Festival Award to Robert Waltl for The Ugly Duckling in Prague
The performance The Ugly Duckling directed by Robert Waltl and produced by MINI TEATER was a glamorous hit again - this time in the World Festival of Puppetry Art in Prague. The professional jury awarded a special prize to the director Robert Waltl for his modern puppetry dramaturgy shaping this performance. After the award of the professional jury and the award of the children jury in the Polish festival EUROFEST in Slupsk, this is the third award to this performance in one month.
The festival in Prague – it took place form May 17 to May 31 – assembled numerous groups and theatres from France, Cyprus, Hungary, Romania, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Venezuela, Chile, Holland, Belgium, Denmark, Norway, China, Thailand, Iran, Poland, Slovenia, and Czech Republic. This year too, the festival was organized with great success by the WAP (World Association of Puppeteers) and the International Institute of Marionette Art in three different main locations. The Ugly Duckling was performed at the theatre Divadlo Karlova 44 in the very centre of the town on May 21 as the only performance representing Slovenia. This year, the public was especially interested in the film puppetry programme prepared by our colleagues from Spain.