The Whale on the Beach

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The Whale on the Beach, foto Jaka Varmuž
The main heroine Nika is a slightly unusual primary school pupil. Having moved to a new place with her family, she is now attending a new school. The girl is getting acquainted with her new classmates, new teachers and new problems. She is trying to make some new contacts and find some new friends. Observing a myriad of rogueries, performed by the playful primary school pupils, we will not only be able to get to know them in particular, but their teachers and parents as well. Unveiling gradually in front of our very eyes, will be the secrets, kept by every human being in this world. Even by Nika. For she has a great secret … That turns out not to be so great at the end after all.
We live in a time, in which we are all too often witnessing how someone doesn't like someone else, because they are different.  Sometimes we feel as if everyone wants to be the same as everyone else. As if they refuse to understand that our differences and peculiarities are in fact our greatest assets. The nature creates amazingly different life forms. And progress lies in diversity. Not only progress, the pleasure and beauty of life lie in diversity as well. And this is yet another subject this dynamic and witty performance, entitled as The Whale on the Beach, is going to tackle as well.  

The novel draws attention to the current issue of inclusion, which will be fully possible only when the society realises that we all have the same needs and desires, and that people with disabilities do not pose threat. It is a story, addressing all generations.


Vinko Möderndorfer, both stage director and author of the novel, received the Desetnica (The Tenth Daughter) Award for the best children's or youth literature, awarded by the Slovene Writer's Association. His novel was also chosen for the annual »Growing with a Book« project and thus reached an enviable number of 22.000 primary school pupils.  Many schools have also included it in their »Reading Badge« activities.

SEPTEMBER 2018, ŠENTJAKOBSKI ODER LGL/ST. JACOB'S STAGE LGL
Director and author: Vinko Möderndorfer
Dramaturgy: Blaž Lukan
Cast: Ana Hribar, Aja Kobe, Polonca Kores, Voranc Boh, Mario Dragojević, Matevž Müller, Urška Hlebec, Jernej Kuntner, Blaž Pirman, Rok Kunaver, Alenka Tetičkovič
Set design: Branko Hojnik
Costumography: Alan Hranitelj
Music: Mitja Vrhovnik Smrekar
Animation: Atej Tutta, Valerija Cozzarini
Lighting Design: Andrej Hajdinjak
Language Coaching: Jože Faganel
Set design assistant: Nina Rojc
Stage Manager and Sound Designer: Vid Kozelj
Producer: Ana Rokvić Pinterič
Lights: Srečo Brezovar
Set Technician: Klemen Sašek
Set Production: Zoran Srdić, Iztok Bobić, Sandra Birjukov, Marjeta Valjevec, Zala Kalan, Polona Černe, Uroš Mehle s. p., Vladson, Mark Pogačar Nikolič, Zlatko Djogić, Hana Juta Kozar, Špela Ulaga, Nika Vidovič, Lara Mastnak, Nejc Šubic, Olga Milič, Andrej Vrhovnik, Rosana Knaus, Marija Špeh
Make-up artist: Nina Jordanovski
Dresser: Daša Jordanovski
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