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Defracto: FLAQUE

June 22, 2019 8:00 pm

There will be some juggling. There will be slackness. There will be puddles.
There won’t be any animal tortured, or banana spoiled, but there will be coffee, drops,
and a procession for the last hours of queen Cleopatra.
What can we show that is not already visible on YouTube ?
Flaque is a show in situ and non determinist that goes beyond limits drawn by tape.

Defracto…

 

With and by: David Maillard, Eric Longequel, Guillaume Martinet
Juggling: Guillaume Martinet, Eric Longequel
Music creation, staging: David Maillard
Artistic direction: Johan Swartvagher
Juggling choreography advice: Jay Gilligan
Light design: David Carney
Production manager: Laure Caillat

Photo: Pierre Morel

Partners: Théâtre Bretigny – Scène conventionnée du Val d’Orge, Théâtres Départementaux de la Réunion, Centre national de la Danse, Maison des Jonglages, Coopérative 2R2C, Theater op de Markt, l’Essaim de Julie, le CENTQUATRE – Paris, La Grainerie, La Fabrik.

Duration: 60 min

Main organiser: Zavod Bufeto
Co-organised by: Zavod Bunker, Društvo EX-teater, Festival Junij v Ljubljani, SMGL, Zavod Salesianum
Financial support: Ministrstvo za kulturo RS, Mestna občina Ljubljana – oddelek za kulturo, Turizem Ljubljana

Tickets: 7 € / 5 € (students, seniors, self-employed cultural workers)
Tickets pack: 24 € (valid for all festival shows)

Info & reservations: info@bunker.si, 051 269 906
More: www.defracto.com and www.zavodbufeto.com

Branko Potočan & duo Silence: BLACK FRIDAY

June 21, 2019 8:00 pm

Melancholy as an image of levitation set to music

The performance is based on the poem Melancholic Thoughts by Dragotin Kette; He passed through a forest, a dark forest – his heart filled with sadness and grief. He asked a luxuriant tree: »Do you have any friends, tell me!« The tree replied: »I do, I do, as much as I have leaves of green. When I rejoice, they too rejoice, when I am sad, they are as well!« And he said: »Look at me, as alone as I can be… I hoped you would be friends with me!« The tree rustled, lowered itself and approached him … It took him to itself, he is alone no more … He’s hanging from the branch outdoor.

Through the lyrical symbiosis of music, movement and singing, and through the symbolism of rope, the author of Black Friday builds metaphysical images in the air, which are bringing the levitation of salvation and a surrealistic view from above, onto a small man and onto the troubles he wants to get rid of.

 

Created and performed by: Branko Potočan
Music: Duo Silence
Authors and performers: Primož Hladnik and Boris Benko
Dramaturgy: Andreja Kopač
Production: Zavod Vitkar

Photo: Drago Videmšek

The project is financially supported by the City of Ljubljana and the Ministry of Culture of Slovenia

Duration: 40 min

Main organiser: Zavod Bufeto
Co-organised by: Zavod Bunker, Društvo EX-teater, Festival Junij v Ljubljani, SMGL, Zavod Salesianum
Financial support: Ministrstvo za kulturo RS, Mestna občina Ljubljana – oddelek za kulturo, Turizem Ljubljana

Tickets: 7 € / 5 € (students, seniors, self-employed cultural workers)
Tickets pack: 24 € (valid for all festival shows)

Info & reservations: info@bunker.si, 051 269 906
More: www.vitkar.si and www.zavodbufeto.com

 

Jaka A. Vojevec: SCANDAL IN THE VALLEY OF SEVNICA or TRUMP IN THE HOLE

June 20, 2019 8:00 pm

The American president, the first Slovenian son-in-law, is going to visit the hometown of his spouse. Despite the obligations of the pending political campaign, the local politicians try their best to arrange a private conversation with this prominent guest. It all gets even more complicated when the president of the Russian Federation shows up in the valley of Sevnica, in order to hold a conversation regarding new world order with his American peer. How can all the local, national, global, political, personal and economic issues be resolved? Is there a straightforward solution and who is the Trump in the hole? This must be a heated and a nail-biting political drama, with ingredients of cankarian humor as well as Slovenian common sense.

