The Old Power Station archive

Robertina Šebjanič: Neotenous Dark Dwellers (Lygophilia), discussion

August 31, 2018 4:00 pm

Robertina Šebjanič is an intermedia artist, with special focus in recent years on living systems, sound art, and installations of interactive ambient immersive environment. She began her research of proteus and axolotl, as well as the associated art project, at the Summer Lab 2018, organized by Bunker within Imagine 2020 network.

Opening of the Neotenous Dark Dwellers (Lygophilia) project will include a panel discussion where speakers will try to compare Slovene proteus (human fish) and Mexican axolotl, two similar creatures from two different continents, to reveal their common traits (both are endangered species), their biological features, and their cultural appropriation – both animals are also cultural and not only biological phenomena in their environment.


Guests of the panel discussion: Carlos Pascual, Gregor Aljančič, Magdalena Năpăruș-Aljančič, Robertina Šebjanič, Annick Bureaud

Discussion is an introduction to the exhibition opening on August 31st at 7.00 p.m. The exhibition will be open until September 2nd, 2018.


Produced by: Zavod Projekt Atol (Uroš Veber), Arte+Ciencia (UNAM), Zavod Sektor
Supported by: Ministrstvo za kulturo RS, Mestna občina Ljubljana


Zavod Sektor,  Arte+Cienca

Right on Time? On Resilience and Timeliness, round table discussion

August 28, 2018 4:00 pm

Theatre is said to be a here and now experience, which defies today’s logic of quick changes and virtual presence. It takes time. Irena Štaudohar wrote some years ago that one of the important characteristics of the Mladi Levi festival was that all curatorial choices were right – on time. Or ahead of time, maybe? Is this the recipe for survival of an arts organization, of an NGO, to be on time or to beat time?

We would like to explore the idea of being on time and of being ahead of time or being behind time in terms of curatorial choices and also in terms of the decisions we make in order for our arts organizations, for our work and for us to survive. Does resilience in the world of art depend on the capability of predicting and anticipating changes (are the things that we took for granted – like artistic freedom – disintegrating)? Is there a gap between Eastern and Western understanding of contemporaneity? And how to fight for time at the time when time is a commodity? We would also like to find inspiration for resilience at the time when changes are so quick that the problems sometimes already become passé before we are able to address them.

The roundtable will begin with cases from the speakers on their strategies and tactics of survival and time and continue into a debate. We will start behind time and finish on time.


Moderator: Tjaša Pureber
Speakers: Rarita Zbranca, Sodja Lotker Zupanc, Tomasz Kirenczuk, Siniša Labrović, Nevenka Koprivšek
In collaboration with: Relais Culture Europe, AltArt

The discussion is in English.

More information:, +386 51 269 906

Meeting of the new Creative Europe’s Cooperation Projects

August 28, 2018 3:00 pm

Meeting of the new Creative Europe’s Cooperation Projects
After the Create to Connect –> Create to Impact project

The results of the call for proposals for Cooperation Projects within the Creative Europe Program were published this July. Once again, Slovene applicants were extremely successful. We invite you to the meeting of all new Cooperation Projects. We will present the results of Slovenia and of the 20 Slovene organizations participating in the supported projects. The meeting will also represent an opportunity to exchange experience, opinions, and possible networking.

One of the projects that received funding is Create to Connect > Create to Impact. It is a continuation of the project that will conclude with some of this year’s Mladi Levi performances. We will try to outline the achievements of the past five years and announce the activities for the future.

In collaboration with Motovila Institute, Creative Europe Desk Slovenia.

More information:, +386 51 269 906

So we can know how many cocktails to mix, please let us know here, if you can join us. Thank you!

Anti Status Quo Companhia De Dança: OF FLESH AND CONCRETE (BR)

August 31, 2018 9:30 pm September 1, 2018 9:30 pm

Following their intervention in public space Chameleons, Anti Status Quo will also contribute to the festival with a choreographic installation, which is a good representation of their style, or their creative method that connects visual art, contemporary dance, research, philosophy …

Of Flesh and Concrete is a choreographic installation of bodies and garbage. First, the audience is anonymized, and then becomes part of the moving (or evading) mass that follows the transformations of the shapes generated by behavior, bodies and garbage. Through the gradually evolving relation between the audience, performers and objects, choreography is being created, which incorporates the entire space, the audience and garbage in addition to the bodies. Of Flesh and Concrete is a simultaneous experience of despair due to infinite consumption, waste and devastation and the vitality of carnality; it is an inquiry of human condition that raises questions about living in society and how the current economic system shapes our behavior; it is also a physical journey among bodies and garbage, since the audience is exposed to both, and our cooperation maybe trains us how to shift away from the status quo.


