Maja Pelević, Betontanc:

The play entitled Možda smo mi Miki Maus was written by a young Serbian playwright and dramaturge, Maja Pelević. In 2007 she received the prize for the best contemporary dramatic text at an anonymous contest at the Sterijino pozorje festival in Novi Sad. The play was inspired by graffiti in Belgrade, which showed a young couple holding each other, while wearing plastic ears on their head like Mickey Mouse. The focal point for main characters is an old photo camera. The play touches upon the subject of time on the one hand and the attitude one adopts towards frozen moments in life on the other. Photograph thus takes a central place due to its ambivalent symbolic scope, manifesting the desire for eternity and the fear of fading away at the same time.

The performance innovatively contemplates an individual in the world of today, who stands perplexed in the face of an absence of morality, love, tolerance and any standard of value. All performers, being either nameless individuals or merely puppets, convey the abyss of disintegration, ruling over the automated life of the 21st Century. The main characters bump into one another like bees in a closed basket, only to express rage and frustration at their powerless struggle with life and the absurdity of their own existence, asking themselves why they exist, when they never wished to be born in the first place.


  • Direction and choice of music: Matjaž Pograjc
  • Artistic concept: Matjaž Pograjc, Tomaž Štrucl, Branko Potočan, Mateja Benedetti, Jure Vlahovič
  • Actors: Bojan Krivokapić, Ana Marković, Stefan Bundalo, Jelena Ilić, Damjan Kecojević, Anastasia Mandić, Pavle Jerinić, Milena Predić
  • Set and light design: Tomaž Štrucl
  • Costume design: Mateja Benedetti
  • Choreographer: Branko Potočan
  • Speach choach: Ljiljana Mrkić Popović
  • Sound design: Jure Vlahovič
  • Ilustrations: Milica Butković
  • Executive producers: Maja Vižin, Milorad Jovanović
  • Organiser: Jasmina Urošević
  • Assistant set designer: Miraš Vuksanović
  • Assistant costume designer: Olga Mrdjenović
  • Production: National Theatre in Belgrade, Bunker, Ljubljana, Sterijino pozorje Novi Sad
  • With support of: Ministry of Culture, Ljubljana City Council

Photo: Urška Boljkovac
Video: Bunker archive
Editors: Gregor Gobec, Urška Boljkovac

Additional informations


  • World premiere: 2nd June 2009, Sterijino pozorje, Poslovni center NS – Naftagas, Novi Sad, Serbia
  • Slovene premiere: 29th August 2009, Stara mestna elektrarna – Elektro Ljubljana, Slovenia

Past performances:

  • 6th June 2009, Narodno pozorište v Beogradu, Serbia
  • 31st August, 1st and 2nd September 2009, Stara mestna elektrarna – Elektro, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • 23rd and 24th November 2010, Stara mestna elektrarna – Elektro, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • 25th November 2010 ad 7.00 pm, Festival Drugajanje, Maribor, Slovenia

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