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performances

4th April 2017, The Week of Slovenian Drama, Kranj
8th and 9th April 2017, Dvorana Športnega društva Tabor, Ljubljana

 

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Landezine LIVE

January 20, 2017
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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The 1st International Symposium on Landscape Architecture Landezine LIVE is being organized by web portal Landezine, founded in 2009, which has established itself as one of the world’s most recognized online media in the field of landscape architecture. The central theme of the symposium will be an interdisciplinary approach to the design of open space. It will feature lectures by – and panel discussion with – a number of well-established foreign (Antje Stokman, Jenny B. Osuldsen, Martí Franch Batllori) and domestic experts (Ana Kučan, Matej Blenkuš) in the fields of landscape architecture and architecture. This year, the first LILA – Landezine International Landscape Award will be awarded by Landezine.com editorial board, currently the only international award in the world that does not reward individual projects, but rather collectives and individuals in the field of landscape architecture for their approach to the design of open space. This year’s award, selected by an international jury, will be conferred to the Catalan architectural studio EMF – Estudi Marti Franch. Več …

Via Negativa: THE NINTH

January 28, 2017 8:00 pm January 29, 2017 8:00 pm

Photo: Marcandrea

Gallop through Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. From absolutism to socialism… From defeatism to optimism… From populism to vulgarism… Welcome in the stable of humanism.

The Ninth runs through the entire sound landscape of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. On the one side a “masterpiece of the western civilization:” “Giant and complex.” “Sublime.” “Striking example of human spirit.” “Triumphant vision of brotherhood.” Beethoven’s 9th. On the other side us: Naked and suspicious. Nothing great about us. Nothing triumphant. Not sublime but explicit. Not complex but reduced. Horses. Več …

MENT Ljubljana

February 2, 2017 8:30 pm - February 3, 2017 9:30 pm

Every year in early February, MENT Ljubljana, a winter club event of summer festival atmosphere, international character and local nature, hosts more than 50 musical performers from across Europe and beyond at various venues across Ljubljana. More about the festival: www.ment.si. Več …

EVOLUTIONARY SLIP

February 10, 2017 8:00 pm February 11, 2017 8:00 pm February 12, 2017 8:00 pm

0narava7Photo: Janko Oven

Popular sci-fi stage documentary based on a novel Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut.

Evolution is blind and stupid. Its direction is not predetermined, but rather randomly determined by the environment. In the course of evolution, an animal species may become ever more complex or more simple, but in any case it is becoming better adapted to its habitat. From the perspective of human life, evolution is happening slowly and does not directly affect the individual. Its effects are only visible over many generations. Več …

GIBANICA – Biennial of Slovenian Contemporary Dance Art

March 9, 2017 5:00 pm - March 11, 2017 9:30 pm

GIBANICA_2015_logo CB_02Since 2003, Gibanica, Biennial of Slovenian Contemporary Dance Art, represents Slovenian contemporary dance production, always carefully chosen for the festival by a three-member selection team. Gibanica provides a set of best contemporary dance productions by Slovenian producers and is considered the most important contemporary dance platform in the country. It is a combination of national dance festival – providing the local public with the opportunity to gain insight into the quality dance production of the last two years, and local artists to reflect on the quality of the local dance creativity – and a platform to offer for consideration to domestic and foreign guest the art that might be placed in their various artistic programs. Več …

Kitch: THE OATH

March 17, 2017 9:00 pm March 19, 2017 9:00 pm

Photo: Nada Žgank

Tonight, dreams are allowed. Tomorrow is a new day.
What happens when two newcomers from the Balkans take this epic wisdom dead serious? The Oath will give you all, yet demanding nothing from you.
Welcome to the Kitch Kafana, and let the party start! Več …

International festival ensemble: COMMUNITY

Photo: Gregor Gobec

Sunday, November 27 at 8pm

The performance is in English.

On the last festival evening we will engage in something very rare in Slovene and international improvisational production – a big stage ensemble. The group dynamics of 26 actors will drive the play around the theme of community. A spectacle, clumsy stage happening, inspiring live event, or complete chaos? In any case, this will be an intensive shared experience for both the audience and the performers (if such a distinction would still make sense at all).

