B.Brecht: SCHWEIK IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR (MK)
Sunday, September 14th, 20.00 / SNG Drama Ljubljana
H. Preuss: PAVANE FOR ANTIGONE
Monday, September 15th, 17.00 and 21.30 / Centre for Sonorous Arts Vodnik Manor House
INVISIBLE 2: FU (BG)
Tuesday, September 16th, 20.00 / Dance Theatre Ljubljana
L. Đurković: TOBELIJA (SI, BG, MK)
Wednesday, September 17th, 20.00 / Dance Theatre Ljubljana; Thursday, September 18th, 19.00 / Dance Theatre Ljubljana
A. Jarry: KING UBU (HU)
Thursday, September 18th, 21.00 / Cankarjev Dom – Duša Počkaj Hall
TANT'AMATI (BE)
Friday, September 19th, 20.00 / Španski Borci Cultural Centre
J. Neziraj: ONE FLEW OVER THE KOSOVO THEATRE (XK)
Saturday, September 20th, 20.00 / Šentjakob Theatre
G. Contreras: AMARILLO (MX)
Sunday, September 21st, 20.00 / Anton Podbevšek Theatre, Novo mesto
 
 

21. EX PONTO Festival programme - "New Bridges" (14.9.2014 - 21.9.2014)

21. EX PONTO Festival programme - "New Bridges" (14.9.2014 - 21.9.2014)

The 21st International Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts EX PONTO will take place on different locations in Ljubljana and Novo mesto. It is recognizable by the quality programme, which combines top-notch theatrical aesthetics with social and political topicality. This year for the first time it will include a programme of documentary films from the area of former Yugoslavia.

Sunday, 14. 9. / 20.00, Slovenian National Theatre Drama Ljubljana
B.Brecht: SCHWEIK IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR (MK)
Brecht's Schweik in the Second World War is a strong political satire, directed by the award-winning Martin Kočovski, who has already earned the hearts of EX PONTO audiences. Brecht's work was inspired by the cult story The Good Soldier Schweik... >>> more


Monday, 15.09. / 17.00 and 21.30, Sonorous Arts Centre Vodnik Manor
H. Preuss: PAVANE FOR ANTIGONE (SI)
Pavane for Antigone is a kaleidoscope of intimate artistic confessions, a journey expressing the longing of modern man for peace with one's self and the world, for the ending of social discord and perpetual conflict that have all but exhausted humanity. >>> more

 

Tuesday, 16.09. / 20.00, Dance Theatre Ljubljana
INVISIBLE #2: FU (BG)
Invisible # 2 is the second part of a documentary theater project series and an in-depth artistic study of minorities and marginalized social groups living in Bulgaria. It is a bold insight into the reality of daily life of Chinese migrants in Bulgaria and reveals personal stories... >>> more 

 

Wednesday, 17.09. / 20.00, Dance Theatre Ljubljana
L. Đurković: TOBELIA (SI, BG, MK)
What happens when three women – mother, sister and wife – love the same man too deeply? Ljubomir Đurković, the eminent and one of the best modern Montenegrin writers, depicts the depression of three women after the death of their man – son, brother and a husband. >>> more 

 

Thursday, 18.09. / 19.00, Dance Theatre Ljubljana
L. Đurković: TOBELIA (SI, BG, MK)
>>> more  

 

Thursday, 18.09. / 21.00, Cankarjev Dom – Duša Počkaj Hall
A. Jarry: KING UBU (HU)
Their interpretation is described as extremely humorous, full of fresh ideas, boundless imagination, and creative energy presented by four excellent actors, who play a wide range of dramatic characters and offer us the chance to see the phenomenon of contemporary Ubu. >>> more


Friday, 19.09. / 20.00, Španski Borci Cultural Centre
TANT'AMATI (BE)
A dance performance about a man and a woman who have been living together for a long time, about the unique relationship between two bodies known to each other in space which is forcibly closing them in itself. >>> more 

 

Saturday, 20.09. / 20.00, Šentjakob Theatre
J. Neziraj: ONE FLEW OVER THE KOSOVO THEATRE (XK)
The performance is a political satire about the new-born state, about the new Kosovo that is exhausted and devastated by war, poverty, corruption and never ended protection by international missions. >>> more 

 

Sunday, 21.09. / 20.00, Anton Podbevšek Theatre, Novo mesto
G. Contreras: AMARILLO (MX)
A stunning multimedia performance about a Mexican, who decides to travel to Texas, USA, disappears at the border and reconstructs his journey through the presentation of various landscapes, researching cultural identities and relations between real and virtual as well as the documentary and fiction. >>> more 


 

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Introductory words of director to 21st EX PONTO

Introductory words of director to 21st EX PONTO

NEW BRIDGES – Looking Forward or Looking Back?

