COMPLETE PROGRAM




Wednesday, 26 May 2010, at 20:00
Croatian Football Theatre

My Heart Beats for Her

Srce moje kuca za nju

Author and director: Borut Šeparović; choreography: Tamara Curić, Larisa Lipovac, Borut Šeparović
First half: Adriana Josipović, Ana Stunić, Ana Vilenica, Antonia Matković, Daria Karić, Helvecia Tomić, Iva Morandini-Plovanić, Martina Car, Martina Tomić, Nataša Mihoci, Petra Milojković, Rina Kotur
Second half: Antoaneta Boras-Vidov, Brigita Sajko, Davorka Drvodelić, Lela Lujanac-Kerdić, Mirjana Kalinger, Nada Kos Balen, Renata Petrović, Sanja Plepelić, Silva Cirković, Sonja Cirković, Vasiljka Martinović, Zrinka Banić-Tomišić
Production: Montažstroj and Dance Centre Tala

Borut Separović is the artistic director, author, theatre-maker and choreographer of the Croatian performance group Montažstroj. In his theatre work he has intensively and continuously dealt with different social and media phenomena (chauvinism, contemporary transitional mythologies, terrorism, etc.). In his latest performance My Heart Beats for Her Šeparović focuses on the phenomenon of football as the strongest cohesive element of the nation.



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Wednesday, 26 May 2010, at 22:00
Nebojša Pop-Tasić

Lowering the Skies

Based on Metamorphoses by Ovid
Nižina neba, po Ovidijevih Metamorfozah
Director: Jernej Lorenci; performers: Primož Bezjak, Damjana Černe, Maruša Geymayer-Oblak, Željko Hrs, Barbara Krajnc, Marko Mlačnik, Sandi Pavlin, Ivan Rupnik, Romana Šalehar, Marinka Štern, Matija Vastl
Coproduction: Mladinsko Theatre and International Theatre Festival Mittelfest (Cividale, Italy)

“In selected stories on immortal gods and mortal humans (...) the playwright and director found astonishingly exciting and universal aesthetic response to contemporary feeling of individual discomfort in chaos of all kinds and crisis of today’s world.” (Slavko Pezdir, Delo Slovene daily newspaper)

Translation into Italian.



Thursday, 27 May 2010, at 20:00
Sarah Kane

Crave

Sla
Director: Vito Taufer; performers: Neda R. Bric, Matej Recer, Boris Kos, Janja Majzelj
Production: Mladinsko Theatre

“Four portraits of wounded persons, four minimalistic scenes, purely directed by Vito Taufer and interpreted by Neda R. Bric, Matej Recer, Boris Kos and Janja Majzelj achieve an effect of deeply moving confessions which have in common a craving for life, a craving for love and consciousness of life’s short duration.” (Marjana Ravnjak, TV Slovenia)
Neda Rusjan Bric has been awarded for the role of M by the Slovene Association of Drama Artists.

Translation into English.



Thursday, 27 May 2010, at 22:00
Pier Paolo Pasolini

Amado mio

Adapted and directed by: Ivan Peternelj; performers: Ivan Peternelj and Blaž Šef
Coproduction: Mladinsko Theatre and ŠKUC Theatre

Inspired by particular fragments from Pasolini's autobiographical novel Amado mio this subtle performance – extremely rich in stage atmospheres – “deals with bitter beauty and human grief as a result of the predominance of nature over morality, culture and civilization. It brings to us the very irrepressibility of the primeval human lust for life, pleasure and bliss.” (Slavko Pezdir, Delo Slovene daily newspaper)
Amado mio will be presented at the Queer Zagreb Festival (8 May 2010) and at the Udine d’estateFestival (1 and 2 August 2010).

Translation into English.

Friday, 28 May 2010, at 20:00

Damned be the Traitor of His Homeland!

Preklet naj bo izdajalec svoje domovine!
Director: Oliver Frljić; performers: Primož Bezjak, Olga Grad, Uroš Kaurin, Boris Kos, Uroš Maček, Draga Potočnjak, Matej Recer, Romana Šalehar, Dario Varga, Matija Vastl
Production: Mladinsko Theatre

“The focus of this powerful and brilliant performance which deals in a cynical way with Yugoslav political theatre and its heroes is not the historical event of the Yugoslav war but the specificity of the crucial political problem of today: everybody is ready for crime – one just has to push the right buttons.” (Svetlana Slapšak, Vecer daily newspaper)
On 10 May 2010 the performance will be presented at the International Festival of Small Scenes in Rijeka (Croatia).
Translation into English.