Concept: Maja Dekleva Lapajne
Performance: Beatrix Brunschko, Dino Kapetanovič, Eva Jus, Gregor Moder, Jacob Banigan, Jan Hrušovar, Juš Milčinski, Katarina Veselko, Koray Bülent Tarhan, Mistral Majer, Nejc Šmit, Olivija Grafenauer, Peter Frankl, Rok Bohinc, Sara Šoukal, Sašo Stare, Teja Bitenc, Tomaž Lapajne Dekleva, Urša Strehar Benčina, Vid Sodnik, Zeynep Özyurt Tarhan
Music: Evren Gülseven, Goran Završnik, Hannu Risku
Lights: Borut Cajnko

Improške (Slovenia) Crossing Over: INSPIRATION AT FIRST SIGH(T)

Photo: Ana Šircelj

Friday, November 25 at 7pm

The performance is in English.

Improške is an open, non-hierarchically organised group of female performers who has come together because they like playing together. But also because they are interested in what role gender plays on stage and how we can play with gender stereotypes and surpass them. Improške are a safe community where its members can explore, develop, test their boundaries and look for different forms of expression through improvised performance.

Before there is a word, there is a look. A look is an invitation to create a relationship, first contact with another person, first exchange between the two. A child, who covers her eyes, believes she has dissapeared; what I can’t see, doesn’t exist. In the performance Inspiration at First Sigh(t) Improške and guests will play with all these functions of sight – sight as initiation of communication, sight as the mirror of inner experience, sight as condition of existence. Each scene will begin with a sigh(t) – between two improvisers or between an improviser and someone from the audience – and spontaneously ramifies into a story of a momentary meeting.

Concept: Katarina Veselko, Mistral Majer, Olivija Grafenauer, Sara Šoukal, Teja Bitenc, Urša Strehar Benčina
Performance: Beatrix Brunschko, Eva Jus, Katarina Veselko, Mistral Majer, Olivija Grafenauer, Sara Šoukal, Teja Bitenc, Urša Strehar Benčina, Zeynep Özyurt Tarhan
Music: Hannu Risku
Lights: Borut Cajnko

International festival ensemble: TANDEM

Photo: Kristjan Kolar

Wednesday, November 23 at 8pm

The performance is in English and Slovene.

First festival evening is the evening of glancing over. Guest artists meet on stage and open the festival processes of creation, curious insights into the works of the other and deepening the relationships. We will witness six duets – some of them are already well versed ensembles, the others are completeley new combinations. They will play with the moment when two people gaze into each other’s eyes and explore what can develop from that. Sweet flirting and crossing over on all levels – between artists, between the audience and artists, between space, time and people.

Basic concept: Matthieu Loos
Hosts: Juš Milčinski, Maja Dekleva Lapajne
Performance: Beatrix Brunschko, Gregor Moder, Jacob Banigan, Katarina Veselko, Koray Bülent Tarhan, Rok Bohinc, Sara Šoukal, Tomaž Lapajne Dekleva, Vid Sodnik, Zeynep Özyurt Tarhan
Music: Evren Gülseven, Hannu Risku
Lights: Borut Cajnko

Rima Najdi: CONFESSION #1

November 24, 2016 3:00 pm

Rima Najdi2Photo: Rima’s archive

24th November at 3pm at GT22

»Confession#1 an ongoing work on a lecture performance that aims to research the imaginaire around Arab women created through their attire. In this series I recycle material from a previous performance Dress ME how YOU like, wearing the clothes to travel to Lebanon from Berlin. Visit villages in the southern area of Lebanon pose next what became landmarks in 2006, make a costume party at a family dinner, then photoshop myself to some touristic destination in the Arab world. I kept a personal journal during the process. During the lecture I display the photos and read from the personal journal.”

Part of  Urban Heat LAB #5, SURVIVAL NARRATIVES: Socio-economic Power Structures

Rima Najdi is a performance artist currently based in Berlin. She works across disciplines including performance, video, installation. Much of the motivation in her work stems from the curiosity to research the production of propositions that challenge and occupy inbetween spaces: spaces that exist perhaps only between the self and the other, reality and fiction, physicality and emotion. She focuses on the body as a tool and as a map of experiences and identity politics. She is interested in the vulnerabilities of one’s body looking at gender politics, safety, mobility and representation. A research for an act, a statement, a photo, an art work that questions issues such as stereotypes, identity, gender, failure of language, borders and its representations. Her art practice tackles identity politics (see: Dress ME how YOU like, and GRAPHIC WARNING: It is not ME it is YOU) and the dynamics that govern frames and gazes (see: Who are they? Who are we? and Madame Bomba: The TNT project). It is not the representation of identities that her work seeks, it is the unearthing of the governing dynamics and strategies. Najdi has a Diploma in Dramatic Arts from High Arts Institute, Lebanese University, 2008, and an MA in Performance Studies from Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, 2011.

www.rimanajdi.com