MATERIA MAGICA

PUPPET THEATRE FESTIVAL / 25-28 05 2017 KLAIPEDA

About

Klaipeda Puppet Theatre is organizing the 9th Puppet Theatre Festival which will be held on the 25th-28th of May, 2017 in Klaipeda, Lithuania. It is the only professional and international visual theatre festival in Western Lithuania. Born in the young and creative minds of puppet theatre students of the Klaipeda University back in 1997, in the years it has grown into an open and diverse platform for native and foreign artists to present their creative work, as well as a vibrant meeting-point to get in touch with colleagues from other countries, theatres, and schools to share their knowledge, experience, and ideas about possible collaborative projects.

2017 is the time for changes for us – having been known as “Karakumų asilėlis” (en. Karakum Donkey) for years the festival is changing its outfit and putting on the new name of MATERIA MAGICA – a combination of words that apart from having this hint of ages-old secret, conveys the very nature of puppet theatre: the coming into life, the promise of vitality rooted in every object that is waiting to be animated by a puppeteer, and the magic material that could transform itself into whatever it wants. MATERIA MAGICA invites you to enter the puzzling, enchanting and inspiring magic cube.


The festival aims at presenting and promoting puppet theatre in its diversity and originality, crossing age and language borders, combining tradition with new wave, its interdisciplinary nature with the depth of pure forms. Every second year it invites renowned and brave theatre groups and independent artists from different countries to share their works, creative vibes and artistic explorations with Lithuanian and guest audience. Apart from theatre shows the festival will present film screenings, workshops, street events. Hopefully, and we’re very optimistic about that, it will continue to be an open platform for informal interaction, making new connections, and planning future projects. So we say: BE CALM. PUPPET ON. And come to Klaipeda.


Festival Organizers

Program

THURSDAY

25 05

Events

  • 8.00 P.M / REPASS / Fekete Seretlek and Studio DAMÚZA / Czech Republic

    Klaipėda Culture Factory
  • 9.30 P.M / Opening of the Festival

    Klaipėda Puppet Theatre

FRIDAY

26 05

Events

  • 10.00 P.M / PUPPET ANIMATION PROGRAMME FOR CHILDREN

    Klaipėda Culture Factory
  • 11.00 P.M / THE FATHER AND THE SEA / Klaipėda Puppet Theatre / Lithuania

    Klaipėda Puppet Theatre
  • 12.00 P.M / THE FATHER AND THE SEA / Klaipėda Puppet Theatre / Lithuania

    Klaipėda Puppet Theatre
  • 12.00 P.M / PUPPET ANIMATION PROGRAMME FOR CHILDREN

    Klaipėda Culture Factory
  • 2.00 P.M / PUPPET ANIMATION PROGRAMME FOR CHILDREN

    Klaipėda Culture Factory
  • 4.00 P.M / TO DIE? I DON'T BELIEVE IT / Collectif 23h50 / France

    Klaipėda Puppet Theatre
  • 7.00 P.M / PAPER CUT / Dir. Yael Rasooly / Israel

    Klaipėda Culture Factory
  • 8.30 P.M / PUPPET ANIMATION PROGRAMME FOR ADULTS

    Klaipėda Culture Factory

SATURDAY

27 05

Events

  • 9.30 A.M – 12.00 P.M / PUPPET THEATRE AND CINEMA WORSKSHOPS / Led by Jūratė Trimakaitė and Birutė Sodeikaitė

  • 11.00 A.M - 5.00 P.M / YOU, ME AND THE OTHERS / Living Statues Project / International group

    Various public spaces in Klaipėda
  • 12.00 P.M / TAILOR MADE / Train Theatre / Israel

    Klaipėda Drama Theatre, Small Hall
  • 2.00 P.M / FLOWER STORIES / Vilnius Theatre Lėlė / Lithuania

    Klaipėda Puppet Theatre
  • 6.00 P.M / PLASTIC HEROES / Dir. Ariel Doron / Israel

    Klaipėda Castle Museum
  • 8.00 P.M / OVIDIA / La Société de la Mouffette / Spain

    Klaipėda Drama Theatre, Rehearsal Hall

SUNDAY

28 05

Events

  • 12:00 P.M / BOUT A BOUT / Le Clan des Songes / France

    Klaipėda Drama Theatre, Small Hall
  • 13:30 P.M / BOUT A BOUT / Le Clan des Songes / France

    Klaipėda Drama Theatre, Small Hall
  • 4:00 P.M / SOLOS / ymedioteatro / Spain

    Klaipėda Culture Factory

Team

Ticket prices to festival events 5 eur – 11.20 eur.
Get your ticket at Klaipeda Puppet Theatre arba TIKETA.
Festival pass to all events – 60 eur. Buy yours at Klaipeda Puppet Theatre.
Wondering if you are not too young for particular performance? Check out our magic materials that will guide you!