The Old Power Station archive


November 25, 2018 8:00 pm

Concept and directing: Maja Dekleva Lapajne
Performers: Alenka Marinič, Christoph Jungmann, Ladislav Karda, Lee White, Matthieu Loos, Michaela Puchalková, Peter Frankl, Sara Šoukal, Vanda Gabrielova, Vid Sodnik
Music: Goran Završnik, Hannu Risku
Lights: Borut Cajnko

At the bitter-sweet end of the festival all ensemble members and the audience meet one last time. This time after days of intense work – performances, rehearsals, workshops, discussions and evening get-togethers. Many a word has been said but not every word. A lot has happened and yet certain possibilities are still up in the air. Many a wish has been fulfilled, yet some have not even been expressed yet. At the final festival performance visiting artists will have an opportunity to express their wishes regarding what they still desire to experience on this stage with this particular cast and with this particular audience in this particular space and time.  The rest will do their best to fulfil these wishes. It’s now or never.

Vstopnice: 5 EUR (za posamezno predstavo), 8 EUR (za obe predstavi večera)
Informacije in rezervacije:, 051 269 906
The performance is in English.


November 23, 2018 9:00 pm

Concept and performing: Alenka Marinič, Hannu Risku, Julie Doyelle, Matthieu Loos
Music: Hannu Risku
Lights: Borut Cajnko

The Japanese sound for brushing teeth is an American slang word for sex: »Did you guys chaka chaka yet?«. Now it’s also the name of a European improvised performance focused on physical connection and musicality. Chaka Chaka.

The cast is a combination of many duos : Alenka and Matthieu have met brushing their teeth in silence on one of the French stages. Chaka Chaka. Years later they accidentally caused a festival paper-snowfight in Ljubljana. Chaka Chaka. Julie and Hannu met around a Slovenian blackboard before drawing unforgettable diagonals in Scandinavia. Chaka Chaka. Matthieu and Julie also share two French kids. So let’s Chaka Chaka!

Vstopnice: 5 EUR (za posamezno predstavo), 8 EUR (za obe predstavi večera).
Informacije in rezervacije:, 051 269 906
The performance is in English.


November 23, 2018 7:00 pm

Concept and directing: Christoph Jungmann
Performers: Hannu Risku, Julie Doyelle, Lee White, Michaela Puchalková, Peter Frankl, Rok Bohinc, Tomaž Lapajne Dekleva, Urša Strehar Benčina, Vanda Gabrielova
Lights: Borut Cajnko

Here You See is a gentle invitation to places that have significally shaped the lives of the performers. An invitation to spaces where they have spent a lot of time and which have characterized their lives in a specific period. Or spaces where they experienced something, the memory of which has by now been woven into their thoughts. An exploration of what new spaces can emerge when storytelling and movement bring a memory of a grandfather’s kitchen with a small Czech transistor radio into the backstage of Stara mestna elektrarna. Or when improvisers and audience’s genuine curiosity transfer an incredibly long and cumbersome family table from the French countryside to a theatre lobby next to an old steam engine.

The mobile performance that does not take place on stage, but in various corners of Stara mestna elektrarna, was designed by Christoph Jungmann. Within the Our Lives project he addresses the question of how spaces codesign our lives. When we enter the memory chambers of an international cast of improvisers and travel imaginatively we are already creating new spaces. Maybe we will pass them quickly as just a short layover on a long journey, or maybe they will influence us stronger.

Tickets: 5 EUR (per performance), 8 EUR (for both performances of the evening)
Ticket booking and information:, 00386 51 269 902
The performance is in English.


November 22, 2018 9:00 pm

Concept and performing: Lee White
Music: Hannu Risku
Lights: Borut Cajnko

​Legendary performance Your 15 Minutes of Fame by a charismatic Canadian artist had a world premiere at the Naked Stage Festival in 2005. After thirteen years of successful international tours it is coming back to its birthplace, where it will come to life with greater performing maturity. It is a sparkling performance, where the topmost improviser Lee White invites spectators with no theatre experience on stage and together with them creates touching and witty stories. The show, which gets its inspiration also from the works of Stephen McIntyre and his Theatre X, bases its idea on two principles: each one of us has a wonderful ability of spontaneous storytelling and all rules of improvisation have to be questioned.

