" And acquaint them at the same time with science at the level of practical experiment, establishing picturesque spaces of an unusual natural science adventure with an ecological dimension. "
Ljubljana Puppet Theatre
WHERE / WHEN
19 05 2019 11:00 am.
Klaipėda culture factory
Author Miha Golob
Director Miha Golob
As part of the project Small Size Wide Eyes
Dramaturgy Mojca Redjko
Visual Design Miha Golob
Cast Miha Arh and Gašper Malnar
Set Design Larisa Kazić
Music Miha Arh
Duration 40 mins
In the beginning there is nothing. Like an empty piece of paper, just a moment before it is touched by a pencil or a crayon. And everything is still possible. Then comes a cracking sound and an egg suddenly hatches out of the mist – a tiny little creature, yearning for a cosy home, friends, adventures and the whole colourful World …
Using a simple language of science this aquatic adventure presents a story about travelling, meeting and leave-taking. The concept of open staging encourages children’s individual reflection and creative interpretation. This playful devising, spiced up with a pinch of chemical laboratory, attempts to explain to the youngest viewers that idea is the most precious seed of development, that courage and perseverance are important and that friendship is based on actions and lives in our hearts. And acquaint them at the same time with science at the level of practical experiment, establishing picturesque spaces of an unusual natural science adventure with an ecological dimension.
Miha Golob is a theatre and puppet director. In recent years he received a range of national and international awards both as a puppet director and author. His concepts are often based on the idea of playing through and exploring diverse styles of the object theatre.
The Ljubljana Puppet Theatre (LPT) is the main Slovenian puppet theatre staging puppet and drama performances for children, youngsters and adults. Its predominant target audiences are children and young people. The public institution was established in 1948 (as the City Puppet Theatre) and has been based in Mestni dom in Krekov Square since 1984. In its work, the LPT builds on the hundred-year tradition of Slovenian puppetry. With the establishment of the Museum of Puppetry at the Ljubljana Castle, the LPT officially became the caretaker of this precious, century-old heritage. The theatre manages five regular and several smaller, occasional venues. At these venues, which offer seating for approximately a thousand people, it produces fifteen premieres a year and is visited by around 110,000 spectators.