Playwright and director: Jaka Andrej Vojevec
Stage design and costumes: Andrej Vrhovnik
Original music: Uroš Jezdić
Mask creation: Branko Drekonja
Dramaturg and producent: Klavdija Zupan
Cast: Gašper Jarni, Alenka Marinič, Rok Kravanja, Uroš Jezdić

Photo: Jaša Jenull

Duration: 80 min

Main organiser: Zavod Bufeto
Co-organised by: Zavod Bunker, Društvo EX-teater, Festival Junij v Ljubljani, SMGL, Zavod Salesianum
Financial support: Ministrstvo za kulturo RS, Mestna občina Ljubljana – oddelek za kulturo, Turizem Ljubljana

Tickets: 7 € / 5 € (students, seniors, self-employed cultural workers)
Tickets pack: 24 € (valid for all festival shows)

Info & reservations: info@bunker.si, 051 269 906
More: www.zavodbufeto.com

Matthias Romir: LIFE IS SHORT STORIES

June 19, 2019 8:00 pm

Life is Short Stories is a collection of visual anecdotes about the meaning and madness of life. The stories are at times concrete, at times abstract; at times loud, at times quiet; at times silly, at times sombre; but they’re always comical and straight out of life. Almost entirely without words, the artist explores the sorrows, fears and hopes of a man who wants to be free from his constraints, yet is searching for a foothold.

For over twenty years, Matthias Romir has been creating short acts on the boundaries of juggling, object theatre, clowning and video art. At some point it occurred to him that many of his works have an intrinsic connection, without having been planned that way. That’s how several short stories became one long one and Romir’s first feature-length programme. The full spectrum of his work unfolds in an intense rush of images.

Written, directed and performed by Matthias Romir
Sound and Light: Hannes Volk
Videos: Matthias Romir, Anatoli Akerman
Set Design: Matthias Romir
Costumes: Anna Kemp, Matthias Romir, Jane Romir

Photo: Tom Schneider

PRESS SAYS
“Comical and full of melancholic poetry.” (Schaffhauser Nachrichten)
“A Gesamtkunstwerk which the juggler’s skill releases from mere astonishment and the sheer pleasure of jugglery and instead embeds uncompromisingly into
modernity … an outstanding programme.” (Nürnberger Nachrichten)
“What it offers is the most beautiful poetisation of life.” (Darmstädter Echo)
“Matthias Romir has upgraded good old juggling for the 21st century … The artist, a
man driven.” (Der Westen)
“Simply amazing!” (Mittelhessische)
“Hard to describe with words” (Anzeiger Affoltern)

Main organiser: Zavod Bufeto
Co-organised by: Zavod Bunker, Društvo EX-teater, Festival Junij v Ljubljani, SMGL, Zavod Salesianum
Financial support: Ministrstvo za kulturo RS, Mestna občina Ljubljana – oddelek za kulturo, Turizem Ljubljana

Tickets: 7 € / 5 € (students, seniors, self-employed cultural workers)
Tickets pack: 24 € (valid for all festival shows)

Info & reservations: info@bunker.si, 051 269 906
More: www.matthiasromir.de/en/ and www.zavodbufeto.com

“Das Leben ist Kurzgeschichten” new trailer from Matthias Romir on Vimeo.

Michael Zandl: JANUS

June 18, 2019 8:00 pm

A table, a chair, a closet, no exit. The world in which this man was born seems very modest at first view. Obviously different rules apply here, but this you can only know if you have been already somewhere else. He was never somewhere else. As he begins to question the reality of his life, it nearly seems that there is, next to objects that come alive and a small bugging fly which he shares the room with, an imperceptible power that is playing a perfidious game with him. Yet who is holding the threads in the end is even surprising for himself. “Janus” is a strange, circensic, magic, humorous, Kafkaesque psycho-thriller, which includes especially one thing: hats.

