The Belarusian Theatre “Lyalka”

2, Pushkin Street

 

The building where the Belarusian Theatre “Lyalka” is located today is an architectural monument protected by the state. It was built at the end of the 20th century as a private mansion house on the high bank of the Vitba River.

In 1917, the building was used by the Soviet of Workmen and Deputies. Later, till 1937, there was a Jewish Pedagogical Technical School. Before the outbreak of the Great Patriotic War the building hosted the Vitebsk Pedagogical Institute. In 1945, it was occupied by the City Communist Party Committee.

In 1991, the building was given to the Belarusian Theatre “Lyalka” founded in 1985 as a branch of the Belarusian Academic Drama Theatre named after Yakub Kolas.

In 1990, the puppet troupe formed an independent company.

Over the years of its creativity the Belarusian Theatre “Lyalka” has won a number of prestigious awards in the national and international festivals including puppet theatre festivals in Brest (1998, Belarus), Kotor (2002, Montenegro), Zagreb (2004, Yugoslavia), Vinnitsa (2005, Ukraine), Stara Zagora (2009, Bulgaria), Subotica (2010, Serbia), Lomza (2011, Poland).

The Belarusian Theatre “Lyalka” gave performances in Germany, Iran, Latvia, Poland, Russia, Tunisia, Turkey, Finland, France.

The performances of the theatre were also included into the programs of several editions of the International Festival of Arts “Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk”.

In 2001, the international forum of arts presented the puppet theatre festival.

In 2005, the Belarusian Theatre “Lyalka” hosted the “Orchestra” play staged by Robert Jakobsson and presented by the Swedish Theatre “Albatros”.

 

“PUPPET QUARTER”

Phantasmagoria «DEAD SOULS»16+

Orenburg State Regional Puppet Theatre (Russia)

Nikolay Gogol

Stage director Vadim SMIRNOV

Artist Marina ZORINA

Music by Victor RASOVSKIY

Cast: Aleksandr KAZIMIRSKIY, Ivan PANIN, Artyom ARTYOMIEV, Andrey GORDEEV, Lyubov MILOKHINA, Elena Smirnova, Anastasiya ZORINA

There is mysterious court of justice at the stage, where they are trying to clear up who is actually Pavel Chichikov. The performance is based on Nikolay Gogol’s story - it is an epopoeia about greyness and squalor of provincial lifestyle. Who is this Chichikov and what he was brought to judges, wearing masks and black robes for?

Ticket price: 12.00 рублей. 

Tickets are on sale at the ticket offices of the city and on the website www.kvitki.by.

“PUPPET QUARTER”

Musical fairy tale-fantasy «Town Musicians of Bremen» 5+

Belarusian Theatre «LIALKA» (Belarus)

Based upon the fairy tale by Grimm brothers

Stage director Victor KLIMCHUK

Music by Gennadiy GLADKOV

Scenery Aleksandr SIDOROV

Puppets and costumes Anna SIDOROVА

Cast: Oleg RIKHTER, Olga MAKHANKOVA, Yuriy FRANKOV, Aleksandr MAKHANKOV, Larisa MARTYNOVA, Anna STEPANETS, Olga LAZEBNAYA, Aleksey MAKARSKIY, Evgeniy GUSEV, Natalia GAYDUK, Marina MOROZOVA, Maria KOVALYOVA.

"Town Musicians of Bremen" - is a story about real friendship, pure love and craftiness. Story takes place at the circus ring. Steward of the performance is a Fool. His funny and witty comments turn the performance into the real show. There are songs and dances with tricks of lighting at the stage, and the main is conjuring, which is possible only at puppet theatre.

Ticket price: 8.00 рублей. 

Tickets are on sale at the ticket offices of the city and on the website www.kvitki.by.

“PUPPET QUARTER”

Skomoroshyi nursery rhymes «TEREMOK» 3+

Tataric State Puppet Theater «EKIYAT» (Russia)

Samuil MARSHAK

Directed by Rafael TAGIROV

Music byAzat KHUSAINOV

Art director Sofia SHAKHNOVSKAYA

Cast: Natalia EGOROVA, Sergey KUZNETSOV, Tatiana SOROKINA

The performance is based on Samuil Marshak’s drama "Teremok", it is about confrontation of strong and weak characters, personifying Good and Evil. But the question is who is really strong: kind and friendly characters, who help each other in hour of need, or severe, but lonely villain?

Ticket price: 8.00 рублей.

Tickets are on sale at the ticket offices of the city and on the website www.kvitki.by.

