DUE TO THE BAD WEATHER PLAY HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH AT 18.30 AT MAMUTICA PLATEAU
Ben is an ordinary young man who works in a saloon in the Wild West during the day, and when it gets dark and the doors of the saloon are locked, he dreams of a great adventure. One evening, his reverie is interrupted by the mysterious Shadow on the run from Sheriff Walter Wolf and assistant Marvin Little. Thanks to Ben, Sjena is saved, but in her haste, she leaves behind the key to a great adventure. Adventures in which our brave dreamer Ben gets involved, making his own dreams come true. Can Ben discover the secret of the Shadow and overcome the obstacles? Do Walter and Marvin catch the Shadow or stay short-handed? Find out all the answers in the dangerously tense and extremely humorous puppet show The Call of the Wild West!
Saturday, September 17 th ; 18.00 h; Zrinjevac Music Pavillion; Tuesday, September 20th, Plateau od Mamutica building; 6+; 35 minutes; in Croatian
ACADEMY OF ARTS AND CULTURE IN OSIJEK, REPUBLIC OF CROATIA
The Academy of Arts and Culture in Osijek is the only artistic-teaching organisational unit of the University of Josip Juraj Strossmayer in Osijek. It started operating independently in the academic year 2004/2005 as the Academy of Arts in Osijek. Today, it has six departments. There are several undergraduate university study programmes, including Acting and Puppetry, and Theatre, Film and Television Design (which includes puppet design and technology). The Academy of Arts and Culture has the only puppetry programme in Croatia (and neighbouring countries). At the Department of Theatre Arts, as part of the Acting and Puppetry study programme, students study both dramatic acting and puppetry and acquire a bachelor’s degree in acting and puppetry. Graduate university programmes include the Puppetry Animation study programme and the entirely new Puppetry Directing study programme.
The Academy contributes to Osijek’s cultural and artistic life by organising numerous events such as the Dioniz festival and Lutkokaz (an international puppetry revue – a meeting of puppetry academies and small puppet theatres). Acting and puppetry students successfully toured their puppet performances at festivals in the country and abroad (Slovakia, Russia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Poland and Italy). They are regular guests at PIF where they showcase their undergraduate and graduate exam productions, new approaches to puppetry and innovations in stage performance. The performance Rainbow, created as a graduation exam, won four awards at the 48th PIF.