Tina Kolenik: GOLDEN RAIN
Sunday, September 1st, 19.00 / SNT Opera and Ballet Ljubljana
Marieluise Fleisser: THE STRONG TRIBE
Sunday, September 1st, 8.00 pm / SNT Opera and Ballet Ljubljana
Raimund Hoghe: PAS DE DEUX
Monday, September 2nd, 19.00 / Dance Theatre Ljubljana
Rainer Werner Fassbinder: KATZELMACHER
Monday, September 2nd, 21.30 / Kino Šiška Centre for Urban Culture
Edward Bond: EXISTENCE
Tuesday, September 3rd, 19.30 / Glej Theatre
Aristophanes: LYSISTRATA * Sex Strike
Tuesday, September 3rd, 21.00 / Španski borci Culture Centre
Eugène Ionesco: CHAIRS
Wednesday, September 4th, 19.30 / Mini Theatre
Stanislava Repar:  SHE TWO TIMES
Wednesday, September 4th, 21.00 and Thursday, September 5th, 19.30 / Cankarjev Dom – Duša Počkaj Hall
ANAMNESIS
Thursday, September 5th, 21.00 / Cankarjev Dom – Linhart Hall
Daphne Millefoa: LITLLE BLONDE RIDING WOLF
Friday, September 6th, 20.00 / Španski borci Culture Centre
T. Moskov, B. Stoilov, M. Novoselska: ONE SMALL RADIO
Saturda, September 7th, 20.00 / SNT Drama Ljubljana
55+
Sunday, September 8th, 20.00 / Mladinsko Theatre
 
 

International theatrical hit Cassandra on tour in Montenegro and Italy

International theatrical hit Cassandra on tour in Montenegro and Italy

20.2.2014 Herceg Novi, Montenegro
24.2.2014 Kotor, Montenegro
22.2.2014: Teatro Koreja, Lecce, Italy

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.

Video trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VV7o_uCfLWI

Written by: Ljubomir Đurković
Directed by: Slobodan Milatović

Production: Damir Domitrović
Dramaturgy: Zagorka Pop-Antoska Andovska
Costume design: Blagoj Micevski
Music: Šukrija Žuti Serhatlić
Video: Nemanja Petronje

Cast: Senka Bulić, Tihana T. Ćulafić, Jovana Stipić, Niko Goršič, Šukrija Žuti Serhatlić , Ljubomir Đurković, Slobodan Milatović, Damir Domitrović

Co-production: Festival Ex Ponto, Ljubljana / Kulturni Centar Nikola Đurković Kotor, Festival TEUTA – novi antički teatar, Kotor / Srpsko narodno pozorište & Festival INFANT, Novi Sad / Festival MOT, Skopje (SI, ME, RS, MK)

 
 
 

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.

On our Facebook profile you can see photos from perfromances, conversations and feasts after performances.

 

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Video trailer of 20th EX PONTO Festival

 
 
 

Programme EX PONTO 2013

Programme EX PONTO 2013



Read the PROGRAMME of EX PONTO Festival 2013



We are already accepting reservations each working day from 10am to 3pm on + 386 01 426 94 05 or + 386 41 200 390, or 24/7 by e-mail b51@exponto.net.

 
 
 

Director's introductory speech on EX PONTO 2013

Director's introductory speech on EX PONTO 2013

Where is the limit?

This year we celebrate 20 years of the establishment of the international festival EX PONTO, in a country of the same age as our CULTURAL SOCIETY B-51, which calls for at least a brief insight to the beginnings of the project development. In the first years of the newly formed countries, after the break-down of Yugoslavia, a large number of artists and cultural workers came or fled across the border, to Slovenia and came across the once famous “bunker”, B-51. The initial idea of EX PONTO was more of a humanitarian-cultural nature, namely to organize the fugitives from the war, the artists and the cultural workers and also to enable them to further develop and express their creativity, in Ljubljana and Slovenia as well. The references for the name of the project were creativity in exile, abroad, exclusion, escape, characters from the literature who inspired us in choosing the name, namely Ovid who was exiled from Rome to Tomis at the Black Sea, for his daring erotic poetry, Jozef K in Kafka’s “ Process”, as well as the lyrical prose created after the period in prison, written by the Nobel prize winner, Ivo Andric – EX PONTO. In the end, we chose the last option, the name Ex Ponto, since it reflected the project we created, on the suggestion of Josip Osti, a writer with identical fate as the numerous refugees. The project, with the conclusion of the war, has transformed and developed into a great and acknowledged international theatre festival, the EX PONTO festival.

This year's festival framework topic, "Where is the limit?" is almost identical to the one at the sole beginning of the project and it concludes the trilogy of the thematic frames and the co-financing period of the festival, from 2011 to 2013, by the EU Culture Programme (2007-2013).The Festival is prepared for a new era and new aspects of creativity in the best possible way, with a varied and exciting programme, aiming to build more bridges and erasing even more limits, either physical or the ones in our minds, at least question them if not completely erase them.

Like the rest of the international cultural projects, especially to the rare ones supported by the European Commission, we managed to find our place in the socio-cultural "hypermarket" within the local and state borders, with no end or beginning, within the questionable values. In the creative processes , we have nevertheless established certain values ourselves, and searched for new starting points: the International Network NETA and new long- lasting projects, as NETA ART TV project, instigated optimism for maintaining and extending the quality of the festival programme, as well as development of cultural communication at the all- European level.

The EX PONTO Festival, for its 20th anniversary, along with its faithful domestic and foreign audiences concludes a long, varied and interesting period and at the same time, creates a new set of limits to be erased once again. Welcome!

Damir Domitrović

 
 
 

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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Video from the last edition of the festival

 
 
 

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).

 

On our Facebook profile you can check out photos from this years performances, workshops and after performance mingling. Find yourself!  

 

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Video trailer of 19th festival EX PONTO

 
 
 

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.

For more detailed programme click here.

 
 
 

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.

You can also check the information on the Camp on our website www.exponto.net and the project's official website on Facebook.

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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.

 

For the programme of the festival click here. Some photos from the festival are shown below, for more click here.  

 

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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).

 

For video trailer click here.

 
 
 

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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