Lee White is a world renowned theatre artist – performer, director and teacher. A Canadian, who lives in Berlin and spends a lot of his time on tours in Europe, Asia and North America. He is especially famous for the duo Crumbs in which together with Stephen Sim they have been co-creating the trends of contemporary improvisational theatre for more than 15 years. He has been involved in the birth of several new formats such as The Big Smart Improv Show and Knowledge and Punishment, the Improv/Game show. He has been collaborating in many international productions, namely in No Exit with Marko Mayerl and Matthieu Loos, in Paradigm together with Joe Bill and in Sincerely Yours with Maja Dekleva Lapajne and Hannu Risku.

Tickets: 5 EUR (per performance), 8 EUR (for both performances of the evening)
Ticket booking and information:, 00386 51 269 902
The performance is in English.


November 19, 2018 12:00 am

Concept and directing: Michaela Puchalková
Performers: Christoph Jungmann, Julie Doyelle, Ladislav Karda, Matthieu Loos, Sara Šoukal, Tomaž Lapajne Dekleva, Vanda Gabrielova
Music: Goran Završnik
Lights: Borut Cajnko

A childhood in the 1970s Prague was quite different from a childhood in West Berlin. Growing up in Ljubljana in the 80s was quite different than growing up on the border between Germany and France. Then those childhoods, when they are no longer childhoods but deep memories and key components of adults, meet at a festival in one of small European cities. They compare each other, laugh and cry at their fundamental differences and their eternal familiar similarities, process each other and take the stage.

Within the Our Lives project, Michaela Puchalková focuses on life’s milestones. Working with an international cast she has been developing methods of translating personal memories into stage material. The source of inspiration is very individual and intimate for each perfomer, but when it is translated into a physical stage situation it becomes a playground for collective processing. In her performance at the Naked Stage, Mihaela Puchalková continues her exploration of working with personal memories in an international aspect, but this time she focuses exclusively on childhood.

Tickets: 5 EUR (per performance), 8 EUR (for both performances of the evening)
Ticket booking and information:, 00386 51 269 902
The performance is in English.


November 21, 2018 8:00 pm

Concept and directing: Matthieu Loos
Performers: Alenka Marinič, Christoph Jungmann, Julie Doyelle, Ladislav Karda, Lee White, Michaela Puchalková, Urša Strehar Benčina, Vanda Gabrielova, Vid Sodnik
Music: Goran Završnik, Hannu Risku
Lights: Borut Cajnko

First there is my shell, my skin, my trace. Around me it is what you think of me, how you feel about me, and what others have told you about me. Can all that be neglected and forgotten? You see and experience my work of art through a prism of all that you already know about me. Before you read the contents you look at the envelope. I am not anybody from anywhere, I am an envelope. Finnish, German, Slovenian, French, Canadian, Czech – these are the envelopes.

I Am an Envelope, a performance by an international improvisational cast from six countries, directed by Matthieu Loos, is the opening performance of the Naked Stage festival. It is an evolution of an idea and approach that took shape at the Our Lives festival in Berlin in March with a performance called 28 which included 28 performers from 28 European Union countries. Whether they liked it or not they carried labels and representations of countries they came from. They could utilise those for a big celebration of diversity, or they tried to escape the label and simply make a human connection.

Tickets: 5 EUR (per performance), 8 EUR (for both performances of the evening)
Ticket booking and information:, 00386 51 269 902
The performance is in English.

Culture Camp – Theater Playground 2.0

November 26, 2018 10:00 am - November 30, 2018 3:00 pm

Theater Playground 2.0 is a pilot project of cultural and artistic education for the young, which aims to integrate contemporary art and formal education through the development of learning models involving artists.

One of the activities within the project is culture camp – there will be two camps within the festival. The idea of Culture Camp comes from the redefinition of Summer Camp, only in urban instead of rural environment, and with the topic of culture instead of nature. An intensive three‑day course that pulls the children and teachers out of the school environment and immerses them into the cultural events – both creating and experiencing.