This year's 21st EX PONTO upgrades its contemporary cultural missionary in the area of content, actuality and specificity of the main international theatre programme, further it supplements its programme by introduction of a documentary movie, it opens new geographical cooperation areas and discloses new programmes and success on foundations of many years networking within its international cultural connections.

Although we are recognisable and throughout focused into the future, we follow contemporary theatre contents and cultural guidelines in general. Due to our search of bridging new activity, connecting of artists and culture, we have an excellent and recognized status abroad, while our parental environment rarely notices, understands the meaning and supports that kind of international activity and worthy projects while persistently closes its borders and oppresses its wide available chances into a small can, which will be increasingly difficult to open, even hardly to look into it. Instead of looking into the future, we are forced to look in the past. So the EX PONTO festival, despite its recognized European status and newly set bridges, we can compare its current position again with its beginnings twenty years ago, when we were faced with similar existential dilemmas, the meaning of our existence, activity and were thinking about another environment, that would accept and support us better. If we, in searching the mirror of the presence and metaphor for the position of the culture and successful projects in our society, go further to the past and mythology, we encounter the most enigmatic Nordic god – god of the bridges, Heimdall – the son of nine mothers, who were also sisters. On his journeys, where he was building and protecting bridges around the world, Heimdall often spent a night at some family, and left a child in three of those families. From those children new generations and nations were developed: to one family he left a generation of slaves, to the second a generation of free people and to the third the generation of the masters. As he lived on the edge of the world, at the bridge that connects the world of gods and world of people, he was known and respected by everyone except by those who did not know either respect themselves.

Despites the bad light above the mirror at the moment, Festival EX PONTO in a co-operation with the European NETA network is opening a new period and a chance for building new bridges and solutions. The Festival has never been richer and stronger, so full of courage to looking forward. In this light the 21st EX PONTO offers its respectful, faithful and long term public a lot of joy in this year's diverse theatre and film experience.

Welcome!

Damir Domitrović

 

 
 
 

In presale get yourself special price Festival ticket

In presale get yourself special price Festival ticket

21st International Performing Arts Festival EX PONTO continues with a new edition of excellent theatre and dance performances from various parts of the world and also introduces a new programme section of a documentary film.

EX PONTO Festival ticket is transferable and valid for all Festival events.
PRICE in presale: 35 €, only until 31.7.2014

We will take on a ride EX PONTO theatre enthusiasts with Brecht's Threepenny Opera, directed by Tomi Janežič, the world-renowned Slovenian "theatre Mozart." We will get to know Japanese culture with the Dojo-ji, a stylized dance drama, which is about the tragic love between a monk and a lady with an interesting plot. The story FU of the life of Chinese minority in Bulgaria will be an interesting shift in mentality and approximation of problems, which they are facing, such as in its internal struggle between male and female within Tobelia, women who in families without male offsprings took a vow of virginity and a role of non-existent son. Before the King Ubu goes to conquest the American audience, we will be delighted by its 100th anniversary staging. The Belgian dance performance Tantamati talks about the relationship between a man and a woman who live together for a very long time, and the unique relationship between two well known bodies in a space, which is forcefully enclosing them. We'll laugh watching the political comedy One Flew Over the Kosovo Theatre and admire the Mexican spectacle, which has already toured all over the world, and now for the first time will stop in our place, Amarillo.

Yet today get yourself at Eventim the (click) EX PONTO Festival ticket that will take you into the world of unforgettable experiences - theater, dance and film.

