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MINIFEST 2013

MINIFEST 2013

28TH OF NOVEMBER TO 1ST OF DECEMBER 2013

MINI TEATER LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA

International European projects Lifelong Learning Programme (Grundtvig, Performing Arts in Residence), Experimental Theatre Academy and Puppet Nomad Academy 3 partners meeting.


MINIFEST

POSTDRAMA THEATRE PROGRAMME

 

LOVE'S END

THURSDAY, 28TH OF NOVEMBER  2013 AT 4.30 PM

Location: Mini teater Ljubljana, Križevniška 1

A play about love and broken relationships. About what happens when a couple is separating, when one of the two decides to leave. »At a time when theatre is dominated by concepts and reinterpretation, Rambert hit the bull's eye of a relationship between a man and a woman,« explains the director Ivica Buljan. The trap in Love’s End is that love story of the title. »The play does not pit one lover against the other,« says the author of the text Pascal Rambert. »That would be too easy. I’m trying rather to draw two trajectories that, at a certain point, find a form of freedom after an impossible suffering.«

 

Pascal Rambert

Director: Ivica Buljan

Translation: Suzana Koncut

Performing: Pia Zemljič and Marko Mandić

Dramaturgy and assistant director: Robert Waltl

Sound and space design: son:DA

Costumography: Ana Savić Gecan

Coproduction: Mini teater Ljubljana and Mestno gledališče Ptuj (Slovenia), Novo kazalište Zagreb and Zadar snova (Croatia)

With the help of French Institute in Slovenia

 

Language: Slovene

English surtitles

Duration: 120 min

 

The performance was created within the international European projectS »Experimental theatra Academy« and »PNA 2«, financially supported by the European Comission, programme Culture (2007-2013). This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

 

ROBERTO ZUCCO

PREMIERE: THURSDAY, 28TH OF NOVEMBER 2013 AT 9 PM

Location: Mini teater Ljubljana, Križevniška 1

Based on an infamous true story, Roberto Zucco the play concerns a charismatic serial murderer - a young, lost soul who philosophically seduces his prey, driven by forces he can’t control. He then surrenders, albeit hesitantly, to those forces as if he’s been chosen by some cosmic instinct to act on them. A cruel play, written close to the playwright’s death, but it’s also syrupy sweet at times, proof that Koltès felt sentiment and forgiveness toward the generally foul lot of characters he had drawn. After all, they’re only behaving as they’re expected to behave, caught in the absurd hurricane of an antihero’s preemptive fate.

 

Bernard Marie-Koltès

Director: Ivica Buljan

Performing: Senka Bulić, Akos Orosz, Zoltan Lendvaczky, Erika Tanko, Pall Zsolt, Rita Kerkay, Lazók Mátyás

Dramaturgy: Robert Waltl

Scenography: son:DA

Costum design: Ana Savić Gecan

Coproduction: Mini teater Ljubljana (Slovenia), Maladype Theater Budapest (Hungary) and Novo kazalište (Croatia)

 

Language: English, Hungarian, Italian

English surtitles

Duration: 120

 

Roberto Zucco is a project of Mini teater, Novo kazalište Zagreb and Maladype Theater. The performance was created within the international European projects »Puppet Nomad Academy 3« and »Experimental Theatre Academy«, financially supported by the European Comission, programme Culture (2007-2013). This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

The project is financially supported by Ministry of culture Republic of Croatia, Ministry of culture Republic of Slovenia, Mulicipality of Ljubljana and City of Zagreb.

 

ROUND TABLEOF PERFORMING ARTS IN RESIDENCE PROJECT:

BEYOND ACT

THURSDAY, 28TH OF NOVEMBER 2013 2.30 PM TO 4.15 PM

Location: Mini teater Ljubljana, Križevniška 1

Love’s End and Roberto Zucco

To read the text on the crossing of the tragic and performative. Art of acting on the border between mimetic dramatic situation and ‘’philosophical’’ dialogue. Process of work in the performance Love’s End.

