13.06.18 Mescolanze Festival - Fiesole (IT), 16.05.18 Festival Wild Children - Torino (IT), 26.05.18 Libreria Alberi d'Acqua - Asti (IT), 22.05.18 Asilo Rosmini - Torino (IT), 03.03.18 Teatro Paravento (Debuto) - Locarno (CH), 10.02.18 Libreria Trebisonda(Forma di studio) - Torino (IT)
14.12.17 Astragali Teatro (Forma di studio) - Lecce (IT)
A children performance loosely based on
"Colorful tales" of Imants Ziedonis
Duration: 50 minutes
Genre: Puppet theatre and clowning
Recommended age: 5 to 10 years
External eye, adviser: Peter Gaidarov
Of and with: Vita Malahova and Aude Lorrillard
Music: Aude Lorrillard
Thanks to the figure of the clown, a lovable, innocent, clumsy and nostalgic being, Vita Malahova and Aude Lorrillard bring on stage some of the Colorful Tales of the Latvian author Imants Ziedonis (Colorful Tales, Jumava Editions, 2017).
The story takes place in Miss B’s colorful library. She’s accompanied by her joyful, effervescent and clever Assistant. There is no reader in the library after the terrible frost of the terrible winter. In this empty space, only the colorful tales are enlivening the days of Miss B and her Assistant. Coming out of the colorful books, the tales reveal new and fantastic realities by delivering messages from their mysterious world.
"My name is Gray. It is because of me that other colors can stand out"
(The Grey Fairy Tale, Imants Ziedonis)
Ziedonis (1933-2013) is one of the most beloved and popular voices of the
Latvian literature in the second half of the 20thy.century. Besides
his writing activity, Imants Ziedonis is known for his commitment to
the protection of the Latvian nature. His book «Colorful Tales»,
translated in fourteen languages, opens the doors of several
different worlds: the white one, dazzled by the snow, the green one
of the forest, as well as the blue one, a horse of hope, condemned to
live forever. All these different stories are travelling from color
to color with the fantastic goal of creating an imaginary reality. In
this way, Imants Ziedonis manages to trace the human behaviour in a
Nordic atmosphere. Indeed, the Colorful Tales are also a lovely hymn
to the Baltic culture, its atmosphere, its landscape and its fauna.