47th festival of professional puppet theatres in Serbia

On Tuesday, 29 November, the 47th Festival of Professional Puppet Theatres in Serbia will begin. This year’s hosts are Little Theatre Duško Radović and Pinocchio Puppet Theatre.

During the three-day festival, the audience will have a chance to see a total of ten performances from Subotica, Novi Sad, Zrenjanin, Kruševac, Niš, Banja Luka and Belgrade.

The following puppet shows for children will be performed the first day: “River Mermaid” (Pinocchio Puppet Theatre), “Fables from the Shadows” (Children's Theatre Kragujevac), “Peter Pan” (Youth Theatre Novi Sad) and “Stone Flower” (Little Theatre Duško Radović).

The following day, three more shows will be performed as part of the competition programme: “Mario & Nette Circus” (Little Theatre Duško Radović), “White Whale’s Song” (National Theatre Toša Jovanović, Zrenjanin) and “Princess without Empire and Wealth” (Children's Theatre Subotica).

On the third and last day, the Puppet Theatre Niš will present the show “The Sea of Imagination” and the Children's Theatre Subotica will perform “Hansel and Gretel”, while the Children's Theatre of the Republic of Srpska from Banja Luka will present the “Odysseus - Dream of Return” at the closing ceremony.

The prizes in ten categories will be awarded by the jury consisting of Slavčo Malenov (President), Prof. Zoran Djerić, PhD and Boris Čakširan, while the Children's Jury will award three prizes (The Loudest Applause, The Super Best Show and The Puppetry Magic).

In addition to the main programme, the Festival has a side programme that will consist of four puppet workshops for children, photo exhibition “Festival in Focus” and the exhibition of puppets created by the students of the Faculty of Applied Arts, as well as the promotion of publications dedicated to puppetry: all publications of the International Festival of Children’s Theatre in Subotica including the publications issued jointly with the Theatre Museum of Vojvodina, and the newspaper for puppetry arts “Strings”.