To Fly Through a Rainbow

If you are a mouse and you believe, you will fly through a hole in a cheese
11. 5. 2013
Running time: 
45 minutes
Věková kategorie: 
11. 5. 2013
Andrej Sannikau, Šimon Olivětín
Directed by: 
Set design: 
Barbora Jakůbková
Martin Solan
Anna Krtičková
Diana Čičmanová, Barbora Kubátová, Tomáš Holý, Filip Homola, Marek Sýkora


The Fairytale for Danik

Not to visit your neighbour empty-handed, not only Ziba the big mouse knows, as well as the little mice Tipo and Piki who like to listen to him when he serves them tea. Piki dreams of growing up, being adult and going to the world with all the people who are rushing to the tram stop. And she will see the entire city. The city where it always rains and the sun shines, so there is still a rainbow. Perhaps the rain does not return to town just by chance. Maybe it is looking for a friend. A friend just like Tipo is for Piki, who teaches her to paint, count, read, and eventually stop worrying about the terrible pylosos. Only one thing Tipo has not managed yet. To fulfil her little friend Piki her great dream of flying...

A set of short stories about friendship of two little mice, Piki and Tipo, was written by Andrej Sannikau and it was translated and dramatized by Šimon Olivětín under the title To Fly Through a Rainbow. He gave the text the subtitle "The Fairytale for Danik" to remind of a remarkable story relating to the origin of the artwork.

Andrej Sannikau is a Belarusian dissident and a former opposition presidential candidate. In 2010, the Lukashenko regime imprisoned and sentenced him to five years in prison. After nearly eighteen months behind the bars, he was released after the intervention of the European Union, and currently has lived in London, where he received political asylum. However, in the prison in Belarus, he wrote the already mentioned fairy tales about Piki and Tipo, which he was sending to his four-year-old son, Danik. These fairy-tales have now become the production of the Naive Theatre Liberec. This is not the first contact of Andrej Sannikava with the Czech Republic. In August 2008 he was a guest of "Garden Celebrations" in Hrádeček. And it is important to mention that the last text, which was written by Václav Havel before his death in December 2011 was a letter to Andrej Sannikav and seven other Belarusian prisoners.


Technical requirements:

Stage: width 6 m in arch, 8 m behind arch, depth 9 m, height 3,5 m
Input power: 380/220 V, protection: 16/32 A
Absolutely flat floor is required!
Author of Photos: Josef Ptáček
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Poster for download: 
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