Teaching

ABC of Puppetry (a hundred-hour seminar for beginners)
2001./02. ABC OF PUPPETRY
2006 ABC OF PUPPETRY
2007 ABC OF PUPPETRY
2008 ABC OF PUPPETRY
2009 ABC OF PUPPETRY
2010 ABC OF PUPPETRY

Master Puppetry Workshops
2003 MPW on Hand Puppet
2004 MPW With Puppet, Thing, Object... to Dream of Life
2007 MPW Introduction to Marionette

Educational annual programme in puppetry is organised in two stages. The first stage is a hundred hours lasting seminar for leaders (beginners) of amateur puppet groups called ABC OF PUPPETRY, and the second stage is a twenty-five-hours lasting MASTER PUPPETRY WORKSHOP, which thematically covers only one segment / type of puppet expression at a time.

Seminar for leaders (beginners) of amateur puppet groups, ABC OF PUPPETRY, is designed for:

- Educators of preschool children
- Primary school teachers
- Educators of secondary-school youth in student homes
- Social pedagogues (rehabilitators / therapists)
- Librarians at the children’s departments of city and school libraries
- Leaders of the puppet groups and workshops in centres for culture

The seminar is designed especially for educators and primary school teachers who, within oral-artistic curriculum, implement the programme of theatre / puppetry medium; leaders of amateur puppet groups of children, youth and adults, and managers / librarians of children's departments of the city and school libraries. The seminar programme consisted of a hundred lessons provides participants with basic knowledge about the specifics of puppet expression for the implementation of curricular and extracurricular facilities and provides continuing education and programmes with constantly new and current topics.

The two-part seminar programme (preliminary theoretical work on puppet etudes / role plays) is realised in workshops, from plays and improvisations, writing scripts for plays, making puppets and scenery elements and their animation, composing background music for representational entities, to the final, joint performance of individual and collective puppet works. The seminar programme, based on practical / experiential work, is meant for a limited number of participants (up to 15), and is made according to the manual of the famous Czech puppeteer and puppetry theorist Eric Kolár, One Hundred and one Chapter on Directing Puppet Plays.

The seminar ends with public rehearsals of puppet plays / etudes whose scripts were written by participants, who also perform them, fully create and direct them, supported of course by expert mentoring and supervision of lecturers / mentors.

Since 2008, the course ABC OF PUPPETRY has been organised in four distinct but interrelated topics / sessions (four weekend workshops). The summary of four work sessions as follows:

1st Session: PUPPET / OBJECT AND MUSIC
- Child and puppet; What is a puppet?
- Play - Child's play - Theatre performance
- The main factors of the theatre arts: sound, movement, colour, word
- Performance: initial and permanent form of dramatic creativity (beginning - duration - end of performance)
- Characteristics of puppet expression (types of puppets)
- Sound improvisation; Sound about itself
- Forming and detecting sounds; Exploring sonority of instruments
- Development of sensitivity to rhythm, tempo and dynamics
- Improvisation of sound "images" / Adding sound to a puppet improvisation
- Melorhythmic improvisation / Developing sensitivity to tonal height

2nd Session: DRAMATISING A STORY / LITERARY TEXT OF SHORT FORM
- Dramatic action - Relation of story and dramatic causal sequence
- Dramatic situation
- Word at puppet theatre; Dialogue: a concept of replica
- Drama character
- Sketch for dramatisation
- The notion of concept
- Writing puppet plays or scripts / templates for plays (dramatising literary texts - stories / fairy tales, fables, folk tales, legends)

3rd Session: MAKING PUPPETS AND THEATRICAL SCENERY
- Introduction to the visual world: how to observe, experience of the observed
- Elements of the form: line, colour, contrasts
- Materials
- Light / Rhythm in the visual arts
- Composition and perspective
- The technology of making puppets and puppet scenography / the set
- Making puppets and the set (work in separate groups: 3-4)

4th Session: DIRECTING PUPPET PLAYS AND PUPPET ANIMATION
- Directing theatrical play / event - how to devise integrity
- Director's preparation for the puppet show / performance
- Theatre Space: Scenic space -
mise-en-scène of characters
- Director's conception of puppet etudes / role plays
- Reading rehearsals (by groups)
- Arranging rehearsals
- Puppet - expression of performer’s role
- Basic techniques of puppet animation: What is acting / performing?
- Anchor places for animation of puppets, physical process with puppet
- The relationship actor / performer - puppet; The actor and role; The actor and partner
- Acting exercises and improvisations
- Regular rehearsals
- Separate and joint work on each puppet etude / role play in particular
- The main rehearsal  of plays and final agreements about public performance
- Concentration and preparing for the first general rehearsal
- Presentation as mirror of integrity
- Talk about each puppet etude / role play in particular and about the seminar ABC OF PUPPETRY as a whole

