The Rain Bird – A Paper Tale
“...In an evergreen forest lived the most beautiful bird in the world – the Rain Bird. People came and settled there; they sang and danced in honor of the bird, but...”
What happens when a little village becomes a big city? When the song and the story of the bird are forgotten? And what happens when a child believes that there is still a place for the Rain Bird.
In a unique theatrical language, combining traditional Origami with the art of story-telling, the artist instills life into the paper, and the folded heroes realize the dramatic plot.
- The Best Idea Award, 13th International Puppet Theater Festival, Sarajevo, 2012
- Lighting Design of the Year Award, Children and Youth Theater Competition, 2006
- Award for Excellence and Ingenuity, Ţăndărică International Puppet Theater Festival, Romania, 2010
From the reviews
I have never seen a show like this before, totally unique ... The actress spreads out a city made entirely of origami paper and builds the houses while the children are watching.Avishag Rabiner, Keshet Channel 2 TV morning program
The play incorporates origami – paper folding – into the plot. The paper is transformed into a bird and other characters and comes to life. Highly recommended.
Ashi Weinstein, Ma'ariv for Children
Participation in festivals
- Iida Puppetry Festival, Nagano, Japan 2016
- International Festival of Puppet Theater, Jerusalem
- International Festival of Puppet Theater and Film, Holon
- The Magic of Fairy Tales Festival, Suzanne Dellal Center, Tel Aviv
- Children Lutfest, Sarajevo 2012
- Maribor Puppet Theater Festival, Slovenia 2012
- The 9th Ishara International Festival of Puppet Theater, 2011
- Golem Theater Jewish Kids’ Theater Festival Budapest, Hungary, 2010
- ŢĂNDĂRICĂ International Puppet Theater Festival, Romania, 2010.
- Winner of special prize for creativity and uniqueness
- Kilkis Festival, Nicosia, 2009
- The Puppet Festival in Chuncheon, South-Korea, 2007
- The World Puppet Theater Festival in Charleville-Mezieres, France 2006
- Paper Theater Festival, France 2006
- Puppet Theater Festival, Poland, 2006
Concept, design, performance, and manipulation:
Adaptation and direction:
Original music: Ittai Rosenbaum
Lighting design: Dov Mielnik
Costume design: Noa Vidman
Construction: Yuri Suchanov