Artistic director, choreography and concept: Luciana Lara
Research and creation: Luciana Lara v sodelovanju s plesalci in vabljenimi umetniki/in colaboration with dancers and invited artists
Dance: Camilla Nyarady, Cristhian Cantarino, Déborah Alessandra, João Lima, Luciana Matias, Marcia Regina, Roberto Dagô, Robson Castro
Research and creation collaborators: Camilla Nyarady, Carolina Carret, Cristhian Cantarino, João Lima, Luara Learth, Raoni Carricondo, Robson Castro, Vinícius Santana
Invited process collaborators: Marcelo Evelin, Gustavo Ciríaco, Denise Stutz
Costumes and masks: Luciana Lara in plesalci/and dancers
Light design consultants: James Fensterseifer, Marcelo Augusto
Production: Marconi Valadares
Local co-ordinator: Klara Drnovšek Solina
140 minutes

Foto: Mila Petrillo

Ticket booking and information:, +386 51 269 906



Ana Borralho & João Galante: TRIGGER OF HAPPINESS (PT, SI)

August 31, 2018 7:30 pm September 1, 2018 7:30 pm


Ana Borralho and João Galante, Portuguese interdisciplinary artists who usually work together, are coming to Mladi Levi for the second time. Their credo is that art is a part of society, its changes and its problems. That art has to be transformative and must have direct contact with people. In 2013, they staged Atlas in Ljubljana, together with one hundred locals of all generations and profiles – a map of life, the world, the destinies shaped by people with their own stories.

We always say that the youth are the future of the world, but they are rarely listened to. But Borralho and Galante will create a theatre situation where we will really listen to them. The performance will be made with twelve local young adults aged 18 to 23. Speakers take turns in answering questions or challenges on the principle of Russian roulette. And if we are talking about happiness, we cannot ignore its antithesis – perhaps not unhappiness, but rather those formative experiences which can often be unpleasant, which leave a permanent mark, and maybe even pave the way towards happiness.

Concept, artistic direction: Ana Borralho & João Galante
Performers: Domen Blatnik, Klančič Lea, Diana Kolenc, Lara Lovrič, Katarina Majcen, Tina Malenšek, Ivana Kristina Mohar, Gašpar Marinič, Míla Peršin, Anže Testen, Kaja Brina Uršič and Tom Veber
Light design: Thomas Walgrave
Sound: Coolgate, Pedro Augusto
Dramaturgical collaboration: Fernando J. Ribeiro
Stage assistance and rehearsal assistance: Cátia Leitão, Antonia Buresi, Catarina Gonçalves, Tiago Gandra
Production manager: Mónica Samões
Production and touring: Andrea Sozzi
Executive producer: Joana Duarte
Local producer: Mojca Jug
Produced by: casaBranca
Translator: Ema Karo
Co-producers: Maria Matos Teatro Municipal, Jonk – NY, internationell scenkonst för unga, Nouveau Théâtre de Montreuil – CND, Le Phénix – Scène nationale Valenciennes pôle Européen de création, Le Boulon Centre National des Arts de la Rue de Vieux – Condé
Support: Câmara Municipal de Lagos, Espaço Alkantara, LAC – Laboratório de Actividades Criativas, SIN Arts and Culture Centre (Budapest), Companhia Olga Roriz
International touring support: Nouveau Théâtre de Montreuil – CND


90 minutes

The performance will be in Slovene.

Foto: Didier Crasnault

Ticket booking and information:, +386 51 269 906



August 30, 2018 9:00 pm

Beton Ltd. are a collective of authors: Katarina Stegnar, Primož Bezjak and Branko Jordan. Great Expectations|Große Erwartungen, a festival premiere, 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.« After ecology, transitional/growing‑up loss of illusions, the impotency of resistance, generational angst, they are now dealing with the topic of great expectations and future. And what are expectations if not projections of present desires? »The desires of a European, white, heterosexual, urban, cosmopolitan, overrepresented generation. But we must not forget: Katarina, Primož, Branko … we were all children once. Slovene children. Some still are.«


