In Štih’s hall of Cankarjev dom (CD), the premiere of the children’s musical fairy tale Gal v galerija is being prepared. In the play, the painting’s canvas becomes a musical score, and instead of a brush, Gal is invited to walk from painting to painting with a conductor’s baton.
It was created under the direction of the director Eve Hribernik and in the co-production of the CD and Glasbene matica Ljubljana.
The story “the green man who finally finds his home in the house named after him – Gallery – invited our popular writer Svetlana Makarović to discover beautiful words and fine arts, and the revival of words in music adds a third to two branches of art. Painting the canvas now becomes a musical score, and instead of a brush, a conductor’s baton now invites you to walk through the gallery from picture to picture”wrote the president of the Ljubljana Music Hall at the performance Veronika Brvar.
As she added, Gal also sings in the play – the singers of the children’s choir lend him their voice. Selected instruments of the string quintet also enter the story, percussion joins in, and the piano provides a solid foundation. The mysterious Galo’s story about his travels and exploration of the most beautiful images is brought to life by a singer who is skilled not only on the theater stage, but also in the special coexistence of music and words in a music-theatre performance, he writes on the side of the performance.
“Each fairy tale hides archetypal images that are expressed with the heroes in the story. The musical fairy tale about the dwarf Gal is no exception, and we believe that the stage performance, intended for children and adults, will open up some new dimension of the story,” director Eva Hribernik wrote.
In the play, the audience is taken on a magical journey by the narrator (actor) and the narrators (singers of the children’s choir), who present the dwarf Gala (dancer), who instantly captivates with his immediacy and tireless playfulness. Gal the dwarf is not just a character from a picture book, but is a child that resides in each of us, the director is convinced.
She is the composer for the show Tadej Vulc added a new depth to the literary work and set the spoken word to music and added an accompaniment that immediately takes the listener into the action of the story, they wrote in Cankarjev dom.
He is the narrator in the play Klemen TorkarDwarf Gal Simona Kočar. The Children’s Choir of Glasbene matice Ljubljana and several young musicians on various instruments also perform on stage. She is the choreographer of the show Simona Kočarscenographer Jaro Ješecostume designer Anjana Pavlič.