Matjaž Pograjc


Born in 1967. Studies in theatre and radio direction (AGRFT, Ljubljana). In 1990, he founded the Betontanc group, with which he develops and researches choreographical and physical forms of stage expression, employing ideologically oriented themes – especially from the world of urban adolescence. Another important part of his research is dedicated to verbal theatrical structure; with the aid of the Mladinsko Theatre ensemble, Pograjc explores a directional concept based on original interpretations of contemporary dramatic texts or the contributions of the acting team. His method of interpretation involves different genres of pop culture, under which he discovers modern archetypal models of a lost civilization, chaos, violence and cruelty.

(Source: Jana Pavlič, Castration Machines, Maska 2001)

He is a permanant Mladinsko Theatre director since1993.

Blaž Lukan on performances by Matjaž Pograjc:

Pleasure in Transit: A View of the Theatre of Matjaž Pograjc
pdfpograjcang (.pdf 2.3MB)

Performances for Betontanc:

Poets without Pockets, Ljubljana, 1990.
Romeo and Juliet, Ljubljana, 1991.
Every Word a Gold Coin Worth, Ljubljana, 1992.
Wet Hanky Thieves, Ljubljana, Angers, 1993.
Know Your Enemy!, Ljubljana, 1995.
On Three Sides of Heaven, Ljubljana, 1997.
The Secret Sunshine Schedule, Bunker Productions, Ljubljana, 1999.
Midnight Meat Flight, 2000.
Maison des rendez-vous, Ljubljana, Rennes, 2002.
Wrestling Dostoievsky, Vienna, 2004.
Everybody for Berlusconi, Junghollandia and Betontanc, 2004.
Show Your Face!, Betontanc and Umka.LV, 2006.

Projects in SMG

Asistent kostumografke
The House of Bernarda Alba

Asistent scenografa
The House of Bernarda Alba


The Ward of Our Lady of Mercy

The House of Bernarda Alba

Izbor glasbe (v sodelovanju z vsemi sodelujočimi)

Costume designer
Who's afraid of Tennessee Williams?

Light designer
The House of Bernarda Alba

Dance or Die
The House of Bernarda Alba
Who's afraid of Tennessee Williams?
The Whale's Belly
Love to Death
A Place I've Never Been
Oliver Twist
A Clockwork Orange
Play It Again, Caligula
The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat
Roberto Zucco
Maison des rendez-vous
A Handful of Shakespeare
The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum
Pavla over the Precipice
Rok's Depth
Human Error

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Režija in priredba
Peter Pan

Set designer
Who's afraid of Tennessee Williams?

Maison des rendez-vous