The Power 18+

A Puppet Miniature

Jiří Zeman and Martina Maurič Lazar / Ljubljana Puppet Theatre / 60 min

In this performance the creators explore the field of an intimate puppet-object theatre. They found the materials that allow a double glimpse into the theme of power, the objects that enlarge or reduce, draw nearer or distance, hide or reveal the seen. They are fond of marionettes, strings, with which they manipulate them or are manipulated by them as well as the images that we can understand within the comfort and security zone as the continuation or other form of hegemony over somebody or something. The authors also focused on different methods of manipulation with puppets, placing the audience between mirrors, strings, lights and glass. This visual puppet theatre miniature thus re-questions with its means of expression different motives of power and weakness, as well as of public and private.


The Power <em>Photo: Urška Boljkovac</em>
The Power <em>Photo: Urška Boljkovac</em>

Crew and cast

Directors and performers Jiří Zeman and Martina Maurič Lazar

Puppet designer Gregor Lorenci

Composer Milko Lazar

Lighting designer Maša Avsec

Producer Alja Cerar Mihajlović

Stage manager Luka Bernetič

Set technician Kemal Vrabac Kordiš

Puppets, set and costumes production Gregor Lorenci, Taeko Yoshida, Jiří Zeman, Polona Černe, Zoran Srdić, Iztok Bobić, Sandra Birjukov and Marjeta Valjavec

Musicians Vasilij Meljnikov, Milko Lazar and Milko Lazar Ensemble

Team assistants Benjamin Zajc and Jošt Rogelj