Lecture given by Žilvinas Vingelis

Žilvinas Vingelis is a theatre director, doctoral student and lecturer at LMTA, coordinator of creative programmes at the Vilnius theatre"LĖLĖ", co-founder and artistic director of Kosmos Theatre. The lecture was filmed as part of the ECPCP Critics' Residency held at the Vilnius Theatre "LĖLĖ" from 25 to 28 October 2022.



Contemporary puppetry has been transgressing its own limits for decades by continuously expanding and getting more prolific. On that journey, active viewers and critics represent the necessary interlocutors and final co-authors of the performance – the aforementioned premises form the basis of the book Contemporary Puppetry and Criticism. In the first part of the book, the authors provide a theoretical and historical approach to puppetry in Croatia, Slovenia, Scotland and Lithuania, while the second part focuses on criticism and the critics. In order not to dwell merely on ideas, the book is complemented by examples of reviews created at workshops of the Creative Europe project "EU Contemporary Puppetry Critical Platform", this book being one of the outcomes of the project. Thus, conceptualized, the book represents a possible basis for further dialogues and interweaving of contemporary puppetry expression and theory, that is, criticism.

– Igor Tretinjak, editor-in-chief

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Contemporary Puppetry and Criticism


The recording of round table discussion and presentation of the book "CONTEMPORARY PUPPETRY AND CRITICISM" 25.10.2022 in Vilnius theater "Lėlė". Moderator: Kristina Steiblytė Speakers: Katarina Žeravica, Igor Tretinjak, Benjamin Zajc, Gareth Vile, Inesa Inesa Vėlavičiūtė Topic: the book "CONTEMPORARY PUPPETRY AND CRITICISM", production: The Academy of Arts and Culture in Osijek


Lecture "In Search of Puppets Abecedarium: Thinking Puppetry and Animated Forms Through the Spectrum of the Philosophy of Gilles Deleuze"

In Search of Puppets Abecedarium: Thinking Puppetry and Animated Forms Through the Spectrum of the Philosophy of Gilles Deleuze, lecture given by Maša Jazbec. The lecture took place in September 2022 at the project participants' residency in Ljubljana.


Lutkokaz 2021 - web banner, autorica: Saša Došen

Academy of Arts and Culture in Osijek, If I'm Gone

Lutkovno gledališče Ljubljana, Sand Pit

Gllugl, Self-isolation in 40 Minutes

Student film miniatures

Petra Mađarić, My Favourite Thing

Anamarija Maršić, The Chase

Ivana Bašić, My Favourite Thing

Anamarija Maršić, When Hairdressers and Bakers Become One

Petra Mađarić, Dawn and Dusk

AUK, The Eye of Life

Look, Puppet!

Exhibition of puppet-installations of students of the Department of Creative Technologies of the Academy of Arts and Culture in Osijek under the mentorship of Dr. Ria Trdin, Associate Professor of Arts
Duration: 22.3.-26.4.2021.

"Look, Puppet!", exhibition poster, Author: Saša Došen

Puppetry at The Academy od Arts and Culture in Osijek, Croatia