5th DOOR

When one enters worlds of the imagination, one immediately comes into contact with the void, with shadows, with death.

To give life to a puppet, made of inanimate material, is – in a sense – to give life to death. The profound significance of this underlies all traditional figure theatre but is also at the heart of more contemporary forms, as Tadeusz Kantor demonstrated in his works.

European puppet theatre has always featured Death as one of its main characters. Shadows and the emptiness of the grave have been a source of inspiration with a vitality as incredible as it is disturbing. As happens with the quantum void, which is a space absolutely packed with potential energy, the “symbolic void” of death also excites human imagination and creativity, ever eager for figures and spaces on which to project aspects of themselves.