Directed by Matjaž Pograjc
Produced by Mladinsko Theatre and the Draga Training, Occupation and Care Centre
Opening night: November 8 2017
More information: www.mladinsko.com
Slovenska popevka (Slovene Song) pays homage to lyricist Gregor Strniša on the 30th anniversary of his death. Twelve songs by Strniša – some of them previously unreleased – have been set to music by Silence. The songs are performed live by the cast.
The show's twenty-strong ensemble includes twelve artists with disabilities. Conceived as a music festival, the performance introduces a dose of disarming bluntness into the blinding glitter, plastic beauty and feigned smiles of mainstream culture. The result is both light-hearted and deeply moving; a boisterous party with an oddly sobering effect.
Are you fond of Silence's early, synthesizer-oriented works? If so, please step away from the fireplace. Father Christmas is about to tumble down your chimney.