HAPPY BONES

dark object theatre show

Bunch of bones, all collected from different parts of the world, small coffin and a stuffed panda. Like a cheerful alchemist the puppeteer makes characters, emotions and entanglements pop out of inanimate matter. Simple bones, without using a single word, tell their stories about solitude. Who is the puppet and who is the animator? Who is dead and who alive? Object theatre in its most raw form, shows its endless possibilities. Dadaistic partiture, ironic black comedy, that every second changes perspective of the viewer, surprises and makes you laugh. Until you realise, that you are just a part of bigger game. Game of death. 

Advisible for grown ups or children with sense of black humor.

Duration: 1 hour

Author, played by: Matija Solce

Direction: Vida Bren Cerkvenik

LITTLE NIGHT TALES

expressive puppets with live music

 The only thing disturbing the night’s silence was his thoughts. The writer started writing a story while everyone was asleep. Unfortunately, the words weren’t flowing on the paper the way he liked them to. After a few unsuccessful attempts he lowered his pen and left the table. However, the story was just beginning. The characters of the writer started coming alive in the dark of the night. 

Advisible for grown ups or children with sense of black humor.

Duration: 50 min

Author, played by: Matija Solce

Direction: Vida Bren Cerkvenik

ATTENTION, MOOSE!

object and puppet theatre with live music

 Welcome to the wilderness of cold Lapland! Here you will meet a poor moose, who is trying to escape from a hunter and his hound. Here you will have to watch your step to avoid crushing a gnome, who is collecting blackberries for his loved one. Here, where a day lasts for half a year, a long time ago there lived two friends – a hen and an old lady. A simple story about the understanding between animals and humans uses original puppets made from everyday objects, folk music and dynamic acting. 

For all public, also children.

Duration: 50 min

Author, played by: Matija Solce

DOG'S LIFE

object-theatre & concert on life of Karel Čapek

 Based on the real experiences of both authors,  ́Dog's life' follows a dog's perspective of a puppy Dašenka and her understanding of the human world. Double meanings of a social system, confrontations between the political world of Čapek (1930's, Czech) and Solce (a postmodern world), bring the neccecary criticism to the gentle story of a dog, opening his first eye and making his first step. Starting with Solce's favourite character, the Death, which is stepping in the role of mother nature, we experience sensitivity and playfullness as well as heavy political topics as holocoust and nazi propaganda connected in comical way to today's mass media manipulation. Game of shoes, wool, objects and soundscapes, that are made on stage with help of loop station, change from situation to athmosphere, from character to melody, from performance to concert.

Advisible for adults.

Duration: 1 hour

Author, played by: Matija Solce

"E Beh?" (PULCINELLA)

commedia dell"arte with objects

The show builds on comical situations, and is based on the traditional Italian character of Pulcinella, who knows no authority or fear. It is a form of puppet minimalism, in which first the puppet is created from naught, then comes to life and immediately finds a partner to play with. Pulcinella comes face-to-face with characters such as the dog, and Death, but in contrast to tradition, the story finishes without a winner.

For all public, also children. 

Duration: 40 min

Author, played by: Matija Solce

Duration: 1 hour

Directors: Vida Cerkvenik Bren & Matija Solce

Puppet: Mitja Ritmanič

Scenography, music, author: Matija Solce

Performers: Tines Špik or Filip Šebšajevič, Matija Solce

The tragicomedy is starting with the poor puppeteer, which lives without stage, without lights and has to make his way through life with only one marionette. Interfered by the manager, which only wants to build a commercial hit, the simple traditional puppet show escalates into physical theatre, commedia dell’arte and surrealistic scenes, in which the stage spreads all over the place and the audience becomes actively involved. And after the puppet cut her strings off, after puppeteer loses his job, after the public leaves the disastrous show… the new ideas start growing again. 

For adults

BEING DON QUICHOTTE

two-men one-puppet show

KAR (REPASS)

object theatre, concert and cabaret

 During the funeral feast, the sound of glasses clinking and the touching sounds of the funeral band, instead of a calm farewell, the life of the deceased is reanimated. And she is alive again, too – via the random movements of the waiter or unobtrusive combinations of music, words and things. And with her, the imagination of the guests is alive again. Fueled by wine, they dive into the past so much that they, themselves, become characters from the story of Anna Karenina.  Experience a theatre of object with a band playing original music based on Russian traditions. All performers switch from musical to singing to acting numbers in dizzying fashion...

For adults

Duration: 1 hour

Author, director, music: Matija Solce

Performed by: Fekete Seretlek

Coproduction: studio DAMUZA 

RAT

1984 musical-theatrical psycho slap-stick

 

 The underground headquarters of the future society is led by the smartest animals on the world: rats! Primitive glove puppets. Meet them face to face – from two eyes to twelve eyes – their snouts have already sniffed you are here, they are waiting for you to spark off your reaction! The simple principle of puppet theater as a paraphrase of today's lifestyle and the power of capital as the most powerful thing. Old folk music combines experimental sound of new musical instruments. New theatrical form – combination of puppet craft and experiment.

For adults

Duration: 1 hour

Author, director, music: Matija Solce

Performed by: Fekete Seretlek

Coproduction: studio DAMUZA