The history of Kabóca (’cicada’) as an independent puppet group goes back to 1992, but it was only in 2001 that professional theatre life started, when the local self-government took over financing Kabóca. The theatre is lucky to have its own puppets, costumes, and scenic workshop. Kabóca generally produces four or five new puppet performances per season for children and pupils, and we are experimenting with performances for teenage audiences as well. When preparing a new production, our guideline is to respect the strong puppeteering traditions of our nation, but still keep up with contemporary arts. Our repertoire features well-known and canonical pieces from international fable literature as well as new, fresh, and contemporary tales. Playfulness, musical interest, sensibility for fine arts, and very strong animation knowledge define the company’s thinking.
Kabóca organises a two-day-long open-air art festival, the Kabóciádé Family Festival every June, and we also host other professional activities, such as drama pedagogy sessions, post-show discussions, and workshops for teachers and professionals.