14th International festival for children MINI SUMMER has just begun
Following the performance Dragon and princess which will be performed in Mini teater’s hall at Ljubljana’s castle this Sunday, 1st July 2012 at 6pm
We are inviting you on Tuesday, 3rd July 2012 at 9pm
To the atrium of Križevniška 2 in center of Ljubljana to the third performance of Mini summer festival
extraordinary collage of different themes
The Donkey of Nasareth!
The performance The Donkey of Nazareth represents a dramaturgic collage of Christmas carol motives and specifically animated Christmas crib. It is performed by one actor and two assisting singers, who together act like three carol singers presenting the story about the birth of Jesus. They however retain a certain distance since the truth about this birth and the human hypocrisy of that time as well as of the present days is presented through the eyes of a donkey.
The visual concept created by Agata Freyer is based upon medieval frescoes by Vincent of Kastav. The performance makes use of marionethes - hand puppets on sticks deriving from the court-fool’s sceptre. This is the first professional puppet interpretation of biblical motives after World War II, which for centuries has served as base to European puppetry tradition.
Text after carol motives: Robert Waltl
Directing and dramaturgy: Edi Majaron
Art idea: Agata Freyer Majaron
Music selection: Edi Majaron
Set manufacturing: Darija Herceg
Actors: Robert Waltl
Singers: Edo Strah and Emir Jušič Piber
Puppet performance for adults and children from 5 years up.
Duration: 45 minutes
Opening performance: December 1996
Production: Freyer teater, Ljubljana; Co-production: Mini teater, Ljubljana
Location: Atrium at Križevniška 2