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Cultural and Congress Centre Ljubljana, Slovenia

CD Director General, Uršula Cetinski, and extended team of directors (photo Mateja Jordović Potočnik)

Management Uršula Cetinski Director General Jana Kramberger Managing Director Breda Pečovnik, MSc Congress and Event Management Director Karmen Klučar Technical Director Culture and the Arts Ingrid Gortan Classical Music, Opera and Ballet Programme Director Andrej Jaklič Theatre and Contemporary Dance Programme Director Bogdan Benigar Jazz and World Music Programme Director Simon Popek Film Programme Director Nina Pirnat Spahić Exhibitions Programme Director Barbara Rogelj Humanities and Cultural Education Programme Director Selectors of international touring productions Jana Pavlič and Jean-Pierre Wurtz Saša Globačnik Head of the Marketing and PR Department

Cankarjev dom, Cultural and Congress Centre Prešernova cesta 10, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia P+386 (0)1 24 17 100 E W

A Different Perspective* It is also in season 2016/17 that Cankarjev dom continues to fulfil its mission as a central Slovenian cultural and scientific centre as well as a socialising venue. Faithful to the environmentally-conscious spirit of the Ljubljana European Green Capital 2016, Cankarjev dom has spread outdoors, expanding to include open-air concerts and gatherings in the natural setting of the Council of Europe Park and its shady trees off the Prešernova Street. Music, theatre, dance, cinema, the visual arts, literature, humanities and arts education, world-renowned international artists and major festivals as well as congresses and meetings are the aces up the sleeve of the forthcoming season and we take great pleasure in joining you on an exciting voyage of discovery through this universe of endless variety. One of the season’s special highlights is the Tolstoy, A Truth Seeker Festival aimed at addressing the monumental literary legacy and the worldview of Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy, focusing on this great writer and thinker’s eternal truths that still prove relevant to contemporary man. The festival’s pivotal event is the theatre adaptation of War and Peace, a coproduction with the Slovenian National Theatre SNG Drama Ljubljana and the Ljubljana City Theatre, directed by Silviu

Purcărete, a theatre and opera director renowned for his impressive international creations. Next spring, our Exhibitions Programme is launching a retrospective photo exhibition of Robert Capa, a notable war photographer and photojournalist who died in 1954 from critical wounds suffered in a landmine explosion while reporting from the First Indochina War. The side programme, including lectures and talks, will address some burning issues of photojournalism and war photography. Not to be missed is the Nikola Tesla exhibition, a showcase running until early November that has been captivating numerous visitors for months and is definitely worth your attention. In autumn, a range of guided tours will be available to our youngest visitors, nursery children or school students, presenting this brilliant scientist from a special, humorous angle, and a new series of scientific talks about A Man of the Future. A passionately committed team, we have devoted a great deal of meticulous effort to devising our new season. Join us in unearthing its hidden treasures, thus making it your invaluable companion – a richly rewarding one.

Uršula Cetinski Director General of Cankarjev dom

* The cover features a detail of the Gallus Hall photo presented within the scope of the exhibition by Branko Čeak, Domen Pal, Jože Maček: Ljubljana. A Different Perspective. (season 2015/16)


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Bolero – Extremalism (fragments) Emio Greco (photo Jean Pierere Maurin)

Ballet National de Marseille Choreography: Emio Greco, Pieter C. Scholten

World-class choreographers Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten were appointed directors of the Ballet National de Marseille in 2014. The two artists began collaborating in 1990, and toured Ljubljana ten years ago with Hell, an astonishingly beautiful choreography. The new dance season of Cankarjev dom will commence in style, with Greco and Scholten’s timeless choreographies Bolero and Extremalism (fragments). The first ballet adaptation of Ravel’s Bolero was performed by Bronislava Nijinska in 1928. Re-imagined for the twenty dancers of the Ballet National de Marseille, in collaboration with ICKamsterdam, Greco and Scholten’s production received its General sponsor of The Magnificent 7 Series

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premiere in July 2016 at the Festival de Marseille. Ravel’s overpowering score symbolises man’s internal struggle reflected in the friction that splits each dancer in two. Faced with the implacable, driving rhythm of the music, the dancers’ bodies are overpowered by involuntary resonances and impulses, attaining a sense of liberation only after the music has died away. “The power of the music carries away the dancers who get the audience up on their feet for a standing ovation.” ( An expressly visual performance, Extremalism (fragments) artfully and imaginatively blends a large corps de ballet with mesmerising set design. Performance sponsored by

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The Ballet National de Marseille production replaces the initially announced Gaudeamus performance programmed within the scope of The Magnificent 7 Series.

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Cameron Carpenter

Photo Thomas Grube

International Touring Organ

Programme: Richard Wagner, Johann S. Bach, Astor Piazzolla, Louis Vierne, Peter I. Tchaikovsky, Franz Schubert Unconventional American organist Cameron Carpenter is a keyboard prodigy who turns organ recitals into a virtuoso spectacle. While the organist’s pre-concert ritual includes wandering through the audience shaking hands, he has pushed the boundaries of organ technique to breathtaking heights, meshing virtuosity with musical intelligence. Wearing organ shoes bedazzled with Swarovski crystals,

Carpenter is flamboyant to the extreme. Not to mention his intriguing lightfingered approach and his mind-blowing pedal technique. With a million YouTube views, Cameron’s approach to the organ is smashing the stereotypes of organ music while generating a level of acclaim, exposure, and controversy unprecedented for an organist.

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Photo Antonio Acedo

Carta blanca

Andrés Marín Flamenco Abierto Company Choreographer, Artistic Director, dancer: Andrés Marín José Valencia, Segundo Falcon, vocals; Salvador Gutiérrez, flamenco guitar; Daniel Suárez, percussion; Javier Trigos, clarinet; Raúl Cantizano, zanfona Carta blanca by Seville-based Andrés Marín paints a highly distinctive picture of flamenco, a vision at once primordial, classical, baroque and avant-garde. His body, both unrestrained and disciplined, narrates a story that pays tribute to ballet dancer Vaslav Nijinsky as well as the legendary theatre director and theoretician Antonin Artaud. Son of flamenco dancer and flamenco singer, Marín grew up with this musical form, living and breathing it since birth. When first starting out, Marín met with lukewarm public response in his native Spain, but carved out a unique and storied

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artistic career after achieving international success. Currently, the artist enjoys superstar status as “the finest flamenco dancer of his generation” (LʼExpress), “the Picasso of flamenco” and “an original fighter for the freedom of flamenco”. Marín has developed a signature dance idiom that betrays not a hint of folklore, according due respect to tradition, most notably the art of singing (cante) as an important element of flamenco; the show includes singers Segundo Falcón and José Valencia, who is considered the finest Spanish flamenco singer. General sponsor of The Magnificent 7 Series Main sponsor of the Music ofthe World Series Media sponsor of the Series


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Mexico’s National Symphony Orchestra Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de México Conductor: Carlos Miguel Prieto Soloist: Gabriela Montero, piano Programme: C. Chávez, Symphony No 2, "Sinfonía India"; G. Montero, Piano Concerto, "Concerto latino"; Silvestre Revueltas, La Noche de los Mayas (Night of the Mayas), suite

Mexico’s National Symphony Orchestra’s founder and first music director was world acclaimed Carlos Chávez, one of the first South American composers who built their musical idiom on the rich cultural tradition of the Maya, and the orchestra flourished under his leadership. Chávez received numerous accolades and awards, most notably the 2002 Latin Grammy Award nomination for Best Classical Album. Since 2007 the orchestra has been led by Carlos Miguel Prieto, widely celebrated as a rising star in the US, Canada, and his native Mexico.

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Pianist Gabriela Montero’s unique improvisational gifts have won her a devoted following around the world. In addition to her brilliant interpretations of the core piano repertoire, Gabriela is also celebrated for her ability to improvise, composing new works with South American temperament and brilliant technique. She performs with many of the world’s most respected orchestras and is an award-winning recording artist, having won, among others, the 2006 Echo Klassik Keyboard Instrumentalist of the Year.

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FRI, 18 November 2016, at 19.30

Russian Patriarchate Choir Artistic Director: Anatoly Grindenko The deep and sonorous voices of the Russian Patriarchate Choir have brought the undiscovered music of the Russian Orthodox Church and folk music of their native land to the ears of modern audiences. The profoundly spiritual rendition of the authentic sound of Russia from a bygone era places the Russian Patriarchate Choir (The Patriarchate Choir of Moscow) beyond the traditional boundaries of similar vocal ensembles. An official choir of the Moscow Patriarchate since1998, the emphatic performances and the fine male voices of the choir create an atmosphere of intense devotion, the ardour inspired

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by commitment to the liturgy of the Moscow Patriarchate. The Choir’s founder and Artistic Director, Anatoly Grindenko, is a musicologist, theologian, choirmaster, as well as an acknowledged viola da gamba player and acclaimed old music performer. Under Grindenko, the Choir has toured across Europe and Scandinavia, Israel and Japan, performing at all major festivals and sacred music venues. Priding itself on its vocal elaborateness, both ecstatically devoted and primordially immediate, the Choir’s performances exquisitely bring to life the mystical and ascetic dimensions of traditional forms.

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23–27 November 2016

Slovenian Book Fair

Illustration: Marlenka and Hana Stupica

Focus country: Italy


TUE, 6 December 2016, at 19.30

Eugene Onegin Spectacular ballet production based on the motifs from the novel by Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin

Ballet and Orchestra of the Slovenian National Theatre Maribor

It was the very first edition of Eugene Onegin, Alexander Pushkin’s compelling novel, that achieved cult status, and since then countless remakes and stage adaptations have enjoyed continued success among appreciative audiences. Still relevant today is the novel’s eternal theme of the existential angst suffered by the two romantic protagonists – Onegin, educated, idle and listless bon vivant, and dreamy Tatyana, torn between the consolation found in romantic illusions and the inexorable tedium of everyday life. After the resoundingly successful productions Romeo and Juliet by Prokofiev, Carmen by Rodion Shchedrin, Dangerous Liaisons by Leclos and a remake of Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, the internationally acclaimed choreographer Valentina Turcu is again venturing into romanticism. Based on this inspiring novel, her latest ballet production includes selections from Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov’s most appealing scores. Featuring a complete dramaturgy makeover and neoclassical ballet aesthetics, the story about the superfluous man will be given a new lease on life in all its sensuality, passion and splendour, complemented by Alan Hranitelj’s enchanting costumes and Marko Japelj’s sublime set design.

