Programme of the 71th festival Puppeteers‘ Chrudim

Puppeteers’ Chrudim

Programme of the 71th festival Puppeteers‘ Chrudim

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Thursday 30 June 2022

17.00 a 19.00
Karel Pippich Theatre Small Stage
The Hobbit (50′, 6+)
Bajka Theatre, Český Těšín
A fairytale story from ancient Middle-earth about the dangerous journey of the hobbit Bilbo Baggins and a troop of dwarves, based on the book by J.R.R. Tolkien.

20.00 (A,B,C)
Karel Pippich Theatre
Operas (60´, 4+)
Radost Theatre, Brno
Four well-known fairy tales – Budulínek, Red Riding Hood, The Twelve Little Marigolds and Sleeping Beauty are the joint work of composer Jaroslav Uhlíř and screenwriter, playwright, actor, lyricist and writer Zdeněk Svěrák.

Friday 1 July 2022

14.00 a 16.00
Stage of Karel Pippich Theatre
Little Red Riding Hood’s grandmother celebrates her birthday today! (45´, 5+)
Naive Theatre, Liberec
Vít Peřina’s original puppet comedy for children and their adult companions is an original variation of the classic fairy tale about Little Red Riding Hood.

22.30
Stage of Karel Pippich Theatre
Kohlhaas (60´, 15+)
Lachende Bestien, Prague
An eco-terrorist production, but only as, based on Heinrich von Kleist’s novel, it tells the story of a man who is wronged.

10.00, 13.00 (C), 15.00 (B), 17.00(A)
Small Stage of the Karel Pippich Theatre
My Name is Eagle (30´, 7+)
On a perch at the P. Eben Elementary School, Žamberk
A chicken story about a difficult life in a breeding farm.

9.00, 13.00 (B), 15.00 (A), 17.00 (B)
MED
Kašpárek s Honza – The Last Adventure (45´, 4+)
Puppet Theatre V Bouda Plzeň
A fairy tale about how Kašpárek and Honza rescue Windy Granny.

10.00, 14.00 a 16.00
Clubhouse of the Karel Pippich Theatre
Little Red Riding Hood or As the Forest Calls, So Calls the Forest (30´, 8+)
R405, Prague
A visual-sound performance about Little Red Riding Hood’s journey through the forest.

11.00, 13.00 (A), 15.00 (C), 17.00 (B)
Federal House
When the Sun Peeps Out + But You Can’t Do That (45´, 4+)
Tissue and We’ll figure it out tomorrow…, ZUŠ Chlumec nad Cidlinou
Two small performances about the sun.

10.00
Shapitó behind the Karel Pippich Theatre
Princess on a Pea (35´, 3+)
Jan Hrubec Wooden Theatre
The well-known fairy tale about the test of whether a princess is real or fake.

15.00
Shapitó behind the Karel Pippich Theatre
Elisha’s Fairy Tales (35´, 3+)
I am I am Theatre, Drahotěšice
A fairy tale about a princess, a prince, elves, a dragon and unjustified fear.

18.00
Stage Summer Cinema
Kaleidoscope (40′, 5+)
Cirk La Putyka, Prague
Crazy jumps on a giant teeterboard, group dance choreography, suspended acrobatics and trampoline flights. Gag alternates with trick and rhythmic music with laughter, hypnotic images contrast with summer party under the open sky.

19.00
from Chrudim Beseda to the Monastery Gardens
Puppet Parade (180′, 3+)
A parade of puppeteers led by actors on stilts and another theatrical programme – Aladdin’s Magic Lamp by Jan Hrubec Wooden Theatre and Cabinet of Giants by Toymachine Theatre, Prague and a performance by folk puppeteer Jiri Polehni. The evening will end with a fire show.

20.00 (A, B, C)
Chrudim Beseda Wine Bar
Public discussion (120´, 12+)
Discussion with the lecturers about the productions in the main programme.

Saturday 2 July 2022

19.00
Stage of the Karel Pippich Theatre
Jukebox (100´, 12+)
Naive Theatre, Liberec
A moderated musical quiz and at the same time an energy-packed theatre concert performed by the entire ensemble and many other NDL staff members takes place on the occasion of a woefully neglected anniversary. The anniversary of the invention of the jukebox!

9.00
Small stage of the Karel Pippich Theatre
Kvok or Mug of yours (35´, 3+)
Puppeteers’ Association in Louny
A special adaptation of the well-known fairy tale about a little pot that boiled porridge.

14.00 (A) and 16.00 (C)
Small stage of the Karel Pippich Theatre
You mean Grandpa…? (40´, 10+)
Rámus, Pilsen
A special adaptation of the well-known story by Hans Christian Andersen.

11.00
Scene MED
I obediently report (60´, 12+)
OPAL LD SVČ Opava
Theatrical adaptation of Jaroslav Hašek’s novel for young and old.

14.00 (B) and 16.00 (A)
Social House
The Cow and the Grandfather (25´, 10+)
BUBU club of children’s culture, Vsetín
A fairytale story about consumer society.

