For Youth and Adults

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Brainstorm, foto Matej Povše
Stage Under the Stars
Length 75 min
Ned Glasier, Emily Lim and Company Three
Brainstorm  12+
Director: Primož Ekart
Theatre adventure
Director Primož Ekart based the theatre adventure Brainstorm on the eponymous dramatic text by Ned Glaiser and Emily Lim. The original text was conceived by the London Production Company Three in collaboration with thirteen teenage actors. Its idea stemmed from the latest scientific discoveries in neuroscience or rather findings how the brain function in adolescent years differs from that in adult years. There are apparently 86 billion of neurons triggering a wide range of daily changes during this fragile period of development, enabling at the same time an explosion of youthful creativity, boldness, excitement and courage.
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Crime and Punishment, foto Željko Stevanić
Tunnel LGL
Length 270 min
Fjodor Mihajlovič Dostojevski
Director: Mirjana Medojević
Site-specific performance
Best Performance in the 2016/2017 Season according to the Association of Theatre Critics and Theatrologists
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Doctor Faustus
Grajsko gledališče
Length 60 min
Milan Klemenčič, based on 18th Century motifs
Director: Jelena Sitar
Puppetheque performance
The tale of a scholar who sold his soul to the devil has been inspiring European art for centuries. Today, the most famous reworking of the motif is considered to be the German legend based on Dr Johannes Faust, a historical figure from the early 16th century, whose life grew into a folk legend through German oral tradition, becoming the subject of countless retellings and interpretations. Milan Klemenčič adapted the Leipzig version of the puppet play and staged it in 1938 in his own Miniature Puppets Theatre. Get into the spirit of the great master and enjoy a puppetry masterpiece, which was revived by Ljubljana Puppet Theatre in 1982.
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Little Birds Without a Nest
Fran Milčinski
LGL in collaboration with the Residential Treatment Institution Planina
Director: Primož Ekart
A Dramatic Performance
Some nestless little birds have serious problems. Some of them even express them with violence. Despite the efforts, various institutions, institutes, homes and care centres are many times helpless and thus often leaving adolescents locked away. They remain in this vicious circle until they get a suitable support, through which they are finally blessed with a sense of acceptance, love and appropriate professional help.
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Margarita, foto Jaka Varmuž
Stage Under the Stars
Length 180 min
Margarita  18+
Director, lighting, set and costume designer: Mirjana Medojević
A Theatre Gospel
Margarita, a Theatre Gospel follows through the drama theatre the paths of Margarita Nikolayevna, as depicted in the second part of Bulgakov’s novel. Put in the forefront is the demystification of the novel, the creative process and the performance itself, which literally “calls a devil”. It creates a dangerous ground, a playing ground, where it also plays with its audience.
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Once We Got Lost, foto: Miha Fras
Stage Under the Stars
Length 70 min
Lotte Faarup
Director: Anja Suša
Dramatic performance
Once We Got Lost is an astonishing, poetical and touching story about growing up far too quickly, written by the Danish playwright and stage director Lotte Faarup. It is a story about two children, who try to save their parents’ marriage and eventually get lost in the chaos of the grownups’ quarrels. The drama features a divorce as seen through children’s eyes, discussing freely, frankly and vividly what is actually happening behind the doors of the children’s room, when a war between the separated parents in raging in front of them, when the family idyll is replaced by jealousy, hidden aggression, fury and despair. Suddenly faced with a world that turns upside down, the two children (brother and sister) deal with their losses and stormy feelings in their own way.
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Open the Owl
Stage Under the Stars
Length 50 min
Franz Pocci, Célia Houdart
Ljubljana Puppet Theatre, TJP – Centre Dramatique National d’Alsace, Strasbourg (France)
Director: Renaud Herbin
Intermedia interpretation of The Castle of Owls (1936)
The performance Open the Owl brings back to stage the miniature characters from the performance Sovji grad (The Owl Castle), created by Slovenian puppeteer Milan Klemenčič back in 1936. (french subtitles)
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Session Bulgakov, foto Jaka Varmuž
Tunnel LGL
Length 60 min
Matija Solce
Puppet-object brain-storming
Session Bulgakov is a reconstruction of the novel, set up on the dynamics of contrasts between burlesque and abstract images of object theatre, which remained on the ruins of the confusion, left behind by Satan and his accomplices. In its fragmentation and through the rhytmization of words, gestures and sounds it combines the associations on today’s obsessed world and the tragic side of everyman with his problems, fears and desires. A trio of actors, animators and musicians puts the spectators into the role of witnesses and eyewitnesses to specific events, leading them through some originally interpreted pictures of the novel at a dynamic pace.
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Seven Questions About Happiness, photo Jaka Varmuž
Tunnel LGL
Length 420 min
Lutkovno gledališče Ljubljana and Slovensko mladinsko gledališče
Direction and Dramaturgy: Tomi Janežič
A theatre journey following the motifs of Maurice Maeterlinck’s Blue Bird
Seven Questions About Happiness doesn’t ask questions, nor does it provide answers. Instead, the performance takes us on a fantasy journey through seven theatre lands where we can pose questions to ourselves and, if we wish, answer them as well.
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The Little Prince, foto Jaka Varmuž
Small Stage LGL
Length 40 min
Jera Ivanc, following Antoin de Saint-Exupéry motifs
Lutkovno gledališče Ljubljana in Gradsko kazalište lutaka Rijeka
Director: Yulia Roschina
Poem of Love
The masterpiece, signed by the French writer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, was adapted for stage by Jera Ivanc, whereas the final text for this particular production was conceived by Yulia Roschina and Staša Prah. The invisible essence of the story of life and death, growing up, taking responsibility and searching for meaning were discovered by the creators of the show, led by director Yulia Roschina, through apparent antagonisms – between loyal and authorial reading, between book and theatre, between direction and word, between silence and music, between actor and image, between man and nature, between oneself and another, between man and his own self.
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Power, photo Urška Boljkovac
Vadbenica LGL
Length 60 min
The Power  18+
Authors, directors, actors: Jiří Zeman and Martina Maurič Lazar
A Puppet Miniature
In this performance the creators explore the field of an intimate puppet-object theatre. They found the materials that allow a double glimpse into the theme of power, the objects that enlarge or reduce, draw nearer or distance, hide or reveal the seen.
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The Right to be a Human, foto Mankica Kranjec
Šentjakobski oder LGL
Length 90 min
Director: Mare Bulc
An Original Play by Young Authors
What does it mean to be human—not in some abstract, philosophical sense, but on a purely concrete, ordinary, down-to-earth level? What does it mean to be young—in this time, in this place? Where does theatre take place nowadays and who is creating and performing it? What spaces does it open, what questions does it raise? Who is the one that speaks (their mind) and who is the listener?
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The Rite of Spring, photo Jaka Varmuž
Stage Under the Stars
Length 45 min
Igor Stravinski
Director: Matjaž Farič
A Puppet Ballet
This puppet ballet was conceived to the music by Russian composer Igor Stravinsky who composed one of the most controversial musical pieces in the history of musical art in the beginning of the 20th century. Today, it seems almost unbelievable that this highly popular and esteemed composition was considered as scandalous at its world premiere, that the choreography, conceived by Vaclav Nijinsky, was regarded as catastrophic, and that the music itself was misunderstood.
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