Culture Camp is a mix of workshops, discussions, performances, concerts and films, visits of cultural institutions, with professional artists as mentors. Another important element of the camp is getting to know the cultural landscape of the city, encompassing, which includes learning about everything from important institutions and architectural marvels to graffiti landscapes of individual neighborhoods and culinary offerings.

This year’s culture camps as part of the Drugajanje Festival are led by Nika Bezeljak, Teja Bitenc and Tajša Perović.


Maruša Kink, Gregor Strniša: FROGS (SI)

November 29, 2018 7:00 pm

Lazar (to Devil): There is no soul. Have you  s e e n  the soul?
(Gregor Strniša: The Frogs)

“If the eye were an animal, sight would be its soul.”
(Aristoteles: On the Soul)
What happens, when two people who have been playing since forever, stop and look into each other’s eyes – calmly, and for real? When they admit to each other that this is all that really is? That all the rest is … nothing, a game, a fantasy? That the most important thing – and by far the hardest, at the same time – is to simply be yourself, to be here. And to be together. To look into each other’s eyes, and to keep eyes locked on each other. That they are constantly inventing new worlds and new ways to get together, even if just a tiny bit. To drop the masks. That the best, the most frightening, the most powerful feeling is to stand in front of another person the way you are. Only you. And to be together.

What is a soul? Where is it? Is it?

The devil is in the details.

A concert performance, a part of the two year long theatre explorations of Strniša’s FROGS by Maruša Kink.

Poems and Texts: Gregor Strniša and team
Director: Maruša Kink
Performers: Maruša Majer, Nika Rozman, Nejc Cijan Garlatti, Stane Tomazin
Live Music: The Frogs
Tech Team: Igor Remeta, Duško Pušica, Andrej Petrovčič
Set Design: Tina Bonča
Costume Design: Tina Bonča
Producers: Mija Špiler, Mojca Jug, Tajša Perović, Alma R. Selimović
Production: Bunker, Ljubljana
Coproduction: Zavod Margareta Schwarzwald
Photo: Tanja Radež

80 minutes
The performance is in Slovenian.

Janek Turkowski: MARGARETE (PL)

November 28, 2018 7:00 pm 9:00 pm November 29, 2018 5:00 pm 7:00 pm

Janek Turkowski is a Polish theatre author and curator. His main creative focus is the concept of time and narration, or the origins of the storytelling.

In 2008, he discovered a cardboard box containing 64 reels of 8 mm film at a flea market in the north of Germany; each reel contained images of the same woman, Margarete Ruhbe. He embarked on an artistic journey to reconstruct the life of the women discovered on the tapes. A mixture of images and narratives, the performance is a wonderful example of the intimate traversing the global, as we are witnessing Margaret against the backdrop of the former Communist Germany. In 2018, it is also hard to ignore the reflection on the self‑recording, on the images that we are accumulate of ourselves. Will anyone ever use them to create a performance, too?

Creator and Performer: Janek Turkowski
Video: Margarete Ruhbe, Martyna Głowacka, Adam Ptaszynski, Marcin Piatkowski, Janek Turkowski
Set Design: Wiesława Turkowska, Janek Turkowski
Music: Roger Anklam, Przemek Radar Olszewski
Translators: Jeannette Boettcher, Marcin Piatkowski, Andrzej Wojtasik
Management: Iwona Nowacka
Photo: Konfrontacje

55 minutes
The performance is in English.

Siniša Labrović: FISHING (HR)

November 28, 2018
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Siniša Labrović works mainly in the fields of body‑art, performance and visual art. In Ljubljana, he is best known for his actions and installations in the field of visual arts – he is currently part of the exhibition Heavenly Beings at the Museum of Contemporary Art, and he recently had an independent exhibition at The Match Gallery. Through his work, he addresses the ambiguous and painful aspects of society, such as nationalism, the vampirization of the Catholic Church, reality shows, the understanding of the past, and also the media degradation … His most notable project globally was, a reality show with sheep. He dressed up the island of Goli otok (Naked Island), sang the text of Gloria magazine to the sound of gusle, licked the feet of the audience … All his projects have a very clear point, but at the same time they are very open to interpretation, as he does his part and leaves the interpretation to the audience.

He is coming to Maribor with Fishing, a performance with an extremely suggestive title, which makes a more detailed description almost redundant. Fishing is a durational performance, which means you can catch it any time during the five hours.


