Monday, 10 May 2021
Sunday, 9 May 2021
started off with an early afternoon concert by the Croatian artist Martin Ladika
after a lunch break that was longer than I expected (one of the performances was cancelled) and a stroll to a different part of the city, I saw an improvisation theatre performance...
Saturday, 8 May 2021
started off with Hana Fatur (and her sister Lara, who didn't make it to the blog somehow). I haven't seen live performances for so long I swear I had a huge lump (of coal, or maybe the pressure was so great it had changed to diamond) in my throat and my eyes were trying their best to be a strong dam and hold back all the water that seems to be floating around in my head....
then it was time to walk to a garden in the centre of town where I (and a few others) listened to Mileta Grujić
and then went back for Katanari, a guitar duet...
and the evening ended with a relaxed jam session... And there you go, for a day, life seemed to be normal and it seemed to make sense...
Tuesday, 4 May 2021
Thursday, 29 April 2021
for the second year running, the Ljubljana dancers celebrated the international dance day with Pina Bausch's choreography: The Nelken Line. In the open air, through town, to the enjoyment of the performers and most of the passers-by (and this photographer of course)
Wednesday, 24 March 2021
Sunday, 17 January 2021
Saturday, 16 January 2021
Tuesday, 15 December 2020
Tuesday, 8 December 2020
Wednesday, 2 December 2020
Tuesday, 17 November 2020
Tuesday, 3 November 2020
art can be presented only to individuals, and even this can only be done outdoors. This photo was taken during a location based FM walk in Tivoli. We walked through the park, in the relative darkness, listening to the sounds created and recorded by Boštjan Perovšek.
Wednesday, 23 September 2020
First, I went to see Nicole dance to Emil's music for the short dance film they are making. As they were filming it I only saw one part of it (but many times) and heard the same part of the track over and over again (but I will see the whole thing one day soon).
After a quick drink with the crew, I rushed to PTL to see Ana rehearse her first dance solo, and I took a few photos there too... (aren't I the lucky one)
Tuesday, 22 September 2020
Friday, 18 September 2020
Thursday, 17 September 2020
Wednesday, 15 July 2020
Dejan had ended his 14 day quarantine
Miha delivered his latest thoughts on the current situation
people sat and listened in silence
to people reading poetry from notebooks
Thursday, 9 July 2020
Made it all come back...
They performance is about six unaccompanied refugee children that they tried to house somewhere in Slovenia and make it possible for them to live a 'normal' life (however close to normal a life can be of a child that has found himself in a different country, without his or her parents, where he/she doesn't know anybody, not a word of the language, and where people clearly despise him/her just because he/she wasn't born in that country), you know, like go to school and stuff...
Of course, when the Slovene parents heard about this they were outraged and terrified that these six refugee children would boil their children or even worse, eat them alive;
so they started writing petitions, making it impossible for them to live anywhere worth living as they were way to dangerous for this small little country.
and it all culminated in a tractor and pitchfork rally in which people screamed and shouted that they don't want no foreigners in this land, that this land is for them and them only, that other people don't deserve to live...
Soon after that I sat in my trusty old Volvo and drove a thousand miles away, on an exploratory trip to London, which went horribly wrong (as things in life do, but that's another story)...
Saturday, 13 June 2020
Friday, 12 June 2020
First I went to see the two tourists performing again (the performance the day before had a rain break in it and also the square did not have any barriers, but today they were already for the protests later on and I had to go and see what difference does a closed off public space make to this performance)
and then went to see the first post-corona performance from abroad (which was a performance for a dancer and 22 chairs)