Pinocchio 6+

Carlo Collodi / Matteo Spiazzi / 40 min

The story of Pinocchio is an incredible adventure that has been a source of excitement for many generations and is still alive today. Pinocchio is a metaphor for how mistakes can also shape man.

Mistakes aren't necessarily something bad; they are often the only way to teach us how to better understand and change our lives. As Italian writer Gianni Rodari once said, "Mistakes are necessary, beneficial as bread, and often beautiful, just look at the Tower of Pisa."

Pinocchio is not an ordinary performance. It is a performance that immerses itself in the puppetry world, immerses in the origin when the puppet is not yet an entirely manufactured and vivid object, but raw, rough material. In Pinocchio, the material is, of course, wood, a precious material that has accompanied humankind almost since the beginning. Wood, which barely promises to turn into something but with the help of the puppetry magic, we can see individual characters from the story, is joined by already made puppets inspired by old masters. In this adaptation, we return to the carpenter’s workshop where the carpenter’s tools revive, and pieces of wood on carpenter’s table become a world of its own. Pinocchio goes on a journey, and we on an exploration of puppetry approaches.

On tour

3 Dec / Sun
LGM on tour
3 Dec / Sun
LGM on tour

Gallery

Pinocchio <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah</em>
Pinocchio Photo: Boštjan Lah
Pinocchio <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah</em>
Pinocchio Photo: Boštjan Lah
Pinocchio <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah</em>
Pinocchio Photo: Boštjan Lah
Pinocchio <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah</em>
Pinocchio Photo: Boštjan Lah
Pinocchio <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah</em>
Pinocchio Photo: Boštjan Lah
Pinocchio <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah</em>
Pinocchio Photo: Boštjan Lah
Pinocchio <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah</em>
Pinocchio Photo: Boštjan Lah
Pinocchio <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah</em>
Pinocchio Photo: Boštjan Lah
Pinocchio <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah</em>
Pinocchio Photo: Boštjan Lah
Pinocchio <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah</em>
Pinocchio Photo: Boštjan Lah
Pinocchio <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah</em>
Pinocchio Photo: Boštjan Lah
Pinocchio <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah</em>
Pinocchio Photo: Boštjan Lah

Crew and cast

Director and visual designer Matteo Spiazzi


Performer Miha Bezeljak


Speech advisor Metka Damjan


Costume designer Mojca Bernjak

Puppet and set designer Primož Mihevc

Puppets painted by Darka Erdelji

Lighting technician Miljenko Knezoci


Premiere — 19. September 2019

Responses and Rewards

  • Grand prix - glavna nagrada "Milan Čečuk" za najboljšo predstavo v celoti, 53. mednarodni festival lutkovnih gledališč PIF, Zagreb 2020.
  • Nagrada Mihi Bezeljaku za animacijo, 53. mednarodni festival lutkovnih gledališč PIF, Zagreb 2020.
  • Nagrada Matteu Spiazziju za likovno podobo, 53. mednarodni festival lutkovnih gledališč PIF, Zagreb 2020.
  • Grand prix - glavna nagrada za najboljšo predstavo v celoti, 23. mednarodni festival Zlata iskra, Kragujevac 2021.
  • Nagrada Mihi Bezeljaku za igro, 23. mednarodni festival Zlata iskra, Kragujevac 2021.
  • Nagrada Matteu Spiazziju za najboljšo režijo, 11. bienale lutkovnih ustavarjalcev Slovenije, Maribor 2021.
  • Nagrada Mihi Bezeljaku za igro in animacijo, 11. bienale lutkovnih ustvarjalcev Slovenije, Maribor 2021.
  • Award to Miha Bezeljak for acting and animation, 14th Katowice International Puppet Theater Festival, Poland, 2022.
  • Award to Matteo Spiazzi for best directing, 14th Katowice International Puppet Theater Festival, Poland, 2022.
  • Children's Jury Award, 14th International Festival of Puppet Theater Katowice, Poland, 2022.
  • Honorary diploma "for the nobility of the stage creation of the world", 14th International Festival of Puppet Theater Katowice, Poland, 2022.
  • Award for Best Direction, Da da Du International Festival in Trieste, Italy, 2023.
  • Award for Dramaturgy, Da da du international festival in Trieste, Italy, 2023.
  • Award for the multifaceted play Pinocchio to actor Miha Bezeljak, at the international festival Spectaculo Interesse, Ostrava, Czech Republic, 2023

On tour abroad

30. November 2023
Topic of Tolosa, Tolosa, Spain

29. November 2023
Topic of Tolosa, Tolosa, Spain

4. October 2023
Spectaculo Interese, Ostrava, Ostrava, Češka

21. August 2023
Da, da , du, Trieste, Italy

28. May 2023
Tallinn Treff, Tallinn, Estonia

27. May 2023
Tallinn Treff, Tallinn, Estonia

14. May 2023
Segovia, Spain

22. April 2023
Nuit de la marionnette, Chatillon, France

26. March 2023
Nuit de la marionnette, Chatillon, France

25. March 2023
Nuit de la marionnette, Chatillon, France

5. February 2023
La biennale AVEC OU SANS FILS, Vendôme, France

4. February 2023
La biennale AVEC OU SANS FILS, Vendôme, France

3. February 2023
La biennale AVEC OU SANS FILS, Vendôme, France

30. September 2022
Katowice, Poland

10. September 2022
Sofia Puppet Fair, Sofia, Bulgaria

9. September 2022
Sofia Puppet Fair, Sofia, Bulgaria

1. July 2022
Teatro Elfo Puccini, Milan, Italy

30. June 2022
Teatro Elfo Puccini, Milan, Italy

29. June 2022
Teatro Elfo Puccini, Milan, Italy

28. June 2022
Teatro Elfo Puccini, Milan, Italy

27. June 2022
Teatro Elfo Puccini, Milan, Italy

26. June 2022
Baden, Swiss

11. June 2022
Poland, Wroclaw

8. May 2022
Belgium, Brussels

7. May 2022
Belgium, Brussels

30. April 2022
Lleida, Spain

29. April 2022
Lleida, Spain

14. March 2022
Wels, Austria

6. March 2022
Verona, Italy

19. September 2021
World Puppetry Festival, Charleville-Mézières, France

18. September 2021
World Puppetry Festival, Charleville-Mézières, France

1. September 2021
Gorizia, Italy

8. November 2020
25. revija lutkovnih gledališč, Reka, Croatia

9. October 2020
19. mednarodni festival gledališč za otroke, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina

20. September 2020
53rd PIF Festival, Zagreb, Croatia

7. March 2020
Izmir International Puppet Days, Turkey

6. March 2020
Izmir International Puppet Days, Turkey

17. November 2019
Slovenian Club of Perth, Australia

14. November 2019
Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, Fremantle, Australia