SPOUTANÝ TRÁVOU (BOUND BY GRASS)
Divadlo Líšeň (Czech Republic, Brno)
A naked monk, an emperor, a general and an elephant tell stories about life, death and tiny insects.
Texts from The Compass of Zen (Seung Sahn) and Les plus beaux contes zen (Henri Brunel) encompass the topics of respect for life in its most subtle and overlooked forms, as well as the meaning of life in a more general sense.
The play combines natural materials and striking metal puppets. Unique visuals are created by using puppets and shadow-play simultaneously both in front of and behind a paper screen.
Followed by a shadow-puppet workshop with the creators, more details here.
Reviews, awards, more information
Erik Award (One Flew Over the Puppeteer's Nest showcase, Prague, Czech Republic)
Awards for stage design, dramaturgy and direction (Skupa's Pilsen festival, Czech Republic)
Henryk Jurkowski Main Award (Bábkarská Bystrica festival, Slovakia)
Originality Award (LUTKE international showcase in Ljubljana, Slovenia)
Awards for acting (Valise festival in Lomza, Poland)
Direction Award and Jan Wilkowski Award (International Puppet Theatre Festival in Toruń, Poland)
Best Show Award (King - Fairy Tale festival in Veliky Novgorod, Russia)
Award for stage design and inventive object use and animation (Skupa's Pilsen festival, Czech Republic) and more.
- Date & Time
CET (Prague time)
- Age Accessibility
- Czech (with English subtitles)