PARL, Performance Art Research Ljubljana

31 Avgust – 9 September 2020Performance art makers and groups from Slovenia and abroad will attend a 10 days research and development program PARL in Ljubljana, Slovenia in the field of performance art, devised theater, contemporary dance, intermedia projects and hybrid forms.PARL joins various creative practices, working methods and production models of leading Ljubljana based performance artists and producers. The course of work is focused on development of creative processes and research of performative strategies with daily feedback and training, three-day seminar, and workshops. The public presentation of the projects will be on 9 September at CK Španski borci.PARL: Seminar1 - 3 SEP 2020 / 20:00 – 22:00Old Power StationThree lectures on what defines contemporary performance today with Pia Brezavšček, Lana Zdravković, Jurij Krpan. There is no entrance fee for the seminar. However, due to the Covid-19 restrictions the number of participants is limited. Book your seat at about the SeminarFB event

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Syndicate of Outlandish Entities 2020

14 – 18 August 2020 – Old City Power Plant, Ljubljana15 – 19 September 2020 – Club Gromka, ACC Metelkova mesto, LjubljanaSyndicate of Outlandish Entities is a platform for edgy urban genres, focusing on new comedy, performative humour, and social commentary with elements of the cabaret, new burlesque, grotesque, irony, satire, and parody. Our third ‘Covid’ edition will happen in two parts and on two locations: in August in the Old Power Plant Ljubljana we will present five performances by Sophia Rodríguez, Brina Klampfer/Peter Frankl, Urška Vohar, Branko Potočan and Mark Požlep; and in September in Club Gromka, ACC Metelkova mesto five performances, a concert and a clubbing event by Aja Zupanec, Mismo Nismo, Loup Abramovici, Transformator, balans, DVMIR (SNIF) and Za Crknt (Drop Dead).More about our two-part programme in August and September on our English home page:

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We are happy to announce the second TRIGGER platform 2020! Trigger will take place between August 29th - 31st in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

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Festival Klovnbuf

In its 13th edition, Klovnbuf Festival is set to deliver a vivid and highly visual mix of different languages of contemporary circus, an artform rarely seen in Slovenia. This year, deep into the summer, we are putting special focus on the art of juggling, showcasing a wide variety of some of most exciting local and international artists, presenting works-in-progress of young Slovenian creators, as well as public screenings of established international companies who could not travel to Slovenia due to the epidemic. Artistic residencies and masterclasses are also an important part of the festival. Apart from the top-notch mastery of contemporary circus, Klovnbuf brings what audiences have loved for centuries – the magic of shapes, the illusion that nurtures thought, a world so unique that it brings out the child within us who then asks for more. Come and give it a shot! The circus is stronger than the virus.FREE ENTRANCE FOR ALL EVENTSDONATIONS ARE WELCOMEMONDAY, 3rd August8:00 PMwork-in-progressWhat have I found in the Attic, Ana Lekše (SI)@ Old City Power Station - Elektro Ljubljana8:30 PMtalk back, Ana Lekše@ Old City Power Station - Elektro LjubljanaTUESDAY, 4th August8:00 PMwork-in-progress, Luka Piletič & Jan Podbrežnik (SI)@ Old City Power Station -…

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The audio-visual installation will be open until the end of the month, during the events at Stara mestna elektrarna.The door will open one hour before the event and remain open for another hour after the event.Free entry.More informations



10th june 2020 - premiere 11th june, 2020 + The Audience Council (a conversation about seen art events, with Katarina Stegnar) In the framework of the international project ACT – Art, Climate, Transition, which connects art with a broader subject of ecology and social change, we invited three performing artists of the younger generation – director Tery Žeželj, director Brina Klampfer and performer Nika Švab. Each of them invited their own colleagues to participate, and they created Triptych ::: of art events – two performances and an audio‑visual installation. ARCHIVE OF SELF-SUFFICIENCY audio-visual installation 2.00 p.m. – 10.00 p.m., Old Power Station, basement Who are we, the ones who created the environmental crisis, the ones that feel it, and whose world is it that is coming to an end? Authors: Tery Žeželj, Ivana Vogrinc Vidali More information Mandatory reservation at: FOR THE HEALTH OF THE NATION fun monodrama at 7.00 p.m., Old Power Station Improviser Peter Frankl and his friends will put on a fun monodrama for all those of you who missed theatre and are returning to it eager to have fun. Authors: Director: Brina Klampfer Performer: Peter Frankl More information TRANS-Plant performance at 7.00 p.m., Old Power…