 

PUPPET NOMAD ACADEMY 3 AND EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE ACADEMY PROJECTS MEETING

AT 9 AM

Mini teater Ljubljana, Križevniška 1

PERFORMING ARTS IN RESIDENCE PROJECT MEETING

AT 12 PM

Mini teater Ljubljana, Križevniška 1

 

BARTLEBY THE SCRIVENER

FRIDAY, 29TH OF NOVEMBER 2013 AT 5.30 PM

Location: Mini teater Ljubljana, Križevniška 1

Bartleby The Scrivener is a surprisingly current short story by the American classical writer, Herman Melville, known almost exclusively for his novel Moby Dick. Bartleby, or »the most famous story of Wall Street,« is based on Bartleby’s seemingly simple answer:  »I’d prefer not to.« This is his unexpected response to the request from his superior, the narrator, to help with some office work. After this initial defiance, Bartleby continues to counter all requests and demands with the compelling »I’d prefer not to« or »I’d rather not.« This earns him the right to survive, that is to say, the right to passive insistence.

Grand Prix for the Best Production of the Maribor Theatre Festival, Borštnik Award for Text Adaptation for Miloš Lolić, Borštnik Award for Sound Design for Luka Ivanović  andBorštnik Award for acting for Igor Samobor.

 

Herman Melville

Concept and direction: Miloš Lolić

Translation: Polona Glavan

Performing:  Igor Samobor, Sandi Pavlin, Janez Starina, Tadej Pišek and Miha Rodman

Sound design: Luka Ivanović

Project advisors: Bojana Denić and Igor Dobričić

Production: Mini teater Ljubljana (Slovenia)

 

Language: Slovene

English surtitles

Duration: 65 min

 

The performance was created within the international European project »PNA 2«, financially supported by the European Comission, programme Culture (2007-2013). This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

 

MA AND AL

FRIDAY, 29TH OF  NOVEMBER 2013 AT 10.30 PM

Location: Mini teater Ljubljana, Križevniška 1

Performance after the inspiration and by combining the texts of J. D. Salinger and B.-M. Koltès. Three monologues of performance symbolically represent a new fictive world that separates and presents itself as real and as a continuation of theatrical and literature space. While organizing the logic of the scenery montage themes that the performance opens are versatile and everyday: death of a child, dispersion of family, American democracy, war in Vietnam, relationship between classic and contemporary theatre, the art of warfare, inability of communication between children and parents, power and isolation. With strong performances by Senka Bulić and Marko Mandić giving us an in-depth understanding of Salinger's and Koltès's texts.

 

After the texts of J. D. Salinger and B.-M. Koltès

Director: Ivica Buljan

Music: Mitja Vrhovnik Smrekar

Costumes: Ana Savić Gecan

Performing: Senka Bulić and Marko Mandić

Musician: Andraž Mazi/Miha Meglič/Tomislav Vedrina

Coproduction: Mini teater Ljubljana (Slovenia) and Kazalište Hotel Bulić Zagreb (Croatia)

Cooperation: Teatar &TD, Zagreb (Croatia)

 

Language: English

Duration: 90 min

 

The performance was created within the international European project »PNA 1«, financially supported by the European Comission, programme Culture (2007-2013). This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

 

ROUND TABLE OF PERFORMING ARTS IN RESIDENCE PROJECT:

(NOT ANYMORE)DRAMATIC THEATRE TEXT

FRIDAY, 29TH OF NOVEMBER 2013 2.30 PM TO 5 PM

Location: Mini teater Ljubljana, Križevniška 1

Bartleby the Scrivener and Ma and Al

The preparation of the theatre text. The place of the theatre text in the postdramatic. Approaches and stategies in the making of the performance Ma and Al.

 

MACBETH AFTER SHAKESPEARE

SATURDAY, 30TH OF NOVEMBER 2013 AT 3.30 PM

Location: Mini teater Ljubljana, Križevniška 1

Grand prix of Maribor Theatre Festival. The jury of 44th BTF decrees that the performance of Macbeth after Shakespeare grows in the aesthetic, holistic and at the first sight incontrollable organism in a body of performance that always with dramaturgic and directory thought out ideas leads the performers on by the ledges of pure power and uncontrollably pulls the viewer into its current. Macbeth’s raw performance enfolds in a direct closeness of the viewer that, if he wants it or not, becomes a part of this hellish and ultimately stripped performance.

