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Slovensko mladinsko gledališče Ljubljana (SGM)
http://www.mladinsko.com
info@mladinsko-gl.si
Vilharjeva 11, SI-1000 Ljubljana
Phone386 (0) 1 300 4900
Fax386 (0) 1 300 4901
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RegionSI-1
Founded byMunicipality of Ljubljana
Tibor Mihelič Syed, Acting Director
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Goran Injac, Artistic programme consultant
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Tomaž Toporišič, Dramaturg
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Phone386 (0) 300 4916
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Tina Malič, Consultant
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Sanja Spahić, Public Relations Officer
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Past Events
  • 24 September to 25 September 2014
    All Together Now!, by Mare Bulc and performers, produced by Maska Institute and co-produced by Bunker Institute and Exodos Institute, Škrip Inc., produced by Maska Institute and co-produced by Kino Šiška Centre for Urban Culture and in cooperation with Bunker Institute, and Pavla above the Precipice, produced by Mladinsko Theatre, at the 39th International Theatre Festival MOT at Youth Cultural Centre in Skopje, Macedonia programme
  • 19 July to 21 July 2014
    A Tomb for Boris Davidovich, co-produced by Mini Theatre, and Damned be the traitor of his homeland!, produced by Mladinsko Theatre, at Mittelfest in Cividale del Friuli/Čedad, Italy programme
  • 7 June 2014
    Damned be the traitor of his homeland!, directed by O. Frljić and produced by Mladinsko Theatre, at the Sibiu International Theatre Festival at Union Hall - Studio Hall in Sibiu, Romania programme
  • 10 May to 11 May 2014
    Damned be the traitor of his homeland! by O. Frljić, produced by Mladinsko Theatre at the 21st Fabbrica Europa at Teatro Cantiere Florida di Firenze in Florence, Italy programme
  • 4 April 2014
    A Chrysantemum on the Piano, produced by Mladinsko Theatre, at Slovene Permanent Theatre in Trieste/Trst, Italy programme
  • 1 April 2014
    Oliver Twist, produced by Mladinsko Theatre, at Slovene Permanent Theatre in Trieste/Trst, Italy programme
  • 5 March to 16 March 2014
    Damned be the traitor of his homeland! by Oliver Frljić (Mladinsko Theatre), Sad Sam Lucky by Matija Ferlin (Emanat Institute), Who is Next? by Janez Janša (Maska Institute), and Just the Beginning produced by Via Negativa, at the Festival of the Independent Balkan Scene Transitions: 1. Balkans in Athens, Greece programme
  • 12 December to 15 December 2013
    Damned be the traitor of his homeland! by O. Frljić, produced by Mladinsko Theatre in São Paulo, Brazil programme
  • 25 October to 26 October 2013
    The Conquest of Happiness, co-produced by Mladinsko Theatre, at the Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queens at T13 Skatepark in Belfast, United Kingdom programme
  • 23 October to 25 October 2013
    Damned be the traitor of his homeland! by O. Frljić, produced by Mladinsko Theatre, at the Festival Sens Interdits, in cooperation with the Consulate of the Republic of Slovenia St. Etienne at Théâtre des Célestins in Lyon, France programme
  • 5 October 2013
    The Conquest of Happiness, co-produced by Mladinsko Theatre, at Zetra Olympic Hall in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina programme
  • 1 October to 4 October 2013
    Damned be the traitor of his homeland! by O. Frljić, produced by Mladinsko Theatre, at Centre Dramatique National in Besançon, France programme
  • 28 September to 7 October 2013
    The Conquest of Happiness, co-produced by Mladinsko Theatre, and L'Innocente, produced by Mladinsko Theatre, at the International Theatre Festival MESS in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina programme
  • 26 September 2013
    L'Innocente, produced by Mladinsko Theatre, at the Youth Open Theatre (MOT), supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Skopje, in Skopje, Macedonia programme
  • 20 September to 21 September 2013
    The première of The Conquest of Happiness, co-produced by Mladinsko Theatre, at the Derry Londonderry City of Culture 2013 at Ebrington Square in Ebrington, United Kingdom programme
  • 26 August to 30 August 2013
    Norman Allen's Nijinsky's Last Dance, directed by Marko Mlačnik and produced by Mladinsko Theatre, in celebration of the National Gallery of Art’s exhibition Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, 1909–1929: When Art Danced with Music, supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Washington, at CulturalDC in Washington D.C., USA programme
  • 4 July 2013
    Damned be the traitor of his homeland! by O. Frljić, produced by Mladinsko Theatre, at the Almada Festival at Escola D. António da Costa in Almada, Portugal programme
  • 29 June 2013
    Damned be the traitor of his homeland! by O. Frljić, produced by Mladinsko Theatre, at Cine-Teatro Constantino Nery in Matosinhos, Portugal programme
  • 7 June 2013
    Amado Mio, produced by the ŠKUC Association and Mladinsko Theatre, at the Premières Festival at Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe in Karlsruhe, Germany programme
