GROSSE ERWARTUNGEN |
VELIKA PRIČAKOVANJA

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.« 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. Slovenian children. Some still are.«

Additional information

Premiere: Avgust 30 at 9.00 p.m., Stara mestna elektrarna – Elektro Ljubljana, premiere in the frame of the Mladi Levi Festival

Upcoming performances

Past performances

  • May 12th 2022, Stara mestna elektrarna – Elektro Ljubljana
  • May 11th 2022, Stara mestna elektrarna – Elektro Ljubljana
  • March 31st 2022, Stara mestna elektrarna – Elektro Ljubljana, as part of Trigger platform
  • 6th November 2021, Stara mestna elektrarna – Elektro Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • 24th June 2020, at 7 p.m., Stara mestna elektrarna – Elektro Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • 24th June 2020, at 9 p.m., Stara mestna elektrarna – Elektro Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • 28th June 2020, at 8 p.m., SNG Nova Gorica, Nova Gorica, Slovenia
  • 25th November 2019 at 7 p.m., Drugajanje festival, II. gimnazija Maribor, Maribor
  • 20th October 2019, Borštnikovo srečanje, Maribor, Slovenia
  • 30th June 2019, Spectrum Festival, Villach, Austria
  • 14th May 2019 at 8.00 p.m., Stara mestna elktrarna – Elektro Ljubljana, in the frame of the Sowcase TRIGGGR
  • 11th March 2019 at 8.00 p.m., Stara mestna elektrarna – Elektro Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • 10th March 2019 at 7.00 p.m., Stara mestna elektrarna – Elektro Ljubljana, Slovenia, in the frame of the BETON Ltd.’s DOUBLE BILL
  • 8th and 9th October 2018 at 8.00 p.m., Stara mestna elektrarna – Elektro Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • 7th, 8th and 9th September 2018 at 8.00 p.m., Stara mestna elektrarna – Elektro Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • 16th and 17th January 2018 at 8.00 p.m., Stara mestna elektrarna – Elektro Ljubljana, Slovenia

Reviews

Grosse Erwartungen/Greate Expectations (Muanis Sinanović, review, Kriterij.si)
Beton Ltd. authorial collective (interview, Dnevnik, August 2018)
Beton Ltd: Große Erwartunge – Great Expectations (review by Petra Tanko, Radio Slovenia)

Credits

  • Concept and direction: Beton Ltd.
  • Performing: Katarina Stegnar, Primož Bezjak, Branko Jordan
  • Music: VIS U$IŁ (Maksim Špelko, Janez Weiss) featuring DEAD TONGUES
  • Set, lighting and costume design: Toni Soprano + Sonda 57
  • Sound design: Jure Vlahovič
  • Visual materials: Toni Soprano Meneglejte
  • Dramaturgical collaborator: Urška Brodar
  • Technical director: Andrej Petrovčič
  • Executive producer: Maja Vižin
  • Public relations: Tamara Bračič Vidmar
  • 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, Eva Neklyaeva, Sodja Zupanc Lotker, Barbara Stupica, Slavica Janošević

Photo: Nada Žgank

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