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International co-production (SI, BG, MK) - Ljubomir Đurković: Tobelija

International co-production (SI, BG, MK) - Ljubomir Đurković: Tobelija

International co-production TOBELIJA by Kulturno društvo B-51 (EX PONTO), Ljubljana (SI), Dramski teatr Vratza (BG) and Mal dramski teatar Bitola (MK) is on tour at the moment. Its premiere was on 29.4.2014 at Dramski teatr Vratza.

Author: Ljubomir Đurković
Directed by: Nick Upper
Dramaturgy: Ina Gjuleva
Set and costume design: Marija Dimanova
Choreography: Jasna Knez
Music selection: Damir Domitrović
Cast: Joana Popovska, Kamelija Liškovska, Rosica Ognjanova

What happened when three women - mother, sister and wife - overloved the same man? The author related the story about a global family living in a small urban apartment and about the contemporary sexual identity crisis to and ancient Montenegrin-Albanian practice according to which tobelias - girls, who in families without male offspring vowed to remain virgins and tako over the role of the non-existent son in the world of war and vendetta. And where are the men, where have they disappeared, run to... Have they died or simply departed from their own worlds. Co-existence of the present gradual extinction of the patriarchy, and emergence of the global village? Or it is that civilisations exist one inside another, now that computers have squeezed us all into the present, without past of future? Into oneness, having changed our time.

 

 
 
 

Best performances of 20th EX PONTO by the grades of our audience

Best performances of 20th EX PONTO by the grades of our audience

On  20th International Performing Arts Festival EX PONTO, which concluded on Sunday, 8.9.2013, the audience awarded with the highest grade two performances T. Moskov, B. Stoilov, M. Novoselska ONE SMALL RADIO and 55+

The wining performances got the average grade from the audinece 4.7. Performance One Small Radio is directed by Tedi Moskov and produced by Satyrical Theatre “Aleko Konstantinov” from Sofia and Production House Artishock (BG). 55+ is directed by Borut Šeparović and produced by Montažstroj from Zagreb (HR).

Second place with only a bit lower grade 4,6 goes to CHAIRS, directed by Ljupčo Gjorgievski, in co-production of Mal dramski teater from Bitola (MK) and Drama Puppet Theatre from Vratsa (BG).

Third place with an average grade from the audience 4,3 goes to performance ANAMNESIS, directed by Viktor Bodó in co-production of Theatre Katona József and  Sputnik Shipping Company from Budapest (HU).

Slovene premieres The Strong Tribe, She Two Times and Little Blonde Riding Wolf were not included in voting, nor was introduction performance Golden Rain.

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Programme EX PONTO 2013

Programme EX PONTO 2013



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Finally once again in Ljubljana - international theatrical hit Cassandra

Finally once again in Ljubljana - international theatrical hit Cassandra

Sunday, 16th of June 2013, at 20.00,
Mladinsko Theatre – Lower Hall


Cassandra will be performed within the programme of The 4th International Symposium of Miklavž Ocepek, which is this year organised i
n honor of the bicentennial of the birth of Søren Kierkegaard.

International co-production of Slovene, Montenegrin, Croatian, Serbian and Macedonian artists, which tells the story about ancient prophetess Cassandra in a specific and current way, combines elements of contemporary drama with ancient and documentary theatre. Cassandra opened 16th EX PONTO Festival in 2009 and five other European festivals, it received many awards and it is still hosting at different festivals and theatres throughout Europe. The performance is recognized by outstanding cast, while the director and author are one of the most eminent Montenegrin artists.

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The 19th Ex Ponto International Performing Arts Festival has been brought to conclusion

The 19th Ex Ponto International Performing Arts Festival has been brought to conclusion

The audience at the 19th International Performing Arts Festival EX PONTO, which concluded on Sunday, awarded with the highest grade the performance F. G. Lorca: THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA OR WOMEN WITHOUT A MAN AND THATS ALL.

Like every year the audience has voted for individual performances and here are the results. The highest vote 4,63 has been awarded to the Macedonian performance, directed by Sofija Ristevska and in the production of Mal drama theatre Bitola (MK). As we remember the last year winner was also a Macedonian production The Caucasian Chalk Circle, directed by Martin Kočovski.

