Ljubljana, 26. May (STA) – The Ljubljana Puppet Theatre (LGL) is starting a series of performances at puppet festivals abroad on Saturday. The first one will be held in Estonia’s Tallin, to be followed by China’s Chengdu on Sunday and Serbia’s Belgrade in June.
The Slovenian puppeteers will present themselves in Tallin with performances “Love Dolls” and “Vsi drugačni, vsi čudni” (Everybody’s Different, Everybody’s Strange) as part of the Treff festival, organised by the Estonian State Puppet and Youth Theatre Nuku.
“Love Dolls” is a show for adults, directed by Brazilian artist Duda Paiva, which pulls the audience into a whirlpool of dolls, people and emotions, while “Vsi drugačni, vsi čudni” by Maja Knušič is a story about friendship and acceptance of those who are different.
The organisers of the festival expect 1,100 puppeteers from 20 countries who will stage 178 performances, the
LGL said in a press release.
On Sunday, the 21st congress of International Puppetry Association (UNIMA) and the World Puppetry Festival will commence in Chengdu, featuring Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Lighter” staged by the LGL. The adaptation by Andrej Rozman-Roza was directed by Jan Zakonjšek.
Another performance abroad will follow on 10 June, when the LGL will stage “Romeo and Juliet”, directed by Jaka Ivanc, as part of the TIBA festival in Belgrade, which is organised by the first Serbian professional theatre for children and youth Pozorište Boško Buha.