Michael Zandl was born 1989 in Austria. Already as a child he was fascinated by the abilities of the human body and started to juggle in a young age. After finishing his natural science studies in Vienna, he decided to follow his dream and turn his long-term passion for circus into his profession.
He moved to Rotterdam to study circus-arts at ‘Codarts – Hogeschool voor de Kunsten’, where he graduated from in June 2017. For his outstanding graduation performance and study results he was awarded with the MARC JONKERSPRIJS.
During his career he had the honor to perform in many big productions, and work amongst others with renowned directors  like Roberto Magro (La Central del Circ) or Ed Wubbe (Scapino-Ballet Rotterdam). In May 2017 he had the honor to be selected amongst more than 400 applicants for YOUNG STAGE Festival in Basel.

 

Performer: Michael Zandl
Special FX: Tom Henden
Director: Matthias Romir 

Photo: Laurin Gutwin

Supported by: Bundeskanzleramt Österreich, Katapult Berlin, Freudenhaus Lustenau, Schloss Bröllin e.V., Ministerium für Kultur – Mecklenburg Vorpommern

Duration: 50 min

Main organiser: Zavod Bufeto
Co-organised by: Zavod Bunker, Društvo EX-teater, Festival Junij v Ljubljani, SMGL, Zavod Salesianum
Financial support: Ministrstvo za kulturo RS, Mestna občina Ljubljana – oddelek za kulturo, Turizem Ljubljana

Tickets: 7 € / 5 € (students, seniors, self-employed cultural workers)
Tickets pack: 24 € (valid for all festival shows)

Info & reservations: info@bunker.si, 051 269 906
More: www.michaelzandl.com and www.zavodbufeto.com

Mismo Nismo: NOise Cirkus

June 16, 2019 8:00 pm

NOise Circus is a contemporary circus/musical improvised performance that translates the attributes and philosophy of noise music into stage and circus language by researching human experience in a space of discarded objects a.k.a. trash. As creators of the performance, we think we can translate the noise methodology to circus in order to liberate this genre through experimenting and thus find new possible ways of its development. The project plays with capitalist reality and with fictional post-apocalyptic future that can exist at the same time on stage. We give new meaning to discarded objects through play and contemporary circus and performative practices. “What is circus and what its role in the contemporary society is” are the questions that we are most interested in indirectly. The aesthetic of performance is raw, experimental and filled with mistakes. Intra-personal dynamic, space where the used objects were salvaged from and the wider self-organised circus community in Slovenia is of key importance for this project.

Mismo Nismo is a new alt-art circus group from Ljubljana, Slovenia. We are pessimists that want to embrace the uncertainty through the experiences of (precarious) present. Our aesthetic is raw, experimental and filled with mistakes. Form is an experiment and idea is all.

This time they are presenting a work in progress.

Creators and Performers: Mismo Nismo – Oton Korošec, Eva Zibler, Tjaž Juvan, Panda
Music, set design, costume design, lighting and video design: Mismo Nismo
Consultants and external observers: Peter James, Liza Šimenc, Daniela Paci, Alessandra Simone
Producer: Mismo Nismo Association
Co-producer: Zavod Bufeto
Support and coordination: Jeunes Talents Cirque Europe with CircusNext programe
Partners: l’Espace Périphérique, Fondazione Vertigo, EX-teater, Cirkobalkana, Cirkusfera, Cirkorama, KC Mladost, Room 100, AKC Medika, Menza pri Koritu, Galerija Miroslav Kraljević, Cirkusarna NaokROG

Photo: Ivan P. Marenić

Financial support: EU Program Creative Europe

Selected in CircusNext 2018–2019, European program coordinated by Jeunes Talents Cirque Europe and supported by European Union.

Duration: 45 min

Main organiser: Zavod Bufeto
Co-organised by: Zavod Bunker, Društvo EX-teater, Festival Junij v Ljubljani, SMGL, Zavod Salesianum
Financial support: Ministrstvo za kulturo RS, Mestna občina Ljubljana – oddelek za kulturo, Turizem Ljubljana

FREE ENTRANCE

Info & reservations: info@bunker.si, 051 269 906
More: www.zavodbufeto.com

Improvocations: MANIFESTO OF IMPROVISATION

April 5, 2019
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Improvisation is like an animal that lives inside all of us, among us, with us, which we all feel and use. When we try to say or show what it is, it disappears. The authors of Improvocations have decided to address this evasive nature of improvisation by looking it in the eye, facing it and observing the outcome. Več …

InterKlepec

April 6, 2019 5:00 pm
Premiere
Performance for children , 5+
InterKlepec is an interactive, inter genre, intergenerational, and intermedia performance. It is an animated improvisational/musical/narrative event which combines the brains and bodies of a musician Žiga Golob, illustrator dr. Horowitz and narrator Rok Kušlan, who jointly explore the popular hero from the Upper Kolpa region – Peter Klepec, whose story has been written by several different authors.

