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Kwaidan (GB) – Rouge28
Age: 12+
​​Duration: 65 min
​Language: Universal

FREM
Tuesday the 12th of September at 10:00 and 19:30

Kwaidan is a cinematic and atmospheric piece inspired by Japanese
ghost stories and horror movies. It combines life-sized puppets,
humanettes, actors and video projections. Kwaidan tells the story of
Haru, a young woman who comes back to her abandoned family home after
many years of absence. Strange events happen as the house seems to be
inhabited by spirits and ghosts from the past. As the story unfolds,
the memory of a terrible event resurfaces.


Director: Paul Piris
Playwright: Paul Piris & Aya Nakamura
Set designer: Phil Newman
Puppeteers: Aya Nakamura & Mohsen Nouri
Puppet maker: Aya Nakamura

BEATRICE (DK) – Tidsrum
Age: 14+
Duration: 75 min incl. 15 min post-show talk
​Language: Universal

Bornholm Folk Highschool
Sunday the 10th of September at 19:30
Monday the 11th of September at 10:30

Doctor Frantz Hiller falls madly in love with Beatrice, an airship shown at the Berlin World Exhibition. Frantz learns that Beatrice is a prototype and as such, not for sale. He must make do with buying a copy. Frantz names his new airship “Beatrice II” and installs her in a warehouse hastily rented for the purpose. At the same Exhibition, Anna Goldberg, a printer’s daughter, falls in love with the magnificent steam engine Hercules. She buys him and, rents a warehouse where she can install her acquisition. When she arrives at the warehouse, Frantz and his airship are already there. A conflict seems inevitable, but when Frantz and Anna realise that they have the same love for machines, they agree to share the warehouse as good neighbours. In the darkness of the warehouse, emotions are growing. The stage is set for a story of a great, all-consuming passion – at great risk. Without uttering a word, two puppeteers tell the story of Frantz and Anna, creating a poetic and sensual steampunk universe with puppets, shadows, repurposed record players and throbbing engines.

The music by Andreas Busk is composed especially for the show, some of it being played live, on the unique Bornholm violin.
With 'Beatrice', author and playwight Karin Tidbeck has created a surreal and tragicomic universe where men and machines are able to love, to hate and to die – even to multiply in bizarre organic ways.

Director: Steve Tiplady
Playwright: Karin Tidbeck
Set designer, puppetmaker, musician & technician: Sarah Piyannah Cederstrand
Costume designer: Sandra Svendsen
​Composer: Andreas Busk
Artistic support: Jette Lund, Kristine Hamann, Sandra Theresa Buch, Loui Danckert & Alba Zapater
Puppeteers: Karina Nielsen & Ida Marie Tjalve

The Grumpy Mouse and Other Stories (DK) – Den Blå Heks
Age: All
​Duration: Variable ​
​​Language:Danish

Værftet
Sunday the 10th of September at 14:00

Undreværket
Tuesday the 12th of September at 10:00

​​One night, a mouse moved into an empty matchbox on the dining table in the Blue Witch's old kitchen. It was no ordinary mouse - it was a grumpy one ... Helped by the spectators, The Blue Witch unpacks her shopping basket, says hello to the grumpy mouse and goes through her basket to see what stories have sneaked into her basket that day ...

Director, puppeteer & storyteller: Janne Kjærsgaard
When All was Green (IL) The Key Theatre  
Age: 6+
Duration: 45 min
​Language: Universal

Svanekegaarden​​

Sunday the 10th of September at 11:00 and 16:00
Monday the 11th of September at 10:00
Tuesday the 12th of September at 10:00

When All Was Green – A Puppetry play without words about mankind, nature and greed. Through old books, recycled bindings and yellowing pages a story is told about a boy and a tree, about childhood and adolescence, about green fields that are lost between grey concrete and about one green bud of hope.

Director, playwright, set designer & puppeteers: Dikla Katz & Avi Zlicha
Puppet maker: Marbe Yadaim Studio
Composer: Johnny Tal
Peter and the Wolf(DE) – Laku Paka
Age: 5+
Duration: 50 min
Language: German

Rønne Theatre
Friday the 8th of September at 10:00

Undreværket
Sunday the 10th of September at 11:00

Scene 2/Det lille hus
Monday the 11th of September at 10:00

Cirkus Stjerneskud
Tuesday the 12th of September at 10:00

A fairy tale unfolds through shadow-puppet theatre and the classical
music by Sergey Prokofiev. The famous story of Peter and the wolf is
told from a completely new perspective, from the view point of the
wolf.