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Anton Bogov and Jelena Lečič

Choreography: Valentina Turcu; Music: Peter I. Tchaikovsky, Sergei Rachmaninov; Conductor: Dominic Grier; Set design: Marko Japelj; Costume design: Alan Hranitelj


TUE, 13th, and WED, 14 December 2016, at 19.00

Tena Štivičić

Photo Mara Bratoš

3 Winters

Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb Directed by: Ivica Buljan Cast: Ksenija Marinković, Dragan Despot, Jadranka Đokić, Luca Anić, Barbara Vicković, Mislav Čavajda, Bojan Navojec, Nina Violić, Franjo Kuhar, Siniša Popović, Mada Peršić, Silvio Vovk, Alma Prica, Slavko Juraga A moving saga about a family at three crucial dates in Croatian history, chronicling the stories of four generations of women all of whom grew up – in different historical periods – in a house overgrown by ivy. In winter 1945, the time of the victory of Tito’s communist partisans, a woman, her mother, her husband and their baby daughter move into a partitioned house. During the Croatian Homeland War, the nascence of a new country in winter 1990, the family gather in the house for a funeral repast. While the unresolved old disputes resurface, the younger generation is drawn

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into new ones. A wedding is being planned in winter 2011, a time to settle old feuds and break the long silence, while new entrepreneurs, with Croatia on the brink of joining the capitalist EU, are shaping the future of the house that is still sheltering memories. The play premiered in November 2014 at the National Theatre London, and won the prestigious Susan Smith Blackburn Award in New York. Ivica Buljan’s masterful, cinematic direction and the brilliant cast render 3 Winters one of the most successful productions of Croatia’s central national theatre.

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Between City and Country Á Õ Làng Phô Contemporary Vietnamese Circus Directed by: Tuan Le Devised by: Tuan le, Nhat Ly, Nguyen Lan Maurice, Nguyen Tan Loc The highlight of the Christmas season will be Between City and Country, a unique form of theatre art that fuses dance elements with traditional circus acts – from acrobatic feats and gymnastics to juggling. The show that appeals to audiences of all tastes and ages evokes the salty scents of the sea. The playful props of the performing acrobats, martial arts masters, jugglers and dancers are gigantic wicker baskets traditionally used by the Vietnamese on fishing boats. Tuan Le also aims to shape the identity of Vietnamese circus by predominately using bamboo,

a very exotic element, on stage. The production’s sublime blend of romantic sensibilities, lyricism, agility and humour has enchanted audiences in Saigon and beyond. Tuan Le mastered the art of juggling at the early age of seven, attended a circus academy in the former Soviet Union, and immigrated with his family to Germany, where he pursued further studies in nouveau cirque. Le is the first Asian recipient of the Award of Excellence presented by the International Jugglers’ Association (IJA) and the first Vietnamese to have joined the famed Cirque du Soleil.

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January – April 2017


Tolstoy, A Truth Seeker

According to Maxim Gorky, Count Tolstoy (1828–1910), author of monumental novels War and Peace and Anna Karenina, is one of the most complex and paradoxical personalities of the 19th century. In his fictionalised biography Leo Tolstoy: Flight from Paradise, Pavel Basinsky, who’s to appear at Cankarjev dom in January, is revisiting the year 1910, the time when Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy fled his home in Jasnaya Polyana, abandoning his children and wife of fifty years, Sophia Andreyevna. The novel chronicles his illness and lonely death at Astapovo, a remote train station located some 300 kilometres from Moscow. Today, there are approximately 350 descendants of Leo Tolstoy living in various parts of the world. 12

Tolstoy’s works as well as his social/ moral doctrine, called Tolstoyism, markedly influenced some of the key authors of the 20th century, including Virginia Woolf, James Joyce and Vladimir Nabokov, politicians Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr., or philosophers such as Ludwig Wittgenstein. Incorporating theatre performances (including children’s shows), a retrospective documentary exhibition, films and various lectures, The Tolstoy, A Truth Seeker Festival will vividly capture the immense complexity of Tolstoy, the man and artist, placing special emphasis on this literary giant’s spiritual legacy that remains of continuing relevance to our daily lives.

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25 January – 26 March 2017

Tolstoy’s Final Act History Guest: Pavel Basinsky in Pictures see page 72

11 January – 24 March 2017

Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy

Lesson No. 2, Part One

Theme photo exhibition in the making see page 66

TUE, 28 February – FRI, 3 March 2017

Documentary exhibition

Tolstoy on Film

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20 January – 4 February 2017

War and Peace Theatre co-production

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January and February 2017

January – March 2017

Tolstoy' Tales Storytelling and music performance see page 71

March 2017

Lectures by Platnomer – Svetlana Slapšak, A Horse' Tale Performance for an actor and light PhD Complementing the stage adaptation of War and Peace see page 74 January – April 2017

see page 71

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Brave Men Take on Tigers as They Would Sheep Talks hosted by Carmen L. Oven see page 74

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Tolstoy, A Truth Seeker Festival

War and Peace Based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy Adapted and directed by: Silviu Purcărete Coproduction: Slovenian National Theatre SNG Drama Ljubljana, Ljubljana City Theatre, Cankarjev dom Tolstoy’s works are immense tapestries of the world. He rewrote War and Peace, his overwhelming epic, as many as seven times, overflowing massive chests of drawers with drafts and notes. Frenchbased and internationally renowned Romanian opera and theatre director Silviu Purcărete will adapt Tolstoy’s towering novel for the stage with a cast of Slovenian actors and his longstanding artistic collaborators. “War and peace, the subjects that we address here, are made of same stuff. One doesn’t exist without the other. Peace is born out of war and thus inherently contains its seeds, says

Purcărete. Many of Purcărete’s shows emerge from a pervading sense of the apocalypse, the moment when humans abandon all hope of redemption; it is precisely this crucial dimension that this visionary’s rich theatrical worlds are built on. “Violence, emotions and cruelty take viewers on an inner spiritual journey, recreating in them the feelings of faith, hope, pain and love,” read the review of Purcărete’s thrilling Faust hosted by Maribor, the 2012 European Capital of Culture.

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3–5 February 2017

Dao Yah

3rd Festival of Holistic Health

A festival aimed at promoting health practices, approaches, knowledge and beliefs applied to treat, diagnose and prevent illnesses and maintain well-being, including traditional Chinese and Indian (Ayurveda) medicine and homeopathy. Carrying the subtitle Life Stages and Health – Physical and Spiritual, the third festival features lectures and open stage

presentations, and a trade exhibition of certified products and services, workshops (yoga, tai chi, chi gong, etc.), a vegan restaurant, theme concerts and a theatre show. Running the first weekend in February, the festival’s variegated programme transforms Cankarjev dom into a veritable health centre.

Y – yoga A – Ayurveda H – homeopathy

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Photo Sankai Juku


Teeming Sea, Tranquil Land Sankai Juku Butoh Dance Troupe Directed, choreographed and devised by: Ushio Amagatsu Music: Takashi Kako, Yas-Kaz,Yoichiro Yoshikawa Butoh is a form of Japanese dance theatre that developed in mid twentieth century in reaction against the Japanese dance scene, which was overly based on imitating the West. Its key founders are the charismatic Hijikata Tatsumi and the otherworldly Kazuo Ohno, who performed publicly until the age of one hundred. Butoh is traditionally performed in white body makeup with highly expressive gestures. Using meditation to induce trance-like states, butoh explores the themes of memory, the subconscious, transience and eroticism, as well as transformation of the soul. Disciple of Tatsumi and Ohno, Ushio Amagatsu’s Sankai Juku troupe creates works of stunning beauty. Eternity is the central

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motif of Amagatsu’s art; it refers to the ephemeral existence of human beings and the eternal universe that we inhabit. In Europe and the US, dance is basically about the visible body, while in Japan it’s based on the invisible one; turning away from the Western styles of dance, butoh aims to create a new aesthetic that embraces the squat, earthbound physique. Featuring set design inspired by fossilised Palaeozoic sea lilies, Meguri – symbolised here by the pictograph of the Chinese character ( )– delves into the themes of circulation and rotation, referencing natural phenomena, such as the passage of time, the cycle of the four seasons and transitions of the Earth.

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TUE, 7 March 2017, at 19.30 Silver Series Subscription and Non-subscription

Les Vents Français

Emmanuel Pahud, flute; Paul Meyer, clarinet; Gilbert Audin, bassoon; Radovan Vlatković, horn; Eric le Sage, piano

Programme: Mihail Glinka, Trio Pathetique in D minor for clarinet, bassoon and piano; Louis Spohr, Quintet in C minor for piano and winds, Op. 52; Ludwig van Beethoven, Trio for Piano, Flute and Bassoon, WoO 37; Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Quintet in B-flat major for piano and winds A quintet of internationally distinguished soloists known as “a super ensemble”, Les Vents Français has taken the critics and the audiences by storm. An allstar ensemble of matchless virtuosos, Les Vents Français was established by a preeminent French clarinettist, Paul Meyer, renowned for his recordings of new music and lesser known pieces. World-class musician and principal flute of the Berlin Philharmonic, Emmanuel Pahud is an heir to the French School of flute playing and has made such an indelible impact on the technique of his instrument that the critics distinguish between periods before and after Pahud. Ambassador of French bassoon, Gilbert

Audin is pursuing his artistic mission as Professor at the Paris Conservatory of Music. Zagreb-born Radovan Vlatković is considered the leading horn player of his generation. An accomplished musician and an inspired teacher, he has toured worldwide and premiered works by numerous contemporary composers (Gubaidulina, Penderecki). Pianist Eric Le Sage regularly appears with the eminent ensemble. The wind quintet is renowned for its great sense of chamber intimacy, suppleness of delivery and subtle nuances of colour, thus establishing important links with the enchanting tradition of French wind playing.

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23 March – 27 August

Robert Capa Retrospective photo exhibition One of the most prominent war photographers of all time, Robert Capa’s legacy includes over 70,000 negatives that provide a unique insight into the turbulent history of the twentieth century. Born in 1913 in Budapest (as Endre Friedmann), Capa found work in photography in Berlin and in 1933 moved from Germany to Paris, where he met Andre Kertesz, David Seymour and Henri Cartier-Bresson. He reported from five wars, including the Spanish Civil War (1936–1939) and the First Indochina War in Vietnam, where he died in 1954 from critical wounds suffered in a landmine explosion. Capa’s retrospective exhibition features 97 black-and-white photographs showing pivotal events from the five wars he

documented in his brief life: from the Spanish Civil War, the Second SinoJapanese War, World War II including the Battle of Normandy on Omaha Beach and the liberation of Paris, the 1948 ArabIsraeli War, and the First Indochina War. The exhibition will also present a series of portraits of his friends and artists, including Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso. Apart from Henri Cartier-Bresson, Capa was one of the most celebrated founding members of the Magnum Photos agency in Paris in 1947; in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of its existence the exhibition materials are being supplied by this notable photo agency.

Lectures accompanying the exhibition Devised by Matej Leskovšek, an acknowledged Slovenian reporter, the three-day programme will address several burning issues of photo-journalism: the ethical issues of press photography, the political and financial aspects that restrict the freedom of expression, the safety of

photographers in war zones, and the posttraumatic stress disorder affecting war reporters. Invited guests: Joao Silva, Ron Haviv, David Seymour, Ashley Gilbertson, Robin Hammond, Don McCullin and others.

