devised performance / Matej Recer and Gregor Zorc

»How many deaths are needed to be able to live?«


04. December 2020 /Intimni oder, GT22, Maribor /

premiera bo skladno s prepovedjo javnih kulturnih dogodkov izvedena brez publike (pred publiko premiera 11.6.2021)


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About the performance 

Gregor Zorc and Matej Recer - two exceptional storytellers, playfully push us into a whirl of different time periods, personal histories, stories of their parents, acquaintances and strangers. The intimate narrative is based on the horrors of the Second World War, which wrestle with the peaceful homeliness of Podgorje countryside, survival strategies in Yugoslavia with the cosmopolitanism of global capitalism, village solidarity with urban mistrust, life with death. How many disappointments do we need for true love; how much fear to muster the courage to face the unknown; how much hatred must we overcome to begin reconciliation; how many times we have to fail to find our potential; how much loss we have to endure to be happy; how many times do we have to leave to arrive; and how many deaths are needed to be able to live? 

The modern bards uncompromisingly confront us with cultural differences, different times, but the same spaces. By overturning social contexts through individual stories, they build insight into the essence of humanity. The authors talk more about us than about themselves. At the same time, their question "How did we get here?" already offers the answer: "We can only move forward together!"


Authors and performers: Gregor Zorc and Matej Recer
Audio: Damjana Černe
Dramaturgical consulting: Uroš Kaurin
Technical management: Andrej Firm (Moment) and Grega Mohorčič (Glej)
Photography: Andrej Firm and Ivian Kan Mujezinović
Video: Hyperraw Digital
Poster design: Mina Fina and Ivian Kan Mujezinović / Grupa Ee
Public relations: Maša Stošič (Moment), Tjaša Pureber (Glej, until 2023), Tina Malenšek (Glej, 2023 onwards) and Andrej Pervanje (Glej, 2023 onwards)
Producers: Zoran Petrovič (Moment) and Tjaša Pureber (Glej, until 2023)
Executive producer: Nastja Miheljak (Glej, 2023 onwards)
Production: Moment
Co-production: Glej Theatre
With the support of: Ministry of Culture, Municipality of Maribor and Municipality of Ljubljana

Guest appearances and festivals

Festival Prestopi. August 12th, 13th and 14th 2021, Maribor, Slovenia.

Ustvarjalni center Krušče. September 17th 2021, Krušče, Slovenia.

Festival Drugajanje. November 22nd 2021, Maribor, Slovenia.

52. Teden slovenske drame. Inclusion in the Accompanying Programme. April 3rd, Kranj, Slovenia.

Kulturni dom Postojna. May 27th 2022, Postojna, Slovenia.

Festival odpornosti #soteskaopen. June 5th 2022, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Kutná Hora Performing Arts Festival. September 10th 2022, Kutná Hora, Czech Republic.