During Pentacost weekend from 14 to 16 May 2016, the puppets come to life in the picturesque village of Tadler, in Luxembourg's North (near Esch-sur-Sûre). In the context of the biannual Marionettefestival, 20 productions from all over Europe and 130 open-air productions will be performed.
Puppets for children and for grownups
This year, a small and blue clumsy dog is one of the attractions of the Marionettefestival. The story 'De Flöck' by Luxembourg authors Mady Durrer and Annick Sinner encourages children to pursue their dreams. 'De Flöck' will be performed in Luxembourgish language on 14 May 2016 at 4 p.m. and on 15 May 2016 at 3 p.m. Other programmed shows of the Marionettefestival are 'Bistouri', 'J'y pense et puis...', 'Dans l'atelier' and 'Chantier Frigolite'. Some shows do not require any language abilities.
The productions contain string puppets, light curtain puppets, cine-puppets in 3D, object theatre, fairy tales and plays with music and objects.
Moreover, this Marionettefestival will have a children's jury - a first! The children will be able to talk to the artists and award the Kannerjury-Präis (Prize of the children's jury) to their favourite!
Concerts and DJ sets, as well as gastronomic stands will give the festival a popular festival flair.
The artist collective MASKèNADA, which initiated the festival in 2003, offered the artistic direction and coordination of this biennial of puppet and object theatre arts to the Rotondes. This international puppets festival is hence organised every two years during the Pentecost weekend.
(Article written by the editorial team of the portal www.luxembourg.lu / Sources: rotondes.lu; maskenada.lu)