MMC RTV Slovenija

13 October 2014

In the project Hero 1.0, which premiered in the lower hall of the Mladinsko Theatre, we thus follow the transformation of two young men who sacrifice everything to become heroes – their bodies and their minds. In order to become heroes they’re willing to give up everything. Even their own lives. Even their own bodies which they first completely disrobe and then reshape through exercise. But, does that make them heroes? No, because their intention is not to become heroes per se, they don’t foster any romantic ideas about heroism that would bring them fame after death, they strive to make a living from heroism. Unfortunately, this is impossible in today’s world. Nobody calls them, which must mean that we don’t need heroes today. Even more: we’re obviously more than satisfied with the heroes who shape our lives. To actualise, it doesn’t matter if they’ve been caught with their hand in someone else’s bag, it doesn’t matter that they’ve been found out, we’re still willing to trust them, give them our vote and thus put our fate into their dirty hands. Today’s world obviously no longer needs heroes. […] And again, this is the least important; what’s important is their decision to tread on the path of heroism. Bravo!

Tadej Čater


18 October 2014

It is rare to experience such easiness on stage as is conveyed by Uroš Kaurin and Vito Weis who have approached their project about heroism in today’s world in a very heroic manner: as the authors of the concept and texts as well as the performers and directors. This easiness emanates from the position of the performers who address us from a half-private sphere, giving the appearance of child-like playing, using playing things out as the fundamental principle of their stage play; as kids who transform their fascination with action heroes into the enterprise of their lives – into a business and attitude towards the world, which through the alternative pattern of social action also testifies some social criticism. Using strong references to pop culture and some popular social phenomena they position themselves into a reality oriented towards service and egotistical individuality by employing their own branch of heroes for hire. […] Hero 1.0 constantly oscillates between parodying heroes from action movies and confirming the idea about the ability to break through despondency and passivity into actively creating a better world. […] It’s probably safe to] predict that the performance will be enthusiastically received by the youth audience.

Nika Arhar

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