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Solomarsky and Deyeva were the founders of the theatre. They initiated creation of puppet theatre at the base of Kyiv Children theatre named for Franko (now - Kyiv Youth spectators theatre). "Starovynnyi Petrushka (Old time Petrushka)" and "Muzuky (Musicians)" based on L.Hlibov were presented during the first theatre season. Theatre returned to Kyiv after the war in 1946 and began its work in the space at Yaroslaviv Val str. That time theatre was led by ╠.Ďţbilevych, the daughter of I.Karpenko-Kary. Many interesting performances some of the for adults like "Divine comedy" by Shtok were created during these years. In 1953 theatre moved to the space at Shota Rustaveli street, where it was working until 1997. At this moment the new building is constructing. Present Kyiv State puppet theatre is worse its ancestors, Since 60th artistic director of the theatre is Yuri Sikalo, pupil of professor ╠.╩oroliov. He brought a deep understanding of modern problems of puppetry, high artistic culture and poetism to the theatre.
It awarded by International "Friendship" prize in 1955 for fruitful artistic work. In 1991 theatre initiated biannual International puppet theatre festival that is holding on its base. Children of Kyiv has a chance to see the puppetry from Belgium, Austria, Japan, China, Switzerland, Germany, Russia, Bulgaria and other countries.
During last years new artists - graduates of puppet faculty of Kharkiv Institute of Arts named for Kotliarevsky and special course "actor of puppet theatre" at the base of Kyiv variety and circus college came to the theatre.
22, Holosiyivsky av., Kyiv
Phone: +(380 44) 265.5181; 265.0940
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