Mentors/Lecturers: Lada Martinac-Kralj – dramaturg, Nikolina Manojlović Vračar – academic painter, Boris Klarić – music teacher, Dubravko Torjanac, director and Zdenka Đerđ, MA, seminar coordinator and manager.

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2001./02. ABC OF PUPPETRY

PARTICIPANTS OF THE SEMINAR ABC OF PUPPETRY 2001/02

- Dijana Kostečki, educator (1978, Zagreb)
Montessori nursery "Srčeko", Zagreb

- Karmen Rodić, educator (1963, Zagreb)
DV* "Botinec", Zagreb

*Note: DV (Dječji Vrtić) is short for kindergarten (Kinder Garten) or nursery

- Zvjezdana Balija, educator (1963, Zagreb)
DV "Zipkica", Zabok

- Marija Brozović, educator (1961, Podravska Moslavina)
DV "Poletarac", Zagreb

- Jadranka Škrobar, educator (1957, Zagreb)
DV "Poletarac", Zagreb

- Snježana Vuković, educator (1961, Zagreb)
DV "Kolibri", Zagreb

- Biserka Halgaš, educator (1965)
DV "Kolibri", Zagreb

- Vesna Čagalj, educator (1963, Aleksandrovac)
DV "Radost", Zagreb

- Željka Hrg, educator (1974, Berlin)
DV "Vrapče", Zagreb

- Jasminka Mirt-Jovanov, educator (1967)
DV "Vrapče", Zagreb

- Jasminka Đikić, educator (1948, Lekenik)
DV "Jabuka", Zagreb

- Renata Pasarić-Kovačević, educator (1968, Zagreb)
DV "Jabuka", Zagreb

- Nataša Rukavina, educator (1963, Kutina)
DV ''Vladimir Nazor'', Zagreb

- Gordana Šencaj, educator (1961, Zagreb)
DV "Sesvete", Sesvete

- Andreja Klimpak, educator (1975, Varaždin)
DV "Sesvete", Sesvete

- Mirjana Vrban, educator (1971, Zagreb)
DV "Sesvete", Sesvete

Mentors/Lecturers: Elizabeta Kumer and Sanja Ivić, MA – dramaturgs, Zdravko Đerek – academic painter, Diana Zalar, MA – theorist of literature, Tomislav Jozić – music teacher, Josip Balabanić, PhD, Ivica Susović, BSc ing – technologist-specialist in puppet design, Zlatko Sviben, director and Zdenka Đerđ, MA, seminar coordinator and manager.

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2006 ABC OF PUPPETRY

PARTICIPANTS OF THE SEMINAR ABC OF PUPPETRY 2006

- Liljana Lukarova Božičević, educator (1975, Veles, Macedonia)
DV ''Vladimir Nazor'', Zagreb

- Tihana Karinček, educator (1977, Našice)
DV "Zvončić", Našice

- Jadranka Lukavski, educator (1960, Orahovica)
DV "Zvončić", Našice

- Snježana Dupan-Lovrić, educator (1969, Virovitica)
Amateur puppet theatre "Slamalka", Slatina

- Ivan Petranović, class teacher (1980, Sisak)

- Marina Gabelica, student of the Teacher Training College in
Zagreb (1981, Koprivnica)

- Josip Geček, prof. rehabilitator (1979, Varaždin)
Centre for Autism, Zagreb

- S. Janja Bošković, BA theology/educator (1950)
Dormitory ''Sv. Marija Krucifiksa'', Dubrovnik

- Lea Starčević, sign language instructor (1980, Koper, Slovenia)
Association of the Deaf-Blind "Dodir", Zagreb

Mentors/Lecturers: Lada Martinac-Kralj – dramaturg, Nikolina Manojlović Vračar – academic painter, Teodora Vigato, MA – theorist of literature, Boris Klarić – music teacher, Ivica Susović, BSc ing – technologist-specialist in puppet design, Hrvoje Zalar and Marina Kostelac, performers, Vedrana Vrhovnik, director and Zdenka Đerđ, MA, seminar coordinator and manager.

