Published on August 7th 2012Home » Arts & Culture » Czech puppet troupe to present Swan Lake to launch Puppets Up!
Nick from Puppets Up!
The greatest thing about Puppets Up! is all the friends we make. Every year about 10,000 of our friends, old and new, come for a visit in Almonte because they just can't get enough of our crazy puppets.
Behind the scenes, we make friends with the visiting puppet troupes too and some of them have a special place in our hearts. This year, the Docela Velke Divadlo troupe from Litvinov in the Czech Republic, are coming back to renew their connection with their Puppets Up! friends. Their performances in Canada are also meant as a cultural goodwill gesture from the Czech Republic to Canada. This 12-member company will present a performance of their production "Swan Lake" at an afternoon matinee (2 pm) on Friday, August 10th in the Almonte Old Town Hall. We can't tell you how excited we are to see them again. Their vigorous mix of music, dance, masks and puppetry definitely highlights the "international" flavour of Puppets Up!
Tickets for this performance are available at Mill Street Books (613-256-9090) in Almonte.