Programme 

We are hosting local IETM Plenary meeting in Ljubljana between October 1 and 2, 2020. Both the online and on-site programme of the local meeting in Ljubljana prepared by the local hosts will include the participation in the IETM online programme, to which all the locations of the Multi-location Plenary will simultaneously connect on 1 and 2 October.

Thursday, 1 October 2020

12.30-14.00 (online) 

Culture in the public space during and after the crisis
The second online discussion within the PLAN B cycle, dedicated to the cultural policies of European cities in the context of ongoing crisis, will focus on the relation between culture and space. In order to bring culture back to people, what's the future of public spaces? We look at public spaces vs cultural infrastructure, physical vs virtual spaces, outdoor vs indoor spaces. How to manage meaningful, exiting and economically viable spaces in safe manner? The debate organised by MOTOVILA Institute in cooperation with the City of Ljubljana will host representatives of municipalities and cultural practitioners from different European cities, and will be moderated by a renowned international expert on cultural policies and the development of creative cities, Ragnar Siil.

Note that this online session requires an additional external registration, which you can access by clicking the button below.

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14.00-15.45 (Glej Theatre)

What matters now? Plenary discussion
The theme of the Multi-location Plenary Meeting will allow us to speak out on what truly matters in the different context in which we now evolve. A series of short addresses from speakers with versatile backgrounds will trigger live and online, local and international discussions.

20.00-20.55 (Španski borci)

Farmer Train Swirl - Étude by Cassiel Gaube
This work springs from the desire to develop a dance performance within the habitat of an already existing dance style, taking the exploration of its intrinsic complexity as the departure point for the elaboration of a choreographic object. Farmer Train Swirl - Étude is a kinesthetic and subjective investigation of the field of House dance - a style born in the clubs of Chicago & New York in the early eighties.

Set and Reset/Reset by Trisha Brown Dance Company
In Set and Reset/Reset, Kathleen Fisher, one of the key members of the Trisha Brown Dance Company, draws from the original work and encourages the dancers of EN-KNAP Group to follow a similar method that Trisha Brown used to create the original work. The goal is to develop a new dance without losing the underlying principles of this iconic 80’s masterpiece. Once dancers are familiar with the dance material, the group uses the same set of rules that Brown gave her company to generate the choreography.  

Friday, 2 October 2020

10.00-11.00 (Glej Theatre)

IETM Pitchorama
This brand new session will showcase a series of 6 projects pitched by IETM members in 3-minute videos before leaving room for questions and feedback from participants.

14.00-15.00 (Glej Theatre)

IETM info cell
An hour of valuable information on IETM: overview of the current and upcoming activities and projects, update on the recent and forthcoming policy and advocacy work, and introduction to the different working groups of IETM.

16.00-17.30 (Glej Theatre)

Challenges of socially engaged theatre
Our discussion will start from the premise that every public statement already holds a political stand. And so does theatre. We wish to address the horizons of such political notions. 

How does contemporary theatre reflect the reality around us? Is it enough to merely represent political topics on the stage, or has the time come to fundamentally change the conditions of production and challenge power relations within the creative processes? On which grounds do we create relations with our audiences? Should our reflection on conditions of production already include a vision about involving audiences in the process and thus offer them a platform for the emancipation of their own position? How can we go beyond the notion of us and them, of us performing and then passively receiving in order to come closer to a more equal and community based process? Where is the space for democracy in theatre, especially if wish to overcome the economic transitions of some paying to watch and others being paid to perform? 

How can we deepen the perspectives and reflections of our work? How can we change the world with theatre?
Panelists, all longtime theatre workers, will offer their interesting insight into the perspectives and limitations of politics in theatre.

The physical discussion in Gledalisce Glej will be held in English and will be live-streamed as part of IETM Multi-location in Ljubljana. We will arrange simultaneous translation in Slovene.

20.00-20.55 (Španski borci)

Farmer Train Swirl - Étude by Cassiel Gaube
This work springs from the desire to develop a dance performance within the habitat of an already existing dance style, taking the exploration of its intrinsic complexity as the departure point for the elaboration of a choreographic object. Farmer Train Swirl - Étude is a kinesthetic and subjective investigation of the field of House dance - a style born in the clubs of Chicago & New York in the early eighties.

Set and Reset/Reset by Trisha Brown Dance Company
In Set and Reset/Reset, Kathleen Fisher, one of the key members of the Trisha Brown Dance Company, draws from the original work and encourages the dancers of EN-KNAP Group to follow a similar method that Trisha Brown used to create the original work. The goal is to develop a new dance without losing the underlying principles of this iconic 80’s masterpiece. Once dancers are familiar with the dance material, the group uses the same set of rules that Brown gave her company to generate the choreography.

20.00-21.00 (Glej Theatre) 

Performance: Not Dead Enough / Western 
Violence equals law. Weapons equal law. Racism is written deep into the system. Human life is cheap. Women are a commodity. Gender is normative. Alcohol runs like water. Money equals success. Love is forbidden.

Set in a faraway place in a faraway time, which could be here and now. The performance draws from the narrative of a classical western into a theatre space, highlighting the human struggles against the system, exploring who are the sheriffs of The Wild West of the 21st century, challenging the notions of gender roles, diving into the notions of oppression, the values of society and the worth of a human life. 

The performance is in Slovene.

More information

For any question regarding the programme of the local meeting in Ljubljana, please contact Barbara Poček at info@glej.si.