  • 27 May to 28 May 2013
    Damned be the traitor of his homeland! by O. Frljić, produced by Mladinsko Theatre at The Fifth Theatre in Omsk, Russia programme
  • 14 May to 15 May 2013
    Damned be the traitor of his homeland!, produced by Mladinsko Theatre, at the at the Horizon Festival at La Filature in Mulhouse, France programme
  • 10 May to 14 May 2013
    When I Was Dead produced by the Slovene National Theatre Drama Ljubljana and Damned be the traitor of his homeland! produced by Mladinsko Theatre at the Passages Festival in Metz, France programme
  • 4 February to 5 February 2013
    Damned be the traitor of his homeland! by O. Frljić, produced by Mladinsko Theatre at the Lessing Festival – For the World at Thalia in der Gaußstraße in Hamburg, Germany programme
  • 17 December 2012
    Amado Mio, produced by the ŠKUC Association and Mladinsko Theatre at Slovene Permanent Theatre in Trieste in Trieste/Trst, Italy programme
  • 28 November 2012
    Damned be the traitor of his homeland! by O. Frljić, produced by Mladinsko Theatre at the Automne en Normandie in Rouen, France programme
  • 24 November to 25 November 2012
    Reasons to be Happy produced by Glej Theatre and Zavod Poza; Damned be the Traitor of his Homeland! and Re-/de-/construction: Class Enemy produced by Mladinsko Theatre at the Desire Festival in Subotica, Serbia programme
  • 26 September 2012
    Mephisto, produced by Mladinsko Theatre at the International Theatre Festival MOT Skopje in Skopje, Macedonia programme
  • 7 September to 8 September 2012
    Amado Mio produced by Mladinsko Theatre at FITO - El Festival Internacional de Teatro de Oriente in Anzoátegui, Barcelona, Venezuela programme
  • 14 July 2012
    Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky produced by Mladinsko Theatre at the Fortress Theatre Festival – Smederevo in Smederevo, Serbia programme
  • 25 June to 3 July 2012
    MandićMachine by Marko Mandić and Bojan Jablanovec, and produced by Via Negativa; Re-/de-/Construction: Class Enemy produced by Mladinsko Theatre; and Divine Comedy, choreographed by Edward Clug, music by Milko Lazar and Borut Kržišnik, at the 39th International Festival of Alternative and New Theatre in Novi Sad, Serbia programme
  • 14 June to 24 June 2012
    Damned be the traitor of his homeland! by O. Frljić, produced by Mladinsko Theatre at the New Plays from Europe biennial at Staatstheater Wiesbaden - Wartburg in Wiesbaden, Germany programme
  • 6 June to 8 June 2012
    Damned be the traitor of his homeland! by O. Frljić, produced by Mladinsko Theatre at the Festival Theaterformen at Staatstheater Kleines Haus in Braunschweig, Germany programme
  • 31 May to 2 June 2012
    Damned be the traitor of his homeland! by O. Frljić, produced by Mladinsko Theatre at the Festival TransAmériques at Conservatoire d'art dramatique de Montréal in Montreal, Canada programme
  • 4 May 2012
    Damned be the traitor of his homeland! by O. Frljić, produced by Mladinsko Theatre opens the Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels, Belgium programme
  • 12 October to 13 October 2011
    Damned be the traitor of his homeland! by O. Frljić and actors, produced by Mladinsko Theatre at the 6th Dialog-Wrocław Festival at ATM Małe Studio in Wrocław, Poland programme
  • 23 September 2011
    Crime and Punishment directed by Diego de Brea and Nijinsky's Last Dance by Marko Mlačnik, produced by Mladinsko Theatre at the 36th International Theatre Festival Mladi otvoren teatar (MOT) in Skopje, Macedonia [Dance programme]
  • 18 September 2011
    Damned be the traitor of his homeland! by O. Frljić and actors Mladinsko Theatre and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Ivica Buljan (Ljubljana City Theatre (MGL)) at the 45th International theatre festival BITEF in Belgrade, Serbia programme
  • 23 August to 25 August 2011
    Damned be the traitor of his homeland! by O. Frljić, produced by Mladinsko Theatre, at the the Stage Helsinki Theatre Festival at Korjaamo Cultural Centre in Helsinki, Finland programme
  • 24 May to 4 June 2011
    Damned be the traitor of his homeland! by O. Frljić, produced by Mladinsko Theatre, at the 45th Sterijino pozorje festival in Novi Sad, Serbia programme
  • 19 May to 21 May 2011
    Focus on Slovenian drama and theatre at the Nová dráma Festival presents drama texts by Dušan Jovanović, Matjaž Zupančič and Simona Semenič, a performance Damned be the traitor of his homeland! by O. Frljić and actors, produced by Mladinsko Theatre, and lectures (Blaž Lukan, Primož Jesenko and Alja Predan) at Mestského divadla Pavla Országha Hviezdoslava (MDPOH City Theatre) in Bratislava, Slovakia programme
  • 17 March to 20 March 2011
    Mladinsko Theatre, Via Negativa and Mini Theatre at the Perforations Festival at La MaMa Theatre in New York, USA programme
  • 15 June 2010
    Damned be the traitor of his homeland! by O.Frljić, produced by Mladinsko Theatre at the Days of Satire festival at Kerempuh Satirical Theatre in Zagreb, Croatia programme
  • 3 May to 11 May 2010
    Damned be the traitor of his homeland! by O.Frljić, produced by Mladinsko Theatre at the International Small Scene Theatre Festival in Rijeka, Croatia programme