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light installationStara elektrarna chimney, Slomškova street Monday, 15 June @ 9.30 p.m.Reruns: 20th and 24th June, 4th July @ 9.30 p.m. The ephemeral intervention on the chimney of the first ever Ljubljana’s power plant, a unique monument of technical heritage, is a special event for the opening of the festival: it translates SMS messages into smoke signals using the Morse code in a simple and playful way. With this, the project tackles the topic of communication, its development and use in a society. Phone number to send SMS messages: +386 69 650 702 More information

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Dear writers, dear colleagues! As everything else, the programme at the Old Power Station has been temporarily coronically ground to a halt – and with it, Criterion ( The last performance, Station Selbstsein by Klemen Janežič, was probably one of the last shows performed on the eve the epidemic was declared. Muanis Sinanović already wrote about the performance and captured the unusual situation in which it took place: The aim of Criterion is to reflect on the Old Power Station’s programme, which is currently nonexistent. Since we want to keep the medium alive and offering work opportunities, we invite you to write, taking into account the following three subject areas: Theatre is moving online – many theatres are currently offering their production online. What does this mean for the future of the art that is so profoundly marked by its ephemerality, live presence, physicality? What does this mean in terms of evaluation of such works?Reviews of online performances performed in the Old Power Station or produced by Bunker – we are currently publishing our production online; you are invited to write about the performances, e.g. about the Lyrical Minutes in the City phenomenon, performances by Beton Ltd., etc., or…

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Couch Theatre – View shows online
Beton Ltd.: ICH KANN NICHT ANDERS, Dvorana športnega društva Tabor, 24.8.2016, 19. mednarodni festival Mladi levi

Couch Theatre – View shows online

Because there is the new #coronavirus around and because we #stayathome, we decided to post links to full length videos of our shows or other events on social media so that you could watch it right from your couch. We are collecting these posts here, so you don't lose track. #theatrequest #couchtheatre // March 14, 2020 Nine years ago, we invited the British art collective Station House Opera with the director Julian Maynard Smith (Artsadmin’s production) to create a wonderful community art event in Ljubljana with many local collaborators and volunteers. It was titled DOMINOES. We share with you this video that vibrates with us in these weird yet interesting times of today – together we can do it. 💜 LINK: When the first domino falls ... #mladilevi #festivalmladilevi 2. // March 16, 2020 Bunker's most performed productions are the LYRICAL MOMENTS IN THE CITY, which were created by Belgian director Dirk Opstaele & Ensemble Leporello together with Slovenian opera singers and musicians Irena Yebuah-Tiran, Katja Konvalinka, Diego Barrios Ross, Jure Počkaj and Jure Vlahovič in 2011! It was premiered at the Mladi levi Festival, and has since surprised thousands of people on the streets of Ljubljana, Vienna, Hanover,…

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Coronavirus Notice: Cancellation of Public Events at Old Power Station
Stara mestna elektrarna Ljubljana, avgust 2019

Coronavirus Notice: Cancellation of Public Events at Old Power Station

A new coronavirus is rapidly spreading across Ljubljana, Slovenia, and the world. In order not to spread the virus further, we have to give up all forms of socializing, and this includes performances, rehearsals, workshops… That is why we have cancelled all artistic program we have prepared at the Old Power Station until the end of March. We know we will meet soon and it will be a happy time! But until then we #stayhome. In order for days not to be too monotonous at home, we decided to post links to full length videos of our performances and lectures on our social media so that you can watch it right from your couch. And here we are collecting all these links, so you don’t lose track. #theatrequest #couchtheatre Photo: Nada Žgank

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