Drugajanje is a festival of contemporary art that provides II. gimnazija Maribor and the wider Maribor area with an intertwining of dance, theatre and music. This year’s festival again offers different performances, helping us to get in touch with theatre once again in a fresh and quality way, after a year and a half of unfavourable conditions for culture and life.
Who will shake or rock or brighten our world this year?
Has Drugajanje reached its maturity yet? Will this year’s performances provide the festival with its ultimate excellence?
Come, see, look around, and let us know!
Nataša Preglau Borko
coordinator of Drugajanje festival, II. gimnazija Maribor
The 20th Drugajanje festival
There comes at a time when the previous edition was carried out in a state of emergency. Even the current situation cannot be described as “normal”, “usual” or “stable”. But art persists, and the young – hopefully – along with it!
Two decades ago, Drugajanje was born out of the need to bring Maribor students contemporary, international performances, peripheral in terms of genre, yet of high quality and fresh!
For the last two decades, including this year, Drugajanje has maintained this mission and is offering four performances that bite into the genre and all other boundaries in most different ways. Lea Kukovičič, for example, founded a performance auction house and will present the first auction sale in a lecture performance; Viktor Černický mixes circus, dance and object theatre, performing with 22 chairs; Iden is a performance chosen by young curators especially for their generation, in which we experience a contemporary opera about the Curonian Spit; and Počemučka are a young collective of almost graduated or just graduated theatre creators who have created a performance about an imaginary city. But is there anything more real than fiction, than imagination? The future is for us to imagine it, invent it!
Welcome to the Drugajanje festival!
Alma R. Selimović
Executive Producer, Drugajanje Festival
FESTIVAL PROGRAM 2021
Tuesday, November 23rd
More about drugajanje
Since 2001 Bunker is organizing Drugajanje festival in Maribor. It started on the initiative of the headmaster of a high school II. gimnazija Maribor Ivan Lorenčič and it grew into a permanent and fruitful partnership between Bunker and the school and also built a very successful bridge between Ljubljana, the capitol of Slovenia and Maribor, the second largest city in Slovenia.
Drugajanje is a concentrated short contemporary arts festival organized in collaboration with secondary school in Maribor at their theatre and at other venues in Maribor. The focus is on performing arts, especially contemporary theatre and dance. The festival was founded with the purpose of bringing the young generation and the whole city some fresh and vibrant performance art. At the same time it enables Slovene performances to spread out from Ljubljana, where most of the national contemporary scene is being produced.
Contrary to the belief that special performances for the youth should be produced for the youth, Drugajanje has always had a strong artistic contemporary profile and the program through the years always consisted of state-of-the-art contemporary theater and dance.
In the last years the festival has developed from a Slovene focused to internationally focused festival in terms of geographical distribution and has also had a shift in the format: from merely presenting finished works of art to youth and other inhabitants of Maribor we have started developing more process oriented festivals that strongly takes into consideration the festival’s home: Maribor.