Author and performer: Siniša Labrović

Photo: Tanja Radež

Matija Ferlin: Staging a Play: ANTIGONE (HR)

November 27, 2018 7:00 pm

In his performance, Staging a Play: Antigone, choreographer and performer Matija Ferlin continues with his reflection on the concept of solo performances, and on the expanded concept of his Staging a Play series. By choosing Antigone, Ferlin decides to adopt the approach of complete reduction of the stage. He wants to reduce the character heterogeneity of the play in its functions to a single performing body, while at the same time preserving the entire narrative and logic of dramatic situations. By assuming the roles of all protagonists and their relationships, Ferlin exposes his performing tools – his body, movement, and speech – to a series of situations on the limit of performing possibilities.

The author uses stage as a place to search for the nonexistent, all powerful, ideal performing body, which builds and destroys, creates and terminates at the same time. In this mono performance, the director and performer Matija Ferlin enters the deconstruction of the theatre conventions in his performing habitus, with the desire to create a choreographic whole of an extremely delicate physicality in juxtaposition to a spoken word.
Choreography and performance: Matija Ferlin
Dramaturgy: Goran Ferčec
Set Design: Mauricio Ferlin
Music: Luka Prinčič
Lighting Design and Technical Direction: Saša Fistrić
Costume Design: Matija Ferlin
Graphic Design: Tina Ivezić, Matija Ferlin
Translations: Urban Belina
Production: Emanat, Matija Ferlin
Co-production: Mediteranski plesni center, Svetvinčenat
Photo: Nada Žgank
70 minutes

The performance is in English with Slovene translation.

Narodni Dom Maribor as part of “Nagib on Stage”, season of contemporary performing arts, and Drugajanje Festival.

Lana Zdravković / Kitch: No.1

October 6, 2018 10:00 pm

No. 1 is bold. She defies the dominant logic of factuality, counting and recounting that is backgrounded in economy, law-regulation, and marketing of the dominant dispositive of anti-politics. No. 1 is arrogant. She knows that resistance in those circumstances can only be collective, even though she knows very well that the quality of multitude depends on the quality of an individual. No.1 is rude. By constantly working on herself she affirms the gesture of emancipatory subjectivation that refuses the counting logic and reveals a scandalous fact:  politics is based on “incorrect” counting that opens the space of absence of any governance. No. 1 is dangerous as she is self-conscious. No. 1 is human as she is artificial. No. 1 is the one as she is the multitude.

Tickets: 10 EUR, 7 EUR (študentje, upokojenci/students, seniors)

Produced by: Kitch in collaboration with City of Women

Supported by: City municipality of Ljubljana

Foto: Nada Žgank

Simona Semenič: THE SECOND TIME

October 7, 2018 8:30 pm

The performance the second time that premiered on the 20th International Festival of Contemporary Arts – City of Women in 2014 is a sequel to her first solo; where the first solo ends, the second one begins. Literally. “Let me smoke,” the last line in the performance I, Victim. is the first line in the performance the second time. Simona recounts her recent years during which she has been coping – in one way or the other –with the aggravation of her epilepsy and – what else? – the health system.

The performance is in English.

Tickets: 10 EUR, 7 EUR (students, seniors)

Foto: Nada Žgank


Simona Semenič: I, VICTIM.

October 7, 2018 7:00 pm

Simona Semenič’s first solo theatre piece entitled I, Victim. premiered on the 13th International Festival of Contemporary Arts – City of Women Festival in 2007. The autobiographical text and performance that Simona directs and performs herself deals with her close encounters with the dark forces of one kind and another. She shares her experience with epilepsy and the health system, with genital herpes and the health system and a bunch of other things and the health system.

Performer: Maruša Majer

The performance is in English.

Tickets: 10 EUR, 7 EUR (students, seniors)

Foto: Nada Žgank

Missing autobiography, poetics of the body, pronominal politics

October 7, 2018
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

It is not easy to find the “right way” to subvert the practices of excluding the “feminist point of view” from philosophy, literature and art. In order to open this narrow door, the festival event this year include autobiography as an integral part of critical theory and new martial arts.

