Adaptation:
Marek Bečka, Zala Dobovšek

Director:
Marek Bečka

Actors:
Vesna Vončina and Aljaž Jovanović / Jose

Puppet design and artistic concept:
Robert Smolik

Music and songs:
Jose

Photo:
Miha Fras

Preview:
September 2010

Opening performance:
September 2010 as a part of the Ex Ponto Festival

Duration 50 minutes

Puppet play for children over 5 y/o

Cult Snow white directed by exceptional Czech director Marek Bečka who has already thrilled Mini teater's audience with Puss in Boots and The wishing table.

About the performance

The story of Snow White comes to life as a whitty, live and sarcastic comment on the actual state of the world but maintains all the vital fairytale motives that are the red line of this performance.

Fairytale heroes of this performance are not set in the magical surroundings of the enchanted forest, poisoned apples, idyllic nature and supernatural kisses. This time the modern fairytale situations are set in the dark mining town, where - with the help of modern accessories - they also point out the ecological crisis and uncontrolled pollution of the environment. But of course, the evil stepmother, magical mirror, mischievous likable elves and the savior will not be missing even in this Snow White.

About the director

Czech director and puppeteer Marek Bečka was born in 1964 in Plzen, he graduated at the Theatre Academy in Prague (DAMU). In his rich career he acted at the DRAK Theatre in Hradec Kralowe and later as a freelance artists. He created a number of street performances and puppet performances for the youngest spectators and had previously already amazed everyone in Mini teater with two incredible puppet shows Puss in Boots and The Whishing Table.

In his adaptation of original texsts Bečka preserves basic play lines while with bold approaches forming a unique sharpness of humour and expressing real and current image of the world at the same time. The author of this unique reeinerpretation of the cult fairytale Snow White of the Grimm brothers is also the co-founder of the puppet theatre Buchty a loutky in Prague.

Awards

Award For Best Direction for Marek Bečka at the Slovene Bienale of Puppet artists; September 2011

Best Actress and Puppet Animator Award for Eleni Volpi at the Slovene Bienale of Puppet artists; September 2011

Best Actor and Puppet Animator Award for Aljaž Jovanović at the Slovene Bienale of Puppet artists; September 2011

Grand Prix for the Best Performance as a Whole at the 19th International Festival of Children's Theatres Subotica (Serbia); May 2012

Award For Best Direction for Marek Bečka at the 19th International Festival Of Children's Theatres Subotica (Serbia); May 2012

Cat in  Poke Award for The Best Puppet Show of the Summer Puppet Haven 2012 children jury (Maribor, Slovenia); September 2012

Grand Prix for the Best Performance as a Whole at the International Festival of Children's Theatres Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovina); October 2012

Best Show Award at the 15the International Puppet Festival Golden Sparkle (Kragujevac, Serbia); May 2013

Best Actor Award for Jose at the 15th International Puppet Festival Golden Sparkle (Kragujevac, Serbia); May 2013

Best Puppet Design and Scenography for Robert Smolik at the 15the International Puppet Festival Golden Sparkle (Kragujevac, Serbia); May 2013

Best Direction Award for MArek Bečka at the 2nd International Festival of Puppetry in Podgorica (Montenegro); September 2013

Best Scenography Award for Robert Smolik 2nd International Festival of Puppetry in Podgorica (Montenegro); September 2013

Best Puppet Performance of the Festival Award by the children's jury at the 2nd International Festival of Puppetry in Podgorica (Montenegro); September 2013

Best Performance of the 21st Festival of ecological for children and youth in Bačka Palanka (Serbia); August 2015

Grand Prix "Milan Čečuk" for Best Performance as a whole, Award for the Best Performance by the children jury, Award for Best Adaptation and Dramaturgy at the 49th International Puppet Festival PIF (Zagreb, Croatia); September 2016

Festivals and tours abroad

Children Festival Buchty a loutky in Prague (Czech Republic); September 2010

International Puppet Festival Unima in Beveren (Belgium); October 2010

19th International Festival of Children's Theatres Subotica (Serbia); May 2012

Interdisciplinary Festival TREFF in Tallinn (Estionia); May 2012

23th international Puppet Festival Summer Puppet Haven 2012 (Maribor, Slovenia); September 2012

11th International Festival LUTKE in Ljubljana (Slovenia); September 2012

11th International Festival of Children's Theatres Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovina); October 2012

International Moscow Festival of Puppet Theatres (Russia); November 2012

15the International Puppet Fetival Golden Sparkle (Kragujevac, Serbia); May 2013

Puppet Theatre Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina); May 2013

21th Kotor Theatre Festival for Children (Montenegro); July 2013

2nd International Festival of Puppetry in Podgorica (Montenegro); September 2013

International Festival Neues Europa in Köln (Germany), September 2013

Split City Puppet Theatre (Croatia); May 2014

Pegasus Festival (Sweden); July 2015

21st Festival of ecological for children and youth in Bačka Palanka (Serbia); August 2015

International Festival Adults Forbidden (Bulgaria); October 2015

17th International Festival of Puppet Theatres for Children LUTFEST 2016 (East Sarajevo, Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina); May 2016

49th International Puppet Festival PIF (Zagreb, Croatia); September 2016