Nodar Dumbadze Professional State Youth Theatre (Georgia), Theater der jungen Welt Leipzig (Germany)
Splikifant – a blending of the Georgian and the German words for elephant – is a Georgian-German theatrical coproduction for very young children (2 years and up). It deals with the children’s world of sound in both countries and cultures. The focus is on how children in different countries learn to speak, which sounds are spoken first, what imaginary languages they create. Hand in hand with the linguistic acquisition goes the development of the children’s perception, especially regarding the senses of touch, taste, hearing and sight, which will play a central role in this production for the very young. The performance resulting from the collaboration will be premiered in Tbilisi and later in Leipzig.
Performance: Benjamin Vinnen, Sophia Akhuaschwili, Nora Lee Sanwald, Giorgi Jikuridze | Direction: Jule Kracht | Stage and Costume Design: Nino Chitaishvili, Carsten Schmidt | Project Management: Sophia Dekanozishvili, Winnie Karnofka | Dramaturgy: Winnie Karnofka, Sebastian Schimmel | Theater Pedagogy: Katherina Winkler | Head of NDTY : Dimitri Khvtisiashvili | Head of TdJW: Jürgen Zielinski | Funded by: the International Co-production Fund of the Goethe-Institut
This project is part of round 4 of the International Coproduction Fund, year 2017-2018.