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11 Apr 2016

Minsk to host International Festival of Puppet Theaters 13-17 May

MINSK, 11 April (BelTA) – The Belarusian capital will play host to the International Festival of Puppet Theaters on 13-17 May, BelTA learned from the Belarusian State Puppet Theater.

The large-scale forum held once in two years will bring together best puppet companies from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania, Poland, and Israel. Since its establishment, the festival has featured performances by 50 theaters from different parts of the world.

This year’s edition of the festival will present a total of 14 productions to Minsk residents and guests, including Vanya of Karlsson Haus Theater and To Kill the King of Puppet House Theater, Penza.

The program of this year’s festival features productions of different forms and genres. Partaking in the forum will be state, academic, and private theaters.

The Belarusian theater companies will present recently staged productions. Most of the performances are based on world literature classics. Foreign companies will present moving productions for children.

Workshops and discussions with the audience and theater critics will be held as part of the forum. Besides, the festival will feature a music evening Puppet Rock 'n' Roll with pieces specially composed for puppet theaters.

The forum participants will perform at five venues, including the Belarusian State Puppet Theater, the New Drama Theater, the Belarusian Children’s Theater, the Belarusian State Youth Theater, and the small stage of the Yanka Kupala National Academic Theater.

The festival has been organized by the Belarusian Culture Ministry, Minsk City Hall, and the Belarusian State Puppet Theater.

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