Opening: 1st of December 2011
Ljubljana Puppet Theatre
Hans Christian Andersen
chidren's puppet play
A wicked sprite made a mirror which shows the darkest and worst sides of people. The reflection of beauty distorts into ugliness, truth becomes lie, and kindness is permeated with hatred. He sends the mirror around the world and ruins people with it, until they all seem ugly, dirty and bad to themselves and to others.
But this is not enough, he wants to ruin the sky as well. In his greed, he lifts the mirror higher and higher, faster and faster, until the mirror shatters into a million, billion, quadrillion of tiny pieces, which spread around the world. And the pieces still swirl in the sky, and when they fall into somebody’s eye, they no longer see beauty. And if they burrow into someone’s heart, they become evil.
In the big city, where there were so many people and houses, where there was not even enough space for every person to have a small garden, and most people had to be satisfied with potted plants, there lived two poor children, Kai and Gerda, who had a garden which was bigger than just a pot. It was summer and their roses were wonderful. The summer passed and autumn, followed by winter arrived.
Roses wither quietly,
Petals falling listlessly –
To the magic of the Christmas tree
Master time is taking me.
Director: Tijana Zinajić
Author: Hans Christian Andersen – Andrej Jaklič
Dramatisation by: Andrej Jaklič
Set design by: Branko Hojnik
Costume design by: Matic Hrovat
Music by: Tim Kostrevc, Luka Jamnik
Movement by: Primož Bezjak
Proofreader: Lena Vastl
Scenographer Assistant: Urša Vidic
Lighting designer: Srečo Brezovar
Stage manager and sound engineer: Aca Ilić
Make-up design: Špela Kink Bravničar
Lights: Srečo Brezovar
Stage technicians and property men: Darko Nedeljković, Tomo Hvastja
Dresser, hairstylist and make-up artist: Mihaela Majcen
Set and costumes made by: Sandra Birjukov, Marjeta Valjavec, Mitja RitmaničVerica Hrovat, delavnica Šentjakobskega gledališča, Delo osvobaja d.o.o.
Puppets made by: Jože Lašič
Photo: Nejc Saje