Concept and direction: Beton Ltd.
Performing: Katarina Stegnar, Primož Bezjak, Branko Jordan
Music: U$IŁ (Maksim Špelko, Janez Weiss), Jure Vlahovič
Set and lighting design: toni soprano + Sonda 57
Sound design: Jure Vlahovič
Visual materials: toni soprano
Dramaturgical collaborator: Urška Brodar
Technical director: Andrej Petrovčič
Executive producer: Maja Vižin
Public relations: Tamara Bračič Vidmar
Translation: Tibor Hrs Pandur
Artistic residency: Santarcangelo Festival
Produced by: Bunker, Ljubljana
Made possible by: Ministry of Culture of Slovenia, City Municipality of Ljubljana, European Union — Culture programme, Create to Connect
Thanks to: Španski borci
70 minutes

The performance is in Slovene with English surtitles.

Foto: toni soprano

Ticket booking and information:, +386 51 269 906


Silke Huysmans & Hannes Dereere: MINING STORIES (BE)

August 30, 2018 7:30 pm

Silke Huysmans and Hannes Dereere are theatre artists who were in the middle of their research for a new project when a mining dam broke in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, causing toxic mudflows to flood and destroy numerous villages and flow into the Doce River. Huysmans was born in the region, and so the personal connection and the cataclysmic nature of the disaster ignited their decision to travel to Minas Gerais.

In Mining Stories, they gave a voice to others; Silke Huysmans is on stage as MC, working with documentary audio material, which consists not only of the testimonies of the Minas Gerais inhabitants, but also of various researchers and theorists. Mining Stories is a documentary performance where the authors, faced with the immensity of the tragedy, remain silent – just like the rest of us. And yet, they take a key step forward – if we can all only be quiet, they are at least giving a voice to those who have something to say and have been affected. In the era of one‑minute videos, are we still able to listen carefully at all? From the voices of individuals to the cacophony of a disaster.


Created by: Silke Huysmans, Hannes Dereere
Performance: Silke Huysmans
Dramaturgical advice: Dries Douibi
Technical support: Christoph Donse
Set: Frédéric Aelterman, Luc Cools
Portuguese transcriptions: Luanda Casella, Miguel Ciprian
Production: Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek, Bâtard Festival
Co-production: Noorderzon Festival, KAAP Creative Compass
Residencies: Veem House For Performance, Campo, CC De Grote Post, KAAP Creative Compass, Grand Theatre Groningen, Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek, Vooruit Arts Centre
Supported by: Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie, Sabam For Culture
50 minutes

Performance with English surtitles, abstract in Slovene will be provided.

Foto: Tom Callemin

Ticket booking and information:, +386 51 269 906



dollardaddy’s: HOME (HU)

August 30, 2018 6:00 pm August 31, 2018 6:00 pm

dollardaddy’s (Dollár Papa Gyermekei) is one of the youngest Hungarian ensembles, founded by a Hungarian experimental theatre duo, Emőke Kiss-Végh and Tamás Ördög. Their work is inspired by the Dogma films – a minimalistic, refined style. They work with classic dramas, where they keep the characters, while the actors narrate the original text in their own words. Home is based on August Strindberg’s The Pelican, and represents the second part of the Family Trilogy (Love, Home, Child).

The tension in the performance is created by the discrepancy between a completely classical nature of the play, which is at the same time stripped of almost everything theatrical. In keeping with the Dogma style, there is no theatre light, props, set; only naturalistic acting by the outstanding actors moving among the audience. There is also no fourth wall – not just because there’s no stage, but also because there is no illusion of an enclosed space. Viewers are part of nothingness surrounding the only thing that exists: drama acting. And the dialogues, which become up‑to‑date and are not over 100 years old anymore, as they are stripped down to pure human relationships.


Director: Tamás Ördög

Elise, the mother: Krisztina Urbanovits
Fredrik, her son: Máté Dezső Georgita
Gerda, her daughter: Piroska Mészáros
Axel, her son-in-law: Tamás Ördög

Translation: Ana Radović


70 minutes

Performance is in Hungarian with Slovene and English surtitles.

