On October 16, 2022, the premiere of the eco-tale “The Adventures of Kozhyk and Letyka” play was held at the Transcarpathian Academic Regional Puppet Theater “Bavka”, based on the work of Natalia Humen-Bilanych “Bats”. The performance raises important issues – issues of nature protection, environmental awareness, and the importance of understanding the value of preserving God’s Creation.
In particular, during the performance, the audience was able to get acquainted with the way of life of such representatives of the animal world as bats. After all, unfortunately, many people have a wrong idea about these wonderful creatures, which ultimately leads to the appearance of fear and, no matter what, a bad attitude towards them. This performance:
- makes it possible to find out what kind of lifestyle they lead and what they eat (because not understanding these features often leads to certain misbelieves about them);
- aims to dispel myths about bats, because, in fact, they are very useful and need protection;
- also tells about the biodiversity of our planet.
The performance aroused the interest of both preschool and school-aged children and adult viewers. The rich colors, sophistication, and complexity of the work of making dolls (which can be felt while watching the action), the excellent performance of the actors, in a word, the professionalism, and effort of everyone who had a direct part in the creation of this performance is felt from beginning to end. In this regard, thanks are expressed to those who made efforts for the appearance of the play “The Adventures of Kozhyk and Letyk”, in particular:
- production director — Natalia Oreshnikova, Honored Artist of Ukraine;
- production designer – Paola Poludenna;
- lighting artist — Iryna Osokina;
- musical design — Vyacheslav Grigoriev;
- actors: Yulia Chekhovska, Daria Golyana, Mykola Karpenko, Dmytro Yemets;
- the author of the eco-tale “Bats” based on which the play Nataliya Humen-Bilanych was staged.
The event was held within the framework of cooperation between the Institute of Ecological and Religious Studies- – IERS (headed by Alexander Bokotey) and the German Nature Conservation Union (NABU Bundesverband NABU International ), project coordinator Ivan Tymofeiev, Nataliya Kulya (IERS).
Informational Service of IERS