Acclaimed critic,Randy Gener declares Macbeth After Shakespeare among the world's best theater of 2011 in the arts-and-culture magazine In the theater of One World. He describes Macbeth After Shakespeare as "stunning" and "a revelation".

 

Heiner Müller

Director: Ivica Buljan

Translator: Milan Štefe

Performing: Marko Mandić, Milena Zupančič, Miha Rodman, Jurij Drevenšek/Aljaž Jovanović, Jure Henigman, Jose, Stipe Kostanić, Domen Valič and Anže Zevnik

Costumes: Ana Savić Gecan

Set design: son:DA

Composer: Mitja Vrhovnik Smrekar

Choreography: Tanja Zgonc

Dramaturgy: Diana Koloini

Producer: Robert Waltl

Production: Mini teater Ljubljana (Slovenia) and Novo kazalište Zagreb (Croatia)

Coproduction: Cankarjev dom Ljubljana (Slovenia)

 

Language: Slovene

English surtitles

Duration: 120 min

 

TO HAVE DONE WITH JUDGEMENT OF GOD PART ONE

SATURDAY, 30TH OF NOVEMBER 2013 AT 9 PM

Location: Mini teater Ljubljana, Križevniška 1

The concert-performance-installation To have done with judgement of God Part One by the author Senka Bulić was created with a set of texts by one of the most interesting authors in theatre, Antonin Artaud. It is material that was so subversive that a radio director decided to remove the show from his program. Senka Bulić passes the text through her body as a performer, through her voice, and through sounds, music and visual installations. In combination with Tomislav Ćurković, visual artist and musician, and Oliver Jularić, costume designer, the concept of the performance is based on the installation of the scene, the voice and the visuals. The deconstruction of the image of Joan of Arc (1865- John Everett Millais) is inserted into Arnaud’s material.

 

Translator: Zlatko Wurzberg

Concept: Senka Bulić and Tomislav Ćurković

Performer: Senka Bulić

Costume designer: Oliver Jularić

Musicians: Tin Ostreš and Mario Kovačević

Choreography assistant: Michela Muzgonja

Light design: Nikša Mrkonjić

Make up: Iva Dežmar

Coproduction: Hotel Bulić Theatre and Culture Factory (Croatia)

 

Language: Croatian

Duration: 60 min

 

ROUND TABLE OF PERFORMING ARTS IN RESIDENCE PROJECT:

THE VOICE OF BODY

SATURDAY, 30TH OF NOVEMBER 2013 2.30 PM TO 3.30 PM

Location: Mini teater Ljubljana, Križevniška 1

Macbeth after Shakespeare and To have done with judgement of God Part One

How to make the body speak? The voice of the sweat, organs, Artaud. Process of work, practices. 

 

THE GAME

SUNDAY, 1ST OF DECEMBER 2013 AT 4 PM

Location: Mini teater Ljubljana, Križevniška 1

Through teh acting force of the generation of the eighties, with the text that is distinctively intimate but at the same time sails across the most basic human and the tragic that each generation puts on in a unique way, director, writer and screenwriter Nejc Gazvoda tacles the medium of theatre through his own poetics. The game is distinctively character and situational drama facing young people, cought in the turbulent time of Slovenia of the 21st century, to write their own truth. How well do I really know the people around me? How well do I really know myself? And what is left when the masks are off?

 

Text and direction: Nejc Gazvoda

Performing: Jurij Drevenšek, Aljaž Jovanović, Maruša Majer, Matej Puc, Ajda Smrekar and Tina Vrbnjak

Scenography: Numen and Ivana Radenović

Costumes: Branka Pavlič

Music: New Wave Syria

Language consultant: Tatjana Stanič

Coproduction: Mini teater Ljubljana and Mestno gledališče Ptuj (Slovenia)

 

Language: Slovene

Duration: 100 min

 

The performance was created within the international European project »Experimental Theatre Academy«, financially supported by the European Comission, programme Culture (2007-2013). This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

 

VICTIMIZE #1

SUNDAY, 1ST OF DECEMBER 2013 AT 9 PM

Location: Mini teater Ljubljana, Križevniška 1

In this performance we are questioning the relationship between the victim and the abuser through the interaction of the victim and an artist. Victimize #1 is an interdisciplinary theatre project which dramaturgy is based on true events. The play exposes and analyzes the relationship between the victim and the abuser and the relationship of Western culture towards suffering and victims in general. The cycle of performances is imagined as a work in progress that will explore the relationship between victim and abuser in various sociological and political contexts using the SM poetics.