Foto:  Ligetvari Csenge

Ticket booking and information:, +386 51 269 906

Anti Status Quo Companhia De Dança: KAMELEONI (BR)

August 30, 2018 4:00 pm

Brazilian dance company Anti Status Quo is an independent artistic experimental laboratory of contemporary dance. Their name alone implies they are against the existing state of affairs; they want to move us (and themselves) out of the status quo by means of hybrid art, which spans across contemporary dance, visual art, experiment, research … They construct critical and political dramaturgies and a strong dialogue with visual arts and philosophy. The group was established in 1988 by choreographer Luciana Lara, who today shares art direction with Brazilian producer, set designer and designer Marconi Valadares.

Chameleons is an »urban intervention of disappearing«; the dancers’ bodies become canvases for printed media and advertisements, creating visual distractions and accents in the city. And every disturbance, distortion, alteration of the known – or already well-known images and familiar scenes in different configurations, and in communication with bodies in general – call for different perception and the combination of the meanings seen.

Location: Cankarjeva street, Čopova street, Prešern square in Ljubljana

Artistic direction and concept: Luciana Lara
Dancers: Camilla Nyarady, Cristhian Cantarino, Déborah Alessandra, João Lima, Luciana Matias, Marcia Regina, Roberto Dagô, Robson Castro
Research and creation collaborators: Breno Metre, Gigliola Mendes, Leandro Menezes, Paula Medeiros
Costumes: Luciana Lara in plesalci/and dancers

60 minutes

Foto: Luciana Lara

Ticket booking and information:, +386 51 269 906

Franz Pocci, Célia Houdart: OPEN THE OWL (FR, SI)

August 28, 2018 9:30 pm

Director Renaud Herbin found his inspiration for the performance in the inventory of the Ljubljana Puppet Theatre, and thus Open the Owl is based on the play The Owl Castle, created in 1936 by Slovene puppeteer Milan Klemenčič, along with miniature marionettes made for the play. Célia Houdart upgraded Franz Pocci’s The Owl Castle, a story of Knight Chukolov who has been turned into an owl and would not be redeemed until he looses all his feathers, into a text which exposes even more the timeless topics of metamorphosis, greed, possession, insanity.

Open the Owl represents – apart from its exceptional artistic value – a wonderful theatre collaboration: generational, cross‑border, genre … as well as collaboration with the audience. Open the Owl is a multi‑layered story and offers multiple points of view to the audience, as the theatre literally expands, opens up, displays before the audience. So many layers mean walking on thin ice, but when everything works out, it’s a treat. The mystery of theatre revealed to the audience.

Directed by: Renaud Herbin
Dramaturgy: Mateja Bizjak Petit
Scenography: Mathias Baudry
Light design: Fanny Bruschi
Sound design: Morgan Daguenet
Artistic advice: Nino Laisné
Proofing: Metka Damjan
Assistant: Chloé Delaby
Performing: Maja Kunšič, Iztok Lužar
Stage manager: Luka Bernetič
Light technician: Niko Štabuc
Stage hands: Luka Moškrič
Puppets production: Iztok Bobič, Polona Černe, Zala Kalan, Zoran Srdić, Marjetka Valjavec, Sandra Birjukov, Špela Ulaga, Olga Milič, Tereza Andrůšková
Set production: Christian Rachner, Pierre Chaumont

Performance features the chanson: Tout fout le camp

Produced by: Lutkovno gledališče Ljubljana
Co-produced by: TJP – Centre Dramatique National D’Alsace


60 minutes

Performance is in Slovene with English surtitles.

Foto: Jaka Varmuž

Ticket booking and information:, +386 51 269 906


August 27, 2018 8:00 pm August 28, 2018 8:00 pm

Monday, August 27 at 8.00 p.m. (Slovene version)
Tuesday, August 28 at 8.00 p.m. (English version)

Marko Bulc is a Slovene theatre director. The driving force of his work is exploring ever new territories, ever new fields of self‑challenge: apart from his directing work, he is also a playwright, actor, teacher, performer, explorer … 12 years ago, Mladi Levi Festival already hosted his Study for the Last Egoistic Performance. This time, he is returning with The First Altruistic Performance. The participatory mono‑performance The First Altruistic Performance is an interactive performance, but every participant here feels as comfortable as one feels at guided tours, where the protocol is very precise. During the 8 scenes, Bulc is constantly changing his position, and with it the position of the audience. And just like the cut‑off legs of the chairs, the audience is constantly losing their ground to the performance – their roles, their tasks. Bulc is also losing his own ground, because a performance on altruism – or artivism – is a constant confrontation with one’s own work, with the work of others, and with the possibilities of art in general. He did not save the world with his altruism, but he made a good performance. Is that enough?

