Beton Ltd.: ICH KANN NICHT ANDERS in Celje
The first performance of the German cycle
“The bridge between being principled and practical is called survival. In theatre, we always use stories to be able to talk about the world, we play roles to be able to speak of human nature, and we pretend that a table is a table. But we were aiming for a reverse principle. Since we cannot speak with any certainty and artistic integrity of anything else than ourselves, our position, our principles and non-principles – all the rest are moralistic discourses or whining excuses and guilt washing – precisely the things that an artist should not possess can emerge between practicality and integrity: detachment, fascism, sexism, narcissism, misanthropy … It is these little perversions which show that we are not exempted, even if we pretend that we are.
In the end, we have to admit to ourselves that we can do no other. Ich kann nicht anders.
And this dual position is more than perverse.
Conceived and directed by: Beton Ltd.
Performers: Primož Bezjak, Branko Jordan, Katarina Stegnar
Music: Dead Tongues
Space design: sonda4, Toni Soprano
Costume design: Mateja Benedetti
Sound design: Jure Vlahovič
Dramaturgical adviser: Urška Brodar
Graphic design: Saša Kladnik
Proofreading: Barbara Rogelj
Photography: Toni Soprano
Technical director: Andrej Petrovčič
Technical assistance: Martin Lovšin
Executive producer: Maja Vižin
Public relations: Tamara Bračič Vidmar
Produced by: Bunker, Ljubljana
The performance was supported by: Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, Municipality of Ljubljana
With help of: Elektro Ljubljana d.d., Slovensko mladinsko gledališče
Thanks to: GT22, Športno društvo Tabor, Aljoša Cetinski, Mini Teater, Uroš Kaurin
Photo: Nada Žgank
The performance Beton Ltd.: Ich kann nicht anders (2016) was sold at the first auction of the Performance Auction House FORSALE in August 2021. It was sold in nine lots. The new owners of the sold lots are:
Owner of the lot number 1 (PROPS / Objects related to injury and pain): Roman Uranjek
Owner of the lot number 4 (SILENCES / Stillness of voices): Damjan Ilić