360° Virtual Puppetry: The Erl-King

Puppentheater Zwickau
360° Virtual Puppetry: Král duchů | The Erl-King

author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
directed by: Monika Gerboc
dramaturgy: Dominique Suhr
narration: Ewa Woźniak, Eva Farkašová, Rafał Budnik
puppets: Rafał Budnik
music: Daniel Špiner
performers: Hanna Daniszewska, Laura Waltz, Calum MacAskill, Camillo Fischer and Martha Stöckner (as a child)
the voice of the erl-king: Błazej Modelski

Between Vision and Reality

In this production based on Johann Wolfgang Goethe’s ballad of the same name, in which a father rushes through the woods on horseback in the dark night with his child, the ride becomes a desperate battle against time and a duel with a ghost king symbolizing impending death.
Thanks to 360° virtual technology, you can be in the middle of the action and experience the story up close, in all its intensity and despair.
The virtual presentation includes a subsequent debate with the creators about the production they have just watched.

Puppentheater Zwickau is a professional puppet theater for children, youth and adults, founded in Zwickau in 1952. The Puppet Theater presents four to five new productions per season, which are created using various production forms. In addition to the means of contemporary puppet theater, it explores the means of the latest technologies and creates staging projects that he calls “360° Virtual Puppetry.” The artistic director of the theater is Monika Gerboc.


25 min. + discussion
hall of Janáček Conservatory in Ostrava