Director, choreographer, stage designer, costume designer, light designer, music author and musician, text writer, and performer: Marko Bulc
Technical director: Igor Remeta
Production of scenography: IKEA, Igor Remeta, Duško Pušica
Produced by: Bunker, Ljubljana in the frame of the Urban Heat project
Producer: Alma R. Selimović
Public relations: Tamara Bračič Vidmar
Performance made possible by: Ministrstvo za kulturo RS, Mestna občina Ljubljana, Urban Heat, Evropska unija – program Ustvarjalna Evropa


60 minutes

Foto: Nada Žgank

Ticket booking and information:, +386 51 269 906

Leja Jurišić, Marko Mandić: TOGETHER (SI)

August 27, 2018 6:00 pm

Six hours on stage together; Leja Jurišić, a hurricane of the contemporary dance scene, embodying feminism and engagement, who shifts between performance, dancing and choreography with ease, and Marko Mandić, one of the leading actors of National Theatre Drama Ljubljana, who also triumphs on other stages and other theatre territories, and is known for his phenomenal use of the body as his acting tool.

The premise of the performance: Jurišić and Mandić, together on the stage for 6 hours with the sound of randomly played songs from their combined playlists. They were preparing for the performance together with the director, Bojan Jablanovec, and it is accompanied by live text by Semira Osmanagić, who also initiated Together. The premise is simple but uncompromising – six hours! What is »together« in this performance, anyway? Six hours is enough time to go through almost all dichotomies, and also to realize that the basis for togetherness, for cooperation – is to share time and space. Because when we are together, we are sharing everything.

Created by: Leja Jurišić & Marko Mandič in collaboration with the director Bojan Jablanovec and writer Semira Osmanagić
Produced by: Pekinpah & Via Negativa
Co-produced by: Kino Šiška

360 minutes

Foto: Matija Lukič

Ticket booking and information:, +386 51 269 906

Uroš Kaurin, Vito Weis: HERO 2.0 – The Show of All Shows (SI)

August 26, 2018 9:30 pm August 28, 2018 6:30 pm

Sunday, August 26 at 9.30 p.m. (Slovene version)
Tuesday, August 28 at 6.30 p.m. (English version)

Uroš Kaurin and Vito Weis confront their biographies in the show, so no spoilers here. Let’s just say that they are indeed performers of all performers, and – together with the dramaturgical eye of Katarina Stegnar – authors of all authors as well. Artists of all artists. And also – Young Lions of all young lions.

Hero 2.0 is the second performance in the Hero series. In Hero 1.0, Kaurin and Weis believed that we need superheroes to save the world, so they tried to be superheroes, of course, or at least they believed they can be super, even if the world doesn’t need them. Or they actually were superheroes, it was just that the world did not ask to be saved. But all superheroes are saving the world first, and then themselves. First, they fight for the world, and then for the audience. And Hero 2.0 is not just a candy for the audience. It is a gigantic delicious cake, which the audience can drool over and feast on. They give us everything – and more … This time, there is no limit for idealism, only the two performers remain, and they let the stage and each other drain them completely – for us.


Authors: Uroš Kaurin, Vito Weis
Created by: Uroš Kaurin, Vito Weis, Katarina Stegnar, Boris Bezić, Lea Čehovin
Produced by: Moment Maribor
Co-produced by: Zavod EN-KNAP

75 minutes

Foto: Nada Žgank

Ticket booking and information:, +386 51 269 906


Fleur Elise Noble: ROOMAN (AU)

August 25, 2018 7:30 pm August 26, 2018 8:00 pm

Fleur Elise Noble is an Australian director, creator and performer. Her work draws from studies of visual arts, physical theatre and community work. She uses a variety of media in her work: drawing, painting, sculpture, puppetry, animation, film, performance, dancing … Her first major production was 2 Dimensional Life of Her, and she’s coming to Ljubljana with her second major project, Rooman.

In this performance, where it is impossible to distinguish projection from reality and scenography from drawings, we fall into the Alice’s (or Fleur’s, in this case) dream hole, into which the protagonist constantly wants to return, as in her dreams she has fallen in love with Rooman – a kangaroo man. In her dreams, her love wanders around the archetypes of love. Which topic is even more eternal than love? Unrequited love. Where do we like to return to the most? To dreams. What’s the point of being awake if everything is more beautiful in dreams? It is the eternal question of the theatre. They say that reality is wilder than any art or any dream, but how to defeat dreams that are so beautiful and where we have – love? What do we do when we »arrive at a point in life when one must face the ultimatum – to give up or to wake up«?


