmann
Director: Ivana Djilas
Visual Design: Donna Wilson
Cast: Urška Hlebec/Aja Kobe, Maja Kunšič, Iztok Lužar
Translator: Alenka Veler
Dramaturgy and Language Coach: Metka Damjan
Scenography: Ajda Vogelnik
Costumography: Jelena Proković
Composer: Blaž Celarec
Puppet Technology: Zoran Srdić
Lighting Design: Danilo Korelec
Music played by: Blaž Celarec, Boštjan Gombač, Žiga Golob, Uroš Rakovec, Adi Jakša, Marko Gregorič
Producer: Ana Rokvić Pinterič
Head of performance and sound designer: Aleš Erjavec
Lighting technician: Matej Vidic
Set Technician: Milan Škrbić
Puppets, Set and Costumes: Zoran Srdić, Donna Wilson, Jessica Money, Sian Leong, Rebecca Rae, Amy Burnand, Kate Morris, Sandra Birjukov, Marjeta Valjavec, Mateja Šušteršič, Polona Černe, Urška Rednak, Erna Štefanič Pislak, Uroš Mehle s. p., Darko Golob