JUNE IN LJUBLJANA
Three Mini teater’s performances in June at Kongresni trg, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Monday, 11th June 2012 at 10 am.
Performance directed by extraordinary director Marek Bečka, who has already in Mini teater set on stage Puss in Boots and The wishing table. Marek Bečka’s adaptions are always full of black humor, improvisation and dribbling between different puppet techniques and their stage methodology. In his adaptations he stays loyal to the basic elements but on the other hand with bald approaches shapes his own sharpness of humor, through which real and actual reflection of the world is shown. Therefore the characters of Mini teater’s Snow white are no longer set in the world of magical forest and trees, ideal nature, poisoned apples and magical kisses. But on the other hand there cannot be a Snow white without the evil stepmother, magical mirror, dwarfs and of course the savior.
Adaptation: Marek Bečka, Zala Dobovšek
Directed by Marek Bečka
Starring: Elena Volpi/Ajda Toman/Vesna Vončina in Jose/Aljaž Jovanović
Music and songs: Jose
Puppet performance for children from 5 years of age.
Duration: 50 minutes
The performance was created within the international European project »Puppet Nomad Academy 1«, financially supported by the European Comission, programme Culture (2007-2013). This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
Tuesday, 12th June 2012 at 10 am.
DRAGON AND PRINCESS
Once lived a king who had three unmarried daughters. First was princess Jera, who screamed, shouted and complained all day long.
The other was princess Bistra, who had the determination of a general and the wisdom of a king. The third was princes Mila … she was indeed a good princess and of loving heart. One day a dragon flew to the kingdom to ask the king for the hand in marriage of one of his daughters. Do you want to know what happened?
After fairy tale by Milada Mašatová, written by P. Dušova.
Director: Petronela Dušová
Performers: Katja Povše, Saša Pavlin Stošić and Klemen Janežič
Puppets and Set Design: Miroslav Duša
Music: Peter Tarkay
Translation: Anjuša Belehar
Lecturer: Maja Cerar
Puppet performance for children from 3 years of age.
Duration: 40 minutes
The performance was created within the international European project »Puppet Nomad Academy 2«, financially supported by the European Comission, programme Culture (2007-2013). This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
Mini teater is engaged in several European projects, financially supported by the European Comission, programme Culture (2007-2013)
Wednesday, 13th June 2012 at 10 am.
This performance was created for our youngest spectators. The adaptation of the well known Grimm's fairy tale was done in co-operation with prominent Czech artists: Pavel Polak, a freelance artist and former director and art manager of the Czech theatre Naivni Divadlo Liberec; Jaroslav Milfajt, set and puppet designer working with most of the Czech theatres; and Vitezslav Hadl, a popular Czech composer who, among other, works a lot for film and television. Polak's Tom Thumb represents a variation based upon motives from a classical fairy tale about a little boy with a great heart.
This is a story about a couple with no children. They finally get a child, a little boy who is no bigger than a thumb, so they name him Tom Thumb. The boy is strong and he can help his father in ploughing. They are very poor, so Tom Thumb convinces his father to sell him to the King. The King, however, gives Tom Thumb as a present to the Princess who treats him very badly. So, Tom Thumb decides to run away. On his way he meets two brigands who are planning to rob the King's treasury. Tom Thumb is brave enough to chase the two bandits away. The King is grateful and he grants Tom Thumb the permission to return to his parents.
Text after J. and W. Grimm: Pavel Polak
Translation: Majda PotrataDirector: Pavel Polak
Set and puppets made by: Jaroslav Milfajt
Music: Vitezslav Hadl
Lecturer: Mateja Dermelj
Actors: Tina Potočnik in Marko Plantan
Puppet and theatre performance for children from 3 years of age
Duration: 40 minutes