Duck, Death and the Tulip is a gentle, friendly and discreet staging, confronting children with death without any embellishment or pathos, but rather through a refined sense of delicacy of the selected topic. The narrative about illness, departing and lost comes to life on the stage as a warm and vital story about the preciousness of closeness and friendship. It is a suggestive fusion of live acting, animation and shadow theatre, visually attracting and astonishing children and at the same time unobtrusively presenting them with a thought about the transience and vulnerability of life.
The multi-award winning shadow performance Duck, Death and the Tulip was directed by Italian director Fabrizio Montecchi, one of the greatest masters of shadow theatre who has explored this fabulous art form for many years in his world famous productions staged in the Teatro Gioco Vita from Italy.
Author: Wolf Erlbruch Director: Fabrizio Montecchi Translator: Veronika Simoniti Shadow puppets design: Federica Ferrari, based on illustrations by Wolf Erlbruch Music: Mitja Vrhovnik Smrekar Author of the song: Jera Ivanc Performers: Polonca Kores, Asja Kahrimanović / Martina Maurič Lazar