About us — Tours and awards

2015

Sixteenth “LUT FEST” in East Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina- awarded a “Special award for dramatic representation of ethno motives” for “Once upon a time”.

Sixteenth “LUT FEST” in East Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina- a “Golden Anima” award presented to Efimiya Pavlova for her contribution towards the international development of the Puppet Theatre.

Sixteenth International Festival for children’s theatre “The magic curtain” in Targovishte, Bulgaria- award for the amazing individual ideas and unique designs awarded to Svila Velichkova for the stage design in “Magical Dream”

International Puppet Theatre Festival “Mihail Lakatnik” in Yambol, Bulgaria- award from the child judges for “Once upon a time”

Winter Art Festival “Stage, palette and words” in Plovdiv, Bulgaria- awards for the production “Once upon a time” and the choreography by Tanya Ivanova

2014

In 2014 invited by “Little theatre” Foundation for alternative art and the Bulgarian community in Hungary to present “The love for three oranges” and organized art workshops with the children from the Bulgarian school and kinder garden.

International Puppet Theatre Festival “Golden Dolphin” in Varna, Bulgaria- award for stage design by Svila Velichkova for “The Dwarf Long Nose”

International Puppet Theatre Festival “Two is too little, three is too many” in Plovdiv, Bulgaria- award from the child judges for “The Dwarf Long Nose”

Thirteenth International Children’s Puppet Theatre Festival in Banja Luka, Serbia- special award for costumes by Svila Velichkova and to Ana- Mariya Lalova for her role in “The Dwarf Long Nose”

IKAR 2014 for Individual Achievement in the Puppet Art won by Svila Velichkova for her work on the stage design of “The Dwarf Long Nose” and a nomination for Ana- Mariya Lalova for her role as the Witch in “The Dwarf Long Nose”

Sixteenth International Puppet Theatre Festival “Golden Spark” in Kragujevac, Serbia- award for the best production for “The Dwarf Long Nose” and also for the direction of Biserka Kolevska, stage design and puppets by Svila Velichkova, and acting awards for Evgeniya Angelova for her role as the Goose and Ana-Mariya Lalova- as the Witch and the Duke.

Festival of the Theatre arts “Stage, palette and words” in Plovdiv, Bulgaria- award for the puppet adaptation of “Twelfth night” by William Shakespeare

International Puppet Theatre Festival “Dream to fly” in Kurgan, Russia- award for original stage design and puppets by Svila Velichkova for “The love for three oranges”

International Festival in Izmir, Turkey- participated with “The love for three oranges” 

A SIVINA award for the Young Bulgarian actor of the Year, awarded to Stoyan Doychev for his role in “Twelfth night”

“Tara-ra-bumbiya” Festival in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria- participated with “The Dwarf Long Nose”

International Theatre Festival “The Magic Curtain” in Targovishte, Bulgaria- award for the direction, stage design and acting in “Twelfth night”

First time ever participated in “The night of the museums” in Sliven, Bulgaria with “Once upon a time”

International Puppet Festival “Dzindzariki” in Albania- participated with “The invisible cat”

2013

Ninth Winter Art Festival “Stage, palette and words” in Plovdiv, Bulgaria- Katiley Katiliev given award for his role as the Grandfather in “Button to sleep”

International Puppet Festival “Mihail Lakatnik” in Yambol, Bulgaria- awards for direction by Biserka Kolevska, costumes and puppets by Svila Velichkova and acting for Ana-Mariya Lalova for “The Dwarf Long Nose”

Fourteenth International Puppet Theatre Festival “LUT FEST” in East Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina- awards for animation, stage design and costumes by Svila Velichkova and acting for Ana- Mariya Lalova for “The Dwarf Long Nose”

Ninth International Puppet Theatre Festival “Golden Telesik” in Lviv, Ukraine- participated with “The Dwarf Long Nose”

Third International Art Festival “Magic of the wind”in Sliven, Bulgaria- participated with

“The invisible cat” and “Twelfth night”

National Puppet Festival “Sunflower” in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria- participated with “Button to sleep”

International Theatre Festival “Kukart” in Saint Petersburg, Russia- participated with “The love for three oranges”

International Summer Art Festival in Sibiu, Romania- participated with “Sleeping beauty” and “Button to sleep”      

2012

Thirteenth International Children’s Theatre Festival “The magic curtain” in Targovishte, Bulgaria- award for best production for “The love for three oranges”

Thirteenth International Puppet Theatre Festival “LUT FEST” in East Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina- two awards for best female roles awarded to Efimya Pavlova and Mariya Raycheva and an award for best technical and esthetic appearance to Sliva Velichkova for “The love for three oranges”