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2007 ABC OF PUPPETRY

PARTICIPANTS OF THE SEMINAR ABC OF PUPPETRY 2007

DV "SIGET", ZAGREB
- Davorina Mihelin, educator (1973, Zagreb)
- Mareta Grbavac, educator (1979, Mostar)
- Nikolina Romić, educator (1984, Mostar)
- Ines Večej, educator (1979, Zagreb)
- Dijana Dragaš, educator (1966, Zagreb)
- Franka Santian, educator (1976, Zadar)
- Jasna Arko, educator (1972, Zagreb)
- Draženka Đuranec, educator (1963, Zagreb)
- Zlatja Badžek, educator (1981, Postojna)
- Bernarda Sabljak, educator (1961, Slunj)

MUSIC COLLEGE "ELLY BAŠIĆ", ZAGREB
- Irena Devčić, music teacher (1970, Zagreb)
- Boris Klarić, music teacher (1974, Zagreb)

DV "BIOKOVSKO ZVONCE", MAKARSKA
- Tanja Glavina, educator (1982, Makarska)
- Silvija Jović, educator (1984, Makarska)
- Iris Glamuzina, educator (1968, Mostar)
- Ana Šapit, educator (1981, Makarska)

Mentors/Lecturers: Lada Martinac-Kralj – dramaturg, Nikolina Manojlović Vračar – academic painter, Teodora Vigato, MA – theorist of literature, Boris Klarić – music teacher, Ivica Susović, BSc ing – technologist-specialist in puppet design, Hrvoje Zalar, performer, Krešimir Dolenčić, director and Zdenka Đerđ, MA, seminar coordinator and manager.

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2008 ABC OF PUPPETRY

PARTICIPANTS OF THE SEMINAR ABC OF PUPPETRY 2008

- Inja Trampuž, educator
DV ''Mali princ'', Laščinska cesta 17, Zagreb

- Gorana Benić-Huđin, educator (1968, Zagreb)
DV ''Budućnost'', Mihanovićeva 30, Zagreb

- Mirjana Celić, educator (1966)
DV ''Prečko'', Marijane Radev 1, Zagreb

- Gordana Kutleša, educator (1961, Orahovica)
DV ''Prečko'', Marijane Radev 1, Zagreb

- Marica Plejić, educator (1963, Zagreb)
DV ''Jarun'', Bartolići 39a, Zagreb

- Ana Papeš, educator (1979)
DV ''Jarun'', Bartolići 39a, Zagreb

- Rahela Marušić, educator (1965, Bjelovar)
DV ''Jarun'', Bartolići 39a, Zagreb

- Marija Srakec, educator (1964, Zagreb)
DV ''Sesvete'', Ive Tijardovića 9, 10 360 Sesvete

- Mira Topić, class teacher (1973, Zadar)
OŠ Tituša Brezovačkoga, Špansko 1, Zagreb

Mentors/Lecturers: Lada Martinac-Kralj – dramaturg, Nikolina Manojlović Vračar – academic painter, Boris Klarić – music teacher,  Dubravko Torjanac, director and Zdenka Đerđ, MA, programme coordinator and manager.

 

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2009 ABC OF PUPPETRY

PARTICIPANTS OF THE SEMINAR ABC OF PUPPETRY 2009

- Anđelina Toto, educator (1984, Rijeka)
DV ''Vladimir Nazor'', Skalini istarskoga tabora 1, Kastav

- Ksenija Đuranović, educator (1983)
DV ''Vladimir Nazor'', Školska 6, Kastav

- Sanja Lipovac, educator (1967, Slavonski Brod)
DV ''Ivana Brlić Mažuranić'', Borovska 5, Slavonski Brod

- Iva Tomljenović, class teacher (1982, Rijeka)
Youth Centre Rijeka, Laginjina 15, Rijeka

- Ana Lovrić-Bošnjak, educator
DV "Trešnjevka", Badalićeva 24, Zagreb

- Ksenija Cvek, educator
DV "Trešnjevka", Badalićeva 24, Zagreb

- Zvjezdana Jadanić, educator (1974, Bjelovar)
DV "Radost", Augusta Šenoe 4, Ludbreg

