Saturday, September 1st at 8 pm and Sunday, September 2nd at 8 pm
Stara mestna elektrarna – Elektro Ljubljana
How about making some decisions tonight?
Theatre becomes an audience-run parliament in Roger Bernat’s event. As he explained in one of his interviews, theatre in his mind is a space where people come to reflect upon what it means to live in a certain society. And this is what Bernat’s event is literally all about. The main characters are the audience members themselves, who act as the driving force of action, since they are expected to use a voting device, to make choices and to participate in a debate. Are you ready to play that game? Are you a Beatles or a Stones fan? What do the wheels of democracy look like? Do we have any idea about what propels politics these days? A dialogue perhaps? Arguments? Parties? Colours? The fight for rights? Money? One needs to look from up close and from within. Therefore: enough with the pseudo-debates in real parliaments, tonight we’ll see a real debate in a pseudo-parliament. An exercise in direct democracy, the one we’ve become estranged from and forgotten exists in the first place.
Author: Roger Bernat
Dramaturgy: Roberto Fratini
Data visualisation: Mar Canet
Devices and software: Jaume Nualart
Music: “The sinking of the Titanic” – Gavin Bryars, PatchWorks and others
Sound design: Juan Cristobal Saavedra
Lighting design: Ana Rovira
Technical director: Txalo Toloza
Set design: Marie-Klara González
Special effects: Cube.bz
Technical collaborators: Pablo Argüello, David Galligani, Chris Hager
Advisors: Oscar Abril Ascaso, Sonia Andolz
Thanks to: David Cauquill, Raquél Gomes, Marcela Prado, Marga Socias
Producer: Helena Febrés Fraylich
Co-production: Centro Dramático Nacional, FundacióTeatre Lliure/Festival NEO, Le Manège de Reims-Scène Nationale/Reims Scènes d’Europe, Le Manège de Mons/CECN, TechnocITé.
The performance was created in the framework of Transdigital, supported by the European programme Interreg IV and Elèctrica Produccions.
Supported by: Institut Ramon Llull, Generalitat de Catalunya, Departament de Cultura, Ministerio de Cultura, Educación y Deporte/INAEM, Veleposlaništvo Kraljevine Španije
The performance is in Slovene.
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Meeting point after the performances: DRUGA POMOČ, Šmartinska 3, 1000 Ljubljana