A theatre play for children, their parents, and all who love visiting others.
Little Visitors attempts to show things up close. To let you experience the moment of colour creation, feel how the paper soaks it up, see how to hold a brush, how it glides over the surface, and how it resists. It is a glance at things common and simple that, however, at a closer look speak in a language of miracles. The performance unfolds as a dialogue between Veronika Vlková, a painter and an illustrator, and Robert Smolík, a puppeteer and a scenographer. It is a dialogue on the border between an exhibition and theatre.
The artist Robert Smolík, is mainly dedicated to the creation of puppets, illustration & scenography. He has worked on the puppets for the film Kuku se vrací and for the film Čertí brko he was nominated for the Český lev award in the category of film set design. He has worked with a number of theatres such as Alfred ve dvoře, Buns and Puppets and the theatre group Handa Gote Researchand Development. Smolík lives in Jičín, where he founded a puppet theatre called Škrobotník, Šlundra a Šibrová – Skupina ŠŠŠ. He is currently an assistant professor at DAMU, Department of Alternative and Puppet Theatre.
The artist Veronika Vlková is mainly dedicated to the illustration of children's books, which she creates in collaboration with the artist Jan Šrámek. Their latest books include the award-winning To je metro čéče and Apolenka z modrotisku, for which the duo won the Illustrator of the Year Award at the Czech Grand Design, 2020. She works at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Brno.
On the blog of the Centre for Experimental Theatre you will find an interview with Veronika Vlková, Robert Smolík and small visitors, conducted by Kristýna Businská. Only in Czech language.