Primorska Summer Festival
|Primorski poletni festival|
|Kampel 1k, SI-6000 Koper-Capodistria|
|Organised by||Primorska Summer Festival Association|
|Festival dates||22.6.2015 - 1.7.2015|
18.6.2016 - 26.6.2016
17.6.2017 - 2.7.2017
16.6.2018 - 7.7.2018
15.5.2019 - 6.7.2019
|Neva Zajc, Head of Primorska Summer Festival Association|
During its first decade – when the Koper Theatre was yet non-existent – the Primorska Summer Festival was the only platform for presenting recent productions by Slovene repertory theatres to the audiences of the Slovene coastal region. As such, the festival is in a way the theatre's predecessor.
The main towns of the coastal region and thus also the festival are Koper, Izola, Piran, Portorož, Ankaran, Nova Gorica, and Trieste (Italy).
The festival cooperates with various theatres from the littoral region, some of them coming from the neighbouring towns in Italy and Croatia. These collaborations range from staging the invited performances to producing wholly new works, these occasionally even being multilingual as befits the character of the region. It has also incubated various NGO endeavours, like those of Lutkarnica - Koper Puppetry Studio.
Sometimes, the programme is set somewhat conceptually, and in one of the years, for instance, the festival was dedicated to Molière. Various takes Molière's plays were staged across throughout the festival, also taking place the Slovene National Theatre Maribor. One might here add that in 2017 the festival co-hosted a show with the Maribor based Lent Festival.
Besides presenting its own works and those of Slovene repertory theatres, one of its prime focuses is that of showcasing new works that are being produced in the Balkan region.
More and more the festival is reaching into other artistic fields, also inviting musicians and screening films.