WED, 15th – WED, 22 March 2017

Truth Is the First Casualty Theme retrospective within the scope of the 19th Documentary Film Festival see page 59

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Pablo Picasso and Françoise Gilot, Golfe-Juan, France, August 1948 Š Robert Capa / International Center of Photography / Magnum Photos 19

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Play and Play Ravel: Landscape or Portrait?, Story

Photo Pau B. Goode

Bill T. Jones, Arnie Zane Dance Company Choreography: Bill T. Jones Music: Maurice Ravel, Franz Schubert With: Accadémia String Quartet Now in its 33rd year, the Bill T. Jones/ Arnie Zane Dance Company was born out of an 11-year collaboration between Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane (1948– 1988). During this time, they redefined the duet form and foreshadowed issues of identity, form and social commentary that would change the face of American dance. The dance company toured Slovenia almost two decades ago with a three-piece programme that included Jones’ transfixing solo. Performed with live musicians, Play and Play: An evening of movement and music applies Jones’ inventive choreography to some of the most important Western musical works of our time, in Ljubljana performed by the Accadémia String Quartet. Ravel: Landscape or Portrait?

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responds to Maurice Ravel’s String Quartet in F major, reflecting the wistful and melancholic sentiment of the score as well as its precision and restraint. Similar to the music’s complicated internal logic, one of the two choreographic variations for the third movement (either landscape or portrait) is selected by chance procedure before each performance. Franz Schubert’s String Quartet No. 14 in D minor (Death and the Maiden) is the basis for an energetic new work that draws from the company’s latest choreographic methods. Story is the latest result of the company’s continued investigation in using John Cage’s Indeterminacy as a choreographic tool.

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Carmen, Faun, Bolero

Choreographers: Valentina Turcu, Edward Clug, Johan Inger Music: Rodion Shchedrin, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel Conductor: Simon Krečič The three-piece programme of two new works and a reprise celebrates the nascence of modern ballet in the 20th century. The three neoclassical ballets respond to thrilling and provocative compositions of sweeping aesthetic, scores as challenging and visionary as some of the most prominent dance pieces of the previous century. Carmen, Shchedrin’s temperamental suite inspired by Bizet’s eponymous opera, takes as its subject the liberated female libido; Nijinsky choreographed his controversial ballet immersed in the

Photo Tiberiu Marta

Ballet and Orchestra of the Slovenian National Theatre Maribor

ecstatic reveries of a faun to Debussy’s symphonic poem Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun. Bolero, Ravel’s most famous and popular work, was commissioned by Russian dancer Ida Rubinstein. Developed from a single theme repeated a number of times by gradually increasing the orchestra, Bolero achieved immediate success and later on served as ballet score for countless choreographic experiments. The three controversial ballets will be reimagined by internationally acclaimed choreographers Edward Clug, Valentina Turcu and Swede Johan Inger.

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WED, 28 June – SAT, 1 July 2017

57th Jazz Festival Ljubljana, Hiromi, The Trio Project (photo Domen Pal)

58th Jazz Festival Ljubljana

“If the much maligned technocrats of the Brexit-bashed EU wanted to have a coherent Union in Europe then this adventurously programmed festival would be music to their ears, jazz being the universal language rather than the common market.” Kevin Le Gendre, Jazzwise 57th Jazz Festival Ljubljana

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“…the four-day festival was a veritable feast of music catering for all needs and tastes, abundantly supplying contemporary jazz creativity in all its rich diversity. Sometimes it does one good to somewhat subvert the established conventions...” Goran Kompoš, Mladina weekly 57th Jazz Festival Ljubljana

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WED, 21st – SAT, 24 September 2017, Ljubljana, Slovenia

4th European Jazz Conference

The most important annual meeting of jazz professionals in Europe is centred on building relationships, developing new projects and artistic collaborations, sharing expertise, learning about jazz scenes and best practices from all around the world..............

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The event is co-organised by EJN and Cankarjev dom, Culture and Congress Centre, and supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, the Municipality of Ljubljana and Creative Europe.


FRI, 17 March 2017, at 19.00

Georg Friedrich Händel

Giulio Cesare in Egitto Opera in three acts

Croatian National Theatre Ivan pl. Zajc in Rijeka

Libretto: Giacomo Francesco Bussani, Nicola Francesco Haym Conductor and harpsichord player: Ville Matvejeff Directors / dramaturges: Marin Blažević / Oliver Frljić

“As a rule, adherents of contemporary and post-dramatic theatre regard opera with disdain – if nothing else for the opera industry’s embeddedness in the production and marketing mechanisms of capitalism, embellished by feudal romanticism. On the other hand opera lovers generally show disdain for the trend of this genre’s revitalisation in the style and spirit of laborious and daring, morose and conceited directorial ‘innovations’. Our Giulio Cesare in Egitto engages in a constructive dialogue with the former as well as the latter.” This is the stepping stone for the creative ideas of the Blažević / Frljić duo, directors/dramaturges who have been

Gallus Hall, EUR 15, 18, 21, 25, 13* 24

pursuing the cultural mission of the Croatian National Theatre in Rijeka, a city preparing for the role of the 2020 European Capital of Culture, and the basis for their contemporary staging of Händel’s work. One of the most frequently staged baroque operas, Giulio Cesare draws inspiration from the myth of the passionate love affair between Cleopatra and the Roman conqueror, propelling it into a whirlwind of political and erotic intrigues, armed revolts and shrewd power play. Staged in a humorous vein and with great visual appeal, the structurally coherent production represents one of Croatia’s finest theatre achievements in 2016.

Responding to the Challenges of Science Running parallel to the Cultural and Arts Department of Cankarjev dom, the CD Congress and Events Management has since 1980 importantly contributed to Slovenia’s international recognition, charting its progress in the global meetings industry, and thereby also bolstering Slovenia’s scientific potential and renown. Considerable effort is required for a congress, conference, symposium or scientific event to be successfully executed, and a planning process of several years. The process starts with a meticulously prepared candidacy that needs to be conclusive, compiling a cogent list of arguments – from the appropriate venue and hotel accommodation options to assessment of the country’s safety. Congresses and professional meetings are growing in relevance, becoming a key economic sector, albeit intensely competitive one. Naturally,

it is the larger and more distinct countries as well as global metropolises featuring famed venues that have the competitive advantage. Up against this severe competition, Cankarjev dom as a professional congress organiser attracts clients with its excellent location, beautiful and impressive venue, state-of-the art halls of various sizes, advanced technology as well as the know-how and expertise of its professional team. In the forthcoming season, Cankarjev dom will host several notable national and international professional meetings, including the Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe, the 324th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, the 6th Slovenian Psychiatric Congress, congress of the International Vascular Access Association, the 36th European Brewery Convention and the 4th World Landslide Forum.

29 May – 2 June 2017

4th World Landslide Forum The event is jointly organized by the International Consortium on Landslides (Kyoto, Japan), the International Programme on Landslides (IPL), the University of Ljubljana and the Geological Survey of Slovenia. Scientists, engineers, and researchers/policy makers working in the area of landslide technology, landslide disaster investigation and landslide remediation are encouraged to share

their work with the global community by submitting papers and presenting their work at the WLF4. The main challenge is the global promotion of understanding and reducing landslide disaster risk and implementing sustainable development goals by taking into account the sweeping climate change and devastating natural disasters.

Professional meetings on page 76 25

The Magnificent 7 Season Series Theatre, ballet, dance

see page 16

Ballet National de Marseille

Bolero – Extremalism (fragments) see page 2

Performance sponsored by

WED, 26 October 2016, at 20.00

Andrés Marín Flamenco Abierto Company

Blank Page Carta blanca Sponsor of the Music of the World Series

WED, 28 December 2016, at 20.00

Contemporary Vietnamese Circus

Between City and Country À Õ Làng Phô

see page 11

SAT, 21 January 2017, at 20.00

Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy

War and Peace

Main sponsor of the Tolstoy, A Truth Seeker Festival


see page 14


Sankai Juku Butoh Dance Troupe


TUE, 4 October 2016, at 19.30

see page 4

TUE, 28 February 2017, at 20.00

MON, 20 March 2017, at 19.30

TUE, 9 May 2017, at 19.30

Bill T. Jones, Arnie Zane Dance Company

Ballet and Orchestra of the Slovenian National Theatre Maribor

Play and Play

Carmen, Faun, Bolero

see page 20

see page 21

Performance sponsored by

Gallus and Linhart Halls

General sponsor of The Magnificent 7 Series

Media sponsor of the Series

Emio Greco, Bolero – Extremalism (fragments)

Autumn subscription of The Magnificent 7 Series until 4 October 2016 Subscription ticket: EUR 88, 108, 128, 145, 74* 6-performance subscriptions are also available at a 20 % discount on regular ticket prices; select your performances by 26 October 2016


Golden Series

TUE, 14 March 2017, at 20.00

Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Andrés Orozco-Estrada Soloist: Joshua Bell, violin

SAT, 12 November 2016, at 20.00

Mexico’s National Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Carlos Miguel Prieto Soloist: Gabriela Montero, piano see page 6

TUE, 29 November 2016, at 20.00

Dresden Philharmonic Conductor: Michael Sanderling Soloist: Julia Fischer, violin

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Vasily Petrenko Soloist: Kian Soltani, violoncello 28

Vadim Repin (photo Gela Megredlidza)

SUN, 12 February 2017, at 20.00

SUN, 2 April 2017, at 20.00

FRI, 19 May 2017, at 20.00

Budapest Festival Novosibirsk Orchestra Philharmonic Conductor: Iván Fischer Orchestra Soloists: Dejan Lazić, piano Oszkár Ökrös, cimbalom

Conductor: Gintaras Rinkevičius   Soloist: Vadim Repin, violin

Gallus Hall

General sponsor of the Golden Series

Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra (photo Benjamin Knabe)

Golden Series autumn subscription runs until 11 November 2016 Subscription ticket: EUR 115, 161, 238, 270 Admission fees for a single non-subscription concert range between EUR 24–60.

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Silver Series

WED, 15 February 2017, at 19.30

Aleksandar Madžar piano

SUN, 9 October 2016, at 19.30

Gallus Hall, Slovenian Philharmonic Hall

Cameron Carpenter organ

Silver Series autumn subscription runs until 8 October 2016 Subscription ticket: EUR 65, 75, 80, 100, 55* Admission fees for a single non-subscription concert range between EUR 11*–24.

