Author: Hervé Tullet
Director: Matija Solce
Dramaturgy: Mateja Bizjak Petit
Lighting design: Matija Solce
Performer: Maja Kunšič / Juliette Moreau
Stage manager and sound engineer: Lojze Sedovnik
In the puppet performance, the character from the book slips out to the stage and immediately gets lost. While looking for him, the viewers find themselves in Turlututu’s imaginary world, where the magic theatre things start unrolling in front of him. By blowing, applauding, closing their eyes, reviving the objects as well as by delving into their intuitive ingenuity and responsiveness, children become active actors of the play, in which through directing, interpretative and technical ideas puppetry is brought to life in all its dimensions. The Little Turlututu comes to life on stage almost speechlessly, with a bit of scenery and an abundance of play and imagination. It is exactly why he stays with his viewers even after the performance.
Hervé Tullet is one of the most popular French authors and illustrators. He is the winner of several book awards. His picture books have been translated into more than 25 languages. Those are interactive playful booklets with a strong, distignuished artistry, in which the youngest readers have to participate creatively by touching, blowing, moving, shaking, turning … Such is also the collection of picture books named after Turlututu, a character that the author has been developing for several years. The hero leaps from the picture books onto the stage for the first time in the performance by director Matija Solce.
Matija Solce is a travelling puppeteer, actor, musician and director who is finishing his PhD studies at the DAMU Academy in Prague. With his performances out of a suitcase and with an accordion, he has toured the world several times and played for a wide variety of audiences. In his works, he strives to expand the concept of “puppet theatre” to the concept of “theatre of the subject”. In this case, the puppet can be an object, it can be a sound, an actor, it can be a spectator, a movement, or ultimately – the puppet itself.
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