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Communication identity of Scandal in the St. Florian Valley has won three awards of excellence at the 27th Slovenian Advertising Festival

Communication identity of our co-produced staging of Scandal in the St. Florian Valley, conceived and designed by Aljoša Bagola, has won three awards of excellence at the recent 27th Slovenian Advertising Festival in the categories of printed advertisements and posters, ambient advertising, and integrated advertising campaigns. The awarded poster shows Jacinta, a central character of Cankar’s Scandal in the St. Florian Valley, played by a dancer Maša Kagao Knez, wearing a hairstyle in the shape of Slovenia. Not only is this a subtle hint on the topics dealt by Cankar, but it also provides an attempt to reflect the age in which we live. Directed by the distinguished Eduard Miler, the acclaimed co-production of three leading Ljubljana theatre and cultural institutions, the SNT Drama Ljubljana, the Ljubljana City Theatre, and Cankarjev dom Culture and Congress Centre, has already been seen by more than 18,000 spectators. The final performances in the current season will be held on 7, 8 and 9 May in the Gallus Hall of Cankarjev dom.

Art and creative director Aljoša Bagola
Photo Peter Uhan
Postproduction Enrique Tortosa (The Umer Artists Agency)  
Associate co-workers Edin Alibešter, Emil Barbarić

Theatre concert Bloody Smokers wraps up the jubilee season of 2017/18 on Small Stage

The jubilee season marking the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Dramatic society in Ljubljana will be wrapped up on the Small Stage on Friday, 6th April at 20.00 by the premiere of Bloody Smokers after the striking satirical essay by Svetlana Makarovič, directed by Tin Grabnar. The authors of the stage adaptation, conceptualised by director Tin Grabnar and dramaturg Brina Klampfer, are the creators of the staging. The cast of Bloody Smokers, theatrically interlaced with songs by Jani Kovačič and Svetlana Makarovič along with original music compositions by Boštjan Gombač is presented by “female Smokers, Anti-smokers” Pia Zemljič (vocal, piano) and Nina Valič (vocal, flute) and “male Smokers, Anti-smokers” Aljaž Jovanovič (vocal, guitar, piano) and Janez Škof (vocal, accordion). The second dramaturg of the performance is Darja Dominkuš who also edited the theatre programme. The set designer is Dorian Šilec Peter, costume designer Sara Smrajc Žnidarčič, language consultant Tatjana Stanič, choreographer Anja Mejač, repetiteur Ana Erčulj, lighting designers Dorian Šilec Petek and Vlado Glavan.

The staging Bloody Smokers has been labelled a theatre concert, since it involves a combination of a concert format and typical elements inherent to a theatre performance. The stage music unobtrusively breaks into scenes, and vice versa. In the process, reflecting about smoking and smoking-related issues is constantly punctuated by the hints from the life and work of the Slovenian first lady of nicotine, Svetlana Makarovič.

Invitation to the presentation of a new production: Bloody Smokers (5 April at 9.30)

The jubilee season, marking the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Dramatic Society in Ljubljana, will be wrapped up on the Small Stage by a theatre concert entitled Bloody Smokers after the eponymous satirical essay by Svetlana Makarovič, directed by Tin Grabnar. The authors of the stage adaptation are the creators of the staging. Cordially invited to a presentation and a discussion with the creators of the staging on Thursday, 5 April at 9.30 at the Drama Café.

Invitation to the presentation of Jesih's The Bitter Fruits of Justice directed by Jan Krmelj (25 January at 14.00)

We continue the jubilee season, marking the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Dramatic Society in Ljubljana, by presenting Milan Jesih's play The Bitter Fruits of Justice, stage adapted by director Jan Krmelj and dramaturg Katja Markič. The cast includes Eva Jesenovec, Mia Skrbinac and Saša Pavlin Stošić. The play opens on Saturday, 27 January at 20.00 on the Small Stage. Cordially invited to a press conference on Thursday, 25 January at 14.00 at the Drama Café to hear the creators of the upcoming production.

The world premiere of The Visoko Chronicle after the novel by Ivan Tavčar, directed by Jernej Lorenci opens on the Main Stage on 20 January

On Saturday, 20 January at 20.00, The Visoko Chronicle by Ivan Tavčar, one of the key works of Slovenian literature, will open on the Main Stage. The production is directed by Jernej Lorenci, one of the leading and internationally acclaimed Slovenian theatre makers, a recipient of the prestigious new theatre reality award, Premio Europa, presented by the European Commission. The novel was stage adapted by the creators of the production  ̶  the cast featuring Tamara Avguštin, Nina Ivanišin, Klemen Janežič, Aljaž Jovanović and Janez Škof, and Matic Starina (dramaturg),  Branko Hojnik (set designer), Belinda Radulović (costume designer), Branko Rožman (composer),  Pascal Mérat (lighting designer), Gregor Luštek (choreographer), Tatjana Stanič (language consultant), Mirjana Medojević and August Braatz (assistant directors).

Invitation to the presentation of The Visoko Chronicle after the novel by Ivan Tavčar directed by Jernej Lorenci (18 January at 14.00)

In the new year 2018, we continue our jubilee season, marking the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Dramatic Society in Ljubljana, by presenting the world premiere of The Visoko Chronicle after the novel by Ivan Tavčar directed by Jernej Lorenci. The novel was stage adapted by the creators of the production. Featuring Tamara Avguštin, Nina Ivanišin, Klemen Janežič, Aljaž Jovanović and Janez Škof the play will open on Saturday, 20 January at 20.00, while the preview will take place on Friday, 19 January at 19.30. Cordially invited to a press conference on Thursday, 18 January at 14.00 at the Drama Café to hear the creators of the upcoming production.

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