concept and set design
Galia Levy-Grad, Marit Benisrael
development of artistic language, script
Renana Lotem-Ophir, Nir Landa
performance for children 4 years of age and older
The Train Theatre is one of the best known and acclaimed puppet theatres from Israel. It was established exactly thirty years ago. It is composed of artists seeking interesting forms of theatre expression, sustaining the great traditions of the group and at the same time open to all kinds of innovations and art forms, including dance.
In The Cubes Circus two dancers-clowns conjure up an extraordinary cubic world on the stage. It turns out that anything can be a square! The artists use the simple form to conjure up the figures and props that accompany them. Even their costumes are square. The stories they spin are innovative and unpretentious. The scenes of taming circus animals are interspersed with dance sequences and the cubes of the performance affect the unique movements. The Cubes Circus is a precisely imagined and performed show, created with an extraordinary sense of humour, offering excellent entertainment to whole families.
The performance received the main prize for the best performance for children at the New Puppet Theatre Festival “Bábkarská Bystrica” in Slovakia.
Two young actors have managed to create a finely chiselled and masterfully composed performance, which is moreover light, intelligent and imaginative.
Shay Bar Yaakov, Yedioth Achronot
Financed with the funds of The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage