MLADI LEVI 2009
Dear friends of the Mladi levi Festival,
dear artists and guests,
Every year, at the end of August, the same kind of joyful excitement and great expec-tation comes over us, as the Festival draws nearer. This year’s program, in particular, has made us all especially proud. We managed to find the right balance between the recognized highlights of European festivals on one hand, and rising stars on the other, while still leaving enough room for young hopefuls and surprises. Even though the Festival remains grounded in a multidisciplinary arena with the aim of transgressing the blurred genre borders, this year’s emphasis lies on theatre in a much greater measure than before. Theatre has, after all, found a new kind of drive in these last couple of years as it moves towards its real essence – the actor.
The focus this year is on the hardships and difficult personal situations facing an individual, who is confronted with trying to cope in the elaborate social crises of the contemporary world. There are times when one can find oneself awfully lonely and desperate, having lost perspective in the middle of the world, with boundaries so thin that one can easily slip beyond the edge of society.
Since it is our firm belief that art and culture play an even more important role at times of global crises in particular (it is, at the very least, legitimate to speak of a financial, environmental and social crisis at present), we decided to experiment with the form itself.
We wish to bring the entire integrated neighbourhood into the Festival in the hope that the latter will grow into a real artistic quarter, which would still allow for the feeling of community, solidarity and creativity to emerge.
Everyone is warmly invited!
12 a.m. – 1 p.m.
A CONVERSATION ON ESTABLISHING AN ARTISTIC QUARTER TABOR
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
DIFFERENT WAYS OF EXCHANGE AND COOPERATION: CURATING LOCAL
PRESTAVITEV DELAVNICE OD MODERNE GALERIJE DO METELKOVE
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL MLADI LEVI
International festival Mladi Levi is one of the more prominent annual events of the Bunker Institute, bringing the most current stage performers from all over the world to Ljubljana every end of the summer, since 1998. It bears a mark of a demanding artistic profile, placed within the arena of contemporary progressive theatre and takes pride in its reputation for discovering young talents. The Festival has a distinctive atmosphere, marked with creativity and vibrant spirit, curious audience and social nature.
Festival Mladi Levi inhabits a place of encounters and surprises, continuously opening up to foreign artists and guests, who take pleasure in art and spread contemporary artistic or social topics in front of one another. It is a place of exchange as well as a cradle of new ideas, friendships and co-operations, which frequently extend beyond the local concepts or borders in the process of their growth.
Tickets can be picked up and paid for at the box office of the event venue, which opens an hour before the beginning.