The Marionette Theater celebrates 60 years with international puppetry festival!

By on May 12, 2018
Pickled Image

The Marionette Theater introduced modern puppetry in Sweden, already in 1958, and has since been one of the basic pillars of Swedish performing arts. One has a permanent scene in Kulturhuset at Sergels Torg, but is also a sought after and celebrated guest at festivals and scenes around the world. Now the Marionette Theater celebrates 60 years with the five days long puppetry festival Pop up Puppets that between August 18-22, invites audiences of all ages to European guest play and workshops.

During the festivals, the audience meets the British Pickled Image, which raises the concept of clown horror to a whole new level in the adult show Coulrophobia. Shadow games master Fabrizio Montecchi and his Teatro Gioco Vita play A sky for the bears for the youngest. Finska Livsmedlet uses the body as a scene in Invisible lands – a geopolitical striptease. In addition, the Jubilee Marionette Theater participates with acclaimed Da Da Da, theater for babies and you and me, a wordless meeting between dance and puppet theater.

– Being able to celebrate our 60th anniversary by offering international puppetry in world class feels fantastic, said Helena Nilsson, the artistic director of the Marionette Theater since 1999. The Swedish audience is not directly spoiled by the breadth and diversity offered by Pop up Puppet for both child and adult audience.

The Marionette Theater was founded in 1958 by Michael Meschke and is Sweden’s first permanent scene for puppetry theater and the country’s oldest children’s theater scene. Since 2003, The Marionette Theaterhas been in Stockholm City Theater AB but with its own artistic leadership.

Scenes: The Marionette Theater, Kilen, Hörsalen, Studion, Kulturhuset Stadsteatern

Target groups: For both children and adults. See the web for age limits.

Language: The puppetry is a visual theater form that often reaches across language barriers.
The performances that is not wordless is played in English, or in some cases in original language. Introduction to the performances is given in Swedish.

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Helena Olofsson, Culture & Music | Stockholm