Between 16-24 June the Białystok Puppet Theatre organises Festival of Puppet Theatres for Adults PUPPETS’ METAMORPHOSES for the fifth time. The Festival marks the 70th anniversary of the Bialystok puppet scene.
The Białystok Puppet Theatre
The Białystok Puppet Theatre, known as Białostocki Teatr Lalek in Polish, was established in 1953 and holds the distinction of being one of the oldest puppet theaters in Poland. Its primary focus lies in creating puppetry-based adaptations of works from international literature, along with providing entertainment for children.
About the festival
PUPPETS’ METAMORPHOSES is a theatre festival of international scope, presenting professional theatre artists. The idea of the festival is to break stereotypes regarding the perception of puppet theatre as theatre for children by presenting the most valuable phenomena in the world of puppetry. The idea of the festival is to break stereotypes regarding the perception of puppet theatre as theatre for children by presenting the most valuable phenomena, original means of artistic expression and trends in contemporary puppet theatre for adults. puppet theatre for adults. The aim is also to bring together and inspire each other artistic circles from home and abroad. Participants in the event will have the opportunity to learn about a wide spectrum of stage puppet art presented by outstanding artists from Poland and abroad. The festival will be attended by groups such as Plexus Polaire (France), The Key Theatre (Israel), Kaunas State Puppet Theatre (Lithuania), TAMTAM objektentheater and Cat Smits Company (Netherlands), Divadlo Alfa (Czech Republic) and Zero en Conducta (Spain). The festival programme includes a total of 23 titles, 14 of which will be presented by the invited ensembles. The remaining 9 are the latest performances from the BTL repertoire, including two June premieres: “Zemsta” by Aleksander Fredro, directed by Paweł Aigner, and “Pustostany” by Dorota Kotas, directed and adapted by Waldemar Wolański.