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MINI SUMMER 2013

MINI TEATER'S 15th INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN

 

Dear puppet and theatre lovers, dear friends of Mini teater!

Mini Summer Festival, Mini teater's 15th International Festival, for children in which wonderful summer months of puppet performances and creative afternoons await us!

Already for the first day we are preparing the 100th Gala Replay of the internationally several times awarded Snow White, the 250th Gala Replay of the Puss in Boots and a great hungarian performance The Seven Headed Fairy. On July the 14th the premiere of Sapramouse of Svetlana Makarovič and directed by Robert Waltl, when the little mouse will come to life in Flemish! Mini Summer Festoval, lasting from 29th of June and up until 1st of September 2013, will be diverse also in continuation! In addition to performances of Mini teater we will have a chance to see great visiting performances form Czech Republik, Slovakia, Hungary, Belgium and Bosnia and Herzegovina,  while at Republic of Croatia's joining the European Union we are dedicating this years' festival also to a special presentation of the Croatian theatre and puppet art for children through their actors, performances, authors and other theatre creators.

Join us this summer on our unforgettable festival journey for children and all that cherish arts for children. And let yourselves feel the magic that only puppets and theatre can create!

 

Performances: 2 €

Workshops: Free admitance

The first day, 29th of June 2013, all the events are admitance free

 

OPENING OF THE MINI SUMMER FESTIVAL

SATURDAY, JUNE 29th FROM 10 A.M. ON

LOCATION: MINI TEATER, KRIŽEVNIŠKA STREET

 

AT 10 A.M.: SNOW WHITE - 100th REPLAY

LOCATION: MINI TEATER'S OUTSIDE STAGE ON KRIŽEVNIŠKA STREET

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! The story of Snow White comes to life as 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.

 

Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

Direction: Marek Bečka

Cast: Elena Volpi/Ajda Toman/Vesna Vončina and Jose/Aljaž Jovanović

Production: Mini teater Ljubljana (Slovenia)

 

Puppet play: 3+

Duration: 50 min

Language: Slovene

 

AT 3 P.M.: CREATIVE WORKSHOPS

FELT BALLS AND MINI SHADOW THEATRE

Nina will help you make cute balls from wool, that can also became rattles. You will work with wool, that your little fingers and hands will transform into colourfull balls. And in the middle of each ball there is a surprise … Lena and Nik will also help you create a magical shadow theatre. You will use paper, wooden sticks, straws and your imagination to make different characters, that will later become alive as shadow puppets. At the end of workshop you will make your own shadow puppet show.

 

AT 4 P.M.: THE SEVEN HEADED FAIRY

LOCATION: MINI TEATER'S INSIDE STAGE ON KRIŽEVNIŠKA STREET

What can a hero do, if he was born ugly? A bandy-legged, pumpkin-head, twisted figure is hopeless. The mirror laughs at him, people are scared of him, the flowers fade next to him. How can anyone be so ugly? What for? For whom? The hero of this tale gets started to take revenge for being so unpleasant. He fights with sward, board, pike and strike. He wants to find the mystic Seven Headed Fairy, who is supposed to be responsible for all these miseries. 

 

In the world of one of the most famous 20th century Hungarian storyteller, Lázár Ervin, everything is familiar, but twisted in a funny way. The forest is squared, the hero is ugly, the fairy has seven heads. The everyday moments turn out to be parts of a tale, the heroes of the story come across with daily joys and sorrows. The director, Kuthy Ágnes uses different puppet techniques while telling the story. Different sized bunraku puppets represent the moody atmosphere of the tale.

 

After Lázár Ervin: Dóra Gimesi

Direction: Ágnes Kuthy

Cast: Hoffer Károly, Tatai Zsolt, Teszárek Csaba

Production: Budapest Puppet Theatre (Hungary)

 

Puppet play: 5+

Duration: 50 min

Language: Hungaian and Slovene

 

AT 6 P.M.: PUSS IN BOOTS - 250th REPLAY

LOCATION: MINI TEATER'S OUTSIDE STAGE ON KRIŽEVNIŠKA STREET

There were three brothers who inherited after their father's death. The first brother was smart but not very good in cahracter, so he took the mill, the second took all the money, and for the youngest one there was nothing left except for the poor cat. The young man was very sad and depressed, but suddenly he hears the Puss speak. What a surprise! The young man has to make a promise to act exactly as the Puss says. Their way to happines lies wide open, the cat promises.

