19th & 20thy June 2022, 20:00
Old Power Station
ATTEMPT AT A ROOM
Matafir & Klovnbuf Festival (SI)
My friend, look! Like letters in your hand, like
sleep, that dream, I watch you through the opening.
In the first dream - sleeping eyelids, centuries
after - I watch through premonitions, oracles
of the light-world. On these borders - time's
extremities - I am a light-world's eye.
And after? A dream
exists: in tones and shades.
There was - climbing.
There was - bowing
forehead to forehead.
Ahead - your forehead,
brow - a flagrant halfrhyme
in my mouth.
Marina Tsvetaeva: Attempt at a Room (Translation: Tony Brinkley)
Contemporary circus piece inspired by life and poetry of controversial Russian poet and writer Marina Tsvetaeva. Performer Danijela Zajc tries to actualize Tsvetaeva’s hard life burdened with war times, migrations and great poverty. The show tries to show the feelings, facts, acts, stories, poetry, tragedy through the movement on vertical rope, vertical dance, poetry and performance.
Idea: Natalia Sultanova, Ravil Sultanov
Choreography, performance: Danijela Zajc, Branko Potočan
Consultancy on directing: Ravil Sultanov
Music: Davor Hrecog, Sašo
Costume design and photo: Katarina Zalar
Scene design: Nevena Aleksovski
Dramaturgy: Andreja Kopač
Light design: Žan Rantaša
Translation (part of the poem by Arseny Tarkovsky): Borut Kraševec
Technical support: Maja Pahor
Thanks: Jaka Andrej Vojevec
Production: Matafir and Festival Klovnbuf 2022 (Zavod Bufeto)
Executive producers: Natalia Sultanova (zavod Bufeto) and Danijela Zajc (Matafir)
This project was supported by the Municipality of Ljubljana - Department for Culture and Ministry of Culture RS
After the performance on 20thy June: Discussion with creators of the performance
Moderators: Andreja Kopač and Samo Oleami
Tickets: 10 eur / 7 eur
International Festival of Contemporary Clown and New Circus