Mala Drama SNG Ljubljana
FOR THE GENERATION
Produced by Slovene National Theatre Ljubljana and Via Negativa. Although both producers operate in a completely different production bases and pursue different artistic goals, the point of our collaboration was not to find a common language, but to identify our joint traumatic core. Irrespective of whether we are talking about national institutions or independent artists we all share the same feeling that we are hostages of a democratic culture to which we do not belong and the future we do not want . All of us, who have dealings with art in Slovenia, have been made hostage of some kind of ‘national cultural politics’ and its phantasmagorical ‘cultural market’ with which none of us can identify. We live in a culture of hostages. Video
Thealter Festival Szeged
Solo performance by Marko Mandić. Actor as a machine for production of emotions, actor as a medium of identification, actor as a body of fascination… Performance MandićMachine is a compilation of dramatic roles created by Marko Mandić in the period 1996 – 2010. In about one hour Marko runs over his body 37 roles in order to stage the core of an actor, which is impossible to reduce to the role. Presented dramatic characters retain their physical characteristics, the original texts, stage speech, typical situations and, where possible, including original costumes, props and musical equipment. Video
Balkan Spirit festival Palac Akropolis Prague
Three solo pieces in one take. Mandić Trilogy is a performing tour de force through three Mandić solo pieces: MandićMachine (2011), Extract Mandić (2005), Viva Mandić (2009). Although all of them arose in different periods, all revolve around the topic of the meaning and significance of the artist’s work. In Mandić Trilogy Marko raises three simple yet crucial questions: 1. Why am I doing all this? 2. Who is all this meant for? 3. What is my purpose? His answers are uncompromising: 1. Because of me. 2. For Me. 3. Me. Who is Marko Mandić? Exhibitionist. Narcissus. Jester. Intellectual. Animal. Egoist. Artist. Viva Mandić! At Balkan Spirit festival in Prague Marko Mandić will for the first time merge all his work with Via Negativa in one integral event.
JANUARY – JUNE 2014
The Old Power Station Elektro Ljubljana
VN Laboratory for performing arts > Workshops in 2014
VN Lab is meant for emerging performing arts practitioners which would like to develop or improve their creative strategy. It will run from January until June 2014, a detailed schedule you can find on our website (schedule), where you can sign up (application), learn about how VN Lab works (how does it work), and what participants from previous years say about VN Lab (what they say). Welcome.