Betontanc: RUN FOR LOVE
Starting point of this project is reinterpretation of very famous scene on the Odessa steps in the movie “Battleship Potemkin” of S. Einstein, filmed in 1925. The movie discusses Russian revolution and the rebellion of marines on the Battleship Potemkin in 1905. The famous scene on the Odessa steps, long time forbidden in Russia, shows a terrible massacre of the people on the Odessa steps. The sequence that represents the starting point of the project is the one with the baby carriage that runs down the stairs after the baby’s mother has been shot.
The project wants to preserve the symbolic force of the scene and wants to pose a new question: can a man survive in the mass and hysteria in the run for life and love.
Project takes this scene as a starting idea, but it transforms and reinterprets it with different means of artistic expression (theatre, visual art, music…).
What interests us is not the scene of panic itself but the space of transition, passage between the past and the future, the moment, when life is concentrated on one moment, the moment of extreme urgency, of danger and hope for survival, run toward life and toward love.
- Director: MATJAŽ POGRAJC
- Visual artist: MATEJ ANDRAŽ VOGRINČIČ
- Music: EZ3KIEL (Joan Guillon, Matthieu Fays, Stephane Babiaud, Yann Nguema)
- Co-authors and performers: KATARINA STEGNAR, PRIMOŽ BEZJAK, BRANKO POTOČAN
- Text: BRANKO JORDAN
- Set design: ESTRIHI&OMETI, MATEJ ANDRAŽ VOGRINČIČ
- Video: JASMIN TALUNDŽIĆ
- Costumes: MATEJA BENEDETTI
- Light design: TOMAŽ ŠTRUCL
- Sound design: DIMITRI MERCIER, JURE VLAHOVIČ
- Technical director: LUKA CURK
- Technical assistence: OMAR ISMAIL, SAŠA ŠERBAN
- Design: SAŠA KLADNIK
- Executive producer: MAJA VIŽIN
- Production: BUNKER, LJUBLJANA
- Co-production: FESTIVAL EXCENTRIQUE (tbc), LIEUXPUBLICS (tbc), IN SITU, the European platform for the production of street arts (IN SITU has been financed with the support of the European Commission (Culture 2000 Programme 2000)
- Partners: CULTURESFRANCE, INSTITUT FRANÇAIS CHARLES NODIER
With help of: LE PARAPLUIE (Centre International de Création Artistique) – Aurillac
- With support of: Ministry of Culture, City of Ljubljana, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Zavod za turizem Ljubljana, IN SITU, the European platform for the production of street arts (IN SITU has been financed with the support of the European Commission (Culture 2000 Programme 2000), Railway museum
Photo: Nada Žgank
Video: Bunker archive
Editors: Gregor Gobec, Urška Boljkovac
20th August 2008, Festival d’Aurillac, France
- 21st, 22nd and 23rd August 2008, Festival d’Aurillac, France
- 2nd September 2008, Concert Ez3kiel, Gala hali, Metelkova City, Ljubljana
- 3rd and 4th September 2008, Srednja šola za elektrotehniko in računalništvo, Ljubljana
- 23rd and 24th October 2008, Marseille