Participants: Laura Hengehold, Polona Mesec, Metka Zupančič, Elena Pečarič, Valerija Vendramin, Eva D. Bahovec

Admission free.

Lana Zdravković / Kitch: NO. 1

October 6, 2018 10:00 pm

No. 1 is bold. She defies the dominant logic of factuality, counting and recounting that is backgrounded in economy, law-regulation, and marketing of the dominant dispositive of anti-politics. No. 1 is arrogant. She knows that resistance in those circumstances can only be collective, even though she knows very well that the quality of multitude depends on the quality of an individual. No.1 is rude. By constantly working on herself she affirms the gesture of emancipatory subjectivation that refuses the counting logic and reveals a scandalous fact:  politics is based on “incorrect” counting that opens the space of absence of any governance. No. 1 is dangerous as she is self-conscious. No. 1 is human as she is artificial. No. 1 is the one as she is the multitude.

Tickets: 10 EUR, 7 EUR (študentje, upokojenci)

Foto: Nada Žgank

Nataša Živkovič: SONNY

October 6, 2018 8:00 pm

A woman is a sack made to endure. – the Kanun, the Code of Lekë Dukagjini from the Middle Ages, north Albania and Kosovo.

#Unwanted. That’s a common girl name in our Montenegro. – a Women’s Rights Centre poster of a campaign against selective abortion practice, Montenegro, 2017

Montenegro’s last “virgina” has died. Her last wish was for her family-grave epitaph to describe her as her father’s only surviving son. – Blic, 2 August 2016

Sonny! – says a close relative when I visit her in Montenegro.


Sonny is an attempt at an anthropological research of a specific phenomenon in a performative form. It is an amazed fascination with images and stories of sworn virgins or “virginas” from the remote parts of Montenegro, Albania, Kosovo and Metohija. It is a hole in the system which maintains that same system. It is drag in relation to the question of surviving in a man’s world asking us in what world we live.

Tickets: 10 EUR, 7 EUR (študentje, upokojenci)

Foto: Nada Žgank

Fierce Women

October 6, 2018
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
October 7, 2018
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

“For most of history, Anonymous was a woman,” wrote Virginia Woolf, and the truthfulness of her words is still confirmed every time we ask someone who the anonymous writer is.

Fierce Women is an inspiring card game for every generation that familiarizes its players with women’s contributions in the fields of culture, politics, science, feminism, human rights and art. It empowers its players to break down prejudices about women’s abilities, interests and achievements, and inspires new generations of fierce women – all of this while providing great fun!

Admission free.


October 5, 2018 6:00 pm

Online Exhibition Opening on October 5 at 6 p.m.
The exhibition will be open until October 8.

This year, the City of Women festival has given special attention to the porosity between the archive and the wider space where an exposition of archive material wishes to shed light on the establishment of the performative scene and practices that were presented in the festival history. The first in line of events aimed at revitalizing the archive will seek the lines of flight and the genealogies of different directions and phenomena, as well as notate individual art practices with an emphasis on the chosen performative artists who have collaborated with the City of Women and will be presented to the foreign professional public. The event will span several days and include its online exhibition of chosen video materials by chosen performative artists and their productions in collaboration with the Network Museum, available at:


ARTISTS: Miljana Babić, Uršula Cetinski, Maja Delak, Leja Jurišić, Barbara Kapelj, Mala Kline, Kolektiv Tatovi podob, Bara Kolenc, Ema Kugler, Barbara Kukovec, Tanja Lazetić, Nina Meško,  Andreja Rauch Podrzavnik, Sinja Ožbolt,  Jelena Rusjan, Simona Semenič, Katarina Stegnar, Irena Tomažin, Tina Valentan, Lana Zdravković (Kitch), Nataša Živković.

Guided tours available: October 6–8, 3 p.m.; 3.30 p.m.; 4 p.m.

Tickets: 10 EUR, 7 EUR (študentje, upokojenci)


October 5, 2018 3:00 pm

Musica Femina is a two‑year project of cooperation between four international partners who share their views on gender equality in the field of culture and art. By 2020, they will carry out various activities across various local environments, highlighting the creativity of women in music, providing female artists with the possibility of new projects and transnational mobility, proposing discourse programmes, and implementing structural changes in the field of equality in the music industry.

