Based on Hans Christian Andersen
Shadow theatre performance for children / Grand hall
Playwright, director – Nijolė INDRIŪNAITĖ
Designer – Aušra BAGOČIŪNAITĖ-PAUKŠTIENĖ
Composer – Vidmantas BARTULIS
Performers: Šarūnas DATENIS, Indrė LIUTKEVIČIŪTĖ / Erika GAIDAUSKAITĖ, Elvyra PIŠKINAITĖ, Sigita MIKALAUSKAITĖ, Edita ZĖČIŪTĖ
Duration: 50 min.
Premiere – 29 November, 2013
Tickets can be purchased at the theatre's ticket office (Arklių st. 5, Vilnius)
H. Ch. Andersen's "The Snow Queen" is probably one of the most famous works by the Danish writer and a true classical piece of literature for children. A story about Gerda's journey looking for her brother Kay was staged in many theatres and seen in many films. According to the director Nijolė Indriūnaitė, this fairy-tale covers many topics that are relevant to any generation of young theatre-goer: what makes a basis for a relationship, how do we take the fight between Life and Death, where does hope lie, etc. In the story of the siblings Gerda and Kay these questions arise when the children lose the ability to sincerely hear each other out, their attentiveness to the doubts and pain of their loved-ones. The show is performed in a form of shadow theatre featuring several screens of different sizes and the puppets of different forms and animation techniques. The stage design is cinematographic, based on the montage of different layouts and views and on the expressive dynamics of manipulated objects. "We want the young spectators to visit a particular dreamlike visual world that unfolds like a reminiscence", – says the designer of "The Snow Queen" Aušra Bagočiūnaitė-Paukštienė.