A Golden Pippi to Mini Teater for Tom Thumb at the Pippi Festival in Velenje
Within the Pippi Festival in Velenje (Slovenia), performances took place in four different stage locations. In the big hall of the Culture Centre Velenje, the Slovene professional theatres for children were presented. This year there were five theatres competing: GOML Ljubljana, Dance Theatre Ljubljana, Slovene Folk Theatre Celje, St. Jacob's Theatre Ljubljana, and Mini Teater Ljubljana. The Golden Pippi for the most Pippi performance was awarded to Mini Teater for its performance Tom Thumb - created after motives written by brothers Grimm, directed by Pavel Polak, and animated by Tjaša Železnik and Miha Arh. The presentation of awards took place on the stage by the Velenje Lake on September 22. The most Pippi performance was selected by a jury composed of nine little girls who represent nine elementary schools located within the territory of the Municipality of Velenje.
This is the second time that Mini Teater was awarded this precious aknowledgement. The first time it was for the performance The Wolf and the Kids.Congratulatios to all who participated to the creation of the performance Tom Thumb!