Union Internationale de la Marionnette

Non-Governmental Organization affiliated to UNESCO


Join UNIMA Ukraine & UNIMA Nordic on 17. February, 2024 at 14:00 CET for the third Puppet Saturday Lecture Series event. 

Dr. Kateryna Lukianenko will present on the Ukrainian theatre project The Sixth Sense. The Sixth Sense is an inclusive theatre research project for audiences with visual impairments. It explores a sensory theater format to develop inclusive performances where everything can be experienced equally challenging how we engage with live performance. Spectators are invited to use all five senses (a 5D theater, as children in Ukraine called it) to discover a sensecapable of making people equal as spectators. Taste, smell, touch, sound and visual sensations are incorporated into the storytelling experience: it is a performance of sensations. The project also examines acting from a different perspective, where the actor is no longer someone to be observed, but has to find different experiential tools to communicate and connect with the audience

The event will be in Ukrainian with simultaneous translation to English. 

Duration: 90 minutes 

Register for the event through the link below: 


The online lecture will be recorded, and those who cannot join on the 17th of February at 14:00 CET will be able to watch the lecture through a link, which will be sent to all who register for the lecture.

Kateryna Lukianenko is the General Secretary of UNIMAUKRAINE. She works with the Kyiv National I.K. KarpenkoKary University of Theater and has directed shows with Kyiv Academic Puppet Theatre and in Ukraine, Lithuania, and Poland. She is the author and director of The Sixth Sense

Her research Peculiarities of production of an inclusive performance with consideration of the perception of the audience who are blind and audience with vision impairmentwas translated in English, Italian and Finnish, printed thanks to the Sixth Sense Theatre project, led by the International Puppet Festival Arrivano dal Mare!(Italy), in collaboration with SAMPO Festival (Finland), Supper Puppet Pier (Slovenia) and with the supervision of Daria Ivanova (UNIMAUKRAINE). The Sixth Sense Theatre project is supported by the European Festivals Fund for Emerging Artists EFFEA, co-funded by the European Union.


We look forward to your registration!