 

Charles Perrault

Direction and text adaptation: Marek Bečka

Cast: Jose and Gašper Jarni/alt. Tomislav Tomšič

Production: Mini teater Ljubljana (Slovenia)

 

Puppet play: 3+

Duration: 40 min

Language: Slovene

 

SUNDAY, JULY 7th

LOCATION: MINI TEATER AT LJUBLJANA CASTLE

 

AT 5 P.M.: CREATIVE WORKSHOPS

ENDLESS STRINGS FOR FINGER GAMES

With Primož you will make long finger strings, and again have to use your fingers and imagination to tell different stories with your strings. Primož will show you how to make such string out of wool and how to play with it. With little imagination, you can create a real puppet theatre, where the main characters are your fingers.

 

AT 6 P.M.: THREE LITTLE PIGLETS

Story of three little pigs and hungry wolf, story of fear and wise decisions, of laziness and persistence and about the triumph of good over evil. This popular classical story about three little pigs, their quarrels on building material for their houses and their confrontation with the wolf, served as ground material for various adaptations all over the world. So, Pavel Polak, one of the most popular Czech puppet directors aknowledged all over Europe, accepted our invitation to adapt the text for our youngest spectators. The playfulness of the performance is completed with songs and a number of witty remarks.

 

Text after the English Fairytale: Pavel Polak

Direction: Pavel Polak

Cast: Peter Harl/Miha Rodman, Luka Cimprič and Vesna Vončina

Production: Mini teater Ljubljana (Slovenia)

 

Puppet play: 3+

Duration: 35 min

Language: Slovene

 

SUNDAY, JULY 14th

LOCATION: MINI TEATER AT LJUBLJANA CASTLE

AT 5 P.M.: CREATIVE WORKSHOPS

FELT FLOWERS AND BALLS

Alja will tell you a secret of how to make beautiful flowers from wool. Again you will use wool, soap and water and at the end, you will get some interesting flowers, that can easily be butterflies.

 

AT 6 P.M.: SAPRAMOUSE – PREMIERE IN FLEMISH!

One of the most popular Slovene fairlytales by Svetlana Makarovič will under the direction of Robert Waltl and with actorsMilly Jennes and Ronny Aelbrecht ths time come to life in the Flemish language! In the Sapramouse tale different personal dharacteristics are interwined – from naivety and giving up to greed, slyness, gluttony and also fear. But we must overcome our own fears and troubles ourselves – this cannot be done by anyone else but us. And when we defeat them, we realise that they are muc smaller than we have imagined.

 

Svetlana Makarovič

Direction: Robert Waltl

Cast: Milly Jennes and Ronny Aelbrecht

Coproduction:Mini teater Ljubljana (Slovenia) andFigurentheater Vlinders & C° Beveren (Belgium)

 

Puppet play: 3+

Duration: 40 min

Language: Flemish


SUNDAY, JULY 21th

LOCATION: MINI TEATER AT LJUBLJANA CASTLE

AT 5 P.M.: CREATIVE WORKSHOPS

COPPER PLATES

Samo will show you that hammer is not used just for knocking nails, but can be a great tool for transforming copper into different things. In this workshop you will get to know this valuable metal and make small plates, saucers and candlesticks out of it.

 

SUNDAY, JULY 28th

LOCATION: MINI TEATER AT LJUBLJANA CASTLE

AT 5 P.M.: CREATIVE WORKSHOPS

FELT RATTLES

Nina will help you make cute balls from wool, that can also became rattles. You will work with wool, that your little fingers and hands will transform into colourfull balls. And in the middle of each ball there is a surprise …

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 4th

LOCATION: MINI TEATER AT LJUBLJANA CASTLE

AT 5 P.M.: CREATIVE WORKSHOPS

MINI SHADOW THEATRE

Lena and Nik will help you create a magical shadow theatre. You will use paper, wooden sticks, straws and your imagination to make different characters, that will later become alive as shadow puppets. In the end of workshop you will make your own shadow puppet show.

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 11th

LOCATION: MINI TEATER AT LJUBLJANA CASTLE

AT 5 P.M.: CREATIVE WORKSHOPS

ENDLESS STRINGS FOR FINGER GAMES

With Primož you will make long finger strings, and again have to use your fingers and imagination to tell different stories with your strings. Primož will show you how to make such string out of wool and how to play with it. With little imagination, you can create a real puppet theatre, where the main characters are your fingers.

