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Milo Rau: The Congo Tribunal

June 11, 2018 7:00 pm

Pre-event to 21st Mladi levi festival 2018, in collaboration with Festival Isola Cinema and Kinodvor

Documentary film, Germany, Switzerland, 2017, 100’

9th June at 12:00, Festival Isola Cinema, Izola

11th June at 19:00, Isola Cinema in Ljubljana at Kinodvor, Ljubljana

The war in Congo has caused more than six million deaths over the last twenty years. The population is suffering, but the offenders stay with impunity. Many people see this conflict as one of globalisation’s crucial economic distribution battles because the country has major deposits of high-tech raw materials. The director gathers victims, perpetrators, observers and analysts for a unique civil tribunal and creates a detailed and unvarnished portrait of the largest and bloodiest economic war in human history. Več …

WALID RAAD, artist talk

April 11, 2018 8:00 pm

11.4.2018 at 8 pm (The Old Power Station) – artist talk

12.4.2018 at 10 am (Nova pošta) – workshop

Walid Raad is an artist and a Professor of Art in The Cooper Union (New York, USA). We are happy to finally host him in the Old Power Station in Ljubljana for an artist talk (11.4.2018 at 8p.m.), where Walid Raad will present his two long term ongoing projects, The Atlas Group (1989-2004) and Scratching on things I could disavow.

The Atlas Group is an art project about the protracted Lebanese wars.  With this project, Raad created stories, Več …

Big Band RTV Slovenija & Don Menza

April 20, 2018 8:30 pm

Legendary saxophone player, composer and music arranger Don Menza will turn 82 in April this year. Despite his age, Don Menza sounds better with each passing year. His famous “Big Sound”, accompanied by Big Band RTV Slovenia, will fill up the Old Power Station. Menza has collaborated with the most prominent Big Bands led by world famous musicians Maynard Ferguson, Stan Kenton, and Buddy Rich. He has also worked with the John Coltrane Quartet drummer, Elvin Jackson, for many years. Več …

Mala Kline: THE POOL –Dreaming in improvisation and real-time composition

April 27, 2018
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
April 28, 2018
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

In this workshop, the warm-up will consist of fascia and imagery‑based bodywork, which serve as a source of movement and dance. Touch based protocols stimulate the inter-connective body, while the imagery helps us to engage with our different bodies and the connections between them.

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May 4, 2018 9:00 pm May 5, 2018 9:00 pm

Dreams are allowed tonight!
»Nenad Jelesijević and Lana Zdravković succeeded in lifting up the performance to the level of hilarious party for the people, which is a rare achievement.«—Milan Mađarev, theatrologist, Radio Belgrade
Dear guests, new and old friends, welcome to the one and only Kitch kafana! Today, a new extra bonus surprise song for you … And, OMG, the Dancing Queens! And our kind waiters! And only yours Lana and Nenad a.k.a. Kitch motherfucking PhDs … Več …


May 11, 2018 6:00 pm 8:00 pm May 12, 2018 6:00 pm 8:00 pm

May 11 at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
May 12 at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.,the 8.00 p.m. performance in English

The First Altruistic Performance is a solo project by Marko Bulc, created a decade after his last solo performance entitled The Last Egoistic Performance. This time around, the author’s topic is the opposite extreme – altruism. Več …


May 17, 2018 4:00 pm

Good neighbourly relations and solidarity, mutual assistance, cooperation, reciprocity, intergenerational cooperation, sense of community, socializing, encouraging creativity … All of these served as guidelines for preparing this year’s Neighbour’s Day programme for the eleventh time in a row. Več …


May 22, 2018 9:00 pm

George Garzone, world–famous saxophonist and professor at the Berklee College of Music, is visiting Europe, and also coming to Slovenia for the first time. George Garzone is one of the most renowned saxophone players in the world, along with names such as Joe Lovano, Dave Liebman, Chris Potter, and Joshua Redman. Več …

Via Negativa: 365FALLS

June 2, 2018 8:00 pm June 3, 2018 8:00 pm

Each performance is a dangerously slippery situation. Both for performers and for the audience. We are all looking for something unique, exceptional, unforgettable. This path is filled with unexpected slips, falls, and failures. This is precisely why we’re doing theatre, why we are eager to see the shows. We are risking. The one who does not risk anything does not gain nor lose.