Director: Martin Bachmann
Playwright & set designer: Günter Staniewski
Composer: Sergej Prokofiev
Puppet maker: Alfons Holtgreve
Puppeteers: Günter Staniewski & Kerstin Röhn
Kiss & Laugh (DE) – Laku Paka
Age: 16+
​​​Duration: 2.5 min
​​Language: English

Svaneke Square
Saturday the 9th of September at 11:30-12:30

Enlargement of heart
And contraction of mouth
Ends in a kiss.

Contraction of lung
And enlargement of mouth
Results in laughter.

So - keep laughing and kissing.

Director, puppet maker & puppeteer: Günter Staniewski
Thunder Song, the Sea and other short tales (JP) – PP☆Theatre
Age: 6+
Duration: 3 min
Language: Universelt

Svaneke Torv
Saturday the 9th of September between 12:00 and 12:30

Bornholm Art Museum
Sunday the 10th of September at 15:00

Please note!​ Visitors are charged an admission fee to enter the art museum. The fee includes access to the performance.​​ ​​​

Thunder Song is a private show for one single audience member who must
peep through a hole of a tree trunk as the secret stage opens and a story
unfolds. Wooden marionettes play out a 3-minute premium puppet show in
a unique solo performance. Perhaps you'll hear the Thunder Song or
experience a bit of L-O-V-E! These itsy-bitsy one on one performances
are unforgettably unique in their intimacy and charming characters.

Director, playwright, set designer, choreographer & puppeteer: YUKI☆
Puppet maker: Kudo KAZUYA
Composer: Kato FUMIO
Metamorphosis – poetry in motion (IS) World of Puppets
Age: 6+
Duration: 60 min
Language: Universal

Svanekegaarden
Saturday the 9th of September at 10:00 and 16:00

'Metamorphosis' is a collection of original short stories told not with words, but through the metaphorical grace of Puppets. The context of the vignettes ranges from the trivial to the metaphysical with a strong emphasis on imagery, which the surrealistic nature of Puppets make possible to illustrate. 'Metamorphosis' depicts the constantly changing nature of our existence and perception. Nothing remains the way it seems, as it does not matter what we see, but how we see it. The cast consists of extremely intricate marionettes and rod puppets carved of wood, as well as unforgettable characters created simply with silk scarves and the puppeteer's hands and feet.

Director: Agusta Skuladottir
​ Puppetmaker, composer, set designer & puppeteer: Bernd Ogrodnik
Clumsy-Hans (DK) – Svanen – Dansk-Tjekkisk Dukketeater
Age: 3+
​Duration: 35 min
​Language: Danish

Rønne Square
Thursday the 7th of September at 16:00

NaturBornholm
Thursday the 7th of September at 10:00

Hans Christian Andersen's wonderful tale about the squire's sons, two of which were so witty that they thought themselves too clever for words. They wanted to propose to the king's daughter which they were at liberty to do, for she had  announced publicly that she would take for a husband the man who had the most to say for himself. The squire had one more son although nobody paid much attention to him because he was not so learned as the other two. In fact, everybody called him Clumsy-Hans." When Hans heard about his brothers' plans, he said: Gracious, I feel like getting married, too. And off they went, all three of them to try their luck at the King's court.

Author: Hans Christian Andersen
Director, set designer & puppet maker: Patricie Homolová
Playwright, puppeteer & performer: Kim Westi
Composer: Nikolaj Westi

Where is the Wolf? - Little Red Riding Hood, with a twist(SE) – Marionetteatern
Age: 4+
Duration: 30 min
Language: Swedish

Scene 2 / Det lille hus

Thursday the 7th of September at 10:00

Bornholm Medieval Centre
Friday the 8th of September at 11:00 - moved to Østerlars Free School

“Theatre, theatre, come and see a theatre show”, we hear from the megaphone. As people gather, the tiny theatre's director gets ready to face the audience. “You’ve all heard the great tale of Little Red Riding Hood? Yes, of course, you know it well”. The girl’s basket is packed with goodies and grandma is settled into her bed. But where is
the wolf?! This humorous, untamed one-man show is performed in the traditional glove puppet style. It is interactive, exciting and extremely entertaining and inspired by the classical British “Punch and Judy”and other traditional travelling plays from Europe's middle-ages. The audience's role play a role in the performance as it's characters  tease and taunt the public.

