Puppentheater Ljubljana (SI)
A little girl lives in the middle of a war. Through her eyes, the audience sees how she perceives her city: as a place of horror, violence and fear, but also as a place of hope. Planes fly over the city, the streets are empty, the grocery stores are cleared out, and the school is closed. The little girl’s greatest wish is to leave her country and live in peace somewhere far away. “Irgendwo anders” (Somewhere else) conveys the absurdity of war with simple means, from the perspective of children for children. Ljubljana Puppet Theatre combines classical figure animation with live video projections and virtual drawings. The girl draws a hilly landscape and her dog Runo with chalk, and they come to life during the performance – blurring the line between the real and imagined image.
Ljubljana Puppet Theatre, founded in 1948, is considered the most important puppet theatre institution in Slovenia and is dedicated to continuing the long and fruitful tradition of Slovenian puppetry. Next to their production for children, the company also presents their production “Still Life” in Erlangen on 20 May.