GRAND OPENING OF THE 54th PIF: THE DUCK CROSSING THE DRAVA

Details:

Pursuant to the Decision of the Civil Protection Headquarters of the Republic of Croatia, the events of the Grand opening can be followed only by persons with an EU digital COVID certificate. For persons who do not have a COVID certificate, the organizer will provide on-site antigen testing.

Due to the technician's illness, instead of the play Beauty and the Beast at the Opening Ceremony of the 54th PIF, the play The Duck Crossing the Drava will take place. In 2021, the play won the award for the best play at SLUK according to the expert and children's jury.

THE DUCK CROSSING THE DRAVA

The Duck Crossing the Drava is a puppet performance inviting its audience to play.

This time you will not only enjoy stories. The play includes games, nursery rhymes, jokes and versified adventures that have shaped the cultural environment of children in Croatia for generations. Many adults will remember and relive them.

Before creating the play, many attics and basements were searched for discarded toys to bring back to life and save from oblivion. While the actors are playing with stuffed teddy bears and bunnies, the children who used to hold them in their arms and take them to bed, now parents or grandparents themselves, will also play with them again.

The toys, presented as stage heroes by skilful puppeteers, have their own history of play and they are the true masters who learned the craft of playing from children.

Now they generously pass it on to other children.

  • Dramaturge and directed by: Jelena Sitar Cvetko
  • Visual and music design: Igor Cvetko
  • Lighting design: Igor Elek
  • Assistant director: Đorđe Dukić
  • Cast: Đorđe Dukić, Srđan Kovačević, Gordan Marijanović
  • Duration: 50 min
  • Age: 3+
  • Language: in Croatian

 

BRANKO MIHALJEVIĆ CHILDREN'S THEATRE IN OSIJEK, REPUBLIC OF CROATIA

Branko Mihaljević Children's Theatre in Osijek began its work in 1950 as the Pioneer Theatre with plays performed by children who were amateur actors. Following a decision of the Osijek Municipality, the theatre gained professional status in 1958 and was named the Ognjen Prica Children’s Theatre, a name it retained until 1991. Since 2006, it has borne the name of a prominent Osijek musician Branko Mihaljević. Throughout its history, the Theatre’s repertoire contained notable works of Croatian and international authors produced by prominent directors and artists as puppetry and drama performances. They particularly cultivate their work with children. The Theatre and its performances participated in all relevant festivals in the country and abroad and the theatre received numerous awards and honours for its artistic achievements.

Dječje kazalište Branka Mihaljevića u Osijeku
Trg bana Josipa Jelačića 19
31 000 Osijek
Hrvatska / Croatia
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