Director, performer & puppeteer: Magnus Erenius
Set designer : Magnus Erenius & Thomas Lundqvist
Playwright: Helena NilssonPuppet maker: Milla Risku, Anna Westman & Kay Tinbäck Du Rées
Composer: Appel
Little Red-Rolling-Ball (DE) – Eva Kaufmann
Age: 2+                                 Duration: 35 min                   Language: Universal

Cirkus Stjerneskud
Friday the 8th of September at 10:00

Scene 2/Det lille hus
Sunday the 10th of September at 10:00 and 13:00

This is a play about being little and about being big. About taking your first steps, about making your first friends, small and big ... and even about your first surprises.

It’s a story about the process of growing, changing, passing, and beginning all over again. It’s the story about a little red ball who is living a life of perpetual change. A small red ball is given a face. It looks back at us – calm, friendly, and curious. This is the birth of Little-Red-Rolling-Ball. A hand becomes her small body and with her small legs she dances on her black and white toes which make sounds like a musical instrument. In another scene she flies with a large red ball through space when it suddenly looses it’s air and glides down in front of us leaving behind little red balls – her new companions.

Artistic cooperating director: Friederike Krahl
​Puppeteer, performer & puppetmaker: Eva Kaufmann
​Set designer: Eva Kaufmann & Werner Wallner
The Rainbow Beetle (DK) - Faster Cool
Age: 1,5 - 6 years   Duration: 35 min   Language: Danish

FREM
Thursday the 7th of September at 10:00

Rønne Library
Friday the 8th of September at 10:00

Cirkus Stjerneskud
Monday the 11th of September at 10:00

Billy the beetle is not like his fellow beetles. He cannot stay in a line and he forgets to respond at roll call ... The world is just too wonderful and fascinating. A rainbow appears in the sky and Billy stops, but his family marches on. Billy watches the rainbow until it fades away into the distance. This is the beginning of a colour-guided journey in a sensual fairy-tale universe of singing snails and itching dandelions. We follow Billy on his passionate colour hunt and see how the picturesque surroundings bestow their colours on Billy and change him into a rainbow beetle.

Co-producer: Dansk Rakkerpak
Playwright & author: Camille í Dali & Niels Grønne
Director: Niels Grønne
Set designer: Annikka Nilsson & Camille í Dali - assistant: Maria Mark-Hinzberg
Video designer: Jonas Wagner
Light designer & technician: Per Aagaard
Composer, puppeteer & performer: Camille í Dali
STRIP TEASE (DK) – Undreværket
Age: 16+
Duration: 50 min
Language: Danish

Svanekegaarden
Thursday the 7th of September at 19:30

Friday the 8th of September at 10:00 (sold out) and 19:30

In a flowery diorama a woman is exposing herself to the eyes of others, trying to make the best of herself. Unfortunately things keep going wrong. The whole thing turns out to be an unexpected 'stripping' in front of the audience, showing modern female identity in a relentless selfie age, where identity is misunderstood as success, youth and outer appearances. But what's under? 'STRIP TEASE' takes the spectator to an intimate and peculiar world, where fascination, aesthetics and disgust go together. A world full of failure and beauty, of vulnerability, scars, secrets, laughs and of unexpected surprises

Director, playwright, set designer, costume designer & performer: Helene Høm Composer: Gry Næhr Bagøien
Musicians: Claus Hugo Nielsen, Morten Svenstrup & Gry Næhr Bagøien
Artistic support: Katrine Karlsen, Sissel Romme Christensen & Thomas Danielsen
The True Story about the Three Little Pigs and the Wolf (BO)
Bogus Theatre
Age: 3+
Duration: 40 min
Language: Danish

Cirkus Stjerneskud
Thursday the 7th of September at 10:00

Bornholm Art Museum
Saturday the 9th of September at 14:00

Please note!​ Visitors are charged an admission fee to enter the art museum. The fee includes access to the performance.​

Rønne Theatre
Monday the 11th of September at 10:00

Scene 2/Det lille hus
Tuesday the 12th of September at 10:00

This humorous version of the famous story "The Three Little Pigs" is told from wolf's perspective, showing us that truth is not as unambiguous as we thought. Malena Orias has adapted Jon Scieszka's children's book into a play.

