CHICK WITH A TRICK (2005)
PRO RODOPI ART CENTRE
CHICK WITH A TRICK
a performance with puppets for kids and family audiences
based on fairytales by Margarit Minkov
Choreography, choice of music and performed by Desislava Mincheva
Costume, puppet and set design by Hanna Schwarz
Written, produced and directed by Petar Todorov
Duration 35-40 min
Created with the support by Ministry of Culture and Pro Rodopi Foundation
Available in Bulgarian, English, Turkish and Slovenian languages
Presented with over 300 performances in Bulgaria, Norway, Slovenia, Albania, Romania, Pakistan,
Iceland, Croatia, Slovakia, The Netherlands, Germany, Turkey, USA, India, Austria, Sweden;
Chick with a Trick got so far:
– Best Puppet performance nomination for Ikar 2006 awards of Union of Bulgarian Actors;
– Award for Best Bulgarian production from Dutch Jury
and Award for Exclusive acting performance of Desislava Mincheva
at Two are not enough, Three are too many International Puppet festival, Plovdiv/Bulgaria 2006;
– Award for Best actress for Desislava Mincheva at 2nd GALA STAR festival in Bacau/Romania 2007;
– Award for Best actress for Desislava Mincheva at 2nd Albamono festival in Korce/Albania 2007;
– Award for Best Female Role for Desislava Mincheva at 2nd Gumbekovi Dani festival in Zagreb/Croatia 2009;
– Acting award for Desislava Mincheva at Magic Curtain International festival in Turgovishte/Bulgaria, 2016
Videolink to short video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0Ns1N9hKqo
Videolink to whole production from Kennedy Center, Washington DC, USA (English language version): http://www.kennedy-center.org/explorer/videos/?id=M4425&type=A
Photos weblink: http://www.prac.biz/en-US/projects.aspx?id=2&sub=4
CHICK WITH A TRICK
CHICK WITH A TRICK is a performance with puppets for children and family audiences. It tells a story about a Hen who lays a bonbon instead of an egg. Fallen in deep panic, the Hen goes to look for advice and support to her firend the Duck, to the Doctor and to the King, but obsessed by their own troubles, they do not pay attention to her ‘problem’. At the end, inspired by the beautiful sunny day and by the kids, the Hen convinces herself that there is nothing wrong if one does something unusual and different, specially if brings joy to somebody, for instance to the kids, and also maybe to their parents…
The technical requests
CHICK WITH A TRICK requires ideally a little black box theatre with a black floor, back and side curtains and equiped with CD player and several spotlights (colours white and blue).
Set up time and check of lights and stage in theatres – maximum 2-3 hours.
The prop consists of a box of 1 x 0.5 x 0.4 m, all puppets and props are inside the box.
It some cases the production could be performed outdoor or in schools, kindergartens, private houses, if an empty space of 4 x 4 m, along with a CD player, amplifier and speakers, and a possibility to plug-in wireless microphon (we bring it with us) is available.
People on tour: 2 or 3 (producer/director/technician and actress), accomodation: 1 double or 1 double and 1 single room.