 

Direction: Hrvoje Cokarić

Scene Movement: Nela Sisarić

With: Sanela Marković, Darijo Tvrdić and Nela Sisarić

Music: Jorge Sladić and C Bastard

Scenography: Alemka Đivoje

Executive designer: Marin Boban

In collaboration with: Kino klub Split

Realized with the financial support: Grad Split and European Union

Production: Fraktal falus teatar, Uzgon (Croatia)

 

Language: Croatian

Duration: 40 min

 

ROUND TABLE OF PERFORMING ARTS IN RESIDENCE PROJECT:

THE POLITICAL OF THE POSTDRAMATIC

SUNDAY, 1ST OF DECEMBER 2013 2.30 PM TO 4 PM

Location: Mini teater Ljubljana, Križevniška 1

The Game and Victimize #1

The political of the strategies in the process of making a theatre performance. Process of work in the performance The game and the Experimental theatre academy.

 


MINIFEST

THEATRE FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH PROGRAMME

 

SNOW WHITE

THURSDAY, 28TH OF NOVEMBER 2013 AT 11 AM AND 5 PM

Location: Mini teater at Ljubljana Castle

The story of Snow White comes to life as a whitty, live and sarcastic comment on the actual state of the world but maintains all the vital fairytale motives that are the red line of this performance. Fairytale heroes of this Snow White e are not set in the magical surroundings of the enchanted forest, poisoned apples, idyllic nature and supernatural kisses. This time the modern fairytale situations are set in the dark mining town, where - with the help of modern accessories - they also point out the ecological crisis and uncontrolled pollution of the environment. But of course, the evil stepmother, magical mirror, mischievous likable elves and the savior will not be missing even in this Snow White.

 

Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm

Adaptation: Marek Bečka, Zala Dobovšek

Director: Marek Bečka

Actors: Elena Volpi/Vesna Vončina and Aljaž Jovanović/Jose

Music and songs: Jose

Puppet Design and Artistic Concept: Robert Smolik

Production: Mini teater Ljubljana (Slovenia)

 

Puppet play for children over the age of 5

Language: Slovene

Duration: 50 min

 

The performance was created within the international European project »PNA 1«, financially supported by the European Comission, programme Culture (2007-2013). This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

   

THUMBELINA

FRIDAY, 29TH OF NOVEMBER 2013 AT 11 AM

Location: Mini teater Ljubljana, Križevniška 1

The first virtual puppet show is a mixture of film and puppet performance in a virtual computer environment. Characters from fairy-tale come to life on screen and, assisted by the one animator and the audience, try to save the heroine from troubles. The story is set in virtual space which is open and flexible. Each situation consists of at least two different solutions. Assisted by the animator, the children then determine the characters and the course of events in a specific situation. Wishing to make the operation of complex technology attractive to children, the authors also encourage them to play the role of animator after the performance and stir the protagonists to life.

 

Hans Christian Andersen

Director and performer: Robert Waltl

Dramaturgy: Ivica Buljan

Concept: Darij Kreuh and Tadej Fius

Visuals: Ana Košir

Music: Špela Avsenak

Production: Forum Ljubljana (Slovenia)

Coproduction: Cankarjev dom Ljubljana (Slovenia)

Distribution: Mini teater Ljubljana (Slovenia)

 

Virtual puppet show for children over the age of 3

Language: Slovene

Duration: 45 min

 

LITTLE SLEEPY STAR

SATURDAY, 30TH OF NOVEMBER 2013 AT 11 AM

Location: Mini teater Ljubljana, Križevniška 1

Cult and unforgettable fairytale by Frane Ježek for children of all ages. One of the most popular Slovenian fairytales with a universal message that we can with kindness and good, pure thought and love overcome evil.   There is a star in the sky that puts children to sleep, leads sailors over the seas and helps the poet find the right rhymes. She has gold long hair and is called Sleepy Star. But because she is often late for work she causes confusion on Earth. The children are crying, the sailors can’t find their ways, the poet does not find the rhyme to the word pot.  That is why she is punished and sent to the Earth and can come back only when and if she will prove to be smart enough.