- Mirjana Vida, educator (1980, Varaždin)
DV "Radost", Augusta Šenoe 4, Ludbreg

- Višnja Klečar, educator (1972, Zagreb)
DV "Dugo Selo", Perivoj Ivane Brlić Mažuranić 2, Dugo Selo

- Branka Vobner (1961, Zagreb)
MAGMA d.d., Baštijanova 52 a, Zagreb

- Milka Jukić, class teacher (1956, Karlovac)
OŠ* ''Slunj'', Školska 17, Slunj

*Note: OŠ (Osnovna Škola) is short for Primary School

- Đurđica Bošnjak, educator (1951, Zagreb), Dugo Selo – personal needs

- Petra Bošnjak, graduate student of the Faculty of Pedagogy Zagreb/Petrinja (1985, Zagreb), Dugo Selo – personal needs

Mentors/Lecturers: Lada Martinac-Kralj – dramaturg, Nikolina Manojlović Vračar – academic painter, Boris Klarić – music teacher,  Dubravko Torjanac, director and Zdenka Đerđ, MA, programme coordinator and manager.

The seminar was organised with the recommendation of the Agency for Education and supported by the Croatian Ministry of Culture

 

8 March (Sunday) 2009 at 3:00 p.m. at DV ''SIGET'', Siget 12, Zagreb
Open rehearsals of PUPPET ROLE PLAYS:

BEAR ON THE CHAIN
Dramatisation of the same name poem by Gustav Krklec: Mirjana Vida, Ana Lovrić-Bošnjak and Sanja Lipovac
Puppets and scenery created and made by Mirjana Vida, Ana Lovrić-Bošnjak and Sanja Lipovac
Music-background music: Milka Jukić, Višnja Klečar and Ksenija Cvek

PUPPET CHARACTERS PERFORMERS:

GRANDPA GEORGE, GIPSY Sanja Lipovac
BOY LUKA Ana Lovrić-Bošnjak
BEAR Mirjana Vida

 

THE LITTLE ANT
Based on Pajo Kanižaj’s story Lazy Ant the script written by Ksenija Đuranović, Iva Tomljenović and Đurđica Bošnjak
Puppets and scenery created and made by Ksenija Đuranović, Iva Tomljenović and Đurđica Bošnjak
Music-backgroud music by Branka Vobner, Zvjezdana Jadanić and Anđelina Toto

PUPPET CHARACTERS PERFORMERS:

LITTLE ANT Ksenija Đuranović
MIDDLE ANT, RUNNER ANT Iva Tomljenović
OLD ANT, HEAD ANT Đurđica Bošnjak



FROGS’ RACE
The same name Mira Beutz’s story dramatised by Milka Jukić, Višnja Klečar and Ksenija Cvek
Puppets and scenery created and made by Milka Jukić, Višnja Klečar and Ksenija Cvek
Backgroud music by Mirjana Vida, Ana Lovrić-Bošnjak and Sanja Lipovac

PUPPET CHARACTERS PERFORMERS:

RUBBER Ksenija Klečar
CROAKY Milka Jukić
GREENY, CUMCUDIAN Višnja Klečar

 

FRIDA THE CAT AND THE MICE
Based on Josip Balaško’s story Cat Cough the script written by Branka Vobner, Zvjezdana Jadanić, Anđelina Toto and Petra Bošnjak
Puppets created and made by Branka Vobner, Zvjezdana Jadanić and Anđelina Toto
Backgroud music by Ksenija Đuranović, Iva Tomljenović and Đurđica Bošnjak

PUPPET CHARACTERS PERFORMERS:

CAT CICI-MICI Anđelina Toto
MOUSE ANTHONY, leader Zvjezdana Jadanić
MOUSE HAS, doctor, MOUSE MOUSOVSKY, scientist Branka Vobner

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2010 ABC OF PUPPETRY

PARTICIPANTS OF THE SEMINAR ABC OF PUPPETRY 2010

- Ivana Molnar, educator (1971, Zagreb)
City Library Virovitica, Trg bana Jelačića 23, Virovitica

- Janja Perčec, educator (1981, Zagreb)
DV ''Sunčana'', Dječji trg 2, Zagreb

- Dubravka Grgošić-Dragić, educator (1962, Novska)
DV ''Savica'', Vladimira Ruždjaka 7, Zagreb

- Martina Hlišć, educator (1984, Zagreb)
DV "Sesvete", Ive Tijardovića 9, Sesvete-Zagreb