Concert sponsored by

see page 3

MON, 14 November 2016, at 19.30

Leipzig String Quartet WED, 25 January 2017, at 19.30


Tina Žerdin harp


Tina Žerdin (photo Nancy Horowitz)

Bernarda Bobro

TUE, 7 March 2017, at 19.30

WED, 5 April 2017, at 19.30

Les Vents Franรงais

New Zealand String Quartet

Emmanuel Pahud, flute; Paul Meyer, clarinet; Gilbert Audin, bassoon; Radovan Vlatkoviฤ‡, horn; Eric le Sage, piano

Leipzig String Quartet (photo Ludwig Olah)

see page 17

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Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra

Blue Series I and II THU, 15th, and FRI, 16 September 2016 at 19.30

Zagreb Philharmonic Conductor: David Danzmayr Soloist: Aleksandar Milošev, viola THU, 6th, and FRI, 7 October 2016, at 19.30

Conductor: Uroš Lajovic Soloist: Michael Martin Kofler, flute THU, 27th, and FRI, 28 October 2016, at 19.30 Within the scope of the 2016 Slowind Festival

Conductor: Pierre-André Valade Soloist: Francesco D‘Orazio, violin THU, 24th, and FRI, 25 November 2016, at 19.30

Christian Măcelaru (photo Sorin Popa)

Conductor: Dmitry Liss Zagreb Saxophone Quartet


THU, 2nd, and FRI, 3 March 2017, at 19.30

Conductor: Cristian Măcelaru Soloists: Jože Rošer, horn Tibor Kerekeš, trumpet Janez Žnidaršič, tuba THU, 30th, and FRI, 31 March 2017, at 19.30

Conductor: Uroš Lajovic Soloist: Eugen Indjic, piano THU, 11th, and FRI, 12 May 2017, at 19.30

Conductor: Stefanos Tsialis Soloists: Tina Žerdin, harp Sera Goesch, soprano THU, 1st, and FRI, 2 June 2017, at 19.30

Conductor: Alejandro Posada Soloist: Peter Jablonski, piano

Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra

Orange Series I and II THU, 29th, and FRI, 30 September 2016, at 19.30

THU, 16th, and FRI, 17 February 2017, at 19.30

Conductor: Philipp von Steinaecker Soloists: Massimiliano Miani, clarinet Paolo Calligaris, bassoon

THU, 23rd, and FRI, 24 March 2017, at 19.30

THU, 20th, and FRI, 21 October 2016, at 19.30

Conductor: Uroš Lajovic Soloist: Elvira Hasanagić, soprano THU, 10 , and FRI, 11 November 2016, at 19.30 th

Conductor: György Győriványi Ráth Soloist: Dubravka Tomšič Srebotnjak, piano THU, 1st, and FRI, 2 December 2016, at 19.30

Conductor: Ralf Weikert Soloist: Dan Ju, violin

Conductor: Marcelo Lehninger Soloist: Andrew von Oeyen, piano Conductor: Uroš Lajovic Soloists: Aleksander Buzlov, violoncello Mojca Bitenc, soprano THU, 6th, and FRI, 7 April 2017, at 19.30

Conductor: Hans Graf Soloist: Alena Baeva, violin THU, 25th, and FRI, 26 May 2017, at 19.30

Conductor: Theodor Guschlbauer Soloists: Petra Froese, soprano Nuška Drašček Rojko, alto Domagoj Dorotić, tenor Marko Fink, bass Slovenian Philharmonic Choir Choir of the Slovenian National Theatre Maribor

Autumn subscription runs between 1–15 September at the Slovenian Philharmonic. Blue or Orange Series subscription ticket: EUR 108, 128, 160, 54*, 64* 10 % discount for payments in full. Admission fees for a single non-subscription concert range between EUR 6*–33.

Alena Baeva (photo V. Shirokov)

Gallus Hall


RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra

Kromatika Series THU, 22 September 2016, at 19.30

THU, 9 March 2017, at 19.30

Conductor: En Shao Soloist: Haochen Zhang, piano

Conductor: Giedrė Šlekytė Soloist: Olena Tokar, soprano

THU, 13 October 2016, at 19.30

THU, 13 April 2017, at 19.30

Conductor: Petko Dimitrov Soloist: Tanja Sonc, violin New Symphonic Orchestra in Sofia

Conductor: George Pehlivanian Soloist: Ivan Karizna, violoncello

THU, 17 November 2016, at 19.30

Conductor: En Shao Soloist: Igor Ardašev, piano Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Orchestra (Zlin, Czech Republic)

Conductor: Daniel Raiskin Soloist: Stefan Vladar, piano THU, 8 December 2016, at 19.30

Conductor: Rossen Milanov Soloist: Mihajlo Bulajić, horn THU, 9 February 2017, at 19.30

Conductor: Matthew Coorey Soloist: Freddy Kempf, piano

THU, 18 May 2017, at 19.30

TUE, 6 June 2017, at 19.30

Conductor, solo violin: Gordan Nikolić Soloists: Milena Lipovšek, flute Luca Ferrini, harpsichord

Gallus Hall Autumn subscription runs between 12–16 September 2016 at the CD Box Office. Subscription ticket: EUR 88, 113, 138, 53*, 68*, 124* Admission fees for a single non-subscription concert range between EUR 6*–19.


Ad hoc

Cameron Carpenter (photo Thomas Grube)

Your personal subscription

Subscribers can choose from the entire array of CD’s music, theatre and dance events, with the exception of the Golden Series concerts and lease events. Please find the selection of events in the Ad Hoc Subscription booklet and at

When you have selected your pick of performances, preferred dates and a seat category, a subscription discount will be granted on regular ticket prices: - 6 to 10 performances 20% discount - more than 10 performances 25% discount.

The subscription can be taken out throughout the season at the CD Box Office or by contacting E Ad Hoc information and assistance



Music of the World Subscription Series WED, 26 October 2016, at 20.00

Andrés Marín Flamenco Abierto Company

Blank Page see page 4

General sponsor of The Magnificent 7 Series

Media sponsor of the Series

TUE, 1 November 2016, at 20.00

Salif Keita

Carta blanca

Mahotella Queens and Nomfusi South African traditional and popular music

TUE, 6 December 2016

Bakalina and guests Jani Kutin, vocals Renata Lapanja, accordion

With the participation of: Dejan Lapanja, guitar; Janez Škof, vocals, accordion; Marjan Stanič, percussion; Mitja Roner, Mateja Gorjup, vocals; Zvezdana Novakovič, harp, vocals; Brenci banda; Salamandra Salamandra; Simon Gregorčič Octet; Accrdion Group 4-8-8-16

Jani Kutin and Renata Lapanja, one of Slovenia’s most innovative music duos, will perform songs from their latest album, in the company of numerous guests. 36

Anoushka Shankar (photo Jamie-James Medina)

Hilda Tloubatla, Nobesuthu Mbadu and Mildred Mangxola are indeed queens – three doyennes who since the mid-sixties have been singing, dancing and selling-out shows worldwide, and Nomfusi (she portrayed the character of Miriam Makeba in the film about the life of Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom) is the next big thing to come out of South Africa.

Their signature sound includes original and composed folk music interlaced with true and fabricated stories from the Tolminsko region and elsewhere.

WED, 8 February 2017

Salif Keita One of the most prominent African musicians of all time and one of the most distinguished voices of West African music since the 1970s. Keita, who first appeared

in Ljubljana at the Druga Godba Festival in Križanke in 1996, has not aged a day. Salif’s new album, produced by Michael League of Snarky Puppy, bears eloquent testimony to his undying youth.

MON, 27 February 2017, at 20.30

Le Trio Joubran "AsFâr" Samir, Wissam, Adnan Joubran, oud; Youssef Hbeisch, percussion The Trio is composed of three brothers: Samir, Wissam and Adnan. Filled with magnificent improvisations, their repertoire is composed with great knowledge of the oud that holds such an outstanding importance in Palestinian culture. The

Trio’s story started with the eldest of the brothers, Samir, who performed solo a good decade ago at Cankarjev dom within the scope of the Druga Godba Festival. For the third album, Samir solicited help from his brothers and by 2007 the Trio had already asserted themselves internationally by performing in Carnegie Hall and at various festivals across the globe.

SAT, 13 May 2017, at 20.00

Anoushka Shankar Trailblazing, as her legendary father Ravi Shankar, Anoushka continues to push the limits of her instrument, not only in the traditional Indian Classical form, but also by breaking boundaries and working with new sounds and art forms. This has earned

Anoushka no fewer than five Grammy nominations. Anoushka returns with an innovative, cutting-edge Land of Gold and a line-up including: Manu Delago, hang and electronic drums, Sanjeev Shankar, shehnai, and Tom Farmer, double bass and keyboards.

Gallus and Linhart Halls, CD Club Subscription of the Music of the World Series until 26 October or until 31 October for the option without Carta blanca Subscription ticket: EUR 75, 90, 100, 115, 60* Prices without the Carta blanca performance: EUR 65, 75, 85, 100, 50*

Main sponsor of the Music of the World Series

Media sponsor

The subscriptions can be taken out at the CD Box Office or by contacting E 37

Liffe after Liffe Film Series

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WED, 26 October 2016, at 17.00

The Secret of Nikola Tesla By: Krsto Papiฤ‡; Yugoslavia, 1980 see page 55

THU, 8 December 2016, at 17.00

Captain Fantastic

Written and directed by Matt Ross; USA, 2016 WED, 11 January 2017, at 17.00 By: Pedro Almodรณvar; Spain, 2016 THU, 16 February 2017, at 17.00

I, Daniel Blake

Captain Fantastic


By: Ken Loach; GB, France, Belgium, 2016 THU, 23 March 2017, at 17.00


By: Pablo Larrain; Argentine, Chile, Spain, France, 2016 WED, 5 April 2017, at 19.00

Toni Erdmann

Written and directed by: Maren Ade; Germany, 2016 WED, 10 May 2017, at 19.00 By: Werner Herzog; USA, 2015



Lo and Behold

Kosovel Hall Autumn subscription runs until 25 October 2016. Subscription ticket: EUR 27 Single screening for non-subscribers: EUR 4.50


primarni - negativ

monokromatski B&W

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Sponsor of the Liffe after Liffe Series:


Sponsor of the Cultural Education Programme


My First Subscription

The Mishmash Bakery (photo Uroš Hočevar)

For children aged 5 to 10

moj prvi 2016/17

SUN, 27 November 2016, at 17.00

WED, 8 February 2017, at 17.00

Gulliver’s Travels

The Mishmash Bakery

SUN, 4 December 2016, at 17.00

SAT, 4 March 2017, at 17.00

The Gentle Giant

The Small Blue and the Little Yellow

Fantasy adventure with a touch of humour

Children’s opera

SAT, 21 January 2017, at 17.00

Ride the World like a Merry-go-round

Literary & musical performance

Theatre performance

Puppet performance

SAT, 1 April 2017, at 17.00

Songs and Rhythms from Across the World Music performance

Linhart and Kosovel Halls My First Subscription can be taken out until 25 November 2016. Subscription ticket: EUR 35; subscribers receive a complimentary ticket for the 12th Biennial of Slovenian Book Illustration. Sponsor of the Cultural Education Programme 40

