FESTIVAL ARCHIVE  —  2024

2024 Festival Archive: Figurentheater Wilde & Vogel and Grupa Coincidentia

Figurentheater Wilde & Vogel and Grupa Coincidentia: Krabat

January 25-28, 2024

The Biograph’s Začek McVay Theater

Presented by Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival

Special Thanks fo Goethe-Institut Chicago

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View Dagmara and Paweł’s presentation above or watch full symposium on Howlround.

Dagmara Sowa and Paweł Chomczyk at the Ellen Van Volkenburg Symposium

On Sunday, January 28th 2024, Dagmara Sowa and Paweł Chomczyk were speakers at The Ellen Van Volkenburg Puppetry Symposium session entitled “Panel 4 – Construction Techniques.”

The event was presented by the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival and sponsored by UNIMA-USA, moderated by Dr. Paulette Richards, and held online through Howlround.

Panel 4 – Construction Techniques explores the question: How do various building techniques – simple and direct, or complex – impact character, presentation, and storytelling?

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January 25-28, 2024
The Biograph’s Začek McVay Theater
2433 N. Lincoln Ave.

Based on the classic German children’s book “Krabat and the Sorcerer’s Mill,” a stray war orphan finds shelter with eleven millers and their Master. Strict rules, dark practices, black magic…anything can be endured as long as the bowl is full and the bed is dry. Krabat grows closer and closer to the Master. Finally, it is not heroism, but disobedience – the motive of gaining a friend and a girl who loves him – that breaks the power of the spell. A play about hard times, human falls and the power of first love, Krabat goes straight to the heart with penetrating clarity, power of image, stage humor and a minimum of words. Dark, bold and at the same time incredibly light, it’s a carousel of feelings spinning among great musical landscapes.

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