Več …

SYNDICATE OF OUTLANDISH ENTITIES

April 13, 2019 6:00 pm - April 18, 2019 7:00 pm

New comedy, performative humour, irony, satire, parody, social commentary.

After deep contemplation and good winter hybernation Platform Syndicate is back! In Old Power Station you can see:
Več …

Jana Menger, Rok Vevar: LOAD MEASURERS

April 22, 2019 8:00 pm April 23, 2019 8:00 pm

The performance Load Measurers presents a series of relational choreographic situations, based on rhythmical, spatial, physical and kinetic interdependencies of the dancers. Even in the cases when the dance material becomes independent, there is always some other body imprinted on it. Or at least on its space. Our body is never a whole, but rather the multitude, or the consequence, the outcome and the possibility of various quantities and relations with time, space, other bodies, and movements. Več …

What do we need to talk about when we talk about science in Slovenia?

April 24, 2019 11:00 am

March for Science – public platform

In its third edition, the public platform, organized by the March for Science Organizing Committee, will focus on the development potential of research, the understanding of science in the general public, and the ambivalent attitude of politics towards creative work in general. Več …

YGT: Sinking Ship

April 26, 2019 9:00 pm

Gregor Kocijančič, Fejzo Košir and Mina Fina met in Panama during their independent journeys in the search of the enchanted skull and young South American Indian prince. Več …

Maja Delak: JUST FOR TODAY

April 8, 2019 9:00 pm May 8, 2019 8:00 pm May 9, 2019 8:00 pm

After creating the solo What If (2013) and having been part of the Image Snatchers collective for the past several years, Maja Delak has gone 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 …

Old Guys Say Yes to Community

May 11, 2019
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

International conference of the Erasmus+ project entitled Old Guys Say Yes to Community will present methods, practices and approaches for greater participation and engagement in social life of man aged 60 or more. Več …

Nataša Živković: SONNY

May 12, 2019 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 Več …

Beton Ltd.: GROSSE ERWARTUNGEN|GREAT EXPECTATIONS

May 14, 2019 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. 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.« Več …

Neighbour’s Day

May 16, 2019 3:00 pm 9:00 pm

For the twelfth time in a row, in cooperation with The Tone Čufar Primary School and many other cultural and educational organizations of the Tabor neighbourhood, we are organizing Neighbour’s Day, a day dedicated to neighbourly socializing and networking. Več …

Three Versions of Space, 2019

May 22, 2019 8:00 pm May 23, 2019 8:00 pm

Three Versions of Space (Tina Valentan, Maja Kalafatić, Polona Maher, Barbara Novakovič) is the last performance of the dance trilogy The Dynamics of Space, featuring duets of choreographers and visual artist, and represents a continuation of the study of performances Dynamics of Liminal Space (2017; Maja Kalafatić, Venelin Shurelov) and Pivot Point (2018; Tina Valentan-Polona Maher). Več …

Jurij Konjar: GOLDBERG VARIATIONS

May 28, 2019 5:00 pm May 30, 2019 7:00 pm

»In 2007 I’ve started by looking at the video work based on Steve Paxton’s iconic 1986 “Goldberg Variations by J. S. Bach, played by Glen Gould, improvised by Steve Paxton”; first copying movement, then focusing on what I saw beyond the moment. Improvising Goldberg has become like a friend I Look forward to spending time with every day.” Več …

InterKlepec

May 16, 2019 10:00 am 8:00 pm May 27, 2019 8:00 pm
Performance for children , 5+

27th May at 8.00 p.m.