The Best Subscription Series Prešeren’s Poetic Licence (photo Žiga Koritnik)

For children and young people aged 11 to 15

d best 2016/17

SAT, 22 October 2016, at 18.00

SAT, 28 January 2017, at 18.00


Theatre from A to Z

see page 70

Theatre performance

SAT, 26 November 2016, at 18.00

WED, 8 February 2017, at 18.00

20,000 Leagues under the Sea Theatre performance

SAT, 17 December 2016, at 18.00


Prešeren’s Poetic Licence Theatre performance

SAT, 25 March 2017, at 18.00

Percussions – Up Close Music performance

Theatre performance

Linhart, Kosovel and Štih Halls Autumn subscription runs until 21 November 2016. Subscription ticket: EUR 39 Subscribers receive a complimentary ticket for the Nikola Tesla – A Man of the Future exhibition

Sponsor of the Cultural Education Programme 41

The Cool Subscription

Hamlet and a Half (photo Miha Fras)

For secondary and university students and young adults


SAT, 22 October 2016, at 18.00

Tesla see page 70

SAT, 19 November 2016, at 18.00


MON, 23 January 2017, at 19.30

War and Peace see page 14

WED, 8 February 2017, at 18.00

Dance & theatre performance by the Teater Pozitiv Collective

Prešeren’s Poetic Licence

THU, 8 December 2016, at 19.30

SAT, 18 March 2017, at 18.00

Dream Job

Hamlet and a Half

Dance performance

Theatre performance

see page 53

Gallus, Linhart, Štih and Duša Počkaj Halls Autumn subscription runs until 21 October 2016. Subscription ticket: EUR 47 Subscribers receive a complimentary ticket for the Nikola Tesla – A Man of the Future exhibition 42

Sponsor of the Cultural Education Programme

Predihano Contemporary music series Autumn/winter

TUE, 20 September 2016, at 20.00

SAT, 24 September 2016, at 20.00


John Tilbury piano

Performed by: Tadej Kenig, clarinet; Oskar Laznik, saxophone; Klemen Leben, accordion; Simon Klavžar, percussion; Nina Prešiček, piano Programme: Rolf Wallin, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Toshio Hosokawa, Magnus Lindberg, Primož Ramovš, new works by Nana Forte and Jasper Vanpaemel CD Club, EUR 12, 6*

Programme: Morton Feldman, For Bunita Marcus In association with the Sploh Institute’s Zvokotok Series

MON, 19 December 2016, at 20.00

Matej Bonin

Evening of original music In association with the Sploh Institute’s Zvokotok Series 43

Urban Marinko (photo Aleksander Onišak)

Youth to Youth

WED, 26 October 2016, at 19.30

Rok Zaletel Černoš, violin Urban Marinko, violoncello MON, 21 November 2016, at 19.30

Jan Gorjanc, harp Scaramelli Bass Quartet

Grega Rus, Žiga Trilar, Todor Marković, Jošt Lampret, double bass quartet

WED, 14 December 2016, at 19.30 Vocal evening

Sabina Gruden, mezzo-soprano Eva Pavli, soprano MON, 16 January 2017, at 19.30

NOVA String Quartet

Mojca Batič, principal violin; Ana Cotič, second violin; Barbara Grahor, viola; Polona Soban, violoncello


Žiga Petrič, percussion; Filip Korošec, percussion WED, 22 March 2017, at 19.30

Leon Pokeržnik, trumpet One Man Band Wind Quintet Nina Rupnik, flute; Anja Jazbec, oboe; Ana Anderlič, clarinet; Sarah Akif, horn; Janez Pincolič, bassoon

WED, 12 April 2017, at 19.30

Matic Kovač, bass trombone Gaja Sorč, soprano

In cooperation with the Ljubljana Musical Youth

CD Club, Slovenian Philharmonic Hall, EUR 4 44

Autumn 2016

Photo Nada Žgank

Cankarjevi torki Tuesday Clubbing Series

27 September 2016 at 18.00

Salon Central Europe

Celebrating (15 years of) Culture Together Pacora, Slovakia; Volosi, Poland; Polygon Trio, Hungary; Kon Sira, Czech Republic; Edi Nulz, Austria; Robert Jukič “Gomme de Jour”, Slovenia With the local support of the Austrian Cultural Forum Ljubljana The Cultural Centre Europe Platform

4 October 2016 at 20.00

Kris Defoort Diving Poet Society

Jure Pukl/Daniel Nösig Quintet; featuring: Tzumo Arpad, Josh Ginsburg & Gregory Hutchinson Douvocals-Ribot-Ibarra: New Sanctuary 22 November 2016 at 20.00

Jakob Bro Trio Tamara Obrovac Transhistria Ensemble

With the support of the Cultural Centre of the Hungarian Embassy, Balassi Institute Ljubljana

29 November 2016 at 20.00

25 October 2016 at 20.00

With the support of the Japan Foundation and in cooperation with the Jazztopad Festival, Wroclaw

Moreno Veloso 8 November 2016 at 19.00

New Jazz Focus Tim Green meets Trio Tip

Dōjō with Akira Sakata Goran Krmac Quartet 6 December 2016 at 20.00

Bakalina see page 36

CD Club, EUR 14, 11*; free tickets on 27 September

Media sponsors 45

THU, 20th, and FRI, 21 October 2016, at 20.30

Severa Gjurin Photo Klara Zalokar

and band

Featured guests: Gal Gjurin, Bilbi and Gregor Dejan Lapanja, guitar; Žiga Golob, bass; Uroš Rakovec, guitar; Blaž Celarec, drums Severa, her band members and featured guests share the unbridled enthusiasm for music and creativity, which makes their sound tickle one’s palate like sparkling wine. We’ve a real treat in store, a concert of inspiring original vocal music.

Linhart Hall, EUR 17, 22, 12* SAT, 29 October 2016, at 20.00


Jadranka Ivaniš - Yaya, vocals; Ivan Kovačić, saxophone; Igor Pavlica, trumpet; Miron Hauser, trombone; Gordan Muratović - Coki, guitar; Marijan Gudelj, keyboards; Kruno Cvanciger, bass; Berko Muratović, drums Jinx, a stellar band of gifted artists formed 22 years ago, is putting on a grand concert featuring their biggest hits that continue to delight young and old alike, including Smijem se, Tamo gdje je sve po mom, Bye bye baby, Koliko suza, Ljeto, Na zapadu, Da smo se voljeli manje, plus songs from their latest album that will receive its premiere in Ljubljana.

Gallus Hall, EUR 18, 22, 26, 31, 15* 46

SAT, 5th and SUN, 6th, at 19.00, MON, 7 November 2016, at 20.00

Perpetuum Jazzile & Onair Vokal Xtravaganzza 2016

Photo Rok Tržan


After three years’ hiatus, the Perpetuum Jazzile ensemble will release its double studio album in 2016. The three concerts will feature Disney creations and Muri the Cat character plus other standout songs and soundtrack hits, taking us on a musical voyage from carefree childhood to blooming adulthood.

Gallus Hall, presale (until 21 October) EUR 18, 21, 25, 29, 14*; EUR 20, 23, 27, 32, 15* TUE, at uri, 20.00 PE, 27 21.December oktobra, 2016, ob 20. Klubski oder

Bossa de Novo Hamlet pa pol Jaka Andrej Vojevec

Komedija zmešnjav Directed by: Jaka Andrej Vojevec; Cast: Gašper Jarni, Vesna Vončina, Rok Kravanja, Uroš Jezdić; Music Uroš Jezdić; scena, kostumi: Andrej Vrhovnik; Coproduction: Celinka, Cankarjev dom, Bufeto, SeVeDa Pogled v zakulisje uprizoritve Hamlet v osrednji gledališki hiši. Bolj ko se bliža premiera, bolj jasno je, da so odnosi znotraj gledališča prav tako zapleteni kot v sami drami. In tako se Hamletova zgodba že pred velikim dogodkom zgodi med samimi izvajalci. Z uporabo mask in tehnik sodobne commedie dell‘arte nastopaBossa de Novo’spo New Year’s feature greatest hits from four albums, including joči odigrajo več vlogconcert in takowillponujajo nov pogled natheir Shakespearovo dramo. some new as yet unreleased compositions, in the inspiring company of a chosen handful of guests. Predstava vključuje opis dogajanja za slepe in slabovidne. Linhart 17, 22, 12* CD Club,Hall, EUR EUR 14, 11* 47

A variety of three concerts with three different genre concepts in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the songwriter’s traditional concerts at Cankarjev dom

Vlado Kreslin THU, 15 December 2016, at 19.30


Featured guests: Mary Coughlan, Gabriella Gabrielli, Mali bogovi Gledal tvoje sem oči sanjave, Dan neskončnih sanj, I‘d rather go blind, Če bi midva se kdaj srečala ...

Kreslin’s creativity and delivery in their subtler version accompanied by the jazz-blues vocalist Mary Coughlan and the Mediterranean temperament of the Italian singer Gabriella Gabrielli.

FRI, 16 December 2016, at 19.30


Featured guests: Balkanboys, Mali bogovi and Mary Coughlan Lahko bi zletela, To ni političen song, Djelem, djelem, Namesto koga roža cveti ...

The harder sound of Mali bogovi and the Balkan temperament of Balkanboys, a young Slovenian band............................

SAT, 17 December 2016, at 19.30


Featured guests: Beltinška banda, Zapadni kolodvor, Mali bogovi Tista črna kitara, Lili Marlen, Jesen stiže dunjo moja, Vsi so venci vejli ...

Celebration of our musical heritage. A nostalgic return to the Pannonian plains featuring Beltinška banda and the Croatian virtuoso performers Zapadni kolodvor.

Gallus Hall, single concert EUR 18, 22, 26, 31, 15*; enjoy 10 % discount when purchasing tickets for two concerts, 25 % discount on tickets for all three concerts 48

Concerts sponsored by

SUN, 23 April 2017, at 20.00

Gregory Porter

In 2014, at the 55th Jazz Festival Ljubljana, Porter had the packed Križanke audiences eating out of his hand, and his 2017 Ljubljana concert is one of the most eagerly anticipated events of the year. There are few (male) singers praised as highly by the jazz community as Gregory Porter, a mellow but also booming baritone who draws inspiration from the 1970’s soul and

classical jazz ballads and popular tunes (Nat King Cole)as well as engaged gospel and blues. While Gregory’s first two albums won a Grammy Nomination, it was his third record, Liquid Soul, that has launched his illustrious career. The evening will feature this incontestable vocal jazz king’s latest album, Take Me to the Alley, as well as older hits, most notably Hey Laura.

