Tina Kozin, Saška Rakef,Bojana Šaljić Podešva: IDEN

Nature is the pressing issue of the time in which we live, and when we unravel the topic of nature, we are not only talking about philosophical questions, but also about the concrete question of survival, power and protection – are we protecting nature or is nature protecting us? The electroacoustic opera Iden is based on the occurrence of a temporary geographical phenomenon in Lithuania: the Curonian Spit, which is more than a temporary geographical phenomenon – it reveals the timeless conflicts of interest inscribed in the curation of national parks. The Slovene creative team consisting of director and performer Saška Rakef, poetesse Tina Kozin and composer Bojana Šaljić Podešva realizes that it is not only important which stories we are telling, but also how we tell them and what role do we play in them. In the immersive experience of an acoustic performance with four vocalists, in the Tivoli Greenhouse, the audience watches the sunrise and wakes up with a musical interpretation of the fundamental problems of nature. The magic of the first sunlight evokes the premonition that the search for new forms of storytelling is not only an artistic action but also a life’s mission.

Script: Tina Kozin, Saška Rakef
Music: Bojana Šaljić Podešva
Director: Saška Rakef
Musical dramaturgy: Saška Rakef, Bojana Šaljić Podešva
Professional collaborator: Špela Petrič
Dramaturgical advice: Pia Brezavšček
Technical coordination and sound design: Matjaž Miklič
Sound master: Urban Gruden
Design of soundscape at the location: Brane Zorman
Light design: natural occurance
Actors and interpreters: Katja Konvalinka, Barbara Krajnc Avdić, Nika Rozman, Nataša Živković
Narrators: Lucija Grm, Matej Rus, Bernard Stramič
Choir: Tesa Drev, Tadeja Krečič, Andrej Rot, Ana Johana Scholten, Maja Žvokelj
Co-produced by: 3. program Radia Slovenija – program Ars, društvo Celinka, ŠKUC gledališče
In collaboration with: Cona, Umetniška kolonija Nida – Akademija umetnosti v Vilni
Supported by: Mestna občina Ljubljana – oddelek za kulturo, Ministrstvo za kulturo RS

45 minutes

Photo: Nada Žgank

Video: Klara Drnovšek Solina
Editing: Domen Martinčič

The opera is in Slovene, English and Lithuanian.


Bojana Šaljić Podešva on composing the opera’s partiture:


29. 08. 2020




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