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26 Nov 2006 00:00 - 00:00

Lisen Theatre: Savitri

Savitri, a puppet shadow play based on an ancient Indian legend.


Written and directed by Pavla Dombrovska

Marionettes Eva Krásenská

Steg design by Jana Francová

Music by Luděk Vémola


The story is based on the ancient Indian legend of the Mahabharata, about the love and perseverance of princess Savitri, who rescues her husband from the thralls of death. Visually impressive, the interplay of colourful shadows on a large screen (2 by 2 metres) is accompanied by the stylized voice of the narrator-musician, who uses a range of original, self-made and untraditional musical instruments. The design and sound of the production is loosely inspired by (the) oriental stage techniques, creating a specific and original form.


The production, with great success, has toured numerous leading festivals in the Czech Republic and abroad (Vienna, Frankfurt (Oder), Košice, Prešov, Levoča, Potsdam, Leipzig, Ghent, Mistelbach, Madrid, and others). In 2000, at the national festival of marionette theatres "Přelet nad loutkářským hnízdem", the production received the audience prize and the Erik prize.


...Some of the lyrically sweet scenes will remind you of the filigree fragility of Persian carpets and arrases, others, in their abstraction, almost coincide with the cosmic visions of František Kupka´s canvases ... The performance of the Líšeň Theatre provokes the audience ´ s imagination, offering a remarkable aesthetic as well as emotional experience... Vít Závodský                      (Loutkář 5/2005)


The production is suitable for a wide public of all age groups.





Programme of the afternoom:


2pm - opening of the hall

2.30-3.45pm - programme of Klubko - school and kindergarden, something for skillful fingers, games etc.

4-4.50pm - Savitri performance


Admission: children £ 4, parents - free

please bring a pillow fro smaller children

space is limited, booking neccessary:

misha_mathewson@hotmail.com or 07951 270 604




Organised by Klubko (Club for Czech and Slovak children, http://czechstuff.com/club.asp) and by the Czech Centre London.


30 Kensington Palace Gardens
W8 4QY London
United Kingdom


26 Nov 2006 00:00 - 00:00


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