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15th June 2022, 20:00

Old Power Station


Tolpa (SI)

Old and Bold — the infamous troupe of oldsters is presenting their ultimate, glamorous, spectacular, and utterly unforgettable variety show. Though they may be a bit stiff (which is understandable considering their age), they continue to shake the morals of local churchmen with their dance, music, comic, magic, acrobatic and mystical numbers.

Old and Bold offers an insight into the highs and lows of the lives of the elderly, still full of joie de vivre and living in retirement homes. The form of the puppet variety show serves as a platform for the spectators to get a taste of their own future, or to perceive their present differently. With that in mind, the animators interpret peculiar puppet characters, highlighting various themes of old age — the fear of living the final day, making the dreams of youth come true while struggling with the limitations of age, the lifelong pursuit of love which magically materialises, and the infinite longing for missed opportunities, and finding new ones.

Besides all of the above, the Old and Bold are also full of warmth and wisdom, which helps the spectators see their parents, grandparents or themselves in a new light.

The members of Tolpa [The Gang] have different performing arts backgrounds. They share a wealth of experience in street theatre, physical and participatory theatre, contemporary dance, new circus and puppetry. Their transdisciplinary mixing of genres leads to their creation of unique puppet theatre events aimed primarily at grown-up audiences.


Authors, character and script development: Tolpa

Idea and dramaturgy: Tea Kovše, Hristina Vasić Tomše, Katarina Zalar

Directed by: Hristina Vasić Tomše 

Set and costume design, puppets’ visual design: Katarina Zalar

Supervisor for puppet animation: Tea Kovše

Movement: Katja Vravnik 

Performed by: Cooky, Nika Gabrovšek, Tea Kovše, Jurij Torkar, Andrej Tomše, Grega Močivnik 

Props makers: Tomaž Furlan, Majda Krivograd, Katarina Zalar

Puppets’ mechanics: Jure Arnold, Tea Kovše

Photos: Fotobeležnica & Katarina Zalar


More about TOLPA

Duration: 70 minutes

Tickets: 10 eur/ 7 eur

International Festival of Contemporary Clown and New Circus

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