Gallus Hall, EUR 26, 33, 37, 44, 22*


MON, 27 March 2017, at 20.00

Peter Lovšin Območje medveda Accompanied by his long-standing friends, partners in music, Peter Lovšin’s concert will feature his all-time favourites as well as compositions from his new album, Območje medveda. What’s more, the full-length documentary film about this singer/songwriter will wrap at the concert.

Gallus Hall, EUR 18, 22, 26, 31, 15* THU, 8 June 2017

Vita Mavrič Promenade Two years following the grand finale of the La vie en rose festival of chanson, the 30th anniversary of Vita Mavrič’s stage career provides a compelling reason for a spectacular concert that will outline the artist’s greatest achievements and bring back memories. We can expect nothing short of perfection from the diva who has made an indelible mark on the Slovenian cultural scene with her Café teater project, original musical shows and chansons.

Gallus Hall, EUR 17, 20, 25, 28, 14* 50

FRI, 30th, at 19.00, and SAT, 31 December 2016, at 19.30

Peter Quilter

Glorius! The smash hit musical that has conquered the world

Drama, Opera and Ballet Slovenian National Theatre Maribor Directed by: Krešimir Dolenčić A juicy, heart-warming and ‘off-the-wall’ musical comedy based on an incredible true story about an American opera enthusiast, Florence Foster Jenkins (1868– 1944), whose fervent wish was to become an opera singer despite her complete lack of vocal talent or musical ear. Luckily for all lovers of subtle comedy, Florence’s wealthy father funded her recording sessions and the release of her bizarre and unparalleled ‘interpretations’, which continue to inspire terror and awe in equal measure,

never failing to elicit gales of uproarious laughter. While the Academy Award-winner Meryl Streep will play Florence in the screen adaptation scheduled for release in autumn 2016, Nataša Matjašec Rošker will star in the stage production of the Slovenian National Theatre Maribor. The award-winning musical comedy was written by British playwright Peter Quilter, whose top-rated shows have been performed in major theatres across London’s West End.

Linhart Hall, EUR 16, 20, 13*; New Year’s Eve EUR 21, 24 (including a beverage) 51

MON, 26th (premiere), TUE, 27 September, at 20.00

Branko Potočan & Fourklor

Pockets Full of Stars Physical theatre Co-production: Vitkar, Cankarjev dom A performance about common people with tender hearts that contain sedimentary deposits of their lives. Many of these people lead an ordinary life. They seem content but appearances can be deceiving. Therefore, their innermost secrets start coming out. These are short stories related offhandedly like snapshots of life. The red thread of the show is rope. Its physical presence is figuratively reassuring: the rope ties, intertwines and unties. As a metaphor, as an imaginary reality. Life’s a circus, and circus a reflection of life.

Photo Nino Denković, Patricija Fržović

Linhart Hall, EUR 18, 14* THU, 6th (premiere), and FRI, 7 October, at 20.00; THU, 8th, and FRI, 9 December, at 19.30

Željko Božić

Dream Job Dance performance based on the book Let Me Tell You a Story by Jorge Bucay

Music: Marko Brdnik; Dancers: Michal Rynia, Miljan Nojić, Marko Brdnik, Matej Bedič, Željko Božić; Co-production: Kazina, Cankarjev dom Five workers are wondering how many piles six boxes can be stacked in. The warehouse manager claims only one, because that’s how it’s always been done. The first worker is puzzled: “Only one... Not three... Two?” The other maintains that under his management everything would be done differently. Although having perfect vision, the third one fails to see the boxes at all, and the newcomer sees no use in stacking them. The performers address the above question with movement, using humour to point to the numerous factors that impede their efforts, the factors that perhaps thwart even our own ambitions.

Linhart Hall, EUR 14, 1o* 52

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TUE, 11th (premiere), WED, 12th, and THU, 13 October; MON, 5th, and TUE, 6 December, at 20.00

Milan Tomášik

Solo 2016 Dance solo Co-production: KUD Cortesia and CD The dance solo is the latest in the trilogy by Slovenian-based Slovak choreographer and dancer Milan Tomášik, after Within (2006) and Off-beat (2011). The distinct choreographic idiom, which Tomášik has been developing for a number of years has grown to include exploration of diverse levels of muscle tension. These contractions create a unique rhythm that tends to resonate with the score as well as meaning and expression. Solo 2016 incorporates the results of the dancer’s choreographic research and also draws from his experience as a dancer and choreographer with the Milan Tomášik & Co group (Hunting Season, 2014; Metal Blue 2015).

Duša Počkaj Hall, EUR 8, 6* FRI, 21 October, at 20.00, Club Stage

Hamlet and a Half Comedy of errors

Photo Miha Fras

Jaka Andrej Vojevec

Directed by: Jaka Andrej Vojevec; Performed by: Gašper Jarni, Vesna Vončina, Rok Kravanja, Uroš Jezdić; Music: Uroš Jezdić; Set and costume design: Andrej Vrhovnik; Co-production: Celinka, Cankarjev dom, Bufeto, SeVeDa A behind-the-scenes look at the staging of Hamlet in a central national theatre. As the opening night looms over the production crew it is becoming painfully clear that the interpersonal relationships are just as complex as those of the dramatis personae. Thus, the story of Hamlet unfolds in the theatre company long before the big event. Using masks and contemporary commedia dell’arte techniques, the players perform several roles, bringing a fresh perspective to Shakespeare’s iconic play. The show includes description for the blind and visually impaired people. CD Club, EUR 14, 11* 53

Staying Beautiful and Free(photo Nada Mihajlović, taken at the Aerodium Logatec)

SAT, 5 November, at 20.00 (premiere), Club Stage

Staying Beautiful and Free Theatrical talk show Devised by: Tina Vrbnjak, Eva Kraševec, Milan Marković Matthis, Deja Crnović, Mija Špiler, Maja Sever, Laren Polič Zdravič; Performed by: Tina Vrbnjak, Maja Sever; Co-production: KUD S. N. G., Cankarjev dom, Ptuj City Theatre Exploring the prevailing public attitude to the issues of female liberty and beauty throughout various periods, the show encourages reflection on the representation of femininity as a construct woven from the given societal expectations. Adopting a humorous stance, the ‘theatrical talk show’ parodies elements of TV talk shows. The protagonist is a TV host determined to once and for all overcome the limitations of her personal freedom and voice her worldview. The theatrical show turns into a talk show she has always dreamed of but ­– will it come to a desirable end?

CD Club, EUR 14, 11* SUN, 6th, and MON, 7 November, at 19.30

Iztok Mlakar

Passion Photo Jaka Varmuž

Theatre performance

Directed by: Vito Taufer; Performed by: Iztok Mlakar, Radoš Bolčina, Matija Rupel, Tjaša Hrovat, Rok Matek, Igor Štamulak, Žiga Udir, Gorazd Žilavec; Music: David Trebižan, David Šuligoj, Roman Kobal; Co-production: Theatre Koper, Slovenian National Theatre Nova Gorica In his uniquely comical style, signature dialect and a blend of dramatic scenes and songs to the live music accompaniment, Iztok Mlakar presents the life, teachings and sufferings of Jesus Christ. The play is marked by humorous and witty dialogues and patently relevant, full-blooded characters, figures this-worldly or mystical. Iztok Mlakar received the Best Comedian Award (for the role of the Devil and the show’s concept) at the 2016 Days of Comedy Festival in Celje.

Linhart Hall, EUR 18, 22, 14* 54

MON, 13th, and TUE, 14 November, at 17.00, 18.00 and 19.00; WED, 15th, and THU, 16 November, at 10.00, 11.00 and 12.00

Mateja Bučar

Unbroken-line Contemporary dance Choreography: Mateja Bučar; Visuals: Vadim Fishkin; Music: Borut Savski; Co-production: DUM, Cankarjev dom Mateja Bučar will draw a central line along the middle of the marble-clad Grand Reception Hall of Cankarjev dom, extending between its two entrances. The line aims at being a living, perpetual structure in dialogue with the calmingly sublime flatness of the empty space, at the same time representing precisely this ‘line, limit or contact ‘between science and art’, which we persistently seek for in contemporary discourse on art, science and life in general. Venturing into the hidden recesses of the concept of ‘progress’, the choreographer will afford ample space to movement, body and thought as well as to manifestation of the philosophical and technological know-how about the issues of limit, contact, division and progress.

Grand Reception Hall, admission free TUE, 23 May, at 20.00

Improvised parody of the Eurovision Song Coproduction: KUD Sokoli Tabor, Cankarjev dom

Photo Katja Brezovar

Improvision The 16th Improvision again promises to be a parody of the glamour and shallowness as embodied by Eurovision. Stylistically diverse bands compete for the title of the Improvision 2017 winner. Musical hits are sung spontaneously, taking cues for the titles from the audience, while the improvising contestants also have to tackle various challenges of the stage. The unforgettable event features sarcastic, brilliantly matched hosts. The results of the competition are determined by ‘televotes’ obtained from members of the audience.

Linhart Hall, EUR 14, 17, 20, 23 (VIP), 10* 55

THU, 9th – SAT, 11 March 2017

Gibanica Moving Cake Festival 8th Biennial of Contemporary Slovenian Dance

Irena Tomažin: The Resonating Flavour of Silence (coproduction of Emanat, Cankarjev dom and Maska), Best Performance Jury Prize and Audience Award, Gibanica 2015 (photo Nada Žgank)

Organised by: Contemporary Dance Association of Slovenia; Partners: Cankarjev dom, Bunker, Maska, Emanat, Dance Theatre Ljubljana, Pekinpah, Plesna izba Maribor, Federacija

Slovenia’s central contemporary dance platform, the Gibanica Festival, has been showcasing the nation’s finest contemporary dance productions since 2003. A dance festival presenting an overview of the most outstanding dance achievements of the preceding two years and inviting critical reflection about

the current condition of national dance creativity, the festival also aspires to present the diversity of the Slovenian dance scene to the local and international audiences. The Gibanica and Ksenija Hribar Awards for special achievements in contemporary dance will be presented at the closing ceremony.

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WED, 15th – WED, 22 March 2017

Censored Voices, a film by Mor Loushy, winner of the AIS Award for Best Human Rights Film at the 18th DFF

19th Documentary Film Festival

A diversified insight into contemporary documentary film production, which is becoming increasingly more incisive and topical, deeply stirring the nucleus of major social and political issues and probing all walks of life............................................................ Running parallel to the main programme, the side events include lectures, talks with

filmmakers, film workshops, seminars and programme for children and the youth. Festival sections: Human Rights Films competitive section; Myths, Icons, Media; Intimate Portrayals; Controversial and Socially Critical Documentaries; Tribute

The Best Human Rights Film Award is bestowed in association with Amnesty International Slovenia.

