Cengiz Özek Shadow Theatre
31 10 '15 - 20:00 & 21:15
Place du Châtelet 9
B- 4960 Malmedy
T +32 (0)80 799 668
Seniors >65: 5€
Groups (min. 15 people): 5€
Children <5: free
Youth 6>12: 3€
EUROPALIA, Le Malmundarium, Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Turkey
27 01 '16 - 16:00 & 28 01 '16 - 09:30
Centre de la Marionnette de la FWB
Rue Saint-Martin 47
B- 7500 Tournai
EUROPALIA, Centre de la Marionnette de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Turkey
29 01 '16 - 16:30
Auditorium de l’école 9
rue du Gulden Bodem 4
EUROPALIA, Het Huis van Culturen en Sociale Samenhang van Sint-Jans-Molenbeek / La Maison des Cultures et de la Cohésion Sociale de Molenbeek St Jean, Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Turkey
Cengiz Özek founded his shadow puppet company in 1986. Initially he brought traditional plays, but at the end of the 1990’s, he started bringing contemporary interpretations of the ‘Karagöz’ tradition. The Karagöz puppetry is one of the oldest art forms in Turkey, named after one of the two main characters, an illiterate, popular man. Opposites attract, as his friend, Hacivat, is a very cultivated man, expressing himself in Ottoman Turkish.
Magic Tree is a new, dynamic play based on classics from the 18th and 19th centuries. Every detail goes back to the traditional Karagöz. The traditional instruments ‘narake’ en ‘def’ emphasize the drama of the story, with very little dialogue. An ideal introduction to the Karagöz.
Have you ever thrown garbage in the sea? If so, have you ever imagined what happens to it?
There’s a fish whose job is to clean the seas and he does his job with a great sense of responsibility. This fish has eaten so much garbage that he has turned into a monster, but a goodhearted monster nonetheless. He resolutely tries to eat all the garbage he can find to keep the seas clean. He mostly hates plastic bottles. Oh what’s that?! Karagöz is throwing a plastic bottle into the sea, and now the monster is showing up and faces Karagöz!