Creator, director, designer, dreamer, dancer, drawer, animator, performer, puppet-maker, projection artist: Fleur Elise Noble
Production operator & stage manager: Niccolo Gallio
Sound design: Missi Mel Pesa
Contributing composers & musicians: Sarah Reid, Zaachariaha Fielding, Tim Bennett, Peter Knight, Mal Webb, Missi Mel Pesa (AKA Melbient)
Drawers and animators: Fleur Elise Noble, Tim Bennet, Isobel Knowles
Costume creators: Fleur Elise Noble, Bryony Anderson, Kasia Tons, Sara Yael (AKA Lily Castel)
Puppeteers: Adrianna Navarro, Louise Harte
Set builder and puppeteer: Tony Martin
Producer: Jason Cross, Insite Arts
Local puppeteer: Blaž Andrašek
Building of scenography: Igra, d. o. o., Igor Remeta, Martin Lovšin, Duško Pušica
55 minutes

Foto: Bryony Jackson

Ticket booking and information:, +386 51 269 906

Mammalian Diving Reflex: ALL THE SEX I’VE EVER HAD (CA, SI)

August 24, 2018 8:00 pm August 25, 2018 9:00 pm August 26, 2018 5:00 pm

Led by Artistic Director Darren O’Donnell, Mammalian Diving Reflex uses a working method called »social acupuncture«, the belief that the power, potency and significance of theatre can be revived by civic engagement and social interaction as an aesthetic. Mammalian Diving Reflex focuses on participatory processes, working with local communities to create rigorously crafted and provocative performances. Mammalian brings people together in new and unusual ways around the world, to create work that is engaging, challenging, and gets people talking, feeling and thinking.
We all know that today’s attitude towards sexuality is different than it used to be, we also know the statistics on various sexual practices, and this year, on the 50th anniversary of 1968, we are trying to reflect on the results of the so‑called sexual revolution. But as Dolly Parton used to sing so beautifully, no one knows what goes on behind closed doors, behind specific closed doors. In Slovenia, we have found 6 individuals of the older generation who are willing to talk about sex; their own sex, not just sex in general. Together with Mammalian Diving Reflex, they have transformed their stories into a performance, so that we are able – at least for a short moment – to look behind the closed doors of romance and sexuality of a generation.

Conceived by: Darren O’Donnell
Direction: Darren O’Donnell
Co-direction: Alice Fleming
Performing:Peter Butoln, Ana Jovičević, Jadranka Novak, Srečko Polanec, Pavel Premrl, Nada Tržan-Herman
MC: Lea Kukovičić
Sound designer: Rok Kovač
Production: Tina Fance, Alice Fleming, Annalise Prodor, Melika Ramic
Technical direction and environment design: Alice Fleming, James Mapes
Local producer: Lea Kukovičič
Translators: Gaja Vudrag, Urša Grum
Interns: Sorcha Gibson, Sonja Kovačevič, Chiara Prodi
Subtitles: Lara Jerkovič
Lights: Janko Oven
Local technical support: Igor Remeta, Grega Mohorčič

120 minutes

Performance is in Slovene with English surtitles.

Foto:  Taku Kumabe

Ticket booking and information:, +386 51 269 906


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.

Več …


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

“This year’s festival program is opening up those intermediate spaces between the personal and the common, between the intimate and the public, testing the boundaries between them and the fragile limits of freedom between individuals and society, and between individuals themselves. Več …


August 30, 2018 9:00 pm September 7, 2018 8:00 pm September 8, 2018 8:00 pm September 9, 2018 8:00 pm

Avgust 30 at 9.00 p.m., premiere in the frame of the Mladi Levi Festival
September 7, 8 and 9 at 8.00 p.m.

Beton Ltd. are a collective of authors: Katarina Stegnar, Primož Bezjak and Branko Jordan. Große Erwartungen|Great Expectations, a festival premiere, 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. Več …


September 4, 2018 8:00 pm

The VN Lab is the Via Negativa laboratory for performing arts, in which we deal with the questions of why and what to perform. Lab is organized as a series of six workshops connected into a continuous creative process and is open to all who wish to develop their own creative processes and to explore strategies of contemporary performing arts. Več …