Theatre is probably one of the most material forms of art, almost tangible in its physical presence, always taking place here, in front of us, in an inevitably shared time and space. Perhaps this is why it is also the shortest way to our minds and emotions? If it is true that the relation of society towards the material, objects, images, sounds, products and events defines the state of the society, these very relations seem to be at the heart of this year’s festival.

Through the festival prism of emotional materialism as a sort of imaginary common denominator of the performances, artists will intervene in, testify to, or establish their statement towards these relations. By scratching the surface of things like old masks, rocks, archives, notes, machines, robots, tools, common kitchen or technological accessories, artifacts, corpses, food, or nature itself, we will unveil the layers of the de‑emotionalized world.  

​This year’s festival will bring together artists, thinkers and audiences in 8 days of exciting collaborative exploration beneath the surface, going through the various layers of things and their relationships to society today.

Part of the festival program is playing with the theme of emotional materialism, which will also be theoretically presented at the international trans-making forum within the festival.

You are invited to spend these eight days with us!



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.


Ticket reservation and information: +386 51 269 906,
Tickets have a symbolic price of 1 €. Volunteer contributions can be donated at all festival venues.
Tickets can be picked up and paid for at the box office of the event venue, which opens an hour before the beginning.