Follow us

Follow us on facebook Follow us on twitter

Wish to recieve the programme and news from Mini teater?

Enter your e-mail address:

Registered users login here

Latest news

World Day of Puppetry 2008 in Slovenia

WORLD DAY OF PUPPETRY 2008

 

On Friday, March 21, 2008, all Slovene puppeteers, together with their friends and colleagues from all over the world, will celebrate the 7th World Day of Puppet Theatre and Puppets. To honour this day, many theatres in Slovenia will organise free performances: Mini teater, the Puppet Theatre Ljubljana, the Slovene Youth Theatre, the Puppet Theatre Maribor, the Theatre Glej, KUD France Prešeren and others. The idea to celebrate came from the National Committee of the International Association of Puppeteers UNIMA. It was in 2002 that puppeteers in Slovenia and in the world celebrated this day for the first time. The merits for this celebration in Slovenia go to the general secretary of the national commitee of Unima Slovenia, Robert Waltl. Unima Slovenia is an association of puppeteers and friends of puppets; it makes part of the Unima World Association which was founded in Prague in 1929. This is one of the oldest organizations in theatrical art ever, which 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 Puppetry in different Slovene puppet theatres. We prepared a special free programme of puppet performances. The Slovene Youth Theatre (in its lower hall) will perform its latest hit The House of Mary Assistant directed by Silvan Omerzu who is also the author of visual design; Mini teater (in its hall on Ljubljana Castle) will present its performance The Wishing Table staged by the well known Czech director Marek Bečka. The performance will be followed by short puppet performances created by students of special and rehabilitation pedagogics under mentorship of Edi Majaron. The Puppet Theatre Ljubljana (on its small stage Kulturnica) will present its puppet perfomance Lalanit, while the Ljubljana Theatre Glej will present the performance The Slippers Kitten performed by the theatre Labirint.

At the Puppet Theatre Maribor, they will celebrate with the opening night of the performance The Dwarf. The Ljubljana cultural centre KUD France Prešeren will present the puppet performance The Sleeping Beauty performed by the theatre Fru Fru. At Lendava Home for Elderly People the puppet theatre Pupilla will perform the puppet performance The Cock's Diamond Coin.

 

 

IN OCCASION OF THE WORLD DAY OF PUPPETRY 2008, UNIMA SLOVENIA and THE SLOVENE PUPPET THEATRES KINDLY INVITE YOU TO ATTEND THE PERFORMANCES!

 

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Location: SLOVENSKO MLADINSKO GLEDALIŠČE, Vilharjeva 11, Ljubljana

A certain number of free tickets available until Friday, March 14, at the Prodajna galerija SMG.

19.30 – The House of Mary Assistant, by Ivan Cankar and Silvan Omerzu, production Slovene Youth Theatre and Art Association Konj,
directing and visual design: Silvan Omerzu
puppet performance for adults

 

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Location:  MINI TEATER, LJUBLJANA CASTLE

Free.

10.30 – short puppet performances created by students of special and rehabilitation pedagogics under mentorship of Edi Majaron

 

Friday, March 21, 2008

Location:  MINI TEATER, LJUBLJANA CASTLE

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

17:00 – The Wishing Table, production Mini teater

Adaptation and directing: Marek Bečka
Acting: Jose and Aljaž Jovanovič
Puppet performance for children from 3 years up.

After the performance ice cream produced by Ljubljanske mlekarne will be offered..

 

Friday, March 21, 2008

Location:   GLEDALIŠČE GLEJ, LJUBLJANA

Free tickets may be booked every working day from 12.00 to 15.00. The theatre box office opens one hour before the performance.

11:00 – The Slippers Kitten, production Theatre Labirint

Adaptation, directing and animation: Tina Oman and Saša Jovanović
Puppet performance for children.

 

Friday, March 21, 2008

Location:  KULTURNICA, Židovska steza 1, LJUBLJANA

Free tickets available before the beginning of the performance.

17:00 – LALANIT, I. Ornik, production Puppet Theatre Ljubljana
Puppet performance for children from 3 years up.

 

Friday, March 21, 2008

Location:  LUTKOVNO GLEDALIŠČE MARIBOR

19:00 – The Dwarf, production Puppet Theatre Maribor,

The opening night of the performance is dedicated to the World Day of Puppets.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Location:  DOM STAREJŠIH OBČANOV LENDAVA

Free.

11:00 – The Cock's Diamond Coin, production Puppet Theatre Pupilla
Puppet performance for children.

 

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Location: KUD FRANCE PREŠEREN, Ljubljana

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

17:00 – The Sleeping Beauty, production Puppet Theatre FRU-FRU
(in the frame of Saturdays with the Dragon France)

Marionette performance for children from 4 years up.