Opening address and presentation of the Musica Femina exhibition in Vienna: Irene Suchy (, Vienna).

Presentation of partners and the discussion on questions of women in music in local contexts: Bettina Wackernagell (Heroines of Sound, Berlin), Samu Gryllus (Gryllus Kft, Budapest), Nina Dragičević, Teja Reba (Mesto žensk, Ljubljana).

Admission free.


September 26, 2018 12:00 pm September 27, 2018 12:00 pm September 28, 2018 8:00 pm September 29, 2018 7:00 pm

Second part of the choreo‑social project Physical manifestations 2 focuses on the approaches, methods and modules that perceive somatic practice as a system for the revitalization of the social body. Between September 24th and 28th, a laboratory and a public installation will occur, entitled Every Now is a Time, a Place. Več …


September 7, 2018 9:00 pm October 6, 2018 9:00 pm

The performance will be in Športno društvo Tabor’s hall (Tabor 13).

The first performance of the German cycle

“The bridge between being principled and practical is called survival. In theatre, we always use stories to be able to talk about the world, we play roles to be able to speak of human nature, and we pretend that a table is a table. But we were aiming for a reverse principle. Več …


October 8, 2018 8:00 pm October 9, 2018 8:00 pm

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.

»Große Erwartungen|Great Expectations actually portrays the grand theater of the Western world, the stage performance of the privileged race which feels free to subjugate everyone and everything, elegantly and rightly, energetically and truly, with no restraints. Več …

Via Negativa: THE NINTH

October 11, 2018 7:00 pm

The anthropological machine powered by Beethoven

The Ninth runs through the entire sound landscape of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, a »masterpiece of the western civilization«, »giant and complex«, »sublime«, »triumphant vision of brotherhood.« Več …

Andreja Podrzavnik: WHAT REMAINS

October 21, 2018 8:00 pm

After several gallery performances, Andreja Podrzavnik and her co‑creators are returning to the theatre black box. They started last year with public presentation entitled Nastajanje (Formation) performing compositions of various lengths and modulating them as moving images in the span of three hours. Več …


November 2, 2018 8:00 pm

The cult Slovenian EBM / electro-rock group Borghesia is returning to the stage with a promotional concert for its new LP Against Capitulation, which is coming out on Moonlee Records at the end of October 2018. Več …


November 16, 2018 8:00 pm November 17, 2018 8:00 pm

After creating a solo What If (2013) and having been part of the Image Snatchers collective for the past years, Maja Delak goes on to choreograph a pentagram with performers from different generations. Just for Today is a seemingly slow-moving instant composition intentionally crafted to bring to view the less visible, less conspicuous materialities, embodiments, physical states. Več …


November 19, 2018 8:00 pm

We are inviting you to the performing conference, to the first episode of the second season of the Improvocations: Manifest of improvisation.

After the first season of Improvocations (2016) in a form of studio meetings, the Improvocations are retudning in a new format – a format of Conference. Improvocations were started by Gorazd Pakozdi, Andreja Kopač and Žigan Krajnčan to research improvisation togetger with the home dance community and at the same time research how people in this community understand and use improvisation. Več …

Anna Konjetzky: CHIPPING

November 27, 2018 7:00 pm

In the frame of CoFestival.

Everything vibrates: the stage in Anna Konjetzky’s Chipping is constantly in motion: cubes are moving –  sometimes very slowly and hardly noticeable, sometimes faster and seemingly running everything down, changing images and shapes flood the space, breaking it, making it wide or flat. Več …

Festival Drugajanje 2018

November 27, 2018 7:00 pm - November 29, 2018 7:00 pm

Maribor is a theatre town: besides many evidence for it, we add another one: it hosts Drugajanje festival, which, for the seventeenth year in a row, targets everyone, but above all – the young! This year Drugajanje is abandoning the “home stage” – Amfiteater and crossing the river and coming to town, to the centre, also to the streets.

This year, the festival is marked by the strong interconnectedness of the network it belongs to, the Festivals in Transition Network (which applies to Drugajanje almost by definition, as it seeks to spin the logic of the theatre festival to suit the young), and by the central theme of urbanity, or the connection between cities and art. Več …