21 Sep 11:00

The Myth Machine

Bobri Festival
Interactive storytelling lesson
For schoolchildren aged 9+

Performed by: Špela Frlic, Andrej Fon and Tea Vidmar; Production: Homo Narrans

The Myth Machine

23 Dec 11:00
24 Dec 09:30
24 Dec 11:00
21 Sep 11:00
21 Sep 17:00
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7,50 EUR

25 - 27 Aug 2021

In times of COVID-19 crisis, we are all "Idiots": Thinking with Kierkegaard and Dostoyevsky. A breakthrough into live culture in dialogue with art.

Søren Kierkegaard 2021, 9th International Conference and Workshop

On the 200th anniversary of the death of Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky, the 2500th anniversary of the death of Siddhartha Gautama Buddha and in memory of Cvetka Hedžet Tóth


In the world we live in, a dialogue needs to be established, more than ever, between different thinkers and those who think differently. Thinkers who support a pluralism of ideas and beliefs aiming towards spiritual openness. The 8th Miklavž Ocepek Symposium again seeks to encourage dialogue among people who think differently whilst plumbing the depths of the human spirit. Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky had a profound influence on both existentialism as initiated by Soren Kierkegaard and art that raises questions about the human condition and achieving freedom that renders life meaningful.

This theme, which is inspired by Kierkegaard's thought, will engage in a dialogue with Buddhist philosophy – addressed in various segments that similarly transcend the notions of being and substance and the self-sufficiency of Self, which is, among others, reflected in the inner truth "We are all Buddhas".

 

In times of COVID-19 crisis, we are all "Idiots": Thinking with Kierkegaard and Dostoyevsky. A breakthrough into live culture in dialogue with art.

25 - 27 Aug 2021
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In collaboration with KUD Apokalipsa and the Soren Kierkegaard Central European Research Institute Ljubljana

Past event
7 Jun 2021 19:30

Gagarin (Gagarine)

Directed by Fanny Liatard, Jérémy Trouilh

France, 2020, 95'

Screenplay: Benjamin Charbit, Fanny Liatard, Jérémy Trouilh
Cinematography: Victor Seguin
Music: Sacha Galperine, Evgueni Galperine, Amine Bouhafa
Editing: Daniel Darmon
Cast: Alséni Bathily (Youri), Lyna Khoudri (Diana), Jamil McCraven (Houssam), Finnegan Oldfield (Dali), Farida Rahouadj (Fari), Denis Lavant (Gérard)
Festivals, awards (selection): Zurich 2020

A glimpse at life in an ethnically diverse area on the outskirts of Paris. Shot on the cusp of the actual demolition of the Cité Gagarine housing project, the film blends realism and fertile imagination to live out the fantasies of a young boy.
Yuri, 16, has lived all his life in Gagarine Towers, a vast red brick housing project bearing the name of the first human to journey into outer space. Parentless, surrounded by countless sketches, space maps and a telescope, he spends his days with the other refugees who have found shelter here. From the heights of his apartment, he dreams of becoming an astronaut. However, when plans to demolish his community’s home are leaked, Yuri joins the resistance. With his friends, he embarks on a mission to save Gagarine, transforming the estate into his own ‘starship’.


 

 

We organized video workshops, some with tenants of all ages, and some with maybe a dozen people aged 12–25. Some of these young people had just arrived from Syria, others had been there forever. We talked with them a lot about their lives and dreams. We asked them how they pictured themselves later on. Those conversations shaped Youri. Deep down, what developed in those discussions was the necessity of the film, and the engine that drove it: to say that young people who are habitually viewed from a statistical or spectacular angle can have immense dreams and imaginations.
Jérémy Trouilh

Gagarin (Gagarine)

1 Jun 2021 19:30
4 Jun 2021 19:30
7 Jun 2021 19:30
1 Jun 2021 19:30
4 Jun 2021 19:30
7 Jun 2021 19:30
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foto Drago Videmšek
Past event
21. - 23. maj 2021 do 24. ure

Draga Potočnjak: Gather your Birds

Realization of the online premiere

Premierno predvajanje napovedano za 21., 22. in 23. maja je odpovedano. Premiera in ponovitve bodo uprizorjene 27., 28. in 29. maja v Kosovelovi dvorani, vstopnice so že na voljo. 


