INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROJECT
Objective of the Exhibit
The interactive Puppet Academy exhibit presents the unlimited and never-ending world of puppets, its meaning, history and present. You will learn to perceive puppets as if they were live beings.
The exhibit was created by Sladovna Písek o.p.s. in cooperation with the Museum of West Bohemia in Pilsen and with the following theatres: Alfa from Pilsen, Malé divadlo from České Budějovice, Naivní divadlo from Liberec and Divadlo Drak from Hradec Králové.
Basic Description of the Exhibit
The Puppet Academy is an exhibition where visitors can learn about the world of puppets from many angels. In the first part, visitors become students of the Puppet Academy; they will travel back in time to the ancient puppet times, find out how many different types of puppets there are and learn to operate the puppets and get to know them. They also have an opportunity to use the puppeteer workshop and to make a small puppet and put it on the exhibition. In the second part, they can have a look at the professional work of four successful Czech puppet theatres: Alfa from Pilsen, Malé divadlo from České Budějovice, Naivní divadlo from Liberec and Divadlo Drak from Hradec Králové.
The exhibition also presents a programme for children under the same title. When the children pass the programme, they become puppet experts, with theoretical and practical knowledge, with a diploma and an experience from a different world – the world of puppets. The Alfa theatre also presents the scenic clock from their performance “Soused Kašpar – soused Škrhola” that are four meters high and have a complicated internal mechanism for operating the scenes.
The environment created on the basis of five successful performances of well-known Czech puppet theatres will teach you about the beginning of the history of puppets, what string puppets and hand puppets looked like in the past, what they were used for, how they differed from the modern ones and what roles they played in the evolution of humankind.
INFORMATION FOR VISITORS
The exhibition is open from 13 May 2016 – 5 February 2017
The tour of the Puppet Academy exhibit is lectured.
The Puppet Academy exhibition is open daily except Monday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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Sladovna Písek o.p.s., Velké náměstí 113, 397 01 Písek