Somewhere Else

Somewhere Else, photo: Jakub Wittchen
Somewhere Else is a performance with a topic that is usually not easy to speak about. It tells us about a little Girl, who finds herself in the heart of war. Threatening planes are flying over the city, the streets are empty, and there is no food left on the shelves in the store. The school is closed. And every now and then gunshots are heard nearby. Her environment has gradually changed. It became intolerable. The Girl dreams of leaving to the countryside, where she could have a better life. She wants to go somewhere else, far away from the horrors of war. »I woke up this morning, brushed my teeth, as usually, had my breakfast and went to school. Everything was as usual. And only yesterday I was playing in the yard with my friends. Everything is different now. I can't go to the yard any more. It is too dangerous. And when I hear the thunder, my mommy and I have to run to the basement. I even don't see my friends any more. And the school is over. They shut it down.«
How do the horrors of war look like through children's eyes? Only through this perspective can we fully understand the absurdity of the violence of war and the vulnerability of each individual. Somewhere Else is a deeply moving story about the absurdity of war and its cruelty. Therefore it is quite essential to tell all about it to our youngest viewers. Since the topic of the absurdity of war is quite delicate and painful, it often remains untold. The staging of Somewhere Else will be unusual in its means of expression as well. The actress, and puppeteer in the same person, will create all by herself the environment in which the little Girl is walking around. She will depict with her brushes and paints the hilly landscape, high skyscrapers and the creepy soldiers, increasingly approaching the city. The video projections will absorb the viewer into the heart of an exciting story about the horrors of war, which are - fortunately enough -, happening somewhere else. Or may be not?

Tin Grabnar has finished his studies in directing at the Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television. He is expanding his field of interest in both classical and alternative theatre, as well as in dance and puppet theatre. 

May 2017, Tunnel LGL
Director: Tin Grabnar
Author: Zala Dobovšek, Nina Šorak, Tin Grabnar, Asja Kahrimanović Babnik
Cast: Asja Kahrimanović Babnik / Ajda Toman
Art Design: Matija Medved
Stop motion animation: Matija Medved in Lea Vučko
Dramaturgy: Zala Dobovšek
Assistant Director: Nina Šorak
Costumography: Sara Smrajc Žnidaršič
Music: Mitja Vrhovnik Smrekar
Video Mapping: Boštjan Čadež
Video Editing and Assistance: Lea Vučko
Animation: Kolja Saksida
Sound Effects: Mateja Starič
Language Coaching: Metka Damjan
Lighting Design: Kristjan Vidner
Stage Manager and Sound Designer: Aleš Erjavec
Video Technicians: Erik Krkač, Vid Kozelj (assistance)
Color Correction: Miran Bratuš
Set Technician: Andrej Slinkar
Set Production: Sandra Birjukov, Marjetka Valjavec, Iztok Bobić, Zoran Srdić, Polona Černe, Uroš Mehle s. p., Matija Medved, Boštjan Čadež
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