 

Written by Draga Potočnjak and choreographed by Branko Potočan, Gather Your Birds is an insightful and poetic piece of absurdist theatre, a drama enfolding between two people who are nearing the end of their lives, have each other for companionship, and only a retirement home to look forward to. Their final journey is full of impressions, memories, facetious arguments, bitter secrets and little acts of affection. It's as if life had shrivelled to a path of remembrance and camaraderie, as well as delusions, dementia, poverty and unfulfilled dreams, walking a fine line between yesterday and tomorrow. But, is tomorrow already here? What are we going to do tomorrow – without each other?

Gather Your Birds is a metaphor for a journey of a couple, a journey both realistic and surreal. A journey undertaken by the Old Man and the Old Woman; he's still impetuous and taunting, she persistent and sassy. There is also a stream of free yet binding association, a reflection of the ageing Western society, of the perennial question of life and death, and at the same time a ‘carbon footprint’ of the post-pandemic world in which the reality that we had known is being erased on a daily basis. And as we already know that the world is ruptured, as images of the past are merging with projections for the future, the Old Man (Sandi Pavlin) and the Old Woman (Jadranka Tomažič) travel on. But it nonetheless seems that, despite everything that has been said and left unsaid, the world outside no longer exists, as if their journey were populated by no other people, not even The Girl (Romana Šalehar). They are accompanied only by the piano (Matjaž Marinič), which sets the pace for their vanishing into eternity and connects them to the rulers of the sky. Birds.

Although written in 2008, Gather your Birds is a play of increasing relevance. European population is ageing inevitably, and politicians are turning a blind eye, pretending that nothing can be done about it. This conduct is not unlike the behaviour of the two dramatis personae of Gather Your Birds, the Old Woman and the Old Man, who are about to move into a retirement home. While utterly determined to go on with this move, and ready for the transition, they immediately get lost – and keep getting lost. Although we, the viewers observing them, get the impression that they are not actually going anywhere. That they are simply going round in circles. The elderly couple are not aware of this, because their whole home, their whole world, all their previous and present lives, are travelling with them. It seems that they're not leaving anything, that they're not going anywhere, that all this time they're simply staying put. Here. In front of us. With us. Their lively and occasionally impassioned dialogue allows for mere fragments of meaning and sense, morsels that merge into a lyrical poetics of the absurd while searching for a palpable mosaic of life. Gather your Birds is an allegorical and poetic sketch of an expiring life. The three protagonists exist in the same (performance) space, but in different realities. They neither see nor communicate with each other.

Andreja Kopač
 

Branko Potočan is a dancer, choreographer and educator. After high school, Potočan attended the Faculty of Sport in Ljubljana then carved out a career as a professional dancer. In 1986 he joined the Ljubljana Dance Theatre and, as member of this avant-garde group led by Ksenija Hribar, co-created all its major productions. Between 1990 and 1993, together with the world-renowned choreographer Wim Vandekeybus and his dance company Ultima Vez, Potočan performed at the world’s major dance and theatre venues. He founded the Vitkar Institute and the Fourklor Physical Theatre Group in 1994. For over two decades, Branko has worked as a choreographer or movement consultant for all Slovenian theatres and has been asserting himself internationally. He has also made a name for himself as an educator (contemporary circus, physical theatre, aerial disciplines). He is Artistic Director of the Rdeči revirji International Performing Arts Festival, which takes place annually in Zasavje.