10.00
Social House
Noah, Jonah and the Others (45´, 5+)
LD Maminy, Jaroměř
The oldest stories in the world. Known and lesser known stories from the Old Testament.

14.00 (C) and 16.00 (B)
Scene MED
Vávra likes firemen (40´, 3+)
ČMUKAŘI, Turnov
Choosing a profession is no fun. And when your parents have a different idea, it’s even worse.

10.00, 13.00 a 15.00
Clubhouse MED
About the Gingerbread House (30´, 10+)
202 Little Bears over Madagascar, DAMU Prague
A passionate sound pilgrimage based on the well-known fairy tale Hänsel and Gretel by the Brothers Grimm.

13.00
Shapitó behind the Karel Pippich Theatre
The Concrete Skirt (50´, 5+)
We Grow Stories, Brno
Musical storysinging performance with minimalist set.

15.00 a 17.00
Karel Pippich Theatre Clubroom
Siddharta’s Journey (45´, 12+)
Missing Pages Theatre, Prague
Siddhartha’s journey through collage-like landscapes through life’s crossroads, through moments of understanding and confusion.

14.00 – 22.00
Around the Museum of Puppetry Cultures
Street performance (480′, 3+)
Celebrating the anniversary of the Museum of Puppetry Cultures.

Sunday 3 July 2022

16.00 (A) and 18.00 (C)
Stage of Karel Pippich Theatre
Blood (60´, 12+)
Theatre NA HOLOU, Hořovice
Theatrical adaptation of Josef Váchal’s novel Blood.

9.00 and 13.00 (B)
Small stage of the Karel Pippich Theatre
Do you mean Grandpa…? (40´, 10+)
Rámus, Plzeň
A special adaptation of the well-known story by Hans Christian Andersen.

16.00 (B) and 18.00 (A)
Small stage of the Karel Pippich Theatre
The Black Hen (30´, 10+)
Přespolní, Vševily a Strakonice
Against the backdrop of folk incantations and superstitious texts, a world dominated by science unfolds.

11.00 and 14.00 (C)
Community House
The Cow and the Grandfather (25´, 10+)
BUBU Children’s Culture Club, Vsetín
A fairy-tale story about consumer society.

10.00 and 13.00 (A)
Stage MED
Vávra likes firemen (40´, 3+)
ČMUKAŘI, Turnov
Choosing a profession is no fun. And when your parents have a different idea, it’s even worse.

16.00 (C) and 18.00 (B)
Scene MED
Oh my gosh! (20´, 10+)
Convivium, ZUŠ F. A. Špork Jaroměř
You will see a brand new account of the events that preceded it all, quite unknown to you.

Eva H. (25´, 10+)
The Smallest Particles, ZUŠ F. L. Gassmann Most
The story of Eva Hochhäuser, née Violet, and her life in Most.

12.00 a 22.00
MED Clubhouse
Moscow Danchoe (60´, 12+)
Daria Gosteva, Prague
This chamber documentary puppet production tells the story of a strange house under the spruces just outside Moscow.

10.00
Shapitó behind the Karel Pippich Theatre
Angatar (50´, 5+)
We Cultivate Stories, Brno
A musical fairy tale based on the book by Czech traveller Miloslav Stingl Angatar, Your Friend from Greenland.

15.00 a 17.00
Shapitó behind the Karel Pippich Theatre
Goldilocks (70´, 3+)
Polárka Theatre, Brno
Puppet-technical-mechanical fairy tale about Jiřík, who thanks to his curiosity learned to understand animal language.

13.00, 15.00 a 17.00
Karel Pippich Theatre Clubroom
The Meddler (50´, 10+)
FRAS, Prague
The story of the Nepalese boy Joshi in an unconventional puppet show for children and adults.

20.00 (A, B, C)
Chrudim Beseda Wine Bar
Public discussion (120´, 12+)
Discussion with the lecturers about the productions in the main programme.

Monday 4 July 2022

11.00 and 14.00 (B)
Stage of Karel Pippich Theatre
Blood (60´, 12+)
Theatre NA HOLOU, Osek
Theatrical adaptation of Josef Váchal’s novel Blood.

9.00 and 13.00 (C)
Small stage of the Karel Pippich Theatre
The Black Hen (30´, 10+)
Přespolní, Vševily a Strakonice
Against the backdrop of folk incantations and superstitious texts, a world dominated by science

16.00 (A) and 18.00 (C)
Small stage of the Karel Pippich Theatre
Andrée (40´, 12+)
Pheasant Puppetry Company, Poniklá
A documentary airborne drama based on a real attempt to conquer the North Pole.

10.00 and 13.00 (A)
Scene MED
Oh my gosh! (20´, 10+)
Convivium, ZUŠ F. A. Špork Jaroměř
You will see a brand new account of the events that preceded it all, quite unknown to you.

Eva H. (25´, 10+)
The Smallest Particles, ZUŠ F. L. Gassmann Most
The story of Eva Hochhäuser, née Violet, and her life in Most.

