Festival programme

FESTIVAL PREMIERE
11. 5. 2019 / 20.00 / Intimate Stage GT22
16. 5. 2019 / 18.00 / Intimate Stage GT22

MI NE GREMO NIKAMOR we are here to stay
Moment (Slovenia)

The romanticization of “good old times” (simpler times) is ritualized by people in the same way as the idealization of “bright future”. Nostalgia and utopia collide in the chaos of the moment in which we are living, the simultaneity of various perspectives, truths and identities. The performance tackles the moment of facing a viewpoint, making a decision and taking responsibility, despite the changeability, uncertainty and relativity of time, beliefs, circumstances.

12. 5. 2019 / 20.00 / Intimate Stage GT22

Victoria 2.0
Moment (Slovenia)

Winners are confident. Winners are passionate. Winners appreciate themselves. Winners know what they want and how to achieve it. Winners never quit. Winners are disciplined. Winners don’t wait for perfect conditions. Winners know that the biggest risk is not taking a risk. Winners compare themselves only to themselves. Winners don’t need anyone’s approval.

13. 5. 2019 / 18.00 / Amphitheatre of the II. gimnazija Maribor Secondary School

Antiwords
Spitfire Company (the Czech Republic)

The performance, which has become a huge international success, draws upon the work of one of the most well-known Czech writers and the first Czech president after the break-up of Czechoslovakia, Václav Havel – the Audience. What happens when two actresses, a brew of brilliant Czech beer and gigantic masks find themselves on stage together, alongside the brand of absurd humour which relies on the eternal exploitative relationship between the employer and the employee?

13. 5. 2019 / 20.00 / SNG Maribor Old Hall

Moçambique (Mozambique)
mala voadora (Portugal)

After a young Mozambican couple loses two children over a short period of time, the mother, in the process of grieving over the tragic loss, starts to hold onto the idea of adopting a child. Not just any child, her nephew. Her sister, who lives in Portugal with her two children, will not let her wish come true.

14. 5. 2019 / 20.00 / Intimate Stage GT22

So, Is the Performance On?
Moment, StudenTheatre (Slovenia)

Leta 2004 smo Slovenci prestopili prag Evropske unije. Naslednji omembe vreden korak je bil vstop v Evroobmočje leta 2007. Generacije novega tisočletja se tega spominjajo le bežno in zabrisano.

15. 5. 2019 / 18.00 / Amphitheatre of the II. gimnazija Maribor Secondary School

Hero 2.0 – The Show of all Shows
Moment (Slovenia)

If you don’t consider yourself to be the best actor, stop acting. If you don’t think you are making the best show, don’t make it. If you don’t think you can be selected for the programme, don’t apply. Hero 2.0 talks exactly about this: it’s not a question of faith but a matter of complete and blind conviction that Hero 2.0 IS the Show of all shows..

15. 5. 2019 / 20.00 / Intimate Stage GT22

Sorry
Via Negativa, Sploh Institute (Slovenia)

Sorry is a performance about and research into relationships. The performance is inspired by the work ‘Parasite’ by French philosopher Michel Serres. Serres’ book defends the theory that parasitism is the only possible natural relationship.

16. 5. 2019 / 20.00 / Amphitheatre of the II. gimnazija Secondary School

Alien Express: The 2nd Flight
Flota Ljubljana, Flota Murska Sobota (Slovenia)

Where (else) to fly? After the successful first takeoff, the enigmatic movable pair Alien Express (Gašper Kunšek, Žigan Kranjčan) is returning to the stage. This time with the musical assistance of DJ SunnySun and jazz musician Kristijan Kranjčan, with the guerrilla light intervention by Borut Bučinel and the sound landscape by Jure Vlahović. The 2nd Flight, among other things, raises questions of artistic inspiration and the creative, vital energy – where does it come from and where does it go?

17. 5. 2019 / 15.00 & 18.00 / National Liberation Museum Maribor
18. 5. 2019 / 18.00 / National Liberation Museum Maribor

The Smooth Life
Dafa Puppet Theatre (Jordania, the Czech Republic)

A documentary, a personal account, a solo puppet performance for eight viewers is also a culinary experience. It connects the life stories and family incidents of a Palestinian, born and raised in the largest refugee camp in Jordan. By setting an intimate atmosphere, the performance invites the viewers into the story of a family, their interpersonal ties and hope.

17. 5. 2019 / 20.00 / Maribor Puppet Theatre Great Hall

23 Thoughts About Conflict
Worst Case Scenario (Israel)

As a fusion of individuals’ personal experiences and the global political situation in which they have found themselves, the artists are offering us a variety show of juggling, singing, dancing and music scenes, composed into a performance about the political situation of the lives of young people in Tel Aviv.

18. 5. 2019 / 20.00 / Intimate Stage GT22

And Here I Am
Developing Artists (Palestine)

And Here I Am is an epic journey of an activist, prisoner and refugee from the Palestinian West Bank, a journey of the search for identity and self-discovery. Through intertwining fact and fantasy, the tragic and the comic, through the First and the Second Palestinian Intifadas, we follow the protagonist Ahmed Tobasi and his transformation from an armed insurgent fighter to artist, from Palestine to Norway and back.