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19th & 20thy June 2022, 20:00

Old Power Station


(working title)

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


  • Klovnbuf
  • Klovnbuf
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