Kurgan State Puppet Theatre “GULLIVER”
The Kurgan Puppet Theatre “GULLIVER” was
established in 1948 as a fully professional repertoire theatre.
Since 1995 it has been a Collective Member of the UNIMA. In fact, it
is a theatre-laboratory where each production is an experiment. The
theatre is searching for some new forms of work preserving its own
Different techniques are used in the performances of the GULLIVER
theatre - rod puppets, glove puppets, marionettes, non traditional
forms, elements of mask and drama theatre, non verbal performances.
The theatre has a talented and creative team of 13 actors,
highly-qualified theatre technicians, designers and puppet craftsmen.
At present the repertoire includes performances for children,
performances for adults, author’s works of theatre actors. They are
staged by theatre directors, as well as by guest directors of world
standing. These productions collect full houses in an old theatre
building of the 19th century, bringing together music, puppets,
drama, and young actors’ experimental works.
Over the past fifteen years the theatre has been extensively
participating in most prestigious Russian and International
festivals of puppet art demonstrating various aspects of the
repertoire and the potency of the company.
The recent productions of the theatre are “Capric’io”, a multigenre
puppet show, “Masha and the Bear”, “Brothers Swans”, and “Nags”.
The GULLIVER theatre aims to promote the modern puppet theatre art
and to raise the aesthetic standards of the audience via high
quality theatre productions.