16.00 (B) and 18.00 (A)
Scene MED
A Gendarmerie Tale (45´, 5+)
Puppet stage Radost, Strakonice
A story based on Karel Čapek’s book about a gendarmerie station on the outskirts of Prague.

22.30
Scene MED
How We Came to Be, or the Good and Evil President (60´, 12+)
Buchty a loutky, Prague
Yes, one of our presidents with the first name Václav was indeed at the birth of the theatre, and another of them, also named Václav but with the middle name Miloš, almost caused its demise.

16.00 (C) and 18.00 (B)
Society House
Little Red Riding Hood (25´, 3+)
Potato Chips, Most
The production composes different versions of the fairy tale of Little Red Riding Hood.

10.00
Shapito behind the Karel Pippich Theatre
The Dragon and the Fly Bzzt (40´, 4+)
Puppet Theatre, Karlovy Vary
The story of a dragon who flew around the world as an invincible wrestler.

13.00
Shapito behind the Karel Pippich Theatre
Small, skinny and one-eyed ( 35´, 4+)
Vozichet – Ruda Hancvencl
A hilarious story about the search for a groom.

15.00 a 17.00
Shapito behind the Karel Pippich Theatre
Grandpa Vseved’s Three Golden Hairs (40´, 4+)
Buchty a loutky, Prague
In the well-known fairy tale about a poor child who, by chance and with the generous help of a kind lady, becomes a king, we have tried to revive the magic of water and wooden puppets.

15.00 a 17.00
Karel Pippich Theatre Clubroom
Nilas and the Thousand-Headed Herd (45´, 6+)
Puppets without Borders, Prague
A puppet fairy tale based on the mythical stories of the ancient Sami people.

20.00
Chrudim Beseda Wine Bar
Public discussion (120´, 12+)
Discussion with the lecturers about the productions in the main programme.

Tuesday 5 June 2022

13.00 (A, B, C except children)
Karel Pippich Theatre
Thirst (40´, 12+)
Céčko Svitavy
A scenic composition inspired by the existential prose poem, metaphorical essay Citadel by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

18.00
Karel Pippich Theatre
Expedition: My Love! (50´, 9+)
DRAK Theatre, Hradec Králové
Follows in the footsteps of the three-man pioneering expedition of engineer Andréé in 1897, which unsuccessfully attempted to conquer the North Pole with the help of a hydrogen balloon.

9.00 and 15.00 (B)
Small stage of the Karel Pippich Theatre
Andrée (40´, 12+)
Pheasant Puppetry Company, Poniklá
Documentary airborne drama based on the real attempt to conquer the North Pole.

10.00 and 15.00 (C)
Scene MED
Gendarmerie Tale (45´, 5+)
Puppet stage Radost, Strakonice
A story based on Karel Čapek’s book about a gendarmerie station on the outskirts of Prague.

11.00 and 15.00 (A)
Spolkový dům
Little Red Riding Hood (25´, 3+)
Potato Chips, Most
The production composes different variants of the fairy tale of Little Red Riding Hood.

10.00
Shapito behind the Karel Pippich Theatre
Dancing with the devil! (30´, 3+)
Čmukaři, Turnov
It’s no fun to look after a princess. And when witches and devils get involved, it’s even worse.

20.00
Shapito behind the Karel Pippich Theatre
Coffin Factory (50´, 12+)
Theatre in the Attic, Prague
Author’s monodrama of several stories by Kristian Kašpar

13.00 (A, B, C children) and 15.00
Shapito behind the Karel Pippich Theatre
Aucassin and Nicoleta (55´, 5+)
LokVar, Prague
A puppet chivalric comedy based on a medieval French legend.

14.00 a 16.00
Karel Pippich Theatre Clubroom
Nilas and the Thousand-Headed Herd (45´, 6+)
Puppets without Borders, Prague
A puppet fairy tale based on the mythical stories of the ancient Sami people.

11.00 a 14.00
MED Clubhouse
The Lamp (30´, 5+)
Insect Relics, Prague
A story based on H. CH. Andersen about old age, extinction, remembering, secret wishes and an uncertain future.

16.00
Chrudimská beseda wine bar
Public discussion (120´, 12+)
Discussion with the lecturers about the productions in the main programme.

Wednesday 6 July 2022

10.00 a 13.00
Small stage of the Karel Pippich Theatre
Ears for the Princess (30´, 5+)
DAMÚZA, Prague
A story about Ludvík’s love for a princess and whether there is only one right approach to music and only one way to a princess’s heart.

11.00 and 16.00 (A, B, C)
Shapito behind the Karel Pippich Theatre
Wolf on the Moon (40´, 5+)
Houže Theatre, Bratislava, Slovakia
The story of the Wolf and his desire to walk on the moon.

11.00 a 13.00
Spolkový dům
The Horse on the Island (30´, 7+)
Bas-les-pattes, Villecresnes, France
A metaphorical tale of human destiny and enslavement.

14.00 (A, B, C)
Around the Karel Pippich Theatre
Theatrical Pilgrimage (120´,3+)
A theatrical pilgrimage with puppetry demonstrations, workshops for the public and the end of the festival.

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