Participated in the European Cultural Project ORALITIES in Evora, Portugal with “The love for three oranges”

Twentieth International Theatrical Festival “Summer in Varna”- participated with “The love for three oranges”

Fifth Summer Art Festival in Sibiu, Romania- participated with “The love for three oranges”

Second World Puppet Carnival in Almaty, Kazakhstan- participated with “The love for three oranges”

Tenth international theatrical festival “Golden vityaz” in Moscow, Russia with “The love for three oranges”

European Cultural Project Oralities in Ravenna, Italy- participated with “The love for three oranges”

International Puppet Festival “Little Sunflower” in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria- participated with “The dog who didn’t bark” and “Oh, :) Love”

2011

International Summer Art Festival in Sibiu, Romania- participated with “Snow White”

Seventh Winter Art Festival “Stage, palette and words” in Plovdiv, Bulgaria- awarded best puppet theatre production for “The princess and the pea”

Seventeenth National Puppet Theatre Festival “Mihail Lakatnik” in Yambol, Bulgaria- award for stage design, costumes and puppets by Svila Velichkova for “The princess and the pea”

Second International Art Festival “Magic in the wind” in Sliven, Bulgaria- participated with “The princess and the pea” and “A story on the palm of your hand”

Fifteenth International Puppet Festival “The Golden Dolphin” in Varna, Bulgaria- award for the debut of Atanas Mahnev in “The Princess and the pea”, awarded to him the Bulgarian Theatrical Association and an award for stage design by Svila Velichkova for the same production

Eight International Puppet Theatre Festival “Golden Telesik” in Lviv, Ukraine- participated with “The princess and the pea”

Eighth International Theatrical Festival in Namur, Belgium- participated with “The princess and the pea”

Tenth Annual International children’s Puppet Theatre Festival in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina- participated with “The princess and the pea”

2010

Fifth Winter Festival of the Arts “Stage, palettes and words” in Plovdiv, Bulgaria- award for “Best children’s production” for “Rapuntzel”

International Puppet Theatre Festival “LUT FEST” in East Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina- “Rapuntzel” given award for a puppet production and “Best children’s play” by the child judges

Twelfth International Puppet Theatre Festival in Uzhgorod, Ukraine- award for stage design and puppets by Svila Velichkova for “Rapuntzel”

Twelfth International Puppet Theatre Festival “Golden Spark” in Kragujevac, Serbia- participated with “Rapuntzel”

Fourteenth International Puppet Theatre Festival “Two is too little, three is too many” in Plovdiv, Bulgaria- participated with “Rapuntzel”

Sixth International Puppet Theatre Festival “Puppet Festival” in Sofia, Bulgaria- participated with “Rapuntzel”

2009

In 2009 participated in the European Cultural project “Oralities”, alongside municipality Sliven in Mertola, Portugal with “The Weather witch”, a workshop “Folklore games” and Bianka Benkovska took part a Conference discussing “Tradition presented for children” in Idanha, Portugal

International Puppet Festival “Mihail Lakatnik” in Yambol, Bulgaria- awards for original music by Kristiyan Boyadziev and for male acting to Aleksandar Karamanov in “A story on the palm of your hand”

International Puppet Theatre Festival “Golden spark” in Kragujevac, Serbia- participated with “A story on the palm of your hand”

International Puppet Theatre Festival “LUT FEST” in East Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina- award to Aleksandar Karamanov for his male role in “A story on the palm of your hand”

International Puppet Theatre Festival “Bibiana” in Bratislava, Slovakia- participated with “A story on the palm of your hand”

International Puppet Theatre Festival in Namur, Belgium- participated with “Puss in boots” and organized “Types of puppets” workshop

International Puppet Theatre Festival “Two is too little, three is too many” in Plovdiv, Bulgaria- award for the stage design by prof. Maya Petrova and Third place awarded by the judges from Netherlands for “Piglet”

First International Art Festival “The magic of the wind” in Sliven, Bulgaria- participated with “Piglet” and “Um tsaruva, um robuva”

2008

National Puppet Theatre Festival “Sunflower” in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria- awarded third place by the child judges for “Puss in boots”

“Theatrical Festivities” in Haskovo, Bulgaria- participated with “Puss in boots” and “The best thing in the world”

Fourteenth International Puppet Theatre Festival “The Golden Dolphin” in Varna, Bulgaria- participated with “A story on the palm of your hand”

2007

International Puppet Theatre Festival “Pierrot” in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria- participated with “Juau in the land of the impossible”

