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Four Black AntsPuppet performance, length 35 min

Four Black Ants, foto: Urška Boljkovac
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.
What is it that the ants see when they set out for a lair in order to meet a bear? Instead of seeing the bear they finally see reason! When it rains and they feel sick at heart, they huddle together until their anxiety goes away. In the glow of moonlight they tell each other fairy tales that take them on a journey around the world, where the sun looks like a sweet mandarin that will melt them into sun rays as soon as they approach. Having no ears, they pin their earrings on hats and shawls for he who sees with all his heart, knows no boundaries. Just as the sea that they consider to be their home, although they have never paddled in it. On the outside the sea ants look like the other members of their species. And on the inside, on the inside they have a heart that is as boundless as the sea.

Anja Štefan - Slovenian poet, writer and story teller - has created in collaboration with the illustrator Zvonko Čeh a charming, witty picture book that is - enriched with the adventures of four little black ants – bound to come to life in all the possible dimensions that the puppet stage has to offer.  

You can watch the show also as a video on demand Vimeo On Demand (VOD)
Price 5 Euro

Premiere: 14.05.2014
Author: Anja Štefan
Director: Martina Maurič Lazar
Dramatisation: Anja Štefan, Martina Maurič Lazar
Dramaturgy: Jera Ivanc
Cast: Asja Kahrimanović, Polonca Kores, Matevž Müller, Katja Povše g. a.
Visual Design: Zvonko Čoh
Puppet and Set Design Technology: Žiga Lebar
Music written and performed by: Milko Lazar, Nino de Gleria
Lighting Design: Kristjan Vidner
Language Coaching: Irena Androjna Mencinger
Costume Design: Jadranka Pavlović
Producer: Pija Bodlaj
Stage Manager and Sound Designer: Izidor Kozelj
Music recorded in Studio: Ropotarnica
Lighting Technician: Kristjan Vidner
Stage Technicians: Milan Škrbić, Andrej Slinkar, Niko Štabuc
Technology, Puppets and Set Construction: Žiga Lebar
Puppets, Set and Costume Construction: Iztok Bobić, Sandra Birjukov, Maja Češnovar, Polona Černe, Zvonko Čoh, Zala Kalan, Larisa Kazić, Jernej Remše, Mitja Ritmanič, Zoran Srdić, Marjeta Valjavec
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