In a child’s imagination, whole worlds can grow and thrive from the simplest everyday objects, like a piece of paper. Our adventure introduces a little stranger with a big paper roll. Starting with examination of the pure, but shapeable material, he soon discovers its storytelling possibilities. He enters the paper realm and meets a tiny paper boy, a new friend in a new world. They start to explore it together and find out, that it might be dangerous, too.

Nonverbal fairy-tale with a minimalistic setting works with spectator’s imagination. The play Paperboy Simple-storytelling based on Radim Vizváry’s physical expression and creative play with the material’s form, his puppet-mastery and casual communication with children spectators.

Written, directed and performed by: Radim Vizváry
Costumer: Petra Vlachynská
Music: Matouš Hekela
Light-design: David Prokopič, Karel Šimek
Production: Lenka Bočková, Jakub Urban

Premiere: 29.11.2015 – DIOD, Jihlava, Czech Republic

About the company

Tantehorse is a Czech theater company based on strong physical articulation coming from dance, mime and theater technique. Their highly original and visually striking performances have achieved exceptional international recognition as “The Best of Contemporary Dance 2012” (Washington Post) and "The Herald Angel Award" (Edinburgh Fringe).

Tantehorse is led by two internationally acclaimed artists: Mirenka Cechova and Radim Vizvary. Both stage directors, choreographers, performers and scholars, they are known as independent leading proponents of physical, mime and  dance theater in Europe and USA.





Czech title


Names of authors

Radim Vizváry

Name of director or choreographer

Radim Vizváry

Length of the performance

45 minutes

Number of travelling persons



No language barrier



Scale of venue


Contact person

Jakub Urban