17th June, 9 PM, Congress Square, Ljubljana
POCKETS FULL OF STARS
Branko Potočan & Fourklor
The piece tells stories of little people with big hearts. Their hearts contain compressed essences of their lives. Many of them live a simple life. They seem happy but actually aren’t. Hence, theirs secrets start leaking out. The stories are short and put forth just like images from life. Rather than big conclusions they offer a simplicity of describing well-known things such as unfulfilled love, sadness and fear.
The rope is the recurrent theme of the piece. Its physical qualities allow it to protect, connect, interlace and untie. Just like a metaphor, an imagined reality.
Branko Potočan is a choreographer, a director, a dancer, an artistic leader and a pedagogue. Artistically, he has been active since 1986, when he was a member of an avant-garde dance group led by Ksenija Hribar in Dance Theatre Ljubljana. Between 1990 and 1993, he was a member of Ultima Vez, a troupe from Brussels led by a world-renowned choreographer Wim Vandekeybus. In 1994 founded a physical theatre group Fourklor under the frame of Zavod Vitkar. He has received many prizes and awards for his work. He is also the artistic director of the international performing arts festival Rdeči Revirji.
Concept, direction and choreography: BRANKO POTOČAN
Dramaturgy: ANDREJA KOPAČ
Original music: MARKO BRDNIK & UROŠ RAKOVEC
Promo video: LENE LEKŠE in MIHAEL NOVAK
Lights design: TOMAŽ ŠTRUCL
Sound design: JURE VLAHOVIĆ
Performers: TAJDA PODOBNIK, TAMARA POLANC, MAŠA HAWLING, TINA ROZMAN, VERONIKA VALDES, KRISTINA MARTINC, LUCIJA ADAMIČ, NINA GRGURAŠ, NINA BUČUK, KATJA PAVLOVIČ, KATARINA KRAPEŽ, ANA LEKŠE, DANIJELA ZAJC, GORAN ZAVRŠNIK, MARKO BRDNIK, UROŠ RAKOVEC, MARJA KOREN, BRANKO POTOČAN
Production: VITKAR ZAVOD
Coproduction: CANKARJEV DOM
Poto: DRAGO VIDEMŠEK
Duration: 60 min
Co-organised by: Festival Junij v Ljubljani
International Festival of New Circus and Contemporary Clown