InterKlepec is an interactive, inter genre, intergenerational, and intermedia performance. It is an animated improvisational/musical/narrative event which combines the brains and bodies of a musician Žiga Golob, illustrator dr. Horowitz and narrator Rok Kušlan, who jointly explore the popular hero from the Upper Kolpa region – Peter Klepec, whose story has been written by several different authors.
Več …

Festival BalFra

May 31, 2019 5:00 pm June 1, 2019 5:00 pm

May 31 and June 1

BalFra is a festival of francophone theatre in the Balkan region, which will bring together five groups this year. The Old Power Station will host a wide variety of performances connected by a common language: Več …

THIRDANCE

June 26, 2019 7:00 pm

June 24 and 25 Open Studio from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. June 26 Exhibition Opening at 7 p.m., Performance at 8 p.m.

Thirdance is a performance with an exhibition about that third one which is created when two people meet and which begins to exist independently from the creators. Več …

Katja Konvalinka, Natasha Bogojevich: Ex/odus of Joy

June 30, 2019 8:00 pm

Ex/odus of Joy is a musical‑theatre fresco, an attempt to create a dialogue between the orchestra and the actress. The interweaving of Migration Waltz by Natasha Bogojevich with interpreted diary monologues and author’s alter ego (singer Katja Konvalinka) poses questions of migration and freedom, creation, the surplus, and the position of women in modern society. Več …

International festival MLADI LEVI 2019

August 23, 2019 8:00 pm - August 31, 2019 12:00 am

Dear friends,

we are happy to announce the preliminary program of the 22nd edition of MLADI LEVI International Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts, which will take place from August 23rd to 31st 2019. This year’s festival is bringing together artists, thinkers and audiences to spend 9 exciting days of sharing and exploring beneath the surface, through different layers of things and their relations to today’s society.

A part fo the festival programme is dealing with the theme of emotional materialism, which will be unfolded from theoretical perspective at the summer conference trans-making in the frame of the festival.

We are inviting you to spend those 9 days in our company!

Več …

Sophia Rodríguez: Without Filter – public presentation

April 18, 2019 8:00 pm

Utterly wild, without filters, without inhibition, without fear. Get ready for a night of outstanding instant production in which local trained performers will show under leadership of Sophia Rodríguez that what really counts is a good idea and courage, even if you hardly have any budget. The instants are our response to the local (hyper)production climate and an attempt to pass the methodology of unit multiplication to appease the bureaucratic machine onto new generations. Besides that, we are also fostering their outlandish inclinations and hidden fantasies to make sure to provide sufficient quantity of twisted images and we are also planning a few surprise acts with special guests…

Emanat Institute is systematically organising different movement, performative and vocal workshops for several years. We put special attention to the development of genres of new burlesque and cabaret through workshops and also our own stage production – Image Snatchers technoburlesque. Most local representatives of these genres that are active in the independent scene already participated in our workshops. On our own or in collaboration with the City of Women association we hosted selected most interesting representatives of performance, new burlesque and cabaret, among others, British performer Marisa Carnesky (2011), Berlin performer Antonia Baehr (2011), international collective La Pocha Nostra (2011, 2013), and British and Australian creators Ursula Martinez (2014) and Moira Finucane (2015).

Join us!

Performers: workshop participants & special guests
Costume support: Urška Recer
Make-up support: Tina Prpar

Coordination and executive production: Sabina Potočki
Organised by: Emanat
In collaboration with: Old City Power Plant
Financial support: Ministry of Culture of RS, Municipality of Ljubljana – Department for Culture and Flanders Department of Culture, Youth and Media

Photo: artist’s arhive

Duration: 70-90 minutes
Language: Slovene, English
Tickets: 5 € (single price)
Information and booking: info@bunker.si, +386 51 269 906

More:
https://sindikat.emanat.si/en/project/without-filter-public-presentation/
https://sindikat.emanat.si/en/project/without-filter/

 

Image Snatchers

April 17, 2019 9:00 pm

Technoburlesque is a mute comedy of the body that mocks rigidity of social roles. It uncritically appropriates, copies and glues together femininity, masculinity, family relationships, machismo and other degenerated social roles that are unrighteous considered normative. When Image Snatchers totally expose themselves — and remove their social dresses layer by layer — they do not find the essence, but realise that the essence is nothingness, and the performed travesties opium that makes living bearable. This amusing play in cross-dressing and their behaviour are a result of great sexual and bodily liberation from social bands. Satisfied in eclectic noise of media images they stretch popular snapshots and bite them to their unheard-of forms that provoke burst of laughter or despair.