- Nataša Jandrlić , educator (1966, Josipdol)
DV "Travno", Božidara Magovca 10, Zagreb

- Željana Ljubić, educator (1967, Šibenik)
City nurseries Šibenik, Ulica branitelja Domovinskog rata 2g, Šibenik

- Ana Martinac, educator (1974, Zagreb)
DV "Tratinčica", Sv. Mateja 131, Dugave, Novi Zagreb

- Ivana Jukić, educator (1973, Zagreb)
DV "Tratinčica", Sv. Mateja 131, Dugave, Novi Zagreb

- Natalija Sočev, class teacher (1978, Koprivnica)
OŠ "Antun Nemčić Gostovinski", Školska ulica 5, Koprivnica

- Žaklina Hasnaš, teacher of Croatian (1972, Zenica)
II OŠ "Vrbovec", Brdo bb, Vrbovec

- Iva Čulek, rehabilitator (1980, Zagreb)
II OŠ "Vrbovec", Brdo bb, Vrbovec

 

PROGRAMME OF ABC OF PUPPETRY 2010
Programme manager: Zdenka Đerđ, MA

1st Session (22-24 January 2010) PUPPET-OBJECT AND MUSIC
Mentors/Lecturers: Zdenka Đerđ, MA and Boris Klarić, music teacher

What is acting-play? Child's play - theatre performance (similarities). The basic elements of theatre arts: sound, movement, colour, word. A growing child or a struggle for meaning. The word in the theatre. What is a theatrical puppet? Puppet’s life - characteristics of puppetry expression. Animation (expressive possibilities of puppets driven from the top, bottom, front-on the table). Dramatic play and improvisation. Voice creativity. Puppetry improvisation. The conflict - from meeting to plot.
Sound improvisation. Discovering and shaping sounds. Musical games as means of developing sensibility to: sound colour, tone quality, meter and rhythm, dynamics, tempo, agogics. Play with sounds. Homophony-leading voice and accompanying voices. Polyphony - rhythmic canons, free polyphony. Improvisation of sound ‘’images’’. Listening to music - emotional and analytical ways. Creating sound-onomatopoeic stories. Puppet-musical improvisation and plays.

2nd Session (5-7 February 2010) DRAMATISING A STORY-LITERARY TEXT
Lecturer-mentor: Lada Martinac-Kralj, dramaturg

Dramatic narrative / action. Relation of story and drama causal sequence. The unity of action - Freytag pyramid. Conflict. Dramatic situation. Working on a short story: analysis, matching scenes in the drama sequence. Dialogue-replica-intention in the replica. Drama character. Motif as a driver of characters into action. The main and side characters. Aristotle's notion of dramatic character. An Ibersfeld and her intentional model. Shortening of drama texts. Strich (trail of a short stroke left as a mark) - why and how it is done. Adding (extra) text - when is it possible? Notion of conception. Drama genres. The difference between genre and style. What happens in the sequence: WRITER-DIRECTOR-DRAMATURG-ACTOR/PERFORMER?

Divided into four groups, participants dramatised / wrote the following templates for puppet  plays:
- Sunčana Škrinjarić THE STORY OF PAJACOS (dramatised by Nataša Jandrlić and Ivana Jukić)
- Željana Ljubić, Ivana Molnar and Janja Perčec MEAT IS NOT EVERYTHING (based on the motifs from the Turkish folk tale Cat in the Castle)
- THE BUNNY THAT CROOSED THE SEA (a Japanese folk tale dramatised by Dubravka Grgošić-Dragić, Iva Čulek and Žaklina Hasnaš)
- Ana Đokić Pongrašić A SCARY STORY (dramatised by Martina Hlišć, Ana Martinac and Natalija Sočev)

3rd Session (19-22 February 2010) CREATION OF PUPPETS AND THEATRICAL SCENERY
Lecturers-mentors: Dubravko Torjanac, director and Nikolina Manojlović Vračar, painter

Review of the terms used for puppets and puppet types. Introduction to the visual world: how and what we observe, experience of the observed. Visual elements: dot, line, surface, surface area and volume. The compositional elements. Scenic area (according to the type of puppets). Decor / set design, costumes, props (material, colour, shape). Stylisation; style of inscenation. Techniques of making puppets and puppet scenography. Preparing for making puppets and set design: What a particular puppet has to be able to perform; alignment with the available set design; selection of puppet/s type/s for each play in particular.
Directing preparations for the puppet play. The design of scene, its size, proportions, creating sketches: for each scene, for each puppet character and set design.
Presentation and analysis of visual solutions for each puppet play (4) in particular. Making puppets and set design (each group works separately) for the puppet plays: THE STORY OF PAJACOS, MEAT IS NOT EVERYTHING, THE BUNNY THAT CROOSED THE SEA and A SCARY STORY.