“PUPPET QUARTER”

Story of the end of Anatovka village «MEMORIAL PRAYER» 16+

Mytischenskiy Puppet Theater «OGNIVO» (Russia)

Based upon stage play by Grigoriy GORIN and SHOLOM-ALEYKHEM

Directed by Oleg ZHYUGZHDA

Art director Anastasiya KARDASH

Choreographer Aleksey ISCHUK

Vocal Irina SHALAMOVA

Background music Andrey MIRONOV

Cast: Aleksey GUSCHUK, Natalia KOTLYAROVA, Tatiana KASUMOVA, Maria KUZNETSOVА, Elena BIRYUKOVA, Aleksandr EDUKOV, Ivan SOLOVJOV, Sergey

SINEV, Sergey KOTAREV, Ekaterina KRYMTSEVA, Irina SHALAMOVA

The performance is based on SHOLOM-ALEYKHEM’s story "Tevye the Milkman", which is recognized by numerous cinematizations. The main character has great resilience, which allows him to overcome any adversities. Through every-day problems and deep aphorisms the performance reveals philosophy of life for the ages.

Ticket price: 12.00 рублей. 

Tickets are on sale at the ticket offices of the city and on the website www.kvitki.by.

“PUPPET QUARTER”

Incredible story «Fenka» 4+

Belarusian Theatre «LIALKA» (Belarus)

Leonid PANTELEEV

Stage director Mikhail KLIMCHUK

Art director Oskana NIKEENKO (PLESHKOVA)

Cast: Evgeniy GUSEV, Maria KOVALYOVA, Sergey TOLKACH

The story of incredible girl Fenka, who quickly causes troubles, where it seemed, everything is calm and quiet. But this particular makes her life full, interesting, and the main - happy. At first sight it is children performance, which can send adult in the world of fondest dreams.

Ticket price: 8.00 рублей.

Tickets are on sale at the ticket offices of the city and on the website www.kvitki.by.

“PUPPET QUARTER”

Farce «SCANDAL AT PASSAGEWAY, or CROCODILE» 16+

Theatre «Karabaska» (Russia)

Based upon story by Fyodor Dostoevskiy

Stage director Oleg ZHYUGZHDA

Artist Vera ZADOROZHNYAYA

Cast: Andrey TETYURIN, Natalia KRASILNIKOVA

It is light, ironic, but didactic story for adults and teenagers. The crocodile swallows the visitor at the shopping mall. Being inside of the monster civil servant Ivan Matveich adapts to the situation and in his imagination there are arising future possibilities of his material welfare and promotions of his social status.

Ticket price: 12.00 рублей. 

Tickets are on sale at the ticket offices of the city and on the website www.kvitki.by.

“PUPPET QUARTER”

Fairytale-paroemia «THE STORY OF A MOTHER» 7+

Puppet Theater «IstArt – Artists’ Stories» (Ukrаine)

Hans Christian ANDERSEN

Directed by Marina BOGOMAZ

Art director Olga FILONCHUK

Music by Aleksey GRIGORIEV

Cast: Natalia GRIGORIEVA, Margarita GNEUSHEVA 

The death takes from disconsolate mother the dearest - the soul of her sweetest child. And the mother, being at desperate desire of miracle, goes in search. She overcomes the challenges on this way only thanks to wonderful power - mother's love. Which secrets will be revealed within this difficult way? 

Ticket price: 8.00 рублей.

Tickets are on sale at the ticket offices of the city and on the website www.kvitki.by.

“PUPPET QUARTER”

Stage performance «Kholstomer» 16+

Brest Puppet Theatre (Belarus)

Lev TOLSTOY

Stage director Ruslan KUDASHOV

Artist Andrey ZAPOROZHSKIY

Background music Vladimir BYCHKOVSKIY

Cast: Vladimir TEVOSYAN, Ivan GERASEVICH, Roman PARKHACH, Elena POLYASHENKO

The performance is based on the story of a classic of Russian literature - Lev Tolstoy. Here there are mixed up severe pictures of sufferings of miserable Gelt Horse and Colt's childhood scenes, full of love and touching gentleness. Sharp crossing of tragic and  lyrical  events in Kholstomer's fate is that way, by which the theatre came closer to the Truth.

Ticket price: 12.00 рублей. 

Tickets are on sale at the ticket offices of the city and on the website www.kvitki.by.

“PUPPET QUARTER”

Poetical paroemia based upon folktale «Alyonushka and Ivanushka»*5+

Khmelnitskiy Academic Regional Puppet Theater (Ukrаine)

Stage direction and background music Sergey BRIZHAN

Artist Mikhail NIKOLAEV

Cast: IrinaVINNIK, Oksana RODIONOVA- NIKOLAEVA, Natalia POLISCHUK, AlekseyVINNIK

*Stage performance is in Ukrainian

The interpretation of the old folktale, plot of which is widely known to many European countries and has no use for translation. Fairytale taboo is "don't drink from goat's hoof filled with water". And, as always, the person who breaks the taboo is rescued by the understanding heart.

Ticket price: 8.00 рублей.

Tickets are on sale at the ticket offices of the city and on the website www.kvitki.by.