Draga Potočnjak is a theatre and film actress, author and playwright. She joined Mladinsko Theatre in 1981 and has co-created productions in other Slovenian theatres. Until 1991, she often worked with theatres in former Yugoslavia, including KPGT. She was a member of Koreodrama. Between 1992 and 1996, she led a theatre group composed of young Bosnian displaced refugees, Nepopravljivi optimisti. She has written dozens of radio and theatre plays staged nationally and internationally. Her plays have been translated into ten languages.

Sandi Pavlin joined Mladinsko Theatre in 1965 and worked there until his retirement in 2007. At Mladinsko, Sandi Pavlin compiled an impressive list of one hundred and ten roles. His last project, in which he appeared as a regular member of the Mladinsko ensemble, was a large international co-production, Requiem for a Metamorphosis, directed by the world-famous Jan Fabre. He also performed at the Študentsko aktualno gledališče, an experimental theatre founded by director Dušan Jovanović, at EG Glej, the Mini Theatre, Slovenian National Theatre Nova Gorica, Prešeren Theatre Kranj, the City Theatre Ptuj, Anton Podbevšek Theatre Novo mesto, etc. He performed in several films, including Čudoviti prah, Sreča na vrvici, Nobeno sonce, Nekdo drug. In 2020, he played the lead role in San Remo, a film directed by M. Mandić.

After graduating from the Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television, and a short period as a freelancer, Jadranka Tomažič joined the ensemble of the Slovenian People's Theatre Celje in 1970. She had played a number of visible roles at the People’s Theatre before joining the Mladinsko Theatre in 1981, where she remained until her retirement in 2007. Throughout her prolific acting career Jadranka Tomažič performed over eighty roles in institutional and non-institutional theatres and after her retirement continued to collaborate mainly with the Mladinsko Theatre and Anton Podbevšek Theatre. She also appeared in various TV and radio plays and the iconic children's series, Moj prijatelj Piki Jakob.

 

Draga Potočnjak: Gather your Birds

21. - 23. maj 2021 do 24. ure
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Director, Choreographer and Set Designer: Branko Potočan

Cast
Old Woman: Jadranka Tomažič
Old Man: Sandi Pavlin
Bird, Girl: Romana Šalehar
Pianist: Matjaž Marinič
She, He: Draga Potočnjak, Milan Marinič
Dramaturg and Assistant Director: Andreja Kopač
Music: Matjaž Marinič
Audio recording: Silvo Zupančič
Language Consultant: Mateja Dermelj
Costume Designer: Slavica Janošević
Make-up: Barbara Pavlin
Photographs: Drago Videmšek

Production: Moment Maribor, Cankarjev dom, Mladinsko Theatre, Parnas Cultural Society

 

 

Preblizu, Ona in On v kokonu ljubezni in nasilja, foto Mankica Kranjec
Past event
18 Jul 2021 20:30

Jaša Koceli: Too Close

A Woman and a Man in a Cocoon of Love and Violence

Couple relationship as a battlefield – on stage and online

Too Close is a theatrical performance about a millennial couple, a woman and a man braving the pitfalls of a long-standing partnership. They are facing life-changing decisions about how to live with oneself and together as a couple. Going through an existential crisis, the pair are questioning their personal and communal identities. Written by director and playwright Jaša Koceli, Too Close is a fresh and straightforward take on the theme of relationship and interconnectedness between partners. Domen Valič and Lea Mihevc, playing the characters of Ian and Eva, are dissecting their relationship – a bond that is far from perfect but nevertheless still beautiful. Co-produced by Cankarjev dom and the Paviljon Institute, Too Close is a return to the roots of dramatic conflict – to the tense, explosive relationship in a couple.

