Moving through Time 6+
An intergenerational documentary theatre project
Maribor Puppet Theatre, Franco-German Cultural Fund, Institut français de Slovénie, Goethe-Institut / 30 min
The idea for the project came from a play titled Georges (2018, France), authored by Julika Mayer, a puppet artist from Germany, and Mylène Benoit, a choreographer from France. Their staging explores the relationship between the past and the present and breathes life back into puppets which were no longer used. The similar path is taking the project Moving through Time, which combines puppetry, music, and dance. Through creativity, the project connects older and younger participants and focuses on intergenerational relationships. During project creation, the creators – with the help of inanimate puppets and living (their own) bodies – wonder about the relationship to time and history, how we are interconnected and how we can talk about it through art.
Puppetry and dance expressions help all participants and the audience to weave connections between experiences, memories, expectations, and imagination.
The project is funded by the Franco-German Cultural Fund in collaboration with Institut français de Slovénie, the Goethe-Institut Ljubljana, the Maribor Puppet Theatre, Tone Čufar Primary School and retirement home Danica Vogrinec.
Crew and cast
Authors of the project Julika Mayer and Mylène Benoit
Composers Nicolas Devos and Pénélope Michel
Project assistants Tanja Lužar and Ajda Sitar
Performed by elderly from the retirement home Danica Vogrinec Štefka Golob, Katica Štefanovski, Bojan Weitzer and children from Tone Čufar Primary School Lana Beber, Alina Krnič, Jaša Podhostnik, Jakob Vršič Riedl, Lia Smodej and Vanja Vučić
Premiere — 23. October 2019