Matija Solce (SLO)

Being Don Quichotte

Donnerstag, June 10, 2021, 7.00 p.m.
16+ years
Duration: 60 minutes


A two-men one-puppet show. The tragicomedy is starting with the poor puppeteer, who lives without a stage, without lights and has to make his way through life with only one marionette. Interfered by the manager, who only wants to build a commercial hit, the simple traditional puppet show escalates into physical theatre, commedia dell’arte and surrealistic scenes, in which the stage spreads all over the place and the audience becomes actively involved. And after the puppet cut her strings off, after the puppeteer loses his job, after the public leaves the disastrous show… new ideas start growing again.

Actors: Tines Spik or Filip Sebsajevic and Matija Solce
Directors: Vida Cerkvenik Bren, Matija Solce
Author: Matija Solce
Puppet and scenery design: Mitja Ritmanic
Music: Matija Solce

About the group:

Matija Solce was born in 1981 in Slovenia. The musician, puppeteer, actor and director as well as puppetry proffesor, festival organiser and activist, has finished his doctoral studies in Alternative Theatre and Puppetry at the Prague theatre academy (DAMU), on the theme of “The musical perspective of puppet theatre”. In his works, he closely connects music and theatre, and therefore his concerts often turn into interactive theatre performances, or his puppet shows become musical compositions. With his accordion and suitcase full of puppets he travelled the globe, experiencing venues as extreme as prisons, ashrams, people's bedrooms or big halls of international festivals. So far he was awarded over 20 times.