Mladinsko Theatre 2010 Preklet naj bo izdajalec svoje domovine 02 Photo Ziga Koritnik.jpg

Mladinsko Theatre (Slovensko mladinsko gledališče or SGM) is one of two municipal theatres in Ljubljana and is considered to be a laboratory for actors and directors, choreographers and musicians to research and develop, risk and create. Throughout its history, Mladinsko has collaborated with the reformers of the Slovene theatre of the second half of the 20th century. Mladinsko Theatre's recent premières were: Sarah Kane's text Crave [Sla] directed by Vito Taufer, and a stage adaptation of Anthony Burgess' cult novel A Clockwork Orange [Peklenska pomaranča], directed by Matjaž Pograjc, both house stage directors of Mladinsko Theatre. The theatre regularly tours worldwide and was awarded the title European Ambassador of Culture by European Commission in 2008.






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History

Mladinsko Theatre was established in 1955 as the first professional theatre for children and youth in Slovenia. Although Mladinsko Theatre's productions of its first decade aimed at younger audiences with the stagings of adaptations of classical as well as domestic youth literature, the theatre's first director Balbina Battelino Baranovič (who established in 1955 also the first experimental theatre in Slovenia, introducing the theatre-in-the-round principle) succeeded to professionalise the theatre's activities and also include into the theatre's programme productions intended for a wider audience. Thus in the 1960s and 70s, Mladinsko collaborated with distinguished Slovene directors, such as Mile Korun, Dušan Jovanović, etc., in which time its productions and actors were gaining wide recognition, exemplified also by several prominent awards. For example, Mile Korun's staging of Aurand Harris's Androcles and the Lion [Androkles in lev] (1973) brought to the theatre the first Borštnik Award for best performance in 1973.

