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sand animation
Vija Bluzma

18 April, 11.00, 13.00 (on stage of Novgorod Philharmonic Hall)

The performance is both experiment and daring, since sand animation allows the child to experience such emotions as peace and tenderness instead of the fast-paced rhythm and enormous energetic pressure imposed on our children by modern technology, including computer games and animation.
For this performance Vija Bluzma took inspiration from Russian portal «Mothers Tales», where new mothers share their experiences with their own imaginary fairy tales. They are short, simple and kids-oriented stories on a wide variety of topics: courage, helpfulness, friendship. Each of the reflected stories embraces a certain message brought further to a child. And that`s the very core of the play – as if a simple talk between a parent and a child

  • Latvia Puppet theatre (founded in 1944) is the only professional puppetry theatre in Riga. It focuses its repertoire on young audiences and occasionally creates performances for adults. Latvia Puppet theatre is also one of the few theatres in Riga which stages performances for Russian audience- it has two permanent troupes — a Latvian and a Russian troupe. Performances are performed in the theatre and also in visiting sessions to other venues in Latvia.
    Each year the theatre stages around 10 new productions, which are usually performed in one of the two performing spaces. The larger has an audience capacity of 220 seats and the small auditorium has 60 seats. The theatre also owns a small puppetry museum where special performances are held for the youngest audience (capacity of 30 people).
    Latvia Puppet theatre has been highly acclaimed abroad while participating in international puppet festivals in France, Bulgaria, Poland, Iran, Japan, Finland, Denmark, Russia, Estonia, Lithuania, USA, Canada and Czech Republic. Today the Latvia Puppet Theatre participates in various festivals throughout Europe and beyond, receiving acknowledgment from the audiences and theatre professionals.Director – Vija BluzmaStage designer — Anita Znutina-Seve

    Composer – Raimonds Petrauskis

    Actors – Alexander Ionov, Julia Mescerjakova, Lilija Suna

    Duration – 40 minutes

    Age – 3+

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