In building one’s personality, everyone goes through one or several partnerships in which they learn how to open up, to listen, to be patient, how to communicate and be understanding. A relationship often turns into a battlefield of resentment, pain, control and violence – creating a strained atmosphere that only intensified last year, inflamed by the pandemic. Too Close explores the aspects of a very close relationship and searches for the dividing line between a healthy relationship and one in which a couple get – too close. Jaša Koceli

The audience acting as an arbiter between softness and sharpness

Too Close interweaves Eva’s and Ian’s personal confessions, their dialogues and comments, as the characters confront each other, re-enacting and reliving past events. On the third level, they call on the spectators to act as arbiters, deciding in favour of one or the other. Establishing an innovative two-way interaction with the audience, the show builds up suspense. By performing movement exercises, the actors learnt the techniques of Acro-Yoga, a special type of Yoga where body positions are achieved by building trust between partners. As Acro-Yoga entails the balancing of two bodies and their mutual interdependence, it can be perceived as a metaphor for relationships. The stage set, designed as a soft cocoon featuring more than 3000 metres of thick cotton yarn, represents the ostensibly safe bubble of a partnership and one’s entrapment in it. The softness of the materials is at odds with the sharp assaults that the protagonists inflict on each other. 

 

Advocating more freedom and tolerance in challenging times


Too Close is a call for greater freedom and tolerance, as well as greater honesty and confrontation in interpersonal relationships, because this enables mutual growth and reciprocal inspiration. Changing partners like switching between media devices and different content simply because a relationship has become dull or too challenging does not pay off. Although our lifestyles and movement have been restricted due to the current situation, we can always win more freedom and beauty in the privacy of our own cocoons.

 

A return to the roots of dramatic conflict

Too Close is the next step in the established director Jaša Koceli’s exploration of chamber theatre, a project undertaken in collaboration with his creative team: set designer Darjan Mihajlović Cerar, composer Miha Petric, choreographer Tajda Podobnik, costume designer Branka Pavlič, photographer and video artist Mankica Kranjec and lighting designer David Andrej Francky. Under the auspices of Cankarjev dom and the Paviljon Institute, Koceli returns to chamber and physical-drama theatre to explore the protagonists’ emotional triggers and the impulses behind their actions, which enables the spectators to strongly identify with the character(s). Members of this creative team contribute to projects and productions of all shapes and sizes, including large-scale national theatrical productions, such as The Magic Flute at the SNG Opera and Ballet Ljubljana (2019) and The Trojan Women at the Slovenian National Theatre Nova Gorica (2018). In the 2019/20 season Jaša Koceli and his associates gained strong international prominence with Electra, staged at Lithuania’s National Kaunas Drama Theatre, and the show 5Boys in Szombathely, Hungary. Smaller projects serve as a counterbalance to large-scale performances and a laboratory for the development of the team’s theatrical language.

Jaša Koceli: Too Close

17 Jun 2021 20:30
19 Jun 2021 20:30
18 Jul 2021 20:30
17 Jun 2021 20:30
19 Jun 2021 20:30
18 Jul 2021 20:30
premierno predvajanje 31.3.
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Directed and written by: Jaša Koceli
Performed by: Lea Mihevc and Domen Valič
Set design: Darjan Mihajlović Cerar
Composer: Miha Petric
Choreographer: Tajda Podobnik
Photographs and projections by: Mankica Kranjec
Costume design: Branka Pavlič
Lighting design: David Andrej Francky
Language consultant: Martin Vrtačnik

Past event
10 Jun 2021 19:30

Father (Otac)

Directed by: Srdan Golubović

Serbia, France, Germany, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2020; 120 minut

Screenplay:  Srdan Golubović, Ognjen Svilicić; cast: Goran Bogdan, Boris Isaković, Nada Šargin, Milica Janevski, Muharem Hamzić, Ajla Šantić, Vahid Džanković, Jovo Maksić, Milan Marić, Nikola Rakocevic
festivals, awards (selection): Berlinale 2020 (Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Panorama Audience Award), FEST Beograd 2020 (Best Film, Best Actor, Stella Artois Prize), Sofia 2020


Srdan Golubić’s fourth feature tells the tale of a father's epic journey across Serbia to get his children back from foster care, a heroic fight that redefines the word hero. A moving ode to human tenacity and parental love.

