A giraffe money box changes hands and becomes alive in the minds of its different owners. Without it, a little boy would lose his only friend and, later on, a lover of the sky would never reach so high. Blending the animate with the inanimate, Giraffe explores the life which exists in every object that carries emotions and sentiments. Movement, music and light combine in a visual and poetic piece where humans, puppets and objects interact and explore their relationship with each other.
Giraffe has won 16 international awards since its creation.
“ The non-verbal story of Giraffe is shown through the fascinating match of two actors and several elegantly animated puppets, in harmony with the collaboration of all scenic elements. This results in the building of a unique Mediterranean atmosphere, in which organic melancholy and the joy of life are mixed harmonically. The particular value of the performance is that, in the absence of an illustration and banal didactics, the story is left so open that, in a fruitful, life- enhancing way, it energizes the imagination, emotions, and mind.” - Jury of the 2017 Kotor International Festival for Children
Script-direction: Evgenia Tsichlia & Thanos Sioris Puppetry Direction: Michel Villée Puppet and Set Design: Evgenia Tsichlia & Thanos Sioris Lighting Design: Christina Thanasoula & Melina Mascha Music: AgelosAgelidis, AntonisSkamnakis, & MihalisKalkanis Puppeteers: Thanos Sioris & Evgenia Tsichlia