14th biennial international festival of theatrical performances for children and youth GOLDEN STICK 2011
The jury of Golden Stick (Petra Pogorevc, Marko Čeh and dr. Igor Saksida) has seen ten competing theatrical performances selected by Matej Bogataj.
Their critical evaluation consisted of performances’ individual elements as well as their wholesome message, with special regard to innovation and complexity of their theatrical expression.
The award for best show as a whole was given to theatrical rock concert performance for children and youth Livingstone’s Last Kiss by Nana Milčinski, Siddharta and Igor Štromajer in production of Anton Podbevšek Theatre.
Explanation of the jury:
Theatrical rock concert for children and youth Livingstone’s Last Kiss has skillfully avoided the danger of its written proposition to become just a comment of music or image. It is a wholesome, consistent and suggestive synthesis of speech, sound, image and movement: a dynamic merging of these different poetics into a powerful spectacle that attracts and talks to its audience. Livingstone’s message comes to life and becomes that of the audience; be daring, original and persistent, to search beyond the known limitations.