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.
Divadlo U staré herečky – ANIMALS AND ROBBERS
A classic fairytale about the fact that when friends hold together all the time, then they‘re fine together…
A traditional fairy tale „Little Otik“ makes children feel not overly enthusiastic, but iLittle Otik is different! Are you feeling sad when alone at home? Is your room in awful mess? Does your furniture need rearranging? Well, it is just time you got iLittle Otik – robotic guts for children of this milenium. The fairy tale about greed, disobedience and about something carried too far.
Musical-theatre psycho-grotesque inspired by Orwell’s dystopian novel „1984“. Interpreted by a group Fekete Seretlek, the underground mechanism of a future society is governed by the brightest animals: sewer rats! Primitive glove puppets. Meet them face to face – eyes to twelve eyes – their snouts have already sniffed you are here, they are waiting for you to spark off your reaction!
Smoking Apples – In our hands
Alf is a trawler fisherman whose experience, camaraderie and loyalty have put him and his boat at the top of the game. But times are changing and so is the industry. How will Alf adapt in order to survive?
Follow a fish’s journey from sea to plate, watch a seagull’s ridiculous attempt to find food and witness a father and son reunite. In Our Hands will transport you out to sea, under the ocean and onto the deck of the Catcher’s Fortune.
Using innovative puppetry, a striking set and an original score, join Alf as he journeys from the depths of despair to rise again and rescue the life he loves.
In Our Hands has been developed extensively both in London and Cornwall by Smoking Apples, an award winning puppetry and visual theatre company.
“An imagination-fuelled cracker of a production” – A Younger Theatre
Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.
ZRNÍ – concert
With talent for melody, blending modern sound, contemporary electronics and songwriting poetics, they are an icon of innovation and searchability on the Czech alternative scene. From playing on the street with talent and diligence they worked on its imaginary peak. Due to their stylish openness and instrumental maturity we can hear accordion and beatbox, flute and loop experiments in their unmistakable music. The collectively-formed acoustic-electronic music with multi-layered texts is thus immersed in the musician landscapes of dance music and ambient. Their individual performance on the stage is the same as their music: authentic, dense, energetic and hypnotic.
A classic puppet fairy tale about Sleeping Beauty who was at birth endowed by a wicked fairy with fate to run a thorn into her finger on her 17th birthday and to sleep a hundred years. Only then arrives Prince who wakes her up with a kiss and a wedding is ahead.
The group Fekete Seretlek is reusing, changing and mixing motives from world music and making up its own original compositions. Violoncello, accordion, trumpet, double bass, violin, cajon and five voices. Concert of six musicians-actors graduated from the Prague Theatre Academy can be till-morning-party experience.
Continuo Theatre – Murgila and Zorila
A musical puppet tale inspired by the Romanian fairytales. The trio‘s mouth, six eyes, thirty fingers, and one beard will tell you a story that was conceived at dusk and born at dawn in the countryside of dark forests and steep mountains where people and animals live together and speak the same language.
Ústav úžasu – I FELL ASLEEP, BUT I DO NOT SLEEP
A black comedy about a journey into the realm of the dead, where a living person, according to the Mexican legend, gets to sleep on the grave.