Friday, 28 May 2010, at 22:00
Peter Božič

Šumi

Director: Vinko Möderndorfer; performers: Robert Prebil, Sandi Pavlin, Marinka Štern, Blaž Šef, Katarina Stegnar, Suzana Grau, Damjana Černe, Olga Kacjan, Iztok Jereb
Production: Mladinsko Theatre

In 1980s Šumi was a legendary Ljubljana meeting point of intellectuals, bohemians, artists and alcoholics. One of its most known visitors was also a poet named Chubby. He became the protagonist of the last play written by Slovene avant-garde playwright Peter Božič (1932–2009), a daring portrait of the 1960s “lost generation”, representatives of the youth that grew up in the time of Yugoslav socialism. Božič brings into focus their sorrows and complicated relationships with their parents.

Translated into English.



Saturday, 29 May 2010, at 20:00
Anthony Burgess

A Clockwork Orange

Peklenska pomaranča
Director: Matjaž Pograjc; performers: Maruša Geymayer-Oblak, Željko Hrs, Nataša Živković, Primož Bezjak, Blaž Šef, Uroš Kaurin, Ivan Peternelj, Ivan Rupnik, Damjana Černe
Production: Mladinsko Theatre

“It is impossible for anybody to remain indifferent to this excellently created and performed show. It opens a question of choice which prevails over a clockwork human being who is only capable of returning good for evil because the society demands so.” (Katja Lenarčič: www.veza.sigledal.org)

Translation into English.



Saturday, 29 May 2010, at 22:00 and Monday, 31 May 2010, at 17:30

Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoyevsky

Crime and Punisment

Zločin in kazen
Directed and adapted by Diego de Brea; performers: Matija Vastl, Sandi Pavlin, Romana Šalehar, Olga Grad, Olga Kacjan/Draga Potočnjak, Daša Doberšek/Nataša Živković, Željko Hrs, Marinka Štern, Boris Kos, Uroš Maček, Ivan Godnič, Dario Varga

Production: Mladinsko Theatre

In March Crime and Punishment was successfully presented at the International Theatre Festival in Bogota (Colombia). “Director Diego de Brea demands from Matija Vastl to create the role of Raskolnikov as a mixture of intense physical, almost choreographical expression and introspection of a human being that stands on the edge of the world of pathology. To observe his performance was one of the biggest adventures of this festival.” (Emilio Sanmiguel, El nuevo siglo, Columbian daily newspaper)
Translation into Spanish.



Sunday, 30 May 2010, at 20:00

The Vampire

Vampir
Directed and conceived by Ivica Buljan; based on a poem Molodec/The Swain by Marina Tsvetaeva; performers: Primož Bezjak, Neda R. Bric, Olga Kacjan, Uroš Kaurin, Janja Majzelj, Ivan Peternelj
Production: Mladinsko Theatre
The Vampire will be premiered on 19 May 2010.

Director Ivica Buljan is inspired by the epic poem of Marina Tsvetaeva Mlodec or Le Gars; a story of an innocent girl Marusja who falls in love with a cursed young man, a vampire who devours corpses. Her love is so strong that she doesn’t want to part from him at the price of the death of her relatives and even of her own. As well as a story of a vampire who falls in love with Marusja so passionately that he wants to save her from himself and his cursed love. It is also a story of those who love against their will and their nature. And at the end they merge into one being.
English script available.


Monday, 31 May 2010, at 20:00
Heiner Müller

Explosion of a Memory 5

Eksplozija sjećanja 5
Director: Eduard Miler; performers: Ksenija Mišič, Srdjan Grahovac, Nada Vukčević, Ivan Peternelj
Coproduction: Royal Theatre “Zetski dom” in Cetinje (Montenegro) and KotorArt Festival


The Explosion of a Memory focuses on a revision of the history and the idea of a human being as a responsible subject who suffers the consequences of the recurring historical milieu. With excellent Slovene and Montenegrin actors the show puts into dialogue two works by Heiner Müller: a monologue of a man in the elevator (The Mission) and Quartet.