In the 1980s Mladinsko Theatre initiated a unique interdisciplinary stage research and its productions (Victims of the Bang Bang Fashion [Žrtve mode bum-bum] (1975), Missa in a minor [Maša v a molu] (1980), The Class Enemy [Razredni sovražnik] (1982), Romeo and Juliet – Commentaries [Romeo in Julija – komentarji] (1983), The Persians [Peržani] (1980), Anna [Ana] (1984), etc.) were widely acclaimed during the 1980s for their political engagement as well as for their innovative approach to mise-en-scène. The performance Victims of the Bang Bang Fashion, directed by Dušan Jovanović, who was the artistic director of Mladinsko Theatre in the 1980s, put Mladinsko Theatre on the international map of experimental theatres.

However, the complete aesthetic break was brought about with the performance Missa in A Minor, directed by Ljubiša Ristić, who staged an original montage of Danilo Kiš's text A Tomb for Boris Davidovich with fragments from political texts of Lenin, Trotsky, Proudhon, Bakunin, etc., thus departing from the traditional relation between the literary text and theatre. This gesture constituted a new understanding of theatre and proved to be decisive for the general orientation of Mladinsko Theatre in the future. By the end of the 1980s, Mladinsko Theatre production took a turn from making subversive, director-oriented theatre to making theatre by deconstructing modernist theatre traditions, a transition that was most notably epitomised by Vito Taufer's dramatisation of Lewis Caroll's Alice in Wonderland [Alica v čudežni deželi] (1986), which combined the apparently incompatible: childlike sensibility and daredevil theatre experimentation.

The production of the 1990s was marked by spectacle and intimacy, the aesthetic radicality approached the post-modernist theatre of images, while Mladinsko Theatre continued to work with stage directors whose dialogue with dramatic texts and personal poetics was inventive and avant-garde (Matjaž Pograjc, Vito Taufer). The last turn in Mladinsko Theatre production was introduced at the turn of the 21st century by the youngest generation of directors (Diego de Brea, Tomi Janežič, Jernej Lorenci), who again brought to the focus the dramatic text. In its productions, Mladinsko Theatre continues to thematise the universal paradoxes of civilisation, its programme being founded in problematisations of new times and spaces.

In 2006 Mladinsko Theatre celebrated its 50th anniversary, publishing an illustrated book about its history, entitled Has the Future Already Arrived? [Ali je prihodnost že prišla] (in English and in Slovenian editions).

Youth programme

Mladinsko in English means "youth". However, although the theatre has outgrown its primary role while keeping the name, Mladinsko Theatre has always included performances for children in its programme. These productions have met with great success and have toured extensively in Slovenia and abroad, winning also a number of Slovene and international awards. Vito Taufer's Alice in Wonderland [Alica v čudežni deželi] (1986) received the Golden Laurel Wreath Award at the 1988 MESS Festival in Sarajevo, his staging of Pippi [Pika] (1998) received the Silver Laurel Wreath Award for best children performance at the same festival in 2008 (after 10 strong years in the repertory). Pippi, based on Astrid Lindgren's beloved Pippi Longstocking character, also won three Little Golden Stick Awards at the Golden Stick Festival in 1999 for Best Performance, Best Actress (to Janja Majzelj) and Special Award of the Jury (to Ivan Rupnik).

Besides stagings of classical children stories, such as Snow White and Seven Dwarfs [Sneguljčica in sedem palčkov] (2003), which was selected as the best performance of 2005 in the Bologna-based Teatri di Vita, and Kekec (2004), based on the Slovene story about the adventurous, courageous, and kind shepherd Kekec, Mladinsko also stages performances for young adult audiences, most recently Mark Ravenhill's Totally Over You [Kok ti men zdej dol visiš] (2007).

Since 2009, Mladinsko co-organises the Ljubljana-based festival of children education in culture and the arts called Bobri (in English: Beavers), featuring a number of theatre and music performances, a film programme, and workshops for children.

