Couch Theatre – View shows online
Beton Ltd.: ICH KANN NICHT ANDERS, Dvorana športnega društva Tabor, 24.8.2016, 19. mednarodni festival Mladi levi

Couch Theatre – View shows online

Because there is the new #coronavirus around and because we #stayathome, we decided to post links to full length videos of our shows or other events on social media so that you could watch it right from your couch. We are collecting these posts here, so you don't lose track. #theatrequest #couchtheatre // March 14, 2020 Nine years ago, we invited the British art collective Station House Opera with the director Julian Maynard Smith (Artsadmin’s production) to create a wonderful community art event in Ljubljana with many local collaborators and volunteers. It was titled DOMINOES. We share with you this video that vibrates with us in these weird yet interesting times of today – together we can do it. 💜 LINK: When the first domino falls ... #mladilevi #festivalmladilevi 2. // March 16, 2020 Bunker's most performed productions are the LYRICAL MOMENTS IN THE CITY, which were created by Belgian director Dirk Opstaele & Ensemble Leporello together with Slovenian opera singers and musicians Irena Yebuah-Tiran, Katja Konvalinka, Diego Barrios Ross, Jure Počkaj and Jure Vlahovič in 2011! It was premiered at the Mladi levi Festival, and has since surprised thousands of people on the streets of Ljubljana, Vienna, Hanover,…

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Coronavirus Notice: Cancellation of Public Events at Old Power Station
Stara mestna elektrarna Ljubljana, avgust 2019

Coronavirus Notice: Cancellation of Public Events at Old Power Station

A new coronavirus is rapidly spreading across Ljubljana, Slovenia, and the world. In order not to spread the virus further, we have to give up all forms of socializing, and this includes performances, rehearsals, workshops… That is why we have cancelled all artistic program we have prepared at the Old Power Station until the end of March. We know we will meet soon and it will be a happy time! But until then we #stayhome. In order for days not to be too monotonous at home, we decided to post links to full length videos of our performances and lectures on our social media so that you can watch it right from your couch. And here we are collecting all these links, so you don’t lose track. #theatrequest #couchtheatre Photo: Nada Žgank

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New LP released by Beton Ltd. MAHLZEIT

  A new LP was released in the frame of the music performance event Beton Ltd. MAHLZEIT, a new chapter of the German cycle, started by the Beton Ltd. collective with Ich kann nicht anders (2016) and Große Erwartungen (2018). In Mahlzeit, dedicated to dining, feeding, snacking and socializing, the spotlight turns on music. The one Jure Vlahovič and Janez Weiss of the Dead Tongues duo have been creating for Beton Ltd. for the past ten years, and the one that is becoming – disguised and seemingly unrecognizable, with the collaboration of Maksim Špelko and Marko Brdnik – a stepping stone for the sequel, Hoppla, wir leben. It is time to listen and marvel. Selling now at the box office of the Old Power Station (Slomškova 18, Ljubljana). One vinyl record: 10 EUR You can buy it also online: Concept, idea and performance: BETON Ltd. MAHLZEITMusic written by Janez Weiss, Maksim Špelko and Marko BrdnikAll lyrics by BETON Ltd. MAHLZEIT except Sivina by Daša DoberšekRecorded by Jure Vlahovič and Robi Belušić in BearTracks Recording Studio and Penrose RecordingMixed by Jure VlahovičMastered by Gregor Zemljič Produced by BETON Ltd. MAHLZEITArtwork by Toni Soprano MeneglejteBETON Ltd. MAHLZEIT are:Maksim Špelko (drums and percussion)Marko…

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Beton Ltd. in La MaMa Theatre

Beton Ltd.:ICH KANN NICHT ANDERS The first performance of the German cycleis going to New York this January (16th to 19th)! “A show seen with gaping mouths. Not because the actors revealed themselves, but because they revealed society, not society even, they undressed us.” (Jaša Lorenčič, Ich kann nicht anders (I can do no other) is fifth performance of the collective Beton Ltd.. It is an arena where the audience peek like voyeurs into selected intimate moments of three people. Their relationship is fluid, their roles are ephemeral, their words … their words are something we would never write down, never say out loud in front of people we do not know, never repeat. Because they are so intimate, so banal, so common, so connected to everything daily omni-present, yet ungraspable: terrorism, capitalism, hashtags, patriarchy, sex, food … and: other people too. The atmosphere of this piece is ever elusive, almost embarrassing and the shifts are sublime: the viewer can never fully immerse herself in the performance, even though the performers are so close one could almost touch them, but one can also not look away. What happens behind closed doors or a curtain? “One of the strategies against…

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Snježana Premuš, Rok Vevar: Poíesis of Self

