- International Platform
01 10 2021
The title of a good theatre festival must be like a red light which lights up as soon as you utter THAT word. For instance, manipulate. Surely, first of all, it is the act of performing a complicated action using one’s hand.
16 09 2021
Interview with Livija Kroflin: “There are still those of us who believe in the power of the puppet!”
On the eve of the 54th International Puppet Theatre Festival PIF, we spoke with long-time editor of the official program Livija Kroflin about its glorious past and many other things.
02 09 2021
“Criticism today – On the Brink of Revival?”: Interview with Igor Tretinjak
In the interview, we asked the mentor of the Osijek part of the project, Igor Tretinjak, what he thinks of theatre criticism he’s been engaged in for years, young people, mentorship, and the future of criticism.
24 08 2021
Silvan Omerzu – Visual Dramaturgy: The Artistic and Aesthetic Effects of Puppet Shows
“Puppet art, after all, always takes place in two settings or scenes: the first is the isolated stage or the focused public space where the puppet show occurs; the second is the artistic aesthetic language in which the puppet art is expressed.”
12 04 2021
The Ballad of the Crone: Ritual breakthrough of film into performance, occult into reality
The concept of the show, as well as all the hidden details involved in the story, are extremely interesting and worth watching and studying, especially since most of us can in some way identify with the rituals and obligations we have to family, no matter what our views and origin are
17 03 2021
Puppetry in Croatia - Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow: Reflections by Kruna Tarle
We have to take care of ourselves, not puppets. They are our mirror that sometimes (maybe right now) with good reason appears blurred. Still being protean, it is indestructible
17 03 2021
"Is This a Hand or a Puppet?": Review by Maša Jazbec
The MANIPULATE Digital Festival ran from 29 January to 7 February 2021. In the light of the year-long, still ongoing Covid-19 situation worldwide, the Scotland-based festival had decided to adjust its programme to show the productions that had been modified for online delivery, and those...
17 03 2021
"Floating Far and Wide on Imaginary Waves": Review by Klara Drnovšek Solina
The Lonely Sailor Weather Report is an original short piece at the intersection of puppetry, poetry, and video art. Autonomous in form – with video as the dominant medium – it delivers a response to the digitalisation and online broadcasting of recorded theatre that was at the time affected by...
25 02 2021
“Parallel Space for Reflection”: Interview with Zala Dobovšek
Throughout its history, theatre for children and young audiences in Slovenia has been kept on the margins and treated only from the viewpoint of entertainment or pedagogy. It has always been marked by a lack of professional discourse and approaches, and thus a lack of theory and analysis.