Youth devised performance / Future = Now! A Youth Manifesto


11. November 2023 /Plesni teater Ljubljana /

v okviru festivala Mladost v jeseni / FuN! in the Fall


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About the performance

How do we talk about something as big and intangible as the climate crisis in the theater? How can young people express themselves about something they have very little or no control over? How can we influence society regardless of the environment we belong to? How can we fight together?
A group of six young artists from different backgrounds, who have never worked together before, are united by these questions.

Inspired by the attacks on artworks to combat the climate crisis, the performance Screaming Spring uses Botticelli's Primavera to develop a multi-dimensional discourse on the threat to both nature and culture. By expressing the importance of spring and its value to us as individual beings, it questions the value we as a society place on the well-being of nature. In addition, the performance highlights how our culture endangers the very things it holds dear by disregarding the well-being of the environment.


Authors and performers: Rosa Berman (NZ), Lučka Centa (SI), Fleur Janssen (NZ), Viktoria Pejkova (CZ), Petja Rozman (SI), David Zbořil (CZ)
Mentorship: Jakub Čermák
Executive production: Tina Malenšek
Production: Gledališče Glej, NDM Ateliér, Het Stichting Theaterschip

Photography: Marijo Zupanov

Video: Boštjan Božič

About the project

With Future = NOW! A Youth Manifesto (FuN!), co-funded by the European Union through the Creative Europe Programme (Culture strand), we are working with the young generation to design a field of intersections between art and activism on issues that are at the heart of their future, their concerns. Through activism and performance art practices, we aim to redefine the forums of the 21st century, to engage audiences in individual site-specific actions and to start a debate through participatory practices.

The FuN! project calls us all together to really connect, not only at local and national level, but also transnationally and cross-sectorally. The project focuses on gender issues, the environmental crisis and social inclusion.

In short: this is a FuN way of tackling today's most exciting and dynamic social issues of the future. Youth with youth for youth. More about the project


This project has been funded with support from the European Commission, Creative Europe Culture programme.

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