Fourth European Theatre Festival “Dzindzifilo” in Pogradec, Albania- participated with “A button to sleep”

International Puppet Theatre Festival “Two is too little, three is too many” in Plovdiv, Bulgaria- participated with “A cuckoo clock”

International Puppet Theatre Festival “Mihail Lakatnik” in Yambol, Bulgarria- participated with “A cuckoo clock”

Sixth International Theatre Festival in Namur, Belgium- participated with “A cuckoo clock”

2006

First Balkan Market of the arts in Thessaloniki, Greece- participated with “The Weather Witch” and prof. Maya Petrova organized a workshop titled “Puppets from paper”

International Puppet Theatre Festival in Uzhhorod, Ukraine- participated with “A mystery with eggs”

International Puppet Theatre Festival “Two is too little, three is too many” in Plovdiv, Bulgaria- participated with “A mystery with eggs”

International Theatre Festival “The magic curtain” in Targovishte, Bulgaria- participated with “The dwarf”

 2005

Fifth International Festival “Autumn Theatre Meetings”, Pazardjik, Bulgaria- participated with “A mystery with eggs”

International Puppet Festival “Mihail Lakatnik”, Yambol, Bulgaria- award for “Expressive puppets” by Vera Benkovska, a Special Easter award and an Award from the audience for “A mystery with eggs”.

International Theatre Festival “The magic curtain”, Targovishte, Bulgaria- awards for the acting by Bilyana Matuski, Kalina Marinova and Maria Raycheva in “A mystery with eggs”

International Puppet Festival “Golden Dolphin” in Varna, Bulgaria- “A button to sleep” awarded for the original music by Vladimir Djambazov and Rumen Gavanozov awarded by the child judges with “Best actor” for his role.

2004

International Puppet Theatre Festival, Plovdiv Bulgaria- Participated with “The Weather Witch”

2003

In 2003 participated in the Second “Puppet Festival” in Sofia, Bulgaria with “The two princesses”

In 2003 participated with “A story about water” in the First children’s Water Festival in Sofia, Bulgaria, held in the National History Museum in Boyana.

International Puppet Theatre Festival, Yambol, Bulgaria- Participated with “The two princesses”

2002

International Puppet Festival “The Golden Dophin” in Varna, Bulgaria- participated with “A story about water”

International Puppet Theatre Festival “Two is too little, three is too many” in Plovdiv, Bulgaria- awards for stage design and puppets by Neli Bobeva and Nedko Jechev for “Chimney stories”

International Puppet Festival “Theatre in a suitcase” in Lomza, Poland- “Snow White” awarded Best production at the festival, special award from the audience and an award from the “Stefan Batory” Foundation.

“Snow White” shown in the Bulgarian Cultural Centre in Bratislava, Slovakia and in the Bulgarian School “Hristo Botev” in Budapest, Hungary in 2002

Participated in the First “Puppet Festival” in Sofia, Bulgaria with “Snow White”

2000

International Puppet Festival  “Theatre in a suitcase” in Lomza, Poland- “Hamlet” by William Shakespeare- awards for stage design and puppets by Emeliyana Toteva

1989

Annual Awards of the Union of Bulgarian Actors – “Bon appetite, Tiger” – awards for direction by Lidia Alexandrova, stage design by Anna Pulieva, and the acting of Efimya Pavlova and Georgi Chirpanliev.

1983

IV National Review of Puppet Theaters- Efimiya Pavlova and Katiley Kateliev awarded for their acting in “Thumbeling”

 “For the first time the big tour of Punch and Judi” – awards for direction by Yana Tsankova, stage design by Anna Pulieva, music by Ivan Staykov, and the acting of Silva Nikolova and Aleksander Betov.

1979

Third National Review of Puppet Theaters- “We the sparrows” by Yordan Radichkov – named the best puppet production, director Lidia Alexandrova was given an award for her work in the play, the stage design by Ivan Tsonev and original music by Petar Tsankov, along with the acting by Elena Mincheva, Dana Stefanova and Panayot Dobrev, all won awards for their performance and involvement in the production.

1975

“The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupery– awarded the Grand Prix, an award for the direction by Zlati Zlatev and the stage design by Ivan Tsonev, along with four other individual awards at the International Festival in Zagreb, Croatia

1974

Second National Review of Puppet Theaters- award for stage design by Ivan Tsonev and an acting award for Zdravka Kamenova for “The white egret”

1971

First National Review of Puppet Theaters- award to Zdravka Mihaylova for her role in “Max and Moritz”

 

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