Croatian Theatre Group at The Barbican, London, 21-28 October 2010

Those based in London or elsewhere in the UK may be interested in news that a Croatian children’s theatre group are to perform at the prestigious Barbican in London for a week in October.

Parachutists or On The Art of Falling, performed by theatre group Theatre Mala Scena, has played in a number of cities across the globe, including Buenos Airies, Washington D.C., Madrid and Sydney to great acclaim. The wordless piece, aimed at children aged between three and eight years old, asks: what force keeps everything in the world together?

Parachutists is performed by Kristina Bajza Marcinko and Tomislav Krstanovic who spin, tumble and float during the performance, playing with gravity flying and falling. It is directed by Ivica Simic, music by Alen Kraljic and costumes by Hana Letica.

Taking place during school half-term week, there will also be a drop-in art activity taking place in the foyer outside the theatre – where children can make their own parachutist!

Theatre Mala Scena was founded in 1989 in Zagreb, and has become one of Croatia’s leading theatres for children and young people. They offer their audiences a chance to explore and understand the world around them, sparking curiosity and encouraging communication.

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