Overflight festival 2010

4th International Theatre Festival

Ljubljana, from 26. to 31. May 2010

At the end of May 2010 the Mladinsko Theatre will for the fourth time host the festival Overflight. Conceived in 2007 as a review of new Mladinsko performances, as early as 2008 the festival also hosted guest performances from the theatres with whom we cooperate. For decades, the identifying emblem of the Mladinsko has been a flight of doves, a symbol of courage and freedom, which was designed by Matjaž Vipotnik. Therefore it seems that the review of our creativity in the company of our spiritual comrades is indeed a flight over a mysterious and wildly beautiful theatre landscape.

The same thing is about to happen this spring. In addition to the performances from our repertory we will also show our audience two daring projects of the directors who are well-known to Slovenian theatre goers: the Croatian director and choreographer Borut Šeparović with My Heart Beats for Her and the Slovenian director Eduard Miler, who was also the artistic director of the Mladinsko in the 1990s, will present The Explosion of Memory V performed by the Montenegrin National Theatre in Cetinje where Miler has been working as artistic director for the last couple of years.

From our own productions, we have chosen the following:

Lowering the Skies directed by Jernej Lorenci, written by Nebojša Pop Tasić on the basis of Ovid's Metamorphoses and was co-produced by Mittelfest in Cividale/Čedad;

Crime and Punishment directed by Diego de Brea, an adaptation of Dostoyevsky's novel, a performance that recently returned from an extremely successful tour at the 12th Iberoamerican Theatre Festival in Bogota in March;

Amado mio directed by Ivan Peternelj, based on Pier Paolo Pasolini's novel of the same name, a subtle performance about love that will be presented at the Queer Zagreb festival on 8 May and at the Udinestrate in Udine/Videm on 1 and 2 August;

Damned be the Traitor of his Homeland! directed by Oliver Frljić, a radical metaphor of human conflicts in the shadow of the Balkan War will be shown at the Festival of Small Stages in Rijeka on 10 May, and will then tour the countries of the former Yugoslavia;

Šumi directed by Vinko Möderndorfer, based on Peter Božič's final play, a heart rendering stage narrative about the “lost” generation of Slovene young adults, mostly bohemians, artists, and intellectuals in the socialist 1970s and 1980s;

A Clockwork Orange directed by Matjaž Pograjc, based on Anthony Burgess's adaptation of his own novel, a wild theatre “saga” about an individual caught up in the repressive apparati of the state, church and education;

Crave directed by Vito Taufer, Sarah Kane’s text transformed into four touching portraits of human existence.

In 2010 we invite you again to fly with us, and during our flight we will, with the help of our performances and the performances from the theatres that share our spirit, discover the depths of the human soul and delve into the maze of complicated interpersonal and social relationships.

Complete Program