Director & playwright: Malena Orias
Set designer & puppetmaker: Carolina Orias Boutrup
Puppeteers: Malena Orias & Porfirio Azogue Talama
Happy Birthday!(DE) – Eva Kaufmann
Age: 3+
Duration: 40 min
Language: Universal

Rønne Theater
Thursday the 7th of September at 10:00

Rønne Library
Saturday the 9th of September at 11:00 and 15:00

It's Lisa’s birthday and there is a stack of colourful presents to unwrap! Buzzing with curiosity, she unpacks them one by one. But what’s that? It's a crazy chicken in a box? And what’s rattling in the next one? She opens it up to see: Oh! What a surprise! A cute baby doll grins at her. But the sweet baby turns out to be a little horrorwho cries, screams and even burps all the time. It craves constant entertainment and diaper changes and Lisa no longer has time for
herself. She tries everything to calm the little baby but to no avail. The more Lisa tries, the more everything goes wrong... and the more fun we all have. Everyday toys come to life in the hands of Eva Kaufmann.

Director: Alberto García Sánchez
Set designer & puppeteer: Eva Kaufmann
The Dragon's tale (GB) – Hand to Mouth Theatre
Age: All
Duration: 40 min
Language: English

Grønbechs Gård
Thursday the 7th of September at 10:00

Please note! In case of bad weather the show is performed indoors and private visitors aged 18+ will be charged an entrance fee to enter Grønbechs Gård. The fee includes access to the performances at Grønbechs Gård.​​

Svaneke Square
Saturday the 9th of September at 11:00

Presented by Hand to Mouth Theatre, “The Dragon’s Tale” is an original and whimsical reinterpretation of George and the Dragon, told in a series of flashbacks by the ageing Dragon himself, and his troupe of glove puppets. Musical accompaniment is provided by the equally world-weary Damsel in Distress playing the hurdy-gurdy.
Children will love the knockabout nonsense and adults will appreciate the hidden layer about growing old together!

Director: Martin Bridle & Su Eaton
Playwright: Martin Bridle & Su Eaton
Set designer: Martin Bridle & Su Eaton
Puppeteer: Martin Bridle
Musiker: Su Eaton

The Red Shoes (CA) – Ty Theatre
Age: 4+
Duration: 10 min
Language: Universal

Rønne Square
Thursday the 7th of September between 14:15 and 17:00

Svaneke Square

Saturday the 9th of September between 11:00 and 15:00

Free adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s story 'The red shoes' performed in a Toy theatre.

Director, puppetmaker & puppeteer: Claudine Rivest
Directing support: Tomas Behal
Puppetmaking support: Miroslav Trejtnar
3 short pieces (GB) - The Little Fawn

Rønne Square
Thursday the 7th of September between 14;15 and 17:00

Svaneke Square

Saturday the 9th of September between 11:00 and 15:00

SLEEPCRAWLING
Age: 8+ Duration: 15-20 Language: Universal

The world isn’t round it’s twisted and bent.
All is not what it seems as a child’s musical toy takes on a mind of its own.
In a world where objects tease and taunt an innocent baby
manequin interacts and plays along regardless. A visually packed show with innovative use of puppetry, objects and live percussion.

A WEASEL IN LOVE
Age: 5+ Duration: 15-20 Language: Universal

Mauro the Weasel is unlucky in love as his long time sweetheart rejects him.
He warily works his way through their shared belongings before he tentitively tries to move on. His soundtrack is played out by a by a strange radio presenter who seems to be watching his every move as he prepares a disastrous meal for an unexpected guest. A very furry story with a muppet style puppet and music from French toy orchestra.

FEATURE COMFORTS
Age: 5+ Duration: 15-20 min Language: Universal

No eyes, no sight, no ears, no sounds, no mouth, no nose, no way of knowing.
One by one these features come and with them senses creep,
and one by one whole becomes as dreams awaken from their sleep.

Director, set designer, puppet maker & puppeteer: Shane Connolly
Le Pipeman (CA) – Ty Theatre
Age: All
Duration: 6 min
Language: Universal

Rønne Square
Thursday the 7th of September between 14:15 and 17:00

Svaneke Square
Saturday the 9th of September between 11:00 and 15:00

He is Big! He is strong! No, surely, he's neither! He's just Pipo, a
curious personality who puts his feet into a platter filled with
sewing items. Follow him on his hair-raising journey in which the
meeting of a single discombobulated thimble is enough to change Pipo's
fate in his wacky efforts to get back what he lacks .. insane
mini-theatre without words!