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Jurij Konjar: HABITAT

June 15, 2018
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

June 11–16

Habitat is the name for a temporary structure of the working environment, which is continually emerging according to the needs and actions of those present. The first Habitat took place in Athens in 2014, then in Barcelona in 2016, it is Ljubljana’s turn in June 2018, and following will be Naples in October the same year. Več …

11. KLOVNBUF – international festival of contemporary clownfest and new circus

June 19, 2018 8:00 pm June 20, 2018 8:00 pm June 21, 2018 6:00 pm

June 18–21  

Fools and freaks – holders of a special form of living, which is at the same time real and ideal – find themselves at the frontiers of life and art, as they are not merely freaks or fools in the literal sense, nor they are only comedians‑actors playing their roles. Več …


June 23, 2018 8:00 pm June 24, 2018 8:00 pm

In his new show, 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. Več …

21st International Festival MLADI LEVI

August 24, 2018 8:00 pm - September 1, 2018 11:00 pm

August 24th – September 1st 2018,
The Old Power Station and other locations throughout Ljubljana

The Mladi levi festival is entering its third decade. At the 21st edition of the festival we are preseting 16 different perfromances, interventions and installations from various corners of the world, among them Mammalian Diving Reflex: ALL THE SEX I’VE EVER HAD (Canada), Silke Huysmans & Hannes Dereere: MINING STORIES (Belgium), Več …

Landezine LIVE #3

February 13, 2018 5:00 pm

Landezine LIVE is a series of lectures that cast light on the issue of spatial design from different viewpoints. It welcomes relevant foreign and national lecturers from different areas to present their contributions. Več …


February 12, 2018 2:00 pm

On 16 February, the Rog Embassy will organize a public tribune in the Old Power Station at which the speakers will present the situation two years after the formation of the so called Balkan Corridor. Representatives of working groups will present reports and findings from the field. Več …

Zvokotok – Drago Ivanuša: RAISING OF THE VOICE

February 24, 2018 8:00 pm
Zvokotok is a concert-project by the composer and pianist Drago Ivanuša, with voice as the starting point.
In his book “About Voice”, the Slovenian philosopher Mladen Dolar says:
“Even in isolation, in complete solitude, far from the cramped crowd, we are not free of voices; perhaps other types of voice may appear at that time, more binding than all other voices: an inner voice that can not be silenced.”

Več …


February 2, 2018 8:15 pm


This young dream pop quintet formed in 2016 around singer-songwriter Ela Tolstova. The band delivers mature yet innocent-sounding dream pop with elements of acoustic music, electronic textures, and delicate vocals. Two singles, Right Choice and Agapé, made big waves on the Slovak indie scene, and the Tolstoys’ eagerly awaited debut album “Botanika” was released in October via Slnko Records. And word is that there is much more to be heard from this band in the coming years.

Tickets: www.ment.si/sl/vstopnice


February 1, 2018 9:15 pm


The Austrian supergroup is composed of Schmieds Puls singer Mira Lu Kovacs and jazz band Kompost 3 in which rapper/drummer Koenig handles the drums. Mira, who makes dark pop with her parent band, is regarded as one of the most expressive voices in Austria. The genuinely fresh and colourful group thus combines elements of jazz, dubstep, breakbeat, and, of course, pop. The result is a cinematic journey on which the band is not afraid of sudden turns and unexpected climbs. In September, Seayou Records released their debut album “And To In A”.

Tickets: www.ment.si/sl/vstopnice


February 1, 2018 6:15 pm


“When Zala Kralj sings, time stops.” MARIBORINFO


Those who caught the song “Valovi” on radio Val 202 undoubtedly turned their head, whether it was the version with producer Gašper, or the most pure and fragile one – the live acoustic rendition. Namely, after hearing the first one, radio host Andrej Karoli invited the talented young singer-songwriter to the studio, so we could hear her live as well. After studying the violin at the music academy, Zala found greater joy in playing the guitar and singing. This led to her first challenge, the covers that have been filling up her YouTube channel over the past year, and then to an even greater one – her own original songs. Here’s to Zala’s challenges!