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MON, 20th, – FRI, 24 February 2017

Jurek, documentary film about Polish alpine climber Jerzy Kukuczka, won the Grand Prize of the City of Domžale at the 10th Mountain Film Festival (festival archive)

11th International Mountain Film Festival Approximately 40 first-rate national and international mountain and adventure films

Lectures by foremost mountain climbers Promotion of new books on mountaineering Exhibition of mountain-climbing literature and photography Besides the main award, bestowed by the City of Domžale, the Festival also features Best Film Award, Best Mountain Culture

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Film Award, Best Environmental and Mountain Sports Film Award as well as an Audience Award.

TUE, 28 February – FRI, 3 March 2017

Tolstoy, A Truth Seeker Festival

Having dedicated the 2015/2016 season to Shakespeare, the literary genius whose works have received most cinematic adaptations, spring 2017 will pay tribute to Tolstoy, another literary giant, whose novels enjoy enduring popularity among filmmakers, especially Anna Karenina, universally considered to be the favourite literary heroine of

War and Peace, by Sergei Bondarchuk

Tolstoy on Film the big screen. And it was only cinema and its large screen that could measure up to the breadth of vision of Sergei Bondarchuk, a Soviet film director whose reimagining of War and Peace, a cinematic epic released in four instalments, surpassed the national super-production in artistic merit and authenticity.

Kosovel Hall

General sponsor of the Festival

WED, 15th – WED, 22 March 2017

Truth Is the First Casualty Running parallel to the 19th Documentary Film Festival, the theme retrospective will be devoted to war correspondents and photojournalists; providing photos, footage and written accounts from most conflict-ridden parts of the world and exploring how

parts of the world and exploring how war coverage developed throughout the twenwar coverage developed throughout the tieth century (from the Spanish Civil War, twentieth century (from the Spanish Civil and WWII to the Vietnam War). Also highWar, and the Vietnam War). Also lighted willWWII be thetochallenges of photojourhighlighted be the cHall, EUR,enges of nalism in thewill twenty-first century. The retrophotojournalism in the twenty-fir. spective will complement and contextualise the Robert Capa photo exhibition.

Kosovel Hall


Until 6 November 2016

Nikola Tesla – A Man of the Future An ingenious scientist, engineer, inventor and discoverer of natural principles and laws, Nikola Tesla (1856, Smiljan – 1943, New York) received European education andRazstava spent most of his life in the z Muzejem Nikole Tesle v Beogradu. je nastala v sodelovanju USA, where he registered most of his numerous patents. The significance of some of his innovations lies in their global character and universal application. In 1900 he wrote and published the study The Problem of Increasing Human Energy, in which he exposed some of the problems that humankind will face in the near future and suggested specific solutions. The Nikola Tesla exhibition does not only deal with life and Častno pokroviteljstvo work of this great man but razstave: also with the historypredsednik of some important Republikescientific Slovenije Borut Pahor and technological ideas, with problems of creativity and innovation. The exhibition consists of several thematic units shown in combination with the following exhibits: multimedia information boards, models of inventions, working, interactive, 3d-digital models, etc. omogočili: The project Razstavo has been so developed in cooperation with the Nikola Tesla Museum in Belgrade. Concept by: Branimir Jovanović, Museum Director

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Silver sponsor

Media sponsor

Lectures complementing the exhibition TUE, 27 September 2016, at 19.00

Stanislav Južnič, PhD

Nikola Tesla in Slovenia Again THU, 6 October 2016, at 19.00

Tibor Hrs Pandur

Liffe after Liffe Subscription Series, complementing the Nikola Tesla – A Man of the Future exhibition

The Secret of Nikola Tesla Tajna Nikole Tesle

Andrej Detela (photo Bojan Brecelj)

Structure and Implications of Tesla’s Article “The Problem of Increasing Human Energy”

WED, 26 October 2016, at 17.00

MON, 17 October 2016, at 19.00 Andrej Detela

Development and Physical Concepts of Energy from Antiquity until the Present Day THU, 27 October 2016, at 19.00

Branimir Jovanović, PhD

Tesla’s Doctrine and the Problem of Redirection of Human Energy

By: Krsto Papić; Cast: Petar Božović, Strother Martin, Orson Welles, Dennis Patrick, Oja Kodar, Boris Buzančić, Ana Karić, Charles Millot, Edo Peročević; Yugoslavia, 1980 Arriving in New York in 1884, young Tesla finds employment with the celebrated Thomas Edison. A man of amazing abilities, Tesla soon becomes a thorn in the flesh of his employer who regards this genius inventor as a serious rival. A rare example of Yugoslav biographical film, The Secret of Nikola Tesla features Orson Welles in the brief but inspiring role of J. P. Morgan.

Kosovel Hall, EUR 4.50 Kosovel Hall, single lecture EUR 5, 3* Enjoy 20 % discount when simultaneously purchasing tickets for a lecture and exhibition at the CD Box Office


Big Bang

Music performance

Theatre performance

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18 November 2016 – 1 March 2017

Marjan Manček, illustration to Žabja radijska postaja, a book by Niko Grafenauer

12th Slovenian Biennial of Illustration

The central overview of Slovenian illustration, the Biennial unites older and younger generations of illustrators employing diverse artistic methods and rewards their finest achievements with the Hinko Smrekar Award, as well as the Smrekar distinctions and accolades.

The 2016 Life Achievement Award goes to Marjan Manček, presentation of his works will be curated by Tatjana Pregl Kobe. For the past forty years Marjan Manček has employed illustration as his main vehicle of expression, infusing it heavily with his signature humour.

In cooperation with the Section of Illustrators of the Union of Slovene Fine Arts Associations; catalogue text by Judita Krivec Dragan

CD Gallery, EUR 4, 2* 62

Sponsor of the CD Gallery

11 January – 24 March 2017

Tolstoy, A Truth Seeker Festival

L. N. Tolstoy Documentary exhibition

Chronicling the author’s life and work, the exhibition includes his portraits and the interior of the Memorial House of L.N. Tolstoy in Yasnaya Polyana. The exhibits of the house, just as the landscapes of Yasnaya Polyana, are the evidence and details of his life, which facilitate better understanding of Tolstoy and his works: the English clock that has been counting time in Yasnaya Polyana for over two hundred years, portraits of the writer’s

ancestors who became prototypes for the characters in his works, the writing table and inkstand, the legendary leather sofa on which the writer, his brothers, his sister, his eleven children and two grandchildren were born, as well as Tolstoy’s large library, manuscripts of his works including the novels War and Peace and Anna Karenina, and Tolstoy’s signed documents and letters.

The current exhibition has been devised in association with the Russian Scientific and Cultural Centre in Ljubljana, and the documentary materials have been kindly supplied by the State Memorial and Nature Reserve ‘The Estate-Museum of L.N. Tolstoy Yasnaya Polyana’ and the State Museum of L.N. Tolstoy. Expert adviser: Marijan Rupert, Head of the Manuscript Collection and Early Printed Collection within the National and University Library, exhibition identity by designer Jasna Andrič. General sponsor of the Festival 63

13 February – 17 March

Architecture – Stocktaking 2014–2016

Overwiew exhibition by the Association of Architects Ljubljana

A presentation of the two-year Slovenian architectural output, chronicling the architectural achievements that intrinsically provide viable solutions for responding

to new social challenges. After a period of grandiose projects architects worldwide are reintroducing sustainable values and socially engaged architecture.

In cooperation with the Association of Architects Ljubljana

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14 September – 1 November 2016

3 November – 11 December 2016

Danilo Jejčič

Igor Ilić New Reality

Painter, graphic artist and photographer Danilo Jejčič is the most prominent Slovenian representative of geometric abstraction. Throughout his long artistic career, a pursuit closely related to The Biennial of Graphic Arts Ljubljana, Jejčič has utilised various artistic mediums. Although the artist’s last series, besides photographic images including classical and digital photomontages, openly urges the viewers to examine environmental issues, the meaning of his work – as suggested by the term thing – is all but monosemous. Within the context of contemporaneity, it unquestionably also refers to the neglect of moral values. The exhibition curated by art historian Nataša Kovšca.

Small Gallery, admission free

Igor Ilić, New Reality

Danilo Jejčič, Blue Intermezzo

Overlooked Things

For his experimental construction of reality through the medium of photography Igor Ilić devised a science-fiction movie set involving profuse special effects created with the purpose of shaping new realities. The staged photographs from the movie set, predominantly a portrait, are complemented by photographs of man-made objects whose origin thus contributes to construction of a new reality.

Exhibition concept by art historian Iva Prosoli, curator at the Zagreb City Museum.

Small Gallery, admission free Small Gallery sponsor


25 January – 26 March 2017

14 December 2016 – 22 January 2017

Tolstoy, A Truth Seeker Festival

Image before Text

History in Pictures

An exhibition by photographers of the Delo daily newspaper

Lesson No. 2, Part One

What makes press photography unique is its vitality, instantaneous recording of life, uncontrived and spontaneous, on-the-spot observations. Its essence is news reported in pictures. A good press photograph is not unlike the creative media, pursuing an alternative approach to reshaping reality, that is to say, striving towards the humanisation of life.

Aleš Černivec Matej Družnik Jure Eržen Uroš Hočevar Tomi Lombar Blaž Samec Roman Šipić Leon Vidic Voranc Vogel Ljubo Vukelič Igor Zaplatil

The theme exhibition draws inspiration from Tolstoy’s philosophical doctrine, the dogma he promoted in all of his literary works. The exhibition curator, photography theoretician and Photografija magazine editor Jan Babnik has formulated the following conceptual framework, “More than in politics Tolstoy saw the way forward in one’s inner, moral transformation. For their surgical precision and attention to detail, Tolstoy’s realistic descriptions are often likened to vividly captured moments, to historical documents – that is, to photographs. Tolstoy’s fiction is permeated with photography. Realism should be committed to faithful description of reality, and documentarism to creative treatment of reality. Today, the latter oscillates inconclusively between sceptical and romantic realism – still only rarely touching on committed realism capable of political engagement.”

Small Gallery, admission free

Foyer I, admission free

Invited photographers


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29 March – 2 May 2017

4 May – 4 June 2017

W.O.R.M.S. Group

Andreja Peklaj

107/30: Frozen Time – Film Stills

I Was a Bird

In commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the release of its full-length feature film 107, W.O.R.M.S. – the avant-garde, experimental, multimedia art group primarily involved in cinema – is launching a photo exhibition featuring stills from the said film, paintings inspired by 107 cinematic motifs, documentary materials and artefacts from the shooting, designed to comprise a multimedia installation, complemented by a premiere screening of the technologically remastered 107, as well as scientific debates.

Stylistically, the photographic oeuvre of Andreja Peklaj blends elements of both realism and abstraction, and takes as its central motif Lake Cerknica, an intermittent lake the artist experiences as a living being – exploring, contemplating, feeling and living with this organism. Andreja Peklaj will exhibit a selection of her exquisite photographs taken from a bird’s eye view over the lake, pictures nearing a painting-like representation of materiality and thus suggesting one of the possible ways of cross-impregnation between the two artistic genres.

