Festival of Film Animation will present Pipo's Trip (El viaje de Pipo) – unique colombian shadow theatre for children (not only). Its author is a pioneer of shadow theatre, Jaime Cifuentes (COL).
The adventure story of little mouse Pipo begins home, a forest where he lives with his mum. Unfortunatelly, he has bad luck and becomes a target of his classmates who tease him and make fun of him. So one day, he decides to set on a journey in search for some advice about this trouble. The path eventrually leads him to a mysterious creature that shows him how to let go of his fears. It is a difficult task indeed which will in turn reveal many surprising answers to little Pipo.
The performance is followed by the director commentary on shadow theatres. And the audience will be encouraged to play around with the actual puppets.
This play has been performed at many Columbian festivals and in other countries in Latin America. During its premiere in Czech Republic there will be only two performances, as part of PAF festival programme in Olomouc.
Jaime Cifuentes is a pioneer of shadow theatre. Since 1978 he has been working at different puppet theatres , such as: Bogota - Escuela de Títeres del Teatro el Parque, Taller de Títeres de la Universidad Nacional y en el Taller de la Libélula Dorada. In 1982, he founded the puppet theatre SOL O BURBUJAS and since than he has written and performed plays that thanks to the collaboration with other artists, musicians, sound and graphic designers and painters, he has been able to combine various techniques and produce quite unique theatrical art works.