Bufeto Institute

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Zavod Bufeto za razvoj cirkuško-gledaliških umetnosti
Brodarjev trg 12, SI-1000 Ljubljana
Phone386 (0) 31 331 917
Fax386 (0) 1 283 1128
Trg Prekomorskih Brigad 1, SI-1000 Ljubljana
Phone386 (0) 41 372 222
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Established in 2007 by the graduates of the Moscow Circus Academy Ravil Sultanov and Natalija Sultanova, the Bufeto Institute for Development of Circus and Performance Arts is the only professional institute in the area of the art of clown in Slovenia. Effectively combining the skills and elements of circus and theatre, Buffetto performances blur the boundaries between traditional drama theatre and typical circus shows.

Since 2008, Bufeto Institute annually organises the Klovnbuf International Contemporary Clown Theatre Festival and the Klovnbuf Happy Caravan.


Bufeto regularly appear at KUD France Prešeren Arts and Culture Association and make guest appearances in Slovene theatre houses such as Ljubljana Puppet Theatre and Café Teater, as well as in Mladinsko Theatre where they performed in the theatre's children's plays The Clowns and Pika and in the productions of King Oedipus [Kralj Ojdipus] (1998) and the acclaimed Silence, Silence, Silence (1996). In 2010, together with Mladinsko Theatre Bufeto co-produced the performance Ultimate Tragedy [Ultimativna tragedija], directed by Ravil Sultanov, which was based on Shakespeare's King Lear and Hamlet and featured an international cast.

Bufeto present their shows at different festivals throughout Slovenia, such as Lent Festival, Trnfest Festival, Primorska Summer Festival, Koper-Capodistria, etc.

Laughter Laboratory

Since 2010, Bufeto also organises regular educational activities in the area of clown art Laughter Laboratory, led by Ravil Sultanov and Natalija Sultanova, as well as workshops by renowned international clown artists.

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