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 18th

LOCATION: HOME FOR ELDERLY CENTRE, TABOR; TABOR 10

AT 3.30 P.M.: CREATIVE WORKSHOPS

FELT FLOWERS AND BALLS

Nina will help you make cute balls from wool, that can also became rattles. You will work with wool, that your little fingers and hands will transform into colourfull balls. And in the middle of each ball there is a surprise …

 

AT 4.30 P.M.: ABOUT THE MEADOW, BUTTERFLY AND FLOWER FAIRY

Above a meadow full of colorful flowers was flying a beautiful butterfly. He moved here as the last-one, and it was not easy for other beetles to get on with him. If you want me to, I will tell you his story. However, stay very quiet, so he would not fly away.

 

Petronela Dušová

Direction: Petronela Dušová

Cast: Petronela Dušová

Production: Teátro Neline (Slovakia)

 

Puppet play: 5 to 10

Duration: 45 min

Language: Slovak

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 25th

LOCATION: MINI TEATER AT LJUBLJANA CASTLE

AT 5 P.M.: CREATIVE WORKSHOPS

COPPER PLATES

Samo will show you that hammer is not used just for knocking nails, but can be a great tool for transforming copper into different things. In this workshop you will get to know this valuable metal and make small plates, saucers and candlesticks out of it.

 

AT 6 P.M.: BUDULINEK, THE BAD BOY

Once upon a time there was a little boy. His name was Budulinek. Sad to say, he had no parents, and so he stayed with his grandpa and grandma. And they had really tough times with him, for he  never ever listened to them at all! No wonder he once got into a pretty pickle, as he let in, despite all warnings he must keep the door locked, a perfidious fox. And as the opportunity knocked, the fox snatched Budulinek and hurried back to her den. Who knows what might happen if grandpa and grandma, along with their neighbour gamekeeper, hadn´t set out for a rescue operation!

 

This is a story about listening. The issue of listening concerns not only the little naughty boy´s behaviour and hypersensitive ears of the vicious fox, but also Budulinek´s grandparents whose hearing is lamentably poor. Why it is so and what this all resulted in will be unfold in a charming performance loaded with witty gags, lively live music and puppet show titbits.

 

Vít Peřina

Direction: Míša Homolová

Cast: Míša Homolová and Filip Homola

Production: The Naive Theatre Liberec (Czech Republik)

 

Puppet play: 5+

Duration: 40 min

Language: Czech

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 31st

LOCATION: MINI TEATER, KRIŽEVNIŠKA 1

AT 11 A.M.: THE MISHMASH BAKERY

This is a story about the goodness of the humble baker Mishmash who offered bread to the poor and to the children for free; yet it is also a story about the nosy and wicked woman Jedrt who is determined to disclose the secret on how Mishmash manages to make the bread so good; and it is a story about the cat who gets tired of Jedrt taking advantage of him, so he decides to move and stay with the baker Mishmash. The story of the famous Slovene writer Svetlana Makarovič will this time come to life in Croatian language!

 

Svetlana Makarovič

Direction: Robert Waltl

Cast: Senka Bulić, Stipe Kostanić and Vedran Živolić

Producition: Zagreb Youth Theatre (Croatia) and Mini teater (Slovenia)

 

Puppet play: 3+

Duration: 50 min

Language: Croatian

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 31st

LOCATION: SNG DRAMA LJUBLJANA, ERJAVČEVA 1

AT 6 P.M.: THE UGLY DUCKLING

Hans Christian Andersen's The Ugly Duckling is one of the most popular children's tales of all time. The story of an unaccepted duckling who, due to his peculiar appearance, is avoided by his brothers, neighbours, the whole duck village and even his own mother, turns into a painful search for identity. After leaving home, the duckling enters a world where he is laughed at by geese, attacked by hunters, dogs, a cat and a hen, and where he is almost adopted by farmers, until he comes upon some beautiful swans and is finally convinced that their bevy is where he belongs. Psychologists claim the obstacles faced by the Ugly Duckling on his way, serve to strengthen a child's character and ease contact with the cruelties of the real world.

 

After H. C. Andersen: Ivor Martinić

Direction: Robert Waltl

Cast: Vedran Živolić, Nina Violić, Tomislav Kvartuč, Petar Leventić, Lucija Šerbedžija, Ksenija Marinković, Goran Bogdan, Kristijan Ugrina, Pjer Meničanin, Barbara Đurović, Barbara Prpić / Hrvojka Begović and Zoran Jašek

Producition: Zagreb Youth Theatre (Croatia)

 

Puppet play: 3+

Duration: 60 min

Language: Croatian

 

SUNDAY,SEPTEMBER 1st

LOCATION: MINI TEATER, KRIŽEVNIŠKA1

AT 11 A.M.: THE UGLY DUCKLING

Hans Christian Andersen's The Ugly Duckling is one of the most popular children's tales of all time. The story of an unaccepted duckling who, due to his peculiar appearance, is avoided by his brothers, neighbours, the whole duck village and even his own mother, turns into a painful search for identity. After leaving home, the duckling enters a world where he is laughed at by geese, attacked by hunters, dogs, a cat and a hen, and where he is almost adopted by farmers, until he comes upon some beautiful swans and is finally convinced that their bevy is where he belongs. Psychologists claim the obstacles faced by the Ugly Duckling on his way, serve to strengthen a child's character and ease contact with the cruelties of the real world.

