“Humor, skjønnhet, dyktighet og originalitet’ ‘Humor, beauty, quality and original.”
Utdanningsnytt NO

Bestiaires is a multidisciplinary project made in 2012/13 in the Netherlands, Norway and Slovenia.
As you may expect from the productions of Duda Paiva, Bestiaires also has that special blend of modern dance and foam puppets, in which humour and magic are dragging you to a magical and visual world. This time Duda Paiva is blowing a new wind into mythological figures and presenting an image of our time.

Made by concept, direction Duda Paiva
 – dramaturgy Jaka Ivanc – dance NL Ilija Surla, Esther Natzijl, Mart Müürisepp, dance NO Vilde Halle Ekeland, Anette Martinsen, Iztok Lužar/Jim Barnard – 
sound Erikk Mckenzie – 
video Wilco Alkema/Mark Verhoef
 – light Kai Roger Havn/ Mark Verhoef
 – puppets Duda Paiva,Jim Barnard, Jože Laśič, Kari Noreger – 
production Marijana Mikolcic

Coproduction with Riksteatret/Kilden Teater NO – Lutkovno gledališče Ljubljana, SI.
Financially supported by Fonds Podiumkunsten NL, Ministry of culture Norway, Ministry of culture Republic Slovenia, Dutch Embassy Oslo.

Awards: 2013 International festival Tallin Treff EE, 2013 main prize of the festival Spectaculo Interesse, Ostrava CZ

“Although this show was performed by a dance company and it’s premiere in Dansens Hus, the national Scene for Dance in Oslo, I believe many puppeteers felt a sense of pride at seeing puppet theatre introduced to the big stage in such an attractive manner and secretly thanking the creators for promoting the art of puppetry. Duda Paiva’s ‘Bestiaires’ also helps to destroy the myth that puppet theatre is only for children it may even help to open to a wider audience as those who originally came to watch a dance performance also found themselves watching and enjoying a puppet theatre play.”
Teateranmeldesen NO