Monday through Friday, August 26 – 30, Mladinsko Theatre presented in Washington, D.C. production of a play "Nijinsky's Last Dance". Written by local playwright Norman Allen and directed by Marko Mlačnik, the show was starring Primož Bezjak as the legendary ballet dancer Vaslav Nijinsky, who joined the Ballet Russes in 1909.

Nijinsky’s Last Dance triumphed with reviews in Washington Post and on websites such as DC Metro Theatre Arts. "He speaks in Slovenian as his words appear on overhead screens in English. At the end of our fleeting hour in this presence, we sit in rapt awe. A performance is so magnificent that one barely dares breathe. Nijinsky’s Last Dance, by local playwright Norman Allen, has had several productions—but I cannot imagine any as fine as this." wrote John Stoltenberg, whereas Susan Galbraith stressed: »Rarely in Washington can one experience something so raw and emotionally truthful. Anger. Terror. Desire. It’s all there, and isn’t that what theatre is supposed to be about?«


In a performance The Heart at Hand, premiered in June 2014, director Mare Bulc, together with Draga Potočnjak and his artistic collaborators delves into transplantations, organ donations, donors and recipients. Who are they? The former and the latter, the recipients and the donors – so (in)separately connected and so (in)definitely separated from one another. He wants to look into the dilemmas they faced before their decisions and the questions that transplantation medicine triggers in society. “In the system that we – as I idealistically hope – still have: a society of solidarity, a social, accessible public health system that tries to not differentiate. Solidarity! Hope! Respect! Humaneness! This is the world that inspires me!” says the director.

Cast: Alida Bevk, Neda R. Bric, Daša Doberšek, Ivan Godnič, Janja Majzelj, Sandi Pavlin, Ivan Peternelj, Draga Potočnjak, Matej Recer, Stane Tomazin, Matija Vastl
Irena Preda, Polona Janežič: Irena Preda, Polona Janežič


Following successful presentations in Germany, France. Russia, Portugal and Brasil and Florence Mladinsko opened a prominent Italian festival MITTELFEST in Cividale del Friuli. For more than twenty years Mittlefest has registered the changes and the tensions affecting Europe. In the 2014 programme the signs of a fragile and unquiet beauty appear clearer. This year's invited artists from Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands and Kazakhstan. The response of the public and critics was very intense, stating that "the psychodrama of Mladinsko's actors has won the sympathies of the Italian public" (Il Messagero Veneto) with a specific energy and presence of the "incredible actors that sing, act and physically present the atrocities of the nationalisms today leaving the public breathless and perplexed." (La Republica).

The production of Damned be the traitor of his homeland! has been awarded a special prize of the jury at the 9th edition of the Young Theatres of Russia Festival, Omsk, Russia, on June, 6th 2013.
 
 Un vent de Folie

 
Mark Tompkins


Première:
17th of May 2014


Charismatic  director, choreographer and performer, will join forces with the actresses and actors of our theatre for the first time.



Oliver Frljić

Damned be the Traitor ...