4th Session (5-7 March 2010) DIRECTING PUPPET PLAYS AND PUPPET ANIMATION
Lecturer-mentor: Dubravko Torjanac, director

Historical overview of directing puppet plays. What is directing? Who is the director? What do we know or what we think we know about the theatre and on directing (knowledge or bias)? The function of directing, the function of director: a necessary evil or ideal spectator? How to define directing both theoretically and practically: directing as a bridge between literature and theatre; the director - a text interpreter or text killer? Nonliterary theatre, author’s theatre. The author of text-template for a play-concept, idea-realisation. Director’s preparations for the show - making directing books. Directing conception of puppet plays (visual and musical components, characterisation of character puppets): Scary Story, The Rabbit Who Crossed the Sea, The Story of Pajacos, Meat is not Everything. What we do on reading rehearsals? From <> to conversation; from the read to the spoken; reading someone else's text – expressing your own content. Arranging rehearsals of puppet plays. Theatre space (stage and the auditorium). Scenic area (according to the type of puppets). The set - stage design, costumes, props (material, colour, shape). Mise en scène; mise en scène of characters. Stylisation; inscenation styles. Practical conduct of rehearsals - sharing tasks concerning the topic, genre, text’s/play’s aim. Study of scenes. Study of characters. Musical component of puppet plays (background music, composed or selected music). Animation-giving life to a puppet. What is acting in puppet theatre? Differences and similarities between puppet and non-puppet acting/performing. Anchor places in animation of puppets. Physical process of puppet animation. Relations: actor/performer-puppet, actor-role, actor-partner/co-player. Considering the integrity of a play - directing of acts, scenes, images. Puppet-expression of the actor's role. The actor and role. The actor and partner - how do we listen? Psychology of acting, moods, emotions. Regular rehearsal: background music - music in puppet plays. Concentration and preparation for the first public rehearsal. Performance as a mirror of the integrity of puppet plays.

7 March (Sunday) 2010 at 3:00 p.m. the open rehearsal was held for associates and guests according to the following schedule:

Sunčana Škrinjarić THE STORY OF PAJACOS
Dramatisation: Nataša Jandrlić and Ivana Jukić

PUPPET CHARACTERS:
Blue Pajaco
Yellow Pajaco
Marko, a boy
Ana, a girl
Micika, a neighbour
Štefa, a neighbour
Darko, a representative of the tenants

Puppets and scenery created and made by / Performers:
Nataša Jandrlić and Ivana Jukić
Music-background music and technique:
Željana Ljubić, Ivana Molnar and Janja Perčec

Željana Ljubić, Ivana Molnar and Janja Perčec MEAT IS NOT EVERYTHING
based on the motifs from the Turkish folk tale Cat in the Castle

PUPPET CHARACTERS:
Cat Etna
Tom-Cat Cesarius
Old Man
Old Woman
Little Sparrow

Puppets and scenery created and made by / Performers:
Željana Ljubić, Ivana Molnar and Janja Perčec
Music-background music and technique:
Nataša Jandrlić and Ivana Jukić

THE BUNNY THAT CROOSED THE SEA
Dramatisation of the same name Japanese folk tale by
Dubravka Grgošić-Dragić, Iva Čulek and Žaklina Hasnaš

PUPPET CHARACTERS:
Bunny
Seagull
Shark
Shark’s Friends

Puppets and scenery created and made by / Performers:
Dubravka Grgošić-Dragić, Iva Čulek and Žaklina Hasnaš
Music-background music and technique:
Martina Hlišć, Ana Martinac and Natalija Sočev

Ana Đokić Pongrašić A SCARY STORY
Dramatisation: Martina Hlišć, Ana Martinac and Natalija Sočev

PUPPET CHARACTERS:
Almo, a boy of 6
Anabela, Almo’s Mother
Alonso IV, Almo’s Father
Cook Elza
Teacher
Dragon

Puppets and scenery created and made by / Performers:
Martina Hlišć, Ana Martinac and Natalija Sočev
Music-background music and technique:
Dubravka Grgošić-Dragić, Iva Čulek and Žaklina Hasnaš

