Gaudeamus Theatrum

The 6th annual meeting of Gaudeamus Theatrum takes place from 19 to 24 June 2017 in Drak Theatre. The four-day workshop will be concluded with a public presentation. This year‘s workshop, called Daz Figur, will be lead a pair of lecturers Pierre Nadaud (FR) and Ami Hattab (IL).

Cirkus Nostalgia

The mysterious lying of a forgotten circus without a sapito. Show full of strange creatures, bizarre stories and unprecedented performances. The Dark Monster, the world‘s tallest ballerinae, the giant snake, the two-sided woman, the incredible long-handed man, the mermaid and many other strange worlds. Interactive viewing game on the bike of luck to choose another attraction. Crazy circus cafe CirCafé. Art workshop for the production of puppet heroes of the Nostalgia Circus.

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A gentle trash punk production for toddlers and their parents.
Just a brief moment and common objects revive. A screech. A squeak. A creak. A rumble-rattle. Here come sheet heroes emerging from dustbins. Do not become confused by their rough appearance as there is a gentle soul inside. Set out on journey with us to the world where rusty tins tell fascinating stories…

NIE – We Come from Far, Far Away

Inside the big tent there is a small tent, and inside the small tent is a boy. He has traveled far. He has mostly traveled alone. He will show you things he has with him. He will also tell you why he left, and the road he took, but he cannot tell how the story ends …

We Come from Far, Far Away is a theater production based on stories collected at Hvalstad transit center for children under 18 years in Asker, Norway.

The material collected in the process of developing this production is documentary, and is shared with NIE through talks and workshops. The stories are difficult and incredible, but as with most young people; they are also full of energy, vitality and hope for the future.

In the narrative, we follow young Omar and Rezan on their journey from Aleppo in Syria, until one of them arrive at Oslo Central Station. The audience are seated inside a tent and the action unfolds closely, and also among the audience.

The framework for this production is built around the current crisis in Syria, but aims to say something more universal about the topic. NIE has always dealt with themes like  hope, survival and the will to survive, and in this case the presentation context has been particularly important for the audience.

The performance is supported by Norwegian ministry of foreign affairs, Arts Council Norway, Arts Council England.

Press: „World class storytelling“ Periskop, Norway

 NIE We come from Far, Far Away (5)


NIE  is an international company that started in 2001 in Czech Republic. NIE makes award-winning theatre performances and projects through a mix of physical theatre, award-winning theatre performances multiple languages, live music, storytelling and a European ensemble.



Cirk La Putyka – Airground

On the way to independence and playing with the Earth‘s attraction. Sinking and climbing in a cute story
where circus arts (hanging acrobatics, acro-yoga and others) mingle with live music and elements of
motion and dance theater.

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Down with Sleeping Beauty

The title of the production, Down with Sleeping Beauty, suggests that it is not a classic fairy tale. The creators focused on the hundreds of years that Sleeping Beauty had slept through because of a cruel curse. What happened all that time? Did anyone try to wake her up? What are the chances of a human being in a battle with fate? And what can be more fatal than love?
The performance is also dedicated to the upcoming 100th anniversary of the establishment of the independent Czechoslovakia.

The Disman‘s Children‘ s Radio Ensemble – … AND HEAVEN HURT

Pictures of the lives of children interned during the World War II in Terezín. Disman‘s Children‘s Radio Ensemble will take you behind the walls of the Terezin Ghetto during the World War II.
A collage of diaries, poems, articles from magazines published by children in Terezín, letters and memoirs to memorials consists of pictures of the lives of children interned in the Terezín Ghetto.

Lutkovno gledališče Ljubljana – AQUARIUM

The performance’s main element will be a bath tub. A transparent one. It will remind us of an aquarium. An aquarium as a children’s playground for somewhat older children. An aquarium as a space for a theatre performance. An aquarium as a television. And, a bath tub is actually one of child’s first playgrounds. A playground as a space for playing, learning and creating. And a space of child’s first theatre experiences. A bath tub is like a sandpit, only that there’s water in it instead of the sand. An empty bath tub is like an empty sheet of paper, waiting for us to fill it with water and step into it. A bath tub could be like a Pandora’s Box, only that it contains no anger or hatred – just water. Water as a source of life, or a source of knowledge about life, or a spell of life, or a philosophy of life. Like the water cycle. A journey from winter to summer. An universal story about relationships, balance and cooperation.


Puss in Boots

Once upon a time there were three brothers whose father had left his inheritance … The eldest son got a mill, the middle one got some money, and the youngest … well, there was nothing left for him but a puss. However, he is not an ordinary cat, he can speak! He can think and arrange things, possibly a princess or … You do not believe … come to explore! A merry fairy tale for all family about the cleverest puss and his always astonished master.

Smoking Apples – Xalia

Come and join Xalia, a giant, android-like puppet from another planet, as she roams around exploring her new world. She will meet you, greet you and even dance with you as she lights up and flies through the sky, creating a breathtaking spectacle for all the family to enjoy. Xalia was created by Smoking Apples, a UK based, award winning puppetry company and has been delighting audiences at events and festivals since 2010.

Xalia High Res 2

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