Gledališka pot 1, SI-2390 Ravne na Koroškem
Katja Vravnik, Director
386 (0) 40 191837
Tea Kovše, Artistic Director
386 (0) 51 689343
The artistic output of Theatre WORKS builds on the areas of interest of its founders (Vravnik is a choreographer and visual artist, Kovše a puppeteer and playwright) to expand the scope of contemporary dance by incorporating puppet performance, theatre, music and movement, and researching the intersections between them. The venues they use for their performances, which range from the stage (Ravne Cultural Centre, for example) to the street, the park and the abandoned hall, reflect another of their concerns, which is to explore how an audience creates itself and contributes to what they see. By the end of 2020, the theatre had conceived and staged over 23 self-authored works.
The theatre also conducts the workshop-based Gledališče ŠOLA (Theatre EDUCATES) programme, which offers non-formal education in aspects of theatre, puppetry and dance. Two strands of the programme, Puppet Contact Dance and Shadow Dance, combine puppetry and body movement, and are based on methods conceived and developed by Vravnik and Kovše. Both strands are supported financially by the Ministry of Culture. Two further strands of the programme, again developed by the founders themselves, are aimed specifically at children. The theatre works closely with schools around Slovenia, with its education programmes also forming part of the Golden Stick (Zlata Paličica) online platform operated by the Slovenian Theatre Institute and designed to bring young audiences into contact with high-quality theatre content.