Image Snatchers don’t seek for meaning but pleasure. As pleasure is the hedonistic polish with which they smeared everyday objects and made something exceptional out of them. Techno-burlesque is an intersection of (program/cybernetic) code and subjectivity; laying bare the physical and emotional body indivisibly bound up with the information matrix of contemporaneity.

For this edition of Syndicate of Outlandish Entities they are preparing a special program with pop sweets and evergreen highlights.

Image Snatchers is a regularly held, modular, always surprising, and never the same art-social event, constituted collectively by members of the group Feminalz. This burlesque collective is working under the patronage of Emanat Institute from 2013 onward. The core is composed of a permanent group of performers while they also frequently invite other outlandish guests to join them. In six years of existence they created over 50 acts, in every show they use successful strategies of appropriation and recycling to deliver a brand new experience.

 

Creators and Performers: Feminalz
Costumes: Urška Recer
Make-up: Tina Prpar
Selection of Music: Feminalz
Original Music: Luka Prinčič
Lighting Designer: Janko Oven
Video: WNDV

Photo: Nada Žgank

Production: Emanat
Image Snatchers were created in collaboration with Club Gromka and Maska Institute and received financial support by Municipality of Ljubljana and Ministry of Culture of RS.
Organised by: Emanat

Duration: 75 minutes
Language: Slovene, English, etc
Tickets: 7 € / 5 € (students)
Booking and information: info@bunker.si, +386 51 269 906

More: https://sindikat.emanat.si/en/project/image-snatchers-2/

Sophia Rodríguez: My Nature (2016)

April 17, 2019 8:00 pm

In My Nature, Sophia Rodríguez improvises and dances with a huge soft sculpture The Swelf by Marijs Boulogne. Be prepared for unforgettable beauty, hilarious comedy and surprising shape shifting, while she balances onto the highest sport on the ladder of consciousness – in an improvisation. This direct and spontaneous show resolves any inhibitions with simple humour and wit.

Beyond language borders, Sophia’s performance opens up the realms of the universal language of spontaneous emotions, which are the same for all people. Although the sculpture is 10 meters bigger than Sophia, she expands herself and turns her body into the biggest artwork in the room.

This new comedy embodies the tension between the social relationships, boundaries and the need to belong, common to all human beings. By letting herself become truly open, she allows us to connect with our own nature. She spontaneously invites everyone to come along in search for the deepest sound in her body that resonates with energy, she hums in different tones to find this inner vibration of connection and accord. While being her natural confident self, led by her intuition, she playfully gets the public unnerved and makes us love her as she is. All inhibitions dissolve as she lifts herself up into The Swelf, where a beautiful dance unravels between its folds. Without complexes, she continues to make jokes as she digs deeper to locate the source of self. The discovery of the clitoris, the neurologic antenna of femininity, wires her into a total spin out of control, here comes to show her vulnerability, that is also part of her absolute strength.

Whenever Sophia desires, Marijs Boulogne assists her on and off stage, performative or dramaturgically.

Sophia Rodríguez is a Venezuelan performer, currently living and working in Brussels. In 2000, she got her Bachelor’s degree in Physical Theatre at Educational Program of the National Theatre of Venezuela. In 2003, she attended one year-long study in tightrope at National Circus School in Cuba and in 2008 she got her diploma in Dance/Performance at the University of Experimental Arts (UNEARTE) in Venezuela. In 2010, she was invited to participate in the project “50 days in Costa Rica” with David Zambrano, since then she has been teaching contemporary dance technique “Flying Low” and “Passing Through” around the world. In 2014, she got her Master’s degree in Physical Theatre. Since 2006, she has created several performances, either solo works or in collaboration with different artists, such as Ines Rojas, Nene Raul Vargas, Thomas Proksch, Ivo Dimchev, Micha Goldberg Inter Alias. She has worked with different choreographers, such as David Zambrano (VE/NL), Osmany Tellez (NY), Ayelen Parolin (BE), and currently, she is touring with a new dance performance by Koen Agustijnen and Rosalba Torres Guerrero, called “(B)”.