After Nikola’s wife has attempted suicide, the casual labourer’s two children are taken away from him and placed with foster parents. A temporary arrangement, it is alleged. However, following an assessment of Nikola’s housing conditions, the head of the social welfare office in their small Serbian village decides that Nikola is too poor to provide an adequate living environment for his children. The reticent Nikola decides to lodge a complaint with the Ministry of Social Affairs in Belgrade. He is determined to cover the 300 kilometres to the capital on foot. In this way, he intends to show the authorities how far he is willing to go for his children – literally.
 

 

Skladno s spremembami Odloka o začasni omejitvi ponujanja kulturnih storitev končnim uporabnikom se lahko od 15. 5. 2021 javnih dogodkov udeležijo le osebe s potrdilom o negativnem testu, cepljenju ali prebolelosti covida 19.
Dokazila niso potrebna za mlajše od 18 let, ki se dogodka udeležijo z ožjimi družinskimi člani oz. skrbniki.
 
Na posamezni projekciji bo za gledalce na voljo toliko sedežev, kot bo ob predvajanju filma dovoljeno skladno z odlokom o začasni omejitvi ponujanja kulturnih storitev končnim uporabnikom ter ob upoštevanju navodil in priporočil NIJZ.

 

 

Father (Otac)

3 Jun 2021 19:30
6 Jun 2021 19:30
10 Jun 2021 19:30
3 Jun 2021 19:30
6 Jun 2021 19:30
10 Jun 2021 19:30
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Past event
6 - 13 May 2021 from 00.00 to 23.59

The Assistant

Directed by and screenplay: Kitty Green

USA, 2019; 87'

Cast: Julia Garner, Matthew Macfadyen, Makenzie Leigh, Kristine Froseth, Jon Orsini, Noah Robbins, Alexander Chaplin, Jay O. Sanders , Juliana Canfield, Dagmara Dominczyk.
Festivals, awards (selection): Berlinale 2020, Heartland 2020 (Truly Moving Picture Award)

The story of a young assistant witnessing the questionable conduct of her influential boss was inspired by Harvey Weinstein’s sexual abuse cases that had triggered the #MeToo movement.

Another day at the office. Jane, the new assistant to a powerful media mogul, is the first to arrive and the last to leave. She does her job, endures her colleagues’ hostility and applies herself to her pile of tasks with painstaking precision: printing out schedules, arranging travel, ordering lunch and tidying up her boss’s office. Without him even once putting in an appearance, his existence is nonetheless all-pervasive. We hear him on the other end of the phone reprimanding Jane; we also witness the array of attractive young women who are paying a visit to the company at his behest. Jane’s suspicions and discomfort spin out of control as it becomes clear that she is part of an abusive system.
 

 

/.../ Gibanje #MeToo (Jaztudi) se je osredotočalo na moške, plenilce, in ne na vprašanje, kako pritegniti več žensk v filmsko industrijo ter kako zagotoviti večjo varnost in nediskriminatornost delovnega okolja. To sem postavila v žarišče. Vemo, kaj se dogaja za temi vrati, o tem se je poročalo, ne poznamo pa kolesja, ki se vrti pred temi vrati, kulture, ki obdaja molk, zastrupljujočega delovnega okolja. Ob pisanju scenarija sem v ospredje postavila te drobne trenutke, ki žensko oropajo samozavesti, ki lahko spodkopljejo njeno prepričanost vase in jo pustijo brez poti navzgor ali naprej.
Kitty Green

 

Skladno s spremembami Odloka o začasni omejitvi ponujanja kulturnih storitev končnim uporabnikom se lahko od 15. 5. 2021 javnih dogodkov udeležijo le osebe s potrdilom o negativnem testu, cepljenju ali prebolelosti covida 19.
Dokazila niso potrebna za mlajše od 18 let, ki se dogodka udeležijo z ožjimi družinskimi člani oz. skrbniki.
 
