About the performance
This is a story about a Princess who lost her golden ball and a Frog who finds the ball in puddle and brings it back to the Princess. But in return for the golden ball, the Frog demands the Princess' love.
The story deals with the ever-present demand for compromise and its message is dedicated at all young princesses. It points out the possibility of looking at things from a different point of view - what at first sight may seem ugly, usually requires us to have some patience in order to discover its true beauty.
The performance was created in co-operation with acknowledged Bulgarian puppet artists: the director Slavčo Malenov (known to our younger audience members for his performances Caliph Stork, Lion With No Tail, Little One, Mini Circus) is a puppet direction graduate of the Bulgarian State Academy of Film and Theatre Art; he later specialised at the International Puppet Institute Charleville-Mezieres in France. He works with a number of puppet theatres in Bulgaria and abroad. Since 1993 he has been teaching at the above State Academy.
The puppets were painted by Silva Bačvarova, a set design graduate of the State Academy of Plastic Art. She has worked for the Plovdiv national puppet theatre and is presently employed as set designer at theAtelie 313 theatre. She works as a teacher at the State Academy of Theatre and Film Art in Sofia.
Art design is by Vasill Rokomanov, also a set design graduate of the above State Academy. He has worked as a designer for the Society and Law magazine, and since 2002 has been employed as a set designer at Atelier 313, and as a teacher of set design at the State Academy of Theatre and Film Art in Sofia. He works as set designer with numerous theatres and puppet theatres.
Festivals and tours
Croatia, Austria, Belgium, Italy, Hungary
Slovene Drama Artists Association Award for Robert Waltl