Beton Ltd: GROSSE ERWARTUNGEN | GREAT EXPECTATIONS
Beton Ltd. explores what and how can we speak as a representatives of the European, white, heterosexual, urban, cosmopolitan, overrepresented generation? About expectations, places of expression, points of power and privileges … a sovereign performance examines the power and guilt, banality and real consequences, infantry and horror of the modern world.
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.«
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
Photo: Nada Žgank