The pioneers of European puppetry
The travelling exhibition focuses on Milan Klemenčič and his miniature theatre, Vittorio Podrecca and his show-biz-inspired marionette puppet theatre, as well as the avant-garde puppetry by Hermenegildo Lanz who, along with the composer Manuel de Falla and poet Federico Garcia Lorca, is thought of as one of the founders of Spanish puppetry.
Bringing history alive
As part of the Travelling exhibition, the Showreel features various shows with relevance to exhibited puppetry heritage. The selected works offer an insight into diverse puppetry traditions and internal workings of puppet theatre. Inspired by the European avant-garde or opera-music-art relationship they are either presenting historical information or are original works, created during the period.
Materials & Technology
The transience of the performing arts underscores the importance of protecting theatre heritage. Two crucial ways to preserve heritage items are preventive action and, even more importantly, choosing to work with permanent materials. Hands-on demonstrations about marionette and tabletop puppet construction will give us the opportunity to get to know the appropriate construction materials. Participants will look at the different marionette controls, and construct a marionette control of their choice.
Innovations in puppet technology as a way to reach audiences
Theatre events are somewhat different from other cultural events as they always emerge as the product of a vast theatre apparatus. This leaves little room for improvisation and the production requires exceptional technical expertise. The experience of Títeres Etcétera is proof that the innovative puppet technology is important for reaching audiences.
All events are part of the festival Lutkokaz 2016.