II. GYMNASIUM MARIBOR
Seven performances take place in school classrooms of II. Gymnasium Maribor. Their sequence follows the logic of the school day. Every performance is a school lesson.
In the essay “Erasing the Audience” Blaž Lukan says that omniscient viewer does not need a theater. Only ignorant viewer comes in the theater over and over again because he has never and will never learn anything. In Via II. Gymnasium performances will take place in school classrooms, their sequence follows the logic of the school day. Every performer, like a teacher in front of his students, takes the “position of knowledge” and each viewer is placed in the role of “ignorant student.” Each performance is a lesson about the relationship between theory and practice, between idea and body, between word and flesh, between metaphor and real, between theory and antithesis …
All that you came for
What Joseph Beuys told me…
Interview with the artist
Game with toothpicks
Pina Bausch’s last cigarette (scene from Four Deaths)
Tonight I celebrate
Concept of the presentation: Bojan Jablanovec
Performers: Grega Zorc, Katarina Stegnar, Marko Mandić, Jaka Lah, Uroš Kaurin, Kristian Al Droubi, Boris Kadin, Tomaž Grom
Technical director: Igor Remeta
Producer: Špela Trošt
Production: Via Nova performances produced by Via Negativa and supported by Ministry of Culture of RS and the City of Ljubljana. Collective presentation Via II. Gymnasium Maribor as a part of Crossings Theatre festival co-produced by Kud Moment Maribor.
Venue and date: II. Gymnasium Maribor, 20 May 2012