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World Puppet Day 2007

On Wednesday, March 21, 2007, all Slovene puppeteers, together with their friends and coleagues from the entire world, will celebrate the 6th World Day of Puppet Theatre and Puppets. To honour this day, numerous theatres in Slovenia will organise ticket free performances, and among them there are Mini teater, Puppet Theatre Ljubljana, Puppet Theatre Maribor, Theatre Glej, Krice Krace Center and others. The initiator     

of this celebration is the National Committee of the International Association of Puppeteers UNIMA. It was in 2002 that puppetees in Slovenia and in the world celebrated this day for the first time. The merits in Slovenia go to the general secretary of the National Commitee at Unima Slovenia, Robert Waltl, who is also the successful director of the theatre Mini teater. Unima Slovenia is an association of puppeteers and friends of puppets; it is part of the world association Unima which was founded in Prague in 1929. This is one of the oldest organizations in theatrical art ever, and in 1948 it became member of the UNESCO organisation. In occasion of the 18th Unima congress in the German town Magdeburg in 2000, a resolution was formed that puppeteers shall celebrate their day, so they decided to name March 21 the World Day of Puppets and Puppetry art.

 

You are all kindly invited to celebrate with us the World Day of Puppets in Slovene puppet theatres. We prepared a special free programme of puppet performances. In its hall in the Ljubljana Castle MINI TEATER will present the marionette-puppet performance THE ENCHANTED STORKS. The performance was created after The Story of Caliph Stork by Wilhelm Hauff, and it was put on stage by the Bulgarian director Slavčo Malenov. It will be followed by short puppet performances created by students of special and rehabilitation paedagogics under mentorship of Edi Majaron. On its small stage, the Puppet Theatre Ljubljana will present its latest puppet perfomance for children: DOGGISH AFTERNOON created by the director Barbara Bulatović. The Ljubljana Theatre Glej will present the performances GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS created by the Puppet Theatre Fru-Fru, and THE WHITE KITTEN performed by the Puppet Theatre Labirint. At the Puppet Theatre Maribor, they will celebrate the 400th reprise of the performance THE CIRCUS IS COMING! created by the Czech director Pavel Polak. At the cultural center Vodnikova domačija in Ljubljana a seminar with the title PUPPET IN UPBRINGING AND EDUCATION  will take place. At Krice Krace Centre for Children in Kranj a photo exhibition will be opened and the puppet performance OPEN UP! will be presented. The LokalPatriot Club in Novo mesto will celebrate with the performance THE BEAN, THE CHARCOAL AND THE STRAW created by the Puppet Association LUTKOMOTIVA.    


IN OCCASION OF THE WORLD DAY OF PUPPETS 2007, UNIMA SLOVENIA and SLOVENE PUPPET THEATRES ARE KINDLY INVITING YOU TO ATTEND THE PERFORMANCES!

 

 

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Location: MINI TEATER, LJUBLJANA CASTLE

Free tickets available one hour before the beginning of the performance. No booking.

10.30 – puppet performances by students of 2nd year in Special and Rehabilitation Paedagogics, mentor Edi Majaron. Free entry.

17:00 – text after The Story of Caliph Stork by Wilhelm Hauff: THE ENCHANTED STORKS, production Mini teater

Adaptation and directing: Slavčo Malenov
Actors: Milan Štefe and Tomislav Tomšič
A marionette-puppet performance for children from 4 years up.

 

 

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Location: the theatre GLEDALIŠČE GLEJ, LJUBLJANA

Free tickets may be booked on working days from 12:00 to 15:00. Box-office open one hour before the performance.

9:30 – GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS, production Theatre Glej and Puppet Theatre Fru Fru

Adaptation: Ajda Rooss

Directing, acting and animation: Irena Rajh Kunaver and Ajda Rooss

Puppet performance for children.

11:00 – THE WHITE KITTEN, production Theatre Glej and Theatre Labirint

Director: Saša Jovanović

Actor and animator: Tina Oman
Puppet performance for children. 

 

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Location: PUPPET THEATRE LJUBLJANA, Small Stage

Limited number of free tickets for the hour below is available at the LGL box-office open Mon-Fri (16:00-18:00)

17:00 - Marko Radmilović, DOGGISH AFTERNOON, production Puppet Theatre Ljubljana

Directing and dramaturgy: Barbara Bulatović

Performing: Miha Arh, Martina Maurič Lazar, Gašper Malnar, Asja Kahrimanović 

Puppet performance for children from 3 years up.

 

 

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Location: VODNIKOVA DOMAČIJA, LJUBLJANA

Due to limited number of tickets preliminary entry is OBLIGATORY at joze.zajec@siol.net or 01/5417-673

14:30 – PUPPET IN UPBRINGING AND EDUCATION, by Jože Zajec

Seminar and workshop for adults / educators and teachers

(duration: 3-4 hours, contribution to cover material costs: 10 eur)

 

 

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Location: Otroški kulturni center KRICE KRACE, Kranj

Free entry.

19:00 – THE FAVOURITE MASTERS,  opening of a photographic exhibition presenting different types of puppets

19:19 – OPEN UP!,  production: Puppet Theatre Nebo

Puppet performance for youth and adults.

 

 

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Location: LUTKOVNO GLEDALIŠČE MARIBOR

Free entry! Box-office open from Wednesday to Friday from 10:00 to 12:00, on Thursday also from 16:00 to 18:00 and one hour before the performance in the hall or in front of the LGM hall! No booking!

17:00 – Marjan Pungartnik, THE CIRCUS IS COMING!, production: Puppet Theatre Maribor, solemn 400th reprise of the performance
Director: Pavel Polak
Actors: Karla Godič and Danilo Trstenjak
Puppet performance for children from 3 years up.

 

Saturday, March 31, 2007

Location: Club LOKALPATRIOT, Novo mesto
Free entry! Information: Puppet Association Lutkovno društvo Lutkomotiva 051 304 076
11:00 – THE BEAN, THE CHARCOAL AND THE STRAW, after motives from a  Slovene folk tale from Sarženta near Čedad; production: Puppet Association Lutkomotiva and Institute LokalPatriot Novo mesto
Directing and dramaturgy: Lutkomotiva
Actors: Polonca Bartolj, Tanja Kraševec, Erik Staniša, Janez Badovinac and Marko Guštin
Puppet performance for children from 3 years up.