Director: Claudine Rivest with creative support from Horse+Bamboo
Set designer, puppetmaker & puppeteer: Claudine Rivest
Composer: Le Futur (Alexis Aubin-Marchand)

Punch & Judy (GB) – Hand to Mouth Theatre
Age: All
Duration: 30 min
Language: English

Rønne Square
Thursday the 7th of September at 14:30

Svaneke Square
Saturday the 9th of September at 14:30

Hand to Mouth present their Punch & Judy show in old-fashioned seaside style. This is a bright, funny and musical version of the traditional knockabout nonsense, distilled from 11 seasons on the beaches of Kent, and international performances in the USA, Russia, and a dozen European countries. Guaranteed to produce belly-laughs in the children and nostalgic guffaws from the adults.

Director: Martin Bridle & Su Eaton
Playwright: Martin Bridle & Su Eaton
Set designer: Martin Bridle & Su Eaton
Puppeteer: Martin Bridle

Orchestra Strada (FI) – Orkestar Strada
Age: All
Duration: Variable
Language: Universal

Rønne Torv
Thursday the 7th of September between 14:15 and 17:00

Svaneke Square
Saturday the 9th of September between 11:00 and 15:00

Orkestar Strada is an interactive masked theatre group which combines classic silent comedy with music and dance. The group will be working with the local children's circus Cirkus Stjerneskud to create both small circus acts and street parade performances. These shows can be seen in different locations on Bornholm.

Director, playwright, performer, mask designer & maker: Milla Risku
Director, playwright, choreographer & performer: Sanni Sihvola

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The Puppet Machine (CZ) – Loutky bez Hranic
Age: 3+
Duration: 3-15 min
Language: Universal

Svanekegaarden
Please note! Wednesday the 6th of September at 18:30

Rønne Square
Thursday the 7th of September at 15:15

Grønbechs Gård
Friday the 8th of September at 10:00 - moved to Svartingedal School

Svaneke Square
Saturday the 9th of September at 13:00

The Puppet Machine is a funny performance for audiences of all ages.
If you would like to see our puppet piece simply take your coin (or
similar circular object), drop it in the marked hole, sit in your seat
and wait for the show to start on the "Puppet Machine". Each mini puppet
performance is 3 to 15 minutes long.

Director: Dora Bouzková
Set designer: Daniela Klimešová & Tereza Magnan
Puppet maker: Tereza Magnan
Composer: Lukáš Bouzek
Puppeteers & performers: Dora Bouzková & Tereza Magnan
Pinned (AT/NZ) – Wild Theatre 
Age: 10+
Duration: 22 min
Language: Universal

Svanekegaarden
Please note!
Wednesday the 6th of September at 20:00
Thursday the 7th of September at 10:00; 11:30 and 19:00

Bornholms Højskole
Sunday the 10th of September at 19:00
Monday the 11th of September at 10:00

FREM
Tuesday the 12th of September at 9:30 and 19:00

Small scale object/puppet theatre with pins, rope, gloves and skulls performed by a Hag.
The Hag is disturbed and disturbing, living in her own world, seeing others as ghosts and obstacles. In her past is a lost love and the knowledge of ancient goddesses and strange demons. A surreal combination of pins, rope, leather gloves and wooden tools create a story of lost love over and over. It begins with a glove, the hand of an old lover, the memories of love. Flirtation. The sharp pangs of adoration. A tangled affair. The mechanisms of abandonment. It ends with a tender ghost story and a flight of fancy.

Director, playwright, puppetmaker, set designer & puppeteer: Rebekah Wild
Composer: Hannah Marshall

In the Workshop (BE) – Tof Theatre
Age: 8+
Duration: 18 min
Language: Universal

Svanekegaarden
Please note! Wednesday the 6th of September at 19:00 and 21:00
Thursday the 7th of September at 10:30 and 12:00

This 18 minute performance is about the creation of a puppet who
decides that it wants to meddle in it's makings. During these 18
hectic minutes of craziness, the decisive character battles the
elements, spontaneously and sporadically, with anything he can find as
he tries to make a better self all the while teasing and bullying the
puppeteers. This wacky performance is also an invite to young and old
alike, to stay after the show and play around with making your own
puppet.

Director, playwright, set designer & puppet maker: Alain Moreau
​Composer: Max Vandervorst
Puppeteers: Angela Malvasi & Yannick Duret