Tickets: www.ment.si/sl/vstopnice

Žigan Kranjčan, Gašper Kunšek: ALIEN EXPRESS

January 29, 2018 11:00 am

In the frame of 10th BOBRI FESTIVAL.

January 29 at 11.00 a.m. – for schools

The duo explores the relationship between two dancers and everything that emerges between them as a consequence of their differences. Več …


January 30, 2018 11:00 am 5:00 pm

In the frame of 10th BOBRI FESTIVAL.

January 30 at 11.00 a.m. (for schools) and 5.00 p.m. (open)

The performance places the motor exploration of encounters and relationships at the forefront, but not focusing on a certain identity (image, person, story). In this persistence, the dancers manage to distil a movement that seems completely ordinary. Več …


January 16, 2018 12:00 pm

MENT Ljubljana is a three-day (31 January–2 February 2018) showcase festival of fresh musical artists from all of Europe and beyond. Sixty artists perform at different venues during those three days. One of the festival venues is the Old Power Station. Več …


December 27, 2017 8:00 pm

Authos’r project Sylvia is a theatre happening. It’s focal point is a research about the artist Sylvia Plath, whos artistic opus combines poetry, personal diary entries and as a fighter for emancipation of women artists.

Artistic collective: Anja Drnovšek, Nina Eva Lampič, Sandi Jesenik, Dani Modrej, Dario Nožič Serini, Matej Tunja, Luka Lah
The performance was produced by Društvo VLU in collaboration with Stara elektrarna.
The project is financially suppported by City municipality of Ljubljana.
Thanks to: Igor Remeta, Marjeta Bratuš, Gordana Bobojević, Emil Kozole, Slogi Več …


December 21, 2017 9:00 pm December 22, 2017 9:00 pm December 23, 2017 9:00 pm

December 21 at 9.00 p.m. – premiere
December 22 and 23 at 9.00 p.m.

Come on party people!!!!!!!!!

A unique space-time for the folks – in the performance that chases away all worries.

Taking photos is allowed 😉 Welcome to the club and let’s get the party started! Več …

Marko Bulc: The First Altruistic Performance

January 12, 2017 8:00 pm January 13, 2017 6:00 pm 8:00 pm January 14, 2017 6:00 pm 8:00 pm January 12, 2018 6:00 pm

January 12 at 6.00 p.m. and 8.00 p.m.
January 13 at 6.00 p.m. and 8.00 p.m., after the performances at 8.00 p.m. the Audience Council discussion follows
January 14 at 6.00 p.m. and 8.00 p.m., the performance at 8.00 is in English

“Altruism is defined as a behavior where one helps others without expecting anything in return.”

 “Altruistic suicide is defined as sacrifice of one’s life to save or benefit others.”

 “In the event of a loss of cabin pressure in an airplane, please fit your own mask before helping others.”

 “In some human communities, it is typically the adults and the healthy who eat first. Any remaining food is then left for the children and the sick.” Več …

Irena Tomažin Zagoričnik: MOVED BY VOICE

February 5, 2018 8:00 pm

The performance Moved by Voice by Irena Tomažin Zagoričnik continues her exploration of the relation between the body, voice, and space. Tomažin and her collaborators undertake a research into the multiple sources of voice, its flesh, its materiality and metaphysical properties, and scrutinize its meaning and place in everyday life. Več …


February 8, 2018 8:00 pm

We celebrate a farewell to the romantic idea of artist producer and welcome the artist consumer. We raise our glasses and toast a genuine artist who knows how to bring people together. Več …


February 10, 2018 7:00 pm February 11, 2018 7:00 pm

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

“Ich kann nicht anders leaves an impression of staging some fundamental existential fear, powerlessness and the feeling of uneasiness that still remain with the spectator after the performance ends. The form of the performance is built on the dramatic, and is based on the excellent acting skills of the three authors/actors/performers … “ Nenad Jelesijević, Radio Študent Več …