Slovenian, with simultaneous French translation
One day, Duck turns around to find Death standing behind her. As the two get to know each other, they begin discussing the meaning of life and relax into a frank and respectful camaraderie. Combining shadow theatre and live acting, this adaptation of the wonderful picture book by Wolf Erlbruch is a sensitive and elegant performance that both astonishes and touches children, offering them a poetic reflection on the importance of friendship and on the transience and fragility of life.
RUNNING TIME: 40 minutes
TECHNIQUES: Shadow Puppetry
Lutkovno Gledališče Ljubljana (LGL) is Slovenia’s principal puppet theatre. Founded in 1948, LGL draws its inspiration from century-old Slovenian puppetry tradition, and offers performances for family and adult audiences. The company manages five regular venues and a puppetry museum. It also organizes two festivals: The Golden Stick Festival, a national performing arts festival that features the best in Slovenian theatre for children and youth, and the LUTKE International Biennial Festival of Contemporary Puppetry Art.
Story: Wolf Erlbruch
Stage Direction, Scenography and Lighting: Fabrizio Montecchi
Puppets: Federica Ferrari, d’après les illustrations de Wolf Erlbruch
Music: Mitja Vrhovnik Smrekar
Translation: Dominique Joly
Music (Composer): Jera Ivanc
Linguistic Correction: Irena Androina Mencinger
Performance (Slovenian): Polonca Kores and Asja Kahrimanović Babnik
Performance (French): Jean-François Beauvais