 

Robert Waltl is one the most awarded director of theatre pieces for a young audience, which he creates in Croatia, BiH, Belarus, Belgium, Montenegro and Slovenia. He is a particularly devoted interpreter of stories by Ivana Brlić Mažuranić, Svetlana Makarovič and Hans Christian Andersen, his pieces are distinguishable by music and dance dramaturgy, a dynamic rhythm and visual exuberance.

 

After H. C. Andersen: Ivor Martinić

Direction: Robert Waltl

Cast: Igor Vidačković, Diana Ondelj Maksumić, Nermina Denjo, Nedžad Maksumić and Serđo Radoš

Coproduction: Mini teater Ljubljana (Slovenia) and Pozorište lutaka Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

 

Puppet play: 3+

Duration: 45 min

Language: Croatian

 

 

SUNDAY,SEPTEMBER 1st

LOCATION:  SNG DRAMA LJUBLJANA, ERJAVČEVA 1

AT 6 P.M.: THE FABULOUS ADVENTURES OF THE APRENTICE HLAPICH

The apprentice Hlapich is a small and goodhearted boy who is as cheerful as a bird on a wire, as brave as a knight, and as wise as a judge. He is an orphan so, he has to earn his living by working as a cobbler's apprentice. His master Mrkonja treats him very badly. One night, he decides to run away into the big wide world. All he has to take along are: wisdom, goodness and courage. Traveling around he meets many interesting people. He helps everybody and, of course, his wandering around the world ends up in a happy ending.

 

After Ivana Brlić Mažuranić Olja Savičević Ivančević

Direction: Robert Waltl

Cast: Alin Antunović, Nikša Arčanin, Branimir Rakić, Milena Blažanović, Srđan Brešković, Petar Konkoj, Andrea Majica, Ivan Medić, Marko Petrić, Sanja Vidan and Lara Živolić

Production: Gradsko kazalište lutaka Split (Croatia)

 

Puppet play: 5+

Duration: 45 min

Language: Croatian

 

A SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO THE CROATIAN THEATRE AND PUPPET ART

We are dedicating this years's 15th International Mini Summer Festival to the presentation of the Croatian theatre and puppet art for children through their actors, performances, authors and other theatre creators at Republic of Croatia joining the Eropean Union - Welcome Croatia.

 


The Mini Summer Festival was created within the international European project »Puppet Nomad Academy 3«, 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 also coordinator od the European project Experimental Theatre Academy, financially supported by the European Comission, programme Culture (2007-2013), and partner in project Grundtivg supported by the European Comission, programme Lifelong Learning Programme (2007-2013).

      

 

The programme and activity of Mini Teater is co-financed by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and the Municipality of Ljubljana - MOL.

  

 


PUPPET NOMAD ACADEMY III PROJECT

Led by Mini teater, Ljubljana (Slovenia)

Co-organizers: Novo Kazalište Zagreb (Croatia), Figuren Theater Vlinders&Co, Belgium), Teatro Neline (Slovakia), Eesti Riiklik Nukuteater - Estonian State Puppet Theatre (Estonia),Maladype Theatre (Hungary), Pozorište Iutaka Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Otvoreni Univerzitet Subotica (Serbia).

 

The main goal of the project is the cooperation of best masters of puppetry from Estonia, Croatia, Belgium, Slovakia and Slovenia with young artists from Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Hungary. We strive for young artists from partner countries to contribute new experiences to the field of Puppetry and therefore to create with them new performances with new technologies such as virtual puppetry, 3D technique … We want this project to include the best artists from all 8 of the cooperative countries for achieving great results and implement new technologies in the field of puppetry by the exchange of international experiences.  The results of the project will bring greater mobility of artists and their results of work such as workshops, classes, exhibitions.  We will also implement a few activities in the project with which we will point out the European year of active aging and intergenerational solidarity.

 


Puppet Nomad Academy 3 is 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.