 

Performance and text: Sophia Rodríguez
Set design: Marijs Boulogne
Production: Buelens Paulina bzw

photo: Ilse Vanroy

Organised by: Emanat
In collaboration with: Bunker/Old City Power Plant

Financial support: Ministry of Culture of RS, Municipality of Ljubljana – Department for Culture and Flanders Department of Culture, Youth and Media

Duration: 30 to 40 minutes

Performed in universal language

Free entry
Information: info@bunker.si, +386 51 269 906

More: https://sindikat.emanat.si/en/project/my-nature/

Shazia Mirza: A Work in Progress (2019)

April 16, 2019 7:00 pm

What’s going on? Why does everyone hate each other, why does no one talk on the phone? And why are there no women left with real eyebrows?

And why do all the right wing papers keep calling me up for answers every time there is a paedophile with the same colour skin as mine? Can we really educate people? Can we drag anyone forward against their will?

None of this really matters, what matters is:

People are scared of being alone. Why? Solitude can be a burden and you try to escape from it. How can you end it? How can you get rid of it? Sometimes you can’t get rid of it. Then one day you just accept it. You accept that you are just a being who doesn’t like talking or being with other people, but once a week on your terms you want to talk to someone about death and Brexit.

Following the success of her critically acclaimed recent shows; With Love From St. Tropez, a riot of brexit, burqas and butt-plugs through the lens of The Periodic Table, and The Kardashians Made Me Do It, a searing and urgent exploration of life, love and Jihadi brides, Shazia is taking on the burning issues of our time in her latest show for 2019.

 

Shazia Mirza is an award winning British stand up comedian and writer who works internationally. She has performed stand-up shows across the world in Europe, US, Asia and the Far East. Her sell out tours include; Norway, Sweden, Denmark, France, Germany, Switzerland, India, Pakistan, Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Cambodia and Kosovo. Listed by The Observer as one of the 50 funniest acts in British comedy, Shazia is also a winner of the prestigious PPA Awards; ‘Columnist of the Year’ for her writing in The New Statesman. Other publications she writes for include; The Guardian, The Financial Times, the Daily Mail, New Internationalist, the Chicago Tribune, the Big Issue and Loaded magazine. She is also frequently featured in TV and radio shows.

 

Performed and written by: Shazia Mirza
Production: Shazia Mirza
Co-production: MTM Productions
photo: Amelia Troubridge
Organised by: Emanat

Photo: Amelia Troubridge

Financial support: Ministry of Culture of RS, Municipality of Ljubljana – Department for Culture

Duration: 60 minutes
Show will be performed in English.

Tickets: 7 € / 5 € (students)
Booking and information: info@bunker.si, +386 51 269 906

More: https://sindikat.emanat.si/en/project/a-work-in-progress/

SCHMIEDS PULS (Austria)

February 1, 2019 10:15 pm

»Schmieds Puls make delicately devastating music. Rich, lyrical songwriting, the band’s approach is effortlessly simple but resolutely complex, matching crystal clear melody to lyrical introversion.« Clash

Fronted by Mira Lu Kovacs, whom you might have met at MENT 2018 when she performed with her band 5K HD, and featuring Christian Grobauer (drums) and Walter Singer (bass), Schmieds Puls are an Austrian outfit that have been making waves in their home territory for some time. Spanning genres, refusing to be pigeonholed and politically outspoken, particularly regarding Mira’s feminism, has cemented them as one of the country’s most interesting outputs, earning them prestigious accolades such as the Amadeus Austrian Music Award. Their new album »Manic Acid Love« (Play Dead Records) is a triptych leading us through the spectrum of human emotion.

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Photo: Ina Aydogan

PORTO MORTO (Croatia)

February 1, 2019 9:15 pm

In the alternative sector, the best album was released by Zagreb-based art rock band Porto Morto, whose self-titled debut is the biggest domestic surprise of the past season.« Ilko Čulić, 24Sata Express

The eight-piece from Zagreb won over Croatian reviewers and audiences. Their self-titled debut was mentioned numerous times as one of the best Croatian releases in recent years, taking the group to numerous local festivals. Porto Morto is a sort of mini big band of various influences. They’re currently preparing their second album for release in spring 2019.

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