“METEO” is a contemporary puppetry show created with the crew of young actors of the Vilnius Lėlė Theatre inspired by the short stories of Ray Bradbury.
“METEO” has been awarded the Golden Cross 2013, the key theatrical award of Lithuania (best puppet and object theatre production).
INTERVIEW with the director in the “7 meno dienos”, 2012 11 02
A group of space rescue workers lands on an unspecified planet which is either dead, or dying. Their mission is: through their respective research to find a way to revitalize this world. The Chemist tries to work out the life-saving formula from snow. The Agriculturist employs water to bring back the life. The Physicist engages the light to produce energy. And the Captain tries to salvage the situation when everything goes wrong with his crew. The planet, represented by puppets, reacts violently to the intervention of the humans: maybe it does not want to be saved. Or maybe it can save itself by different means, unknown and deadly to people. Inspired by Ray Bradbury, these are the etudes for the future show.
“Phantasmagoria, magic lantern shows, spectacles without substance. They achieved complete sensory experiences through noise, incense, lightning, water. There may be a time when we’ll attend Weather Theaters to recall the sensation of rain”. Jim Morrison
Concept and direction: Anna Ivanova‐Brashinskaya
Assistant director: Vitalia Samuilova
Stage and puppet design:Julia Skuratova
Sound Design: Šarūnas Datenis
Choreography: Sigita Mikalauskaitė
Performance: Karolis A. Butvidas; Dainius Tarutis; Indrė Liutkevičiūtė; Edita Zėčiūtė; Imantas Prekas;
June 2012 Puppet No Puppet, Bialystok, Poland
July 2012 NEU NOW online, Portugal http://www.neunow.com/
August 2012 Melodrama, Jelcz-Laskowice, Poland
April 2013 KINGFESTIVAL, Novgorod, Russia
3. Saint-Petersburg Theatre Journal
4. Vechernij Peterburg