Curatorial statement The performance Poíesis of Self is a follow up phase of process initiated by Snježana Premuš with Physical Manifestations in the period 2012–2015. In a series of presentations of study processes led by the choreographer with different dancers, audience of different profiles, professions and disciplines were invited to participate with a view to establish together how the physical creation of the perception images is expressive, what it produces, how it reads, and what may remain invisible to the eye. Dance critic, historian and contemporary dance archivist Rok Vevar also participated in these presentations and discussions. In 2016, Premuš and Vevar decided to lock themselves in the studio and start sharing their practices with each other. The performance Poíesis of Self, which arose from these meetings, is structured in a series of situations in which the non-invasive activity of the audience and performers is subject to experiential possibilities of converting the body into language and vice versa in places where a body is always already a language, and a language is a resource of the body. “The dance ‘performance’ Poíesis of Self, created by dancer and choreographer Snježana Premuš̌ in co-operation with dance theoretician Rok Vevar, could be described…

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dance performanceAfter 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. The underlying principle in the ever oscillating and re-emerging space of sound landscapes is the ongoing negotiation of different perspectives, also with the audience. It is impossible to think about moving and movement, about identity, growing up and growing older and not think in terms of the body. In an intertwinement of manifold experiences, images, and topics, some of them individual and specific and some shared by all the performers, the sense of time is revealed through the body. Ageing is always fresh; there is always another layer of dust that has to be blown off, another wrapping concealing excessive invisibilities that has to be undone… If for An Aged Woman in Mina Loy’s poem the past has come apart, the future is inexploitable, and the present pain, the makers of this performance remain upbeat when faced with the challenges…

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Beton Ltd. are a collective of authors: Katarina Stegnar, Primož Bezjak and Branko Jordan. Große Erwartungen|Great Expectations is their sixth performance, second in their so called Geman cycle. 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.«Concept, direction: Beton Ltd.Performers: Katarina Stegnar, Primož Bezjak, Branko JordanMusic: VIS U$IŁ (Maksim Špelko, Janez Weiss) featuring DEAD TONGUESSet, lighting and costume design: Toni Soprano Meneglejte + Sonda 57Sound design: Jure VlahovičVisuals: Toni Soprano MeneglejteDramaturgical collaborator: Urška BrodarStage manager: Andrej PetrovčičExecutive producer: Maja VižinPublic relations: Tamara Bračič VidmarProduced by: Bunker, LjubljanaSupported by: Ministrstvo za kulturo RS, Mestna…


Culture Camp – Theater Playground 2.0

Theater Playground 2.0 is a pilot project of cultural and artistic education for the young, which aims to integrate contemporary art and formal education through the development of learning models involving artists. One of the most interesting activities of the project is Culture Camp – there will be one such Camp organized also within the festival. This year’s Culture Camp for primary schools Košana and Prestranek as part of the Drugajanje Festival is led by Teja Bitenc and Tajša Perović.More about the project: Culture Camp

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Curatorial statement Poíesis of Self

The selection of the performance Poíesis of Self is the result of a three year educational process of the joint educational program for emerging artistic curators of the Glej Theatre and Bunker Institute, led by Samo Selimović. The three year educational practicum combined tours of performances in Slovenia with lectures by curators and selectors, as well as theoretical seminars on theatre, art, and curation processes.The team, which evolved during the three years of the program into the Young Selectors Club, was given the opportunity to choose a part of the program of the Drugajanje festival. The selection was based on the premise that young people see and experience theatre differently, and that the program designed and signed off by a youth selection team would address the young in a different way, more honestly, more authentically, more directly than the program designed by a trained professional theater selector. The selection team appreciates this position, as it is the reason for the existence of the Young Selectors Club, a unique format in the field of culture and youth work in Slovenia, however, they have repeatedly problematized it in the selection process. In the course of the selection process, the team was repeatedly…

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Drugajanje Festival visits CoFestival

Parallel to Drugajanje, international contemporary dance festival CoFestival is taking place in Ljubljana. Drugajanje invites you for a trip to CoFestival.The bus will depart at 5 p.m. There will be a snack on the bus, and introduction to the performances and the film (tickets included). We will depart back to Maribor from Ljubljana’s Kino Šiška at 11 p.m.Mandatory resevations: info@bunker.siKino Šiška, Komuna, at 7. p.m.James Batchelor: Hyperspacesolo dance performanceKino Šiška, Katedrala, at 8 p.m.Florencia Demestri, Samuel Lefeuvre: Glitchdance performanceKino Šiška, Katedrala, at 9.30 p.m.Alla Kovgan: Cunninghamdocumentary film

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