The second best performance was with 4,51 performance PATRIOTIC HYPERMARKET, directed by Dino Mustafić and in the coproduction of Asocijacija Kulturanova, Novi Sad (RS), Qendra Multimedia, Prishtinë (XK) in Bitef teatra, Beograd (RS).

The third place with average grade of 4,32 has been split between the concluding performance of this years festival, P. II P. Njegoš: THE MOUNTAIN WREATH, directed by Diego de Brea and in the production of CNP, Podgorica (ME), and the microscopic rock opera MiCRO, from choreographer and director, Pierre Rigala and in production of Compagnie dernière minute, Toulouse (FR).

 

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19th International Festival of Performing Arts coming soon…

19th International Festival of Performing Arts coming soon…

This year's Festival EX PONTO edition will address the subject of “New or Old Values?”

 

The Festival will start on Friday, 14.09.2012, in Cankarjev dom with a big Molière: DON JUAN performance, directed by A. Morfov and will continue until 23.09.2012 with brilliant foreign productions, such as F. G. Lorca: THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA OR WOMEN WITHOUT A MAN AND THAT'S ALL, directed by S. Ristevska, MISTERMISSMISSMISTER directed by A. Borralho and J. Galante, A. Urban will participate with the performance TURBO PARADISO, two performances MALE – FEMALE / FEMALE – MALE from the directors tandem of B. Bakal and K. Pejović, also two performances under the direction of D. Mustafić, PATRIOTIC HYPERMARKET and SOCRATES' DEFENSE, in the last one he is sharing the director’s chair with D. Kasapi, and director D. de Brea with performance P. P. Njegoš: THE MOUNTAIN WREATH. Last but not least is the dance musical spectacle MiCRO, from renowned French choreographer P. Rigal, with which he totally enchanted the audience at the last year’s Festival D’ Avignon.

In this year’s festival programme there have been integrated interesting Slovenian premieres from promising and well-known local artists. V. Repnik, M. Ruhsam and I. Berger Myhrewith will present performance ALSO SPRACH CAGEB. Novakovič Kolenc with the trilogy performances SHIFT TEATRE II PLATFORM / Trilogy: SOURCE IMAGE, authors J. Smrke, R. Bobnič, A. Korsika and Z. Sajko will present performance about the CELEBRATION UPON 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE TRIBUA STUDENT NEWSPAPER’S 1ST ISSUE. Festival production A CRY FOR HUMANITY, directed by R. Vidic, will perform avant premiere at this year pre festival programme in Montenegro. A special two day two-day multimedia site-specific project, a theatre performance with the elements of a reality show, Ernesto Che Guevara Camp – Thirst for Life.

In addition to the meetings of several theatre artist, art directors and producers, EX PONTO Festival will offer 14 performances of selected artists from Slovenia, Austria, France, Italy, Croatia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Hungary, Kosovo, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Russia, which will be on display at various venues in Ljubljana.

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Che Camp as Exclusive Pre-Programme of This Year's 19th Ex Ponto

Che Camp as Exclusive Pre-Programme of This Year's 19th Ex Ponto

September 8th – 9th 2012, Lovćen, Montenegro

This year's introduction to the 19th Ex Ponto International Performing Arts Festival will be a two-day multimedia site-specific project, a theatre performance with the elements of a reality show, Ernesto Che Guevara Camp – Thirst for Life, co-produced by Ex Ponto Festival (B-51 Cultural Society).

Due to the fact that interest in the participation at the Che Camp is also huge among the local culture fans, B-51 Cultural Society will organise bus transport from Ljubljana to Montenegro and back.

In order to participate fill in and submit the online form. For more information call +386 (1) 426 94 05 or +386 (0)41 200 390 or write an email to b51@exponto.net.

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11. Kluže Festival

11. Kluže Festival

With the performance A Cry for Humanity - staged poetry of Srečko Kosovel, directed by Renata Vidič and the concert of Vasko Atanasovski Trio, we successfully brought to an end the 11th Festival Kluže. 

Traditional festival took place in slightly shortened form of 20.7. till 22.07.2012 in the fortress Kluže, KD Bovec and at the central town square. Despite the financial cuts in the Cultural sector, the festival offered interesting performances for both younger and older audience and brought many visitors.

