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The Prince of the Sea and the Prince of the Earth

Production of State Puppet Theatre Plovdiv



Director: Elena Panayotova

Composer: Assen Avramov

Choreographer: Rosen Mihaylov

Stage design: Juliana Voykova-Nieman

Actors: Natalia Vasileva, Mihaela Andonova, Maria Dimitrova, Daniela Teneva, Velizar Evtimov, Alexander Karamanov, Dimitar Nikolov, Rumen Karamanov, Viktor Boychev and the musicians: Marina Velikova and Yordan Vichev


The puppet-theatre performance 'The Prince of the Sea and the Prince of the Earth' is inspired by the traditional Japanese Bunraku theatre, based on the famous story of the two brothers whose love for the Dragon Princess of the Ocean gave birth to the first Japanese emperor – a classic Japanese legend for love, trust, the given word and meaning of life.

The performance ‘The Prince of the Sea and the Prince of the Earth’ is created by some of the most established Bulgarian theatre artists in collaboration with two Japanese artists: a puppet maker-master and a choreographer.

The project is part of the official programme of Plovdiv - European Capital of culture 2019, FOCUS: Japanese Culture Programme, which is implemented in partnership with the EU-Japan Fest Foundation.

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