Programme

Mladinsko Theatre prepares around five new productions each year, some of them in co-operation with guest directors and in co-production with independent producers. Mladinsko's productions include adaptations of classical and contemporary texts (from Shakespeare's The Tempest [Vihar] (2008) to Tena Štivičić's Fragile! (2005) or Sarah Kane's Blasted (2008) and Crave (2009) as well as projects by guest directors such as Dragan Živadinov or a puppetry author Silvan Omerzu, and directing projects by actors of Mladinsko Ivan Peternelj, Neda Rusjan Bric and Janja Majzelj.

The 2009/10 season, entitled "Art, Eros, Hope", presented six premières: a project by the uncompromising Croatian director Oliver Frljić and five texts (two of them commissioned by Mladinsko Theatre) staged for the first time in Slovenia. Vito Taufer presented his twenty-first direction in Mladinsko Theatre, namely Crave [Sla] by Sarah Kane, Ivan Peternelj's project Amado mio by Pier Paolo Pasolini inspired by the novel, Vinko Möderndorfer directed the new play Šumi by the late Peter Božič, a presentation of socially marginalised characters in the now-demolished Ljubljana café in which artists and philosophers used to gather, and Ivica Buljan presented his adaptation of Marina Tsvetaeva's The Swain [Vampir].

Since 2007 the Mladinsko Theatre runs its own festival called Overflight International Theatre Festival: an overview of Mladinsko Theatre productions quite soon became an international manifestation with selected performances from abroad.

International cooperation

Mladinsko Theatre regularly makes guest performances at international festivals worldwide (Nancy, Hamburg, Belgrade, London, Moscow, Essen, Cardiff, Lisbon, Madrid, Bogota, New York) and also hosts selected performances from other countries. Its most acclaimed performances have included Alice in Wonderland, Drama Observatory Zenith, Scheherezade, Roberto Zucco, Miss Juliet, Silence Silence Silence, Queen Margot, Fragile! and The Epic of Gilgamesh.

Damned be the traitor of his homeland! by O.Frljić was presented at the International Small Scene Theatre Festival in Rijeka and at the Days of Satire festival at the Kerempuh Satirical Theatre in Zagreb, Croatia in 2010, and at the Perforations Festival at La MaMa Theatre, New York City, at the Nová dráma Festival in Bratislava, the Sterijino pozorje festival, Novi Sad, and the Stage, Helsinki Theatre Festival.

Venues

The Mladinsko Theatre is found in Ljubljana's Bežigrad neighbourhood, occupying a part of Slovene architect Jože Plečnik's unfinished Akademski kolegij which was intended to be the Baraga Seminary. The theatre incorporates two venues – the Upper Hall (Zgornja dvorana) and the Lower Hall (Spodnja dvorana), however, some of Mladinsko performances are also held at the Old Post building in immediate vicinity of the theatre.

Upper Hall (Zgornja dvorana)

  • Type of venue: multi-purpose hall
  • main use: theatre, puppetry, film, music
  • seating: 275 seats total
  • proscenium opening: 8m W x 4.4m H
  • performing area: 9m W x 12m D x 4.4m H flat wooden stage floor, suitable for dance
  • forestage: 2m D
  • wing spaces: 2m W SR, 2m W SL
  • soft hangings: black house curtain, black tabs, legs and borders
  • lighting: Euro system lighting desk, 500-1000W beamers
  • sound: Euro system mixer, power amplifiers and loudspeakers
  • stage equipment: 35mm projection equipment, cinema screen, technical staff available
  • backstage: dressing rooms for 40 persons total
  • climate control: air-conditioning
  • availability: available for hire

Lower Hall (Spodnja dvorana)

  • Type of venue: multi-purpose hall (non-conventional space)
  • main use: theatre, puppetry, film, music
  • seating: 200 seats total
  • performing area: 8m W x 25m D x 3.15-4.47m H, flat stage floor suitable for dance
  • wing spaces: 2m W SR, 2m W SL
  • soft hangings: black house curtain, black tabs, legs and borders
  • lighting: Euro system lighting desk, 500-1000W beamers
  • sound: Euro system mixer, power amplifiers and loudspeakers
  • stage equipment: 35mm projection equipment, cinema screen, technical staff available
  • backstage: dressing rooms for 20 persons total
  • climate control: air-conditioning
  • availability: available for hire

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