The 26th Kotor Festival of Theatre for Children is the second part of this year's edition of the KotorArt International Festival and remains on the stage immediately after the 17th Festival Klapa Perast. At the Summer Stage in Kotor, tonight at 9 pm, the festival will be officially inaugurated by the President of the Kotor Municipality, Vladimir Jokić, who will traditionally hand over the keys of the Old Town to the children, commencing the 12-day travel "Around the World”, the slogan of this year's edition of the festival. Kotor brings participants from as many as 28 countries, which will run more than 75 programs. In the name of children, the keys of the city will be taken over by the Little Admiral of the Boka Navy, Luka Kovacevic to begin the summer Kotor adventure, supported by more than 120 volunteers.
Kotor Festival of Theatre for Children Director Petar Pejaković will also be addressing the opening ceremony. He announced before the festival: "Besides 18 theater performances, children and parents will enjoy literary, musical, visual, educational-theoretical and children's play creation programs”.
Tonight's program will continue at 21.30 with the play CINDERELLA of Boško Buha Theater from Belgrade, which is the first of a total of 12 plays to be performed within the competition program. This year's selection also includes:
BUMM, KRACH, PENG (Zavod Federacija Ljubljana, Slovenia, Werk89, Vienna, Austria, and Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia); MA TÂCHE / MY SPOT (Company O Quel Dommage, Brussels, Belgium); FLIEGEN&FALLEN / FLYING&FALLING Theater o.N, Berlin, Germany); A MANO / BY HAND (El Patio Teatro, Bilbao, Spain); PLAVO BLAGO/BLUE TREASURE (City Theatre Podgorica, Montenegro); SAPORE DI SALE – La odissea di una sardina/SALTY TASTE – Odyssey of a sardine (Theatre for children and young people La Barraca-Tesstoni Ragazzi, Bologna, Italy); KNJIGA O DŽUNGLI/THE JUNGLE BOOK (Little Theatre Duško Radović, Belgrade, Serbia); THE SNOW QUEEN (City Theatre Trešnja, Zagreb, Croatia); KAŠTANKA/KASHTANKA (Virovitica Theater and Zadar Puppet Theater, Croatia); EL JUEGO DEL TIEMPO/ THE GAME OF TIME (David Zuazola- Santiago de Chile, Spain); 1+1 (La Società della Civetta, Bologna, Italy, and Nano & Aroosak, Iran).
Theater programs will take place at several locations - the Summer Stage, the Cultural Center, and the Cinema Square, but the children's festival is not just a theatre for children.
Apart from the introduction to the official Youth Theatre Program "The Scene for Youth", the festival also its music segment - 9th Strings Festival. Art Director, Marina Dulović says: “The Festival has clear and visible goals. And that is to support young musicians on the road to their progress and affirmation through music workshops, concerts, lectures and socializing. Along with the music and this Festival, they carry the same thought, the power of will, optimism, courage, and perseverance. With the support they have during the Festival, they believe in themselves and their own abilities. By joining different cultures, experiences, and knowledge our vision is our aspiration and our duty - to illuminate the way they go through the magic called MUSIC! "
More information on the Festival website in English: https://en.kotorskifestival.me/