Na posamezni projekciji bo za gledalce na voljo toliko sedežev, kot bo ob predvajanju filma dovoljeno skladno z odlokom o začasni omejitvi ponujanja kulturnih storitev končnim uporabnikom ter ob upoštevanju navodil in priporočil NIJZ.

 

The Assistant

6 - 13 May 2021 from 00.00 to 23.59
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5,50 EUR

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Past event
9 Jun 2021 19:00

Dear Comrades (Dorogi Tovariši!)

Directed by: Andrej Končalovski

Russia, 2020; 120'

Screenplay: Andrej Končalovski, Elena Kiseleva
Cast: Julija Visotskaja, Vladislav Komarov, Andrej Gusev, Julija Burova, Sergej Erliš, Aleksander Maskelin
 Festivals, awards (selection): Venice 2020 (Special Jury Prize)

The movie is based on a true story that shook the town of Novocherkassk, USSR, in 1962 and was kept secret until the Nineties.

USSR, Novocherkassk, 1962. Lyudmila is a member of the local Communist Party. She is a staunch upholder of the Communist regime and ideals and despises any form of dissent. During a labour strike at the local electromotive factory, she witnesses the shooting on the protesters by the Army sent by the government to quell the strike: a massacre. An event that will change her vision of the world forever. The city is torn apart by riots, arrests, hasty convictions. Many people are injured and several ones are missing. Lyudmila’s daughter disappears into thin air and the woman starts an anguished, dangerous and relentless search. The film thoroughly chronicles the course of events that reached a resolution only after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
 

I wanted to make a film about the generation of my parents, the one that fought in and survived World War II with a conviction that it was honourable to die “for Homeland, for Stalin” and an unconditional trust in the goals of Communism: to create a new society through efforts of millions of people. I wanted to reconstruct with the utmost accuracy the events that really happened, and an era in which history revealed the unbridgeable gap between Communist ideals and the tragic reality of facts. This film is a tribute to the purity of that generation, its sacrifices, and the tragedy it experienced seeing its myths collapse and its ideals betrayed.
Andrei Konchalovsky

 

Dear Comrades (Dorogi Tovariši!)

2 Jun 2021 19:00
5 Jun 2021 19:00
9 Jun 2021 19:00
2 Jun 2021 19:00
5 Jun 2021 19:00
9 Jun 2021 19:00
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29. nov. ob 15:00 in 17:00

Peter Svetina: The Ripening of Porcupines - cancelled or postponed

Puppet performance

In compliance with the restrictive measures taken by the Government of RS to limit the second wave of the Coronavirus pandemic, Cankarjev dom has cancelled or rescheduled all events. All exhibitions are temporarily closed.

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For children aged between 5 and 10

The performance is based on an eponymous picture book, a collection of humorous stories that earned its author Peter Svetina the national Večernica Award for best original children’s or young readers’ fiction.

Helge the porcupine is not really sure when a porcupine is ripe enough… However, a fall out of a cherry tree gets him entangled in a series of unusual and puzzling events. Accompanied by a she porcupine, Nikozija, Helge navigates the world of cunning and adorable creatures doing all those things that people normally do: painting, falling in love, singing, lounging about, driving, shopping and sweeping the floor.

 

Peter Svetina: The Ripening of Porcupines - cancelled or postponed

29. nov. ob 15:00 in 17:00
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Art design: Damijan Stepančič
Directed by: Bojan Labovič
Music: Vasko Atanasovski
 

 

Performed by: Uroš Kaurin, Dunja Zupanec, Danilo Trstenjak
Puppets and props made by: Darka Erdelji, Mojca Bernjak and Primož Mihevc
Costume design: Mojca Bernjak

Production: Puppet Theatre Maribor
Duration: 40 min

27 Sep 18:00

Uroš Kaurin: Metamorphoses

24th Storytelling Festival
For children aged 14+

A project by Uroš Kaurin

Co-production between Puppet Theatre Maribor and CD

Uroš Kaurin: Metamorphoses

27 Sep 18:00
Ljubljana premiere
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9,00 EUR

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