Beton Ltd.: GROSSE ERWARTUNGEN|GREAT EXPECTATIONS

photo: toni soprano

The second performance of the German cycle

Beton Ltd. are a collective of authors: Katarina Stegnar, Primož Bezjak and Branko Jordan. Große Erwartungen|Great Expectations is their sixth performance. They say they always begin a performance from ground zero, but for a performance to emerge from nothing, personal grips are almost always of key importance for them. They do not enter narrations and dilemmas through individual stories alone, but also through personal ones. »We can only legitimately speak about ourselves.« After ecology, transitional/growing‑up loss of illusions, the impotency of resistance, generational angst, they are now dealing with the topic of great expectations and future. And what are expectations if not projections of present desires? »The desires of a European, white, heterosexual, urban, cosmopolitan, overrepresented generation. But we must not forget: Katarina, Primož, Branko … we were all children once. Slovenian children. Some still are.«

Credits

Concept and direction: Beton Ltd.
Performing: Katarina Stegnar, Primož Bezjak, Branko Jordan
Music: VIS U$IŁ (Maksim Špelko, Janez Weiss) featuring DEAD TONGUES
Set, lighting and costume design: Toni Soprano + Sonda 57
Sound design: Jure Vlahovič
Visual materials: Toni Soprano Meneglejte
Dramaturgical collaborator: Urška Brodar
Technical director: Andrej Petrovčič
Executive producer: Maja Vižin
Public relations: Tamara Bračič Vidmar
Artistic residency: Santarcangelo Festival
Produced by: Bunker, Ljubljana
Made possible by: Ministry of Culture of Slovenia, City Municipality of Ljubljana, European Union — Culture programme, Create to Connect
Thanks to: Španski borci, Eva Neklyaeva, Sodja Zupanc Lotker, Barbara Stupica, Slavica Janošević

 

Performances

Premiere

Avgust 30 at 9.00 p.m., Stara mestna elektrarna – Elektro Ljubljana, premiere in the frame of the Mladi Levi Festival

Upcoming performances

14th May 2019 at 8.00 p.m., Stara mestna elktrarna – Elektro Ljubljana, in the frame of the Sowcase TRIGGGR
30th June 2019, Spectrum Festival, Villach, Austria

Past performances

7th, 8th and 9th September 2018 at 8.00 p.m., Stara mestna elektrarna – Elektro Ljubljana, Slovenia
8th and 9th October 2018 at 8.00 p.m., Stara mestna elektrarna – Elektro Ljubljana, Slovenia
16th and 17th January 2018 at 8.00 p.m., Stara mestna elektrarna – Elektro Ljubljana, Slovenia
10th March 2019 at 7.00 p.m., Stara mestna elektrarna – Elektro Ljubljana, Slovenia, in the frame of the BETON Ltd.’s DOUBLE BILL
11th March 2019 at 8.00 p.m., Stara mestna elektrarna – Elektro Ljubljana, Slovenia

Reviews:

Grosse Erwartungen/Greate Expectations: Muanis Sinanović, review, Kriterij.si
Beton Ltd. authorial collective_interview_Dnevnik_August 2018
Beton Ltd_Große Erwartunge_Great Expectations_review by Petra Tanko_Radio Slovenia

Video:

Beton Ltd.: GROSSE ERWARTUNGEN/VELIKA PRIČAKOVANJA from Bunker Ljubljana on Vimeo.

 

The performance was made possible by:

      

 

Foto: Nada Žgank