 

Frane Milčinski - Ježek

Director: Robert Waltl

Dramaturge: Zala Dobovšek

Assistant director and consultant for animation Brane Vižintin

Art design: Robert Smolik

Sound design and music: Miha Ciglar

Starring: Nina Ivanišin/Maruša Majer, Tadej Pišek and Igor Štamulak

Live music: Miha Ciglar/ David Cerar/Tadej Droljc

Language consultant: Maja Cerar

Coproduction: Mini teater Ljubljana, Kulturni dom Slovenj Gradec and Maribor 2012 - European Capital of culture (Slovenia)

 

Puppet performance for children over the age of 3

Language: Slovene

Duration: 45 min

 

The performance was created within the international European project »PNA 3«, financially supported by the European Comission, programme Culture (2007-2013). This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

    

THE MISHMASH BAKERY

SUNDAY, 1ST OF DECEMBER 2013 AT 11 AM AND 5 PM

Location: Mini teater at Ljubljana Castle

Do you know how the good baker Mishmash bakes his bread and what is the secret of the factory that is known through all the villages nearby?Three decades ago, the famous Slovene writer Svetlana Makarovič wrote a story about a bakery known to the neighbouring villages for its tasty bread. This is a story about the goodness of the humble baker Mishmash who offered bread to the poor and to the children for free; yet it is also a story about the nosy and wicked woman Jedrt who is determined to disclose the secret on how Mishmash manages to make the bread so good; and it is a story about the cat who gets tired of Jedrt taking advantage of him, so he decides to move and stay with the baker Mishmash.

 

Svetlana Makarovič

Direction: Robert Waltl

Performing: Violeta Tomič, Jose and Tadej Pišek

Set and puppet design: Robert Smolik

Choreography: Natalija Manojlović

Music: Uroš Rakovec

Light design: Nikša Mrkonjić

Production: Mini teater Ljubljana (Slovenia)

 

Puppet performance for children over the age of 3

Language: Slovene

Duration: 50 min

 

The performance was created within the international European project »PNA 2«, financially supported by the European Comission, programme Culture (2007-2013). This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

 


PRICES

Postdrama performances: adults 15 €; students and senior citizens 8 €

Children and youth performances: adults 8 €, children 6 €

Round tables and discussions: free entry

 


PUPPET NOMAD ACADEMY 3 PARTNERS

Mini teater Ljubljana, Slovenia (Coordinator)

Novo kazalište Zagreb, Croatia

Figurentheatervlinders&CO VZW, Belgium

Teatro Neline, Slovakia

Foundation NUKU, Estonia

Maladype Theatre, Hungary

Otvoreni univerzitet Subotica, Serbia

Pozorište lutaka Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE ACADEMY PARTNERS

Mini teater Ljubljana, Slovenia (Coordinator)

Novo kazalište Zagreb, Croatia

Foundation NUKU, Estonia

Maladype Theatre, Hungary

Gradsko kazalište lutaka Split, Croatia

Dječje pozorište republike Srpske, Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

PERFORMING ARTS IN RESIDENCE PARTNERS

Accademia Amiata Mutamenti, Grosseto, Italy (Coordinator)

Mini teater Ljubljana, Slovenia

Schloss Bröllin e.V., Bröllin, Germany

AKT-ZENT e.V., Internationales Theaterzentrum Berlin, research centre of the International Theatre Institute ITI, Berlin, Germany

Théâtre & Publics asbl., Liège, Belgium

RECTUS CENTRUM, Nicosia, Cyprus

La MaMa Umbria International Associazione Culturale, Spoleto, Italy

"PER-THEATER-FORMANCE" Αστική μη κερδοσκοπική εταιρία θεάτρου, Athens, Greece


MINIFEST programme is created within international European projects Lifelong Learning Programme (Grundtvig, Performing Arts in Residence), Experimental Theatre Academy and Puppet Nomad Academy 3, financially supported by the European Comission, programme Culture (2007-2013). This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

          

 

The programme and activity of Mini Teater is co-financed by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and the Municipality of Ljubljana - MOL.