About the seminar as a whole, the participants wrote down:

- This for me was a special and interesting experience, quite different from anything so far. A "door" to an entirely new, special world. Now that I have "opened" it, I should go further ... (Iva Čulek, rehabilitator, Zagreb)

- The whole seminar has passed so quickly, I am sorry it did not last longer. It will definitely help me in my future work with children but also in my work in the theatre, puppet theatre. (Martina Hlišć, educator, Zagreb)

- Excellent! I am very satisfied. (Ivana Jukić, educator, Zagreb)

- The seminar was great. I am glad that I have been involved and I'm sorry that it's over. I wish it lasted for five sessions because these four make too little. (Željana Ljubić, educator, Šibenik)

- The seminar was excellent and it will help me in my future work a lot. (Natalija Sočev, class teacher, Koprivnica)

- Thank you for the acquired knowledge. (Ivana Molnar, educator -librarian, Virovitica)

- The seminar will help me in my future work. (Ana Martinac, educator, Zagreb)

- Excellently guided, excellent lecturers-mentors, well designed! Now I know how little I knew. Thanks for the basics that I have received. (Nataša Jandrlić, educator, Zagreb)

- I'm so glad I attended and participated! (Janja Perčec, educator, Zagreb)

- I’ve gained a lot on this seminar, and this last weekend gave me the opportunity to make sure that it is really a lot ... Thank you for getting me closer to puppets! (Žaklina Hasnaš, teacher of Croatian, Vrbovec)

 

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MASTER PUPPETRY WORKSHOPS

2003 Master Workshop on Hand Puppet

18-22 February 2003 at the Croatian Natural History Museum, Demetrova 1, Zagreb

Mentors/Lecturers: Zdenka Đerđ, MA
Zlatko Bourek, sculptor, set designer and director

PARTICIPANTS:

- Snježana Vuković, educator
DV "Kolibri", Zagreb

- Biserka Halgaš, educator
DV "Kolibri", Zagreb

- Mirjana Vrban, educator
DV "Sesvete", Sesvete

- Nataša Rukavina, educator
DV ''Vladimir Nazor'', Zagreb

- Snježana Toplek, educator
DV ''Vladimir Nazor'', Zagreb

- Jitka Stanja-Brdar, class teacher
Czech Primary School, Daruvar

- Zvjezdana Balija, educator
DV "Zipkica", Zabok

- Daliborka Tomašević, class teacher
IV OŠ, Bjelovar

- Zlata Kovač, class teacher
OŠ "Josip Račić", Zagreb

- Jasna Medur, class teacher
OŠ "Galdovo", Sisak

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2004 Master Puppetry Workshop With Puppet, Thing, Object ... to Dream of Life

15-20 November and 2, 9 and 16 December 2004 at Centre for Culture and Information Maksimir, Bijenička 97, Zagreb

Mentors/Lecturers: Zdenka Đerđ, MA
Dubravka Crnojević-Carić, MA, actress, director and theorist of literature

PARTICIPANTS:

- Karmen Rodić, educator
DV "Botinec", Zagreb

- Nataša Rukavina, educator
DV ''Vladimir Nazor'', Zagreb

- Snježana Toplek-Barbalić, educator
DV ''Vladimir Nazor'', Zagreb

- Snježana Vuković, educator
DV "Kolibri", Zagreb

- Davorina Bakota, class teacher
OŠ ''A. Mihanovića'', Zagreb

- Kornelija Dančević, class teacher
OŠ ''Luka'', Sesvete

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2007 Master Workshop Introduction to Marionette

30 and 31 March 2007 at DV "Siget", Siget 12, Zagreb

Mentors/Lecturers: Zdenka Đerđ, MA
Dubravko Torjanac, director

PARTICIPANTS:

- Josip Geček, rehabilitator
Centar za odgoj i obrazovanje, Čakovec

- Snježana Ninčević, educator
DV "Biokovsko zvonce", Makarska

- Zorica Mihaljević, educator
DV "Biokovsko zvonce", Makarska

- Ljiljana Lukarova Božičević, educator
DV ''Vladimir Nazor'', Zagreb

- Karmen Rodić, educator
DV "Botinec", Zagreb

- Biserka Halgaš, educator
DV "Kolibri", Zagreb

- Snježana Vuković, educator
DV "Kolibri", Zagreb

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