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Beton Ltd.

Slomškova 11, SI-1000 Ljubljana

Phone

386 (0) 1 231 4492, 386 (0) 51 269 906

Managed by

Bunker Institute


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    USA New York LaMaMa Theatre


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    The performance Ich kann nicht anders by Beton Ltd., produced by Bunker Institute,




  • Austria Villach Drauterrassen Main Stage


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    The performance Great Expectations by Beton Ltd., produced by Bunker Institute,

    at the Spectrum Theatre Festival



  • Poland Lublin Oratorium CK


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    Ich kann nicht anders by Beton Ltd.

    at the Konfrontacje Teatralne



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    Czech Republic Prague New Stage B Building


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    Ich kann nicht anders by Beton Ltd.

    at the Prague Crossroads International Theatre Festival



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One of the leading Slovenian performing arts collectives Beton Ltd. was formed in 2010 by performers Primož Bezjak, Branko Jordan and Katarina Stegnar as a spin-off of the acclaimed Slovenian physical theatre group Betontanc, which was active from the 1990s on.


Performances

With their name referring to a limited liability company, the collective Beton Ltd. has become known for addressing problematic issues of contemporary social and/or political life with much self-reflection and (auto)irony to deliver a critique of the capitalist system, consumerism and the contemporary culture of narcissism. Comprising three successful performers, who are active in both the institutional and the non-institutional theatre scene, the collective gained critical attention already with their first production SO FAR AWAY Introduction to Ego-logy (2010), produced by Bunker Institute, which announced their topicality and interest in the search for new, hybrid forms of performing. Their second performance I Say What I Am Told to Say (2012), which drew from Samuel Beckett's The Unnamable, was a co-production of Anton Podbevšek Theatre and Bunker Institute and focused on the generational angst at the backdrop of constant self-questioning and verifying one's identity.

Beton Ltd.'s productions are strongly marked by a search for personal, even intimate entries into the topics dealt with, which can be seen also in the visually impressive performance Everything We’ve Lost While We've Gone on Living (2013) (set design by Son:DA, the collective's ongoing collaborator) that took the viewer on a journey through fictitious and (semi)imaginary landscapes to invoke a bitter-sweet contrast between what was before and what is today. Although the collective's performances usually resonate as a reflection of a strongly disintegrated reality and fundamental powerlessness of individual action, Beton Ltd. employ to their advantage the procedures of subversive affirmation, caricature and parody to capture the ambiguity of contemporary life. In 2014, the collective teamed up with film directors Rok Biček, Klemen Dvornik and Žiga Virc in a theatre-film performance Upor ni človek, based on the writings of Albert Camus and again co-produced by Anton Podbevšek Theatre, which dealt with the topics of rebellion, resistance and the price an individual has to pay for existential awakening.

The German Cycle

In 2016, the collective created the first performance of the so-called "German cycle", Ich kann nicht anders. The cycle continued in 2018 with the performance Great Expectations|Große Erwartungen dealing with the topic of great expectations and the future, addressing the desires of a European, white, heterosexual, urban, cosmopolitan, over-represented generation and in 2019 with Mahlzeit, a music performance event dedicated to dining, feeding, snacking and socialising. The performances were produced by Bunker Institute.

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