The Little Swan Lake

A puppet-musical fairy tale on motives of ballet by P. I. Tchaikovsky
9. 10. 2009
Running time: 
50 minutes
Věková kategorie: 
9. 10. 2009
Iva Peřinová
Directed by: 
Tomáš Dvořák
Set design: 
Ivan Nesveda
Vratislav Šrámek


The Prince, who refuses to get married, is during the hunting in the forest, enchanted by a Swan with a crown on her head. He recognized that the Swan is elf-strick princess and indeed, every night for a little while, she turns into a beautiful girl. She tells him a secret. Her name is Odeta and that the wicked Lord of the forest - Redbeard - has put a spell on her which can only be broken by a true love. When the Redbeard finds out about Prince, he gets furious. And then it is only a matter of time, before they shall clash in deadly battle…..

“The Little Swan Lake“ (the author Iva Peřinová was nominated for the text to the prestigious Alfréd Radok Award in the category The Czech Play 2009) is not only a wonderful story about the power of love or a “puppet kind of ballet“ by Tchaikovsky (although the music in Vratislav Šrámek's adaptation dominates throughout the whole inscenation). The involvement of the stage director (Tomáš Dvořák) and the scenograph (Ivan Nesveda), who are both connected with the creation of many successful inscenations by The Naive Theatre Liberec (such as The Headless Knight, Alibaba and Forty Thieves or The Handsome Firefighter or the Fire of the National Theatre) are a guarantee of “The Little Swan Lake“ being undoubtedly another puppet masterpiece.

“This pure in style, gently humorous production, proved that Iva Peřinová has brought through her writing a lot of ease or even happiness to the puppet fairy tales audience.“


The author, Iva Peřinová, was nominated for the prestigious Alfréd Radok Award in the Production of the Year 2009 category for the text of the play.
Festival Skupova Plzeň 2010 – prize for text (Iva Peřinová).
Vojta Šálek prize at the Festival Dítě v Dlouhé 2010.
Czech Literary Fund 2009 – prize for direction (Tomáš Dvořák).
ERIK prize for best Czech puppet production for children of the 2009/2010.
European Festival of Humour and Satire KREMNICA GAGS 2011: ZLATÝ GUNÁR Prize for best production for children.


Technical requirements:

Stage: width 6 m, depth 9 m, height 3 m
Input power: 380/220 V, protection: 16/32 A

Author of Photos: Josef Ptáček


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