The festival was opened by the official guest of honour, respectful Slovenian writer Mr. Boris Pahor, whose speech was very well accepted by visitors before the opening performance KOBARID '38 - Chronicle of the Assassination, based on the drama by Dusan Jelinčič, directed by Jernej Kobal and performed by the Slovenian Permanent Theatre in Trieste.

Saturday and Sunday mornings were enriched with children performances from Circus Bufeto.

The festival took place for 11th year in a row and again attracted theatre art and culture lovers to the region of Posočje.

Varied program was implemented in cooperation with the Municipality of Bovec, Bovec Cultural Centre, Local tourist organization and TIC Bovec. The festival was financially supported by the municipality of Bovec and the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports RS.

 

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"RED" hosted by JoakimInterFest

"RED" hosted by JoakimInterFest

Last year's co-production performance "RED", directed by Martin Kočovski, is hosted by this year's edition of the JoakimInterFest under Knjaževsko-srpski Theatre, from the City of Kragujevac, Serbia.

Staging, created on the motifs of Orhan Pamuk's novel "My name is red", the last year impressed audiences with their innovative and theatrical approach to the current topic of combining different cultures in the European area.

The performance's premiere was at last year's 17th EX PONTU festival, who is also one of the co-producers.

 
 
 

“The Lexicon of Mythology of the Former Yugoslavia” successfully completed the Balkan tour

“The Lexicon of Mythology of the Former Yugoslavia” successfully completed the Balkan tour

International coproduction The Lexicon of Mythology of the Former Yugoslavia, directed by renowned Oliver Frljić, last Friday, 9th of December 2011, in National theatre of Kosovo in Pristina, successfully concluded the tour around former Yugoslavia countries. Controversial and attractive performance, created on a parallel history of critics and gossip, aroused much attention and interest in the former Yugoslav space.

The performance attracted more than 2000 viewers at the premieres and reruns on its ten days tour in Croatia, Montenegro and Kosovo at its co-producers in INK Pula, CNP Podgorica and Teatri Kombetar i Kosoves, Pristina.

Next year the performance The Lexicon of Mythology of the Former Yugoslavia continues with its tour as it will be hosted by Macedonia in February and later on in Austria, Serbia, Germany and Russia.

Artists and producers from Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia, Kosovo and Serbia are cooperating in the performance, which was coproduced by international network NETA (New European Theatre Action).

 

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Goran Bertok - Dead Nature

Goran Bertok - Dead Nature

Goran Bertok’s photographic exhibition “Dead Nature” will be displayed on Wednesday, 28th of December 2011, from 20 pm onwards, in Galerija Močvara, Zagreb.

The selection from the series Visitors (2004), Post Mortem (2007) and Red (2009), in which Goran Bertok devotes the last stage of the human body - death.

 

The project is supported by Ministry of culture of Republic of Slovenia, Ministry of culture of Republic of Croatia, The city of Zagreb and The city of Ljubljana.
The exhibition was produced by Cultural Society B-51 and in cooperation with gallery Močvara.

 
 
 

Ex Ponto - B-51 Cultural Society

Ex Ponto - B-51 Cultural Society

In late 1980s, a group of students transformed the abandoned shelter in the vicinity of the residence hall at Gerbičeva 51a in Ljubljana in the student meeting place and called it B-51 Club. This underground 'bunker' which grew into a cult Ljubljana student club, was the very first 'performing stage' of a number of today renown Slovenian artists and protagonists in culture engaged in the field of theatre, music, film and fine arts. In 1991, this student alternative subculture evolved into B-51 Cultural Society whilst the Club B-51 was active until 1998.In late 1980s, a group of students transformed the abandoned shelter in the vicinity of the residence hall at Gerbičeva 51a in Ljubljana in the student meeting place and called it B-51 Club. This underground 'bunker' which grew into a cult Ljubljana student club, was the very first 'performing stage' of a number of today renown Slovenian artists and protagonists in culture engaged in the field of theatre, music, film and fine arts. In 1991, this student alternative subculture evolved into B-51 Cultural Society whilst the Club B-51 was active until 1998.

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