Small Gallery, admission free

Small Gallery, admission free Small Gallery sponsor


7–18 June 2017

21 June – 2 September 2017

Slovenia Jazz Press Photo Photography Exhibition of works by competition winners

Exhibition within the scope of the 58th Jazz Festival Ljubljana

Finalists awarded by international jury In cooperation with SPP – Institute for the Promotion of Photography

Small Gallery admission free

Small Gallery admission free

Small Gallery sponsor

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Autumn showcases: Maja Naglič, Dalija Sega, Meta Sever and Julijan Krapež. Apart from the featured displays, the winners of the Design Achievement Awards 2016 will also be presented.

Foyer I, admission free

In cooperation with the Designers’ Society of Slovenia

September 2016 – June 2017

Art Critics’ Choice A showcase of promising as well as established artists. The autumn exhibitions will feature: art critic Damir Globočnik presenting photographer Tomaž Lunder (homage to prematurely deceased artist), Petra Vencelj introducing Emil Jalovec, Aleksander Bassin will spotlight a work by Tugo Šušnik, while Sarival Sosič has selected to present the latest work of Zvonko Čoh (within the scope of the Slovenian Biennial of Illustration). The 2016 Critical Eye Prize, presented by the Slovenian Association of Fine Art Critics, goes to Stane Bernik, PhD.

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15–18 March and 23–25 March 2017

Stories Today

Celebrating two decades of existence, Slovenia’s central festival of oral narrative promises to weave a rich tapestry of events aimed at children and adults, including reprises of the finest moments of the pre-

vious few years. Good yarn will be spun by eloquent speakers who also dazzle with their charismatic presence, and compelling international guests. Storytellers will also tour all over the country.

Golden Bird, illustration by Ančka Gošnik Godec

20th Slovenian Storytelling Festival (for young and old alike)

Štih Hall, CD Club, EUR 6 69

Culture for the Coming Generations Selections For schoolchildren aged 10+ and secondary students


Big Bang

see page 54

Theatre performance

Photo Petra Cvelbar

Photo Ana Torkar Kus

Music performance – premiere

Concept and music, performer: Janez Dovč; coproduction: Cankarjev dom, Glasbena zadruga Celinka The physical phenomenon of resonance is a crucial operating element of many of Nikola Tesla’s inventions. It can be used to generate vibrations of a specific frequency, e.g. musical instruments, and is vital in production of sound. Utilising music and some of Nikola Tesla’s compelling inventions, accordionist Janez Dovč’s project will highlight the ethical/ecological dimension of this universal genius, and illustrate the spontaneity of (co)creation of new as the essence of human nature in harmony with the universe. Apart from a laser harp, fluorescent light bulbs, Theremin, and sound synthesisers, Janez Dovč’s central performing element and musical instrument will be the Tesla Coil.

Štih Hall, EUR 7.50

Concept: Maruša Kink, Mija Špiler; Directed by: Maruša Kink; Performed by: Jernej Čampelj, Tina Gunzek, Saša Pavlin Stošić; Produced by: Margareta Schwarzwald Institute, Cankarjev dom, City Theatre Ptuj Human history interpreted in several wittily and instructively presented scenes. Big Bang tells a compelling story about world-famed scientists, humanists, researchers, artists, state leaders and other visionaries, including Nikola Tesla, Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Galileo Galilei and Marie Curie, whose curiosity, intuition and scepticism contributed to human development. They share one common message: you should speak up, although what you say might seem ‘nonsensical’. All great ideas and theories were once just a load of rubbish.

Štih Hall, EUR 7.50

Recommended in combination with the Nikola Tesla – Man of the Future exhibition.


Sponsor of the Cultural Education Programme

For children aged 4 + January – March 2017

For children aged between 9 and 12 March 2017

Tolstoy, A Truth Seeker Festival

Tolstoy, A Truth Seeker Festival

Photo Nada Žgank

Platnomer – A Horse’s Tale Performance for an actor and light

Tolstoy’s Tales

Narrated by: Anja Štefan; Music accompaniment: Alexei Ermakov, balalaika, Natasha Ermakova, accordion

Concept, adaptation: Ravil Sultanov; Based on the script by: Natalija Sultanova, Klavdija Zupan; Directed by: Ivan Peternelj; Performed by: Ravil Sultanov, Natalija Sultanova

In his concern for the education of the young Tolstoy strove to promote literacy among children, establishing a village school for peasant boys and girls and publishing an ABC Book that included tales, poems and proverbs drawn from various folk sources. Tolstoy’s tales were subsequently translated into several languages.

Tolstoy places the horse, a symbol of vital power, lust, elegance, travel and passage to the netherworld, on the margins of society – whether human or equine. As an impartial observer, he lends profound insight about the fabric of these two groups – the equine species responding to natural impulses and the human society governed by contrived artificiality.

Štih Hall, EUR 7.50

Štih Hall, EUR 7.50

Sponsor of the Cultural Education Programme

General sponsor of the Festival


October 2016 – March 2017

WED, 11 January 2017, at 19.00

Ilija Trojanow

Pavel Basinsky

Tolstoy, A Truth Seeker Festival

Slovenia : Germany Dialogues Since Germany will be the featured country at the 32nd Slovenian Book Fair at Cankarjev dom, and with a view to paving the way for Slovenia’s potential appearance at the Frankfurt Fair in 2021, the Goethe Institute and Cankarjev dom aim to strengthen the links between Slovenian and German writers, philosophers and intellectuals and introduce their work to as wide circle of readers as possible. In cooperation with the Goethe Institute

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Tolstoy’s Final Act Our guest will be Russian writer, historian and biographer, Pavel Basinsky, author of Leo Tolstoy: Flight from Paradise. The fictionalised biography revolves around the celebrated writer and philosopher’s 1910 flight from his estate in Jasnaya Polyana and his death at the Astapovo train station ten days subsequently. The speculations surrounding Tolstoy’s flight will prompt Basinsky’s reflection on Tolstoy’s life, work and, predominantly, his compelling personality and literary genius.

CD Club, EUR 5, 3*

General sponsor of the Festival

20–23 January 2017

3–11 March 2017

Photo Iztok Dimc

Photo Matej Družnik

World Literature Festival


Fabula 2017

In January 2017, the Festival’s strategy of mapping the geopolitics and geopoetics as well as autonomous literary currents will focus on the Spanish-speaking area (Spain, Central and South Americas), laying emphasis on editors and authors who significantly contribute to the development of concepts and practices of ‘cultural resistance’, and blend indigenous traditions with contemporary literary practices. By presenting their works in the original language and Slovenian translation, the guests will shed light on the challenges of seeing literature in different perspectives.

Directing the Festival’s programme focus on Immortality, Ljubljana will host worldclass writers in early March 2017. Not only devoting attention to literature, Fabula will probe into humanities, social and political issues and cinema, and devote a part of the programme to children and young people. Invited guests: Svetlana Alexievich, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Sofi Oksanen, Bernardo Atxaga, etc.

In cooperation with the Beletrina Publishing

In cooperation with the I.D.I.O.T. Paraliterary Society


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January – April 2017

Photo Iztok Dimc

Lectures Brave Men by Svetlana Take on Slapšak, PhD Tigers as They Would Sheep Accompanying the stage adaptation of War and Peace Lectures: Stage and Cinematic Adaptations of Tolstoy’s War and Peace; Writers on the Battlefield: Stendhal, Thackeray, Hugo, Tolstoy; How the Literary Science Survived War and Peace by L. N. Tolstoy; Grammar and Gromatics: Sources for the Bolkonsky Characters, the Father and Son; Bolkonsky and Volkonsky, Natasha and Maria: Romantic Reality and Realistic Invention; Plato, Plotinus and Plethon: The Bases of Slavic Intellectual Mysticism; Debutante Ball, French, Gynaecology and Obesity: The Roots of Tolstoy’s Misogyny

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Talks hosted by Carmen L. Oven Each of the talks will begin with a story from Tolstoy’s life in order to shed light on the theme to be discussed with interlocutors (a theoretician and practitioner). Featured guests: Jože Podgoršek, PhD, Nara Petrovič; Ira Zorko, Sanja Lončar; Gregor Žvelc, PhD, Ksenija Malia Leban; Alenka Rebula, PhD, Dejan Sotirov

CD Club, Štih Hall, EUR 5, 3* General sponsor of the Festival

Photo Matej Družnik

January and February 2017

September 2016 – June 2017

Personal Growth

January 2016 – June 2017

Positive Psychology

Series of talks

Series of lectures

In a relaxed atmosphere, the audience members will get a rare glimpse into the lives of our guests, individuals whose unique histories were shaped by difficult decisions, focusing primarily on their current concerns. Featured guests: Tomo Križnar, Klemen Mihelič, Sara Memić, Katja Cah, Urška Lan, Yurij Yatsko, PhD, Sanela Banović, PhD, Primož Škoberne, Tatjana Velikonja, Bojana Fende Habula, Sergeja P. Traven, Gorazd Mrevlje, PhD, Franc Trček, PhD, Pika Rajnar, Maksim Osipov

The fifth season of the series runs under the common theme Death is a Laughing Matter. Lectures by: Urška Lunder, PhD, Saša Krajnc, PhD, Martin Lisec, MA, Sonja Rutar, Manca Žmavc Jug, Boštjan Gorenjc Pižama So far, the series has registered over 4000 attendees, and 24,000 video views.

Photo Primož Černigoj

Host Urška Lan and Yuri Yatsko, PhD

Radiation of New Energies

Kosovel and Štih Halls, single lecture EUR 8, entire series EUR 44 SAT, 24 September 2016

Devised and hosted by: Tadeja Zupan Arsov, Ph RED

CD Club, single talk EUR 10

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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week (photo Pristop)

Cankarjev dom CHAMPIONS Science Conferences, professional meetings, conventions, ceremonies World WINFOCUS Congress on Ultrasound in Emergency and Critical Care The ultrasound has been incorporated into clinical practice for decades. In the last fifteen years, however, point-of-care ultrasound has become indispensable part of quality, safe and sustainable emergency and critical care all over the world. While traditional methods of performing a physical examination are of critical importance, healthcare practitioners that gain skill in the use of point-ofcare ultrasonography become uniquely empowered, being able to use ultrasound in an ambulance, a dispensary or any other site of patient care. The WINFOCUS organisation (World Interactive Focused 76

on Critical Ultra Sound) unites key world experts and researchers in the field. The WINFOCUS Congress will bring together leading specialists in emergency- and critical care ultrasound from all around the world to help us organise top-class courses, workshops and lectures. 12–16 September 2016 324th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union New Frontiers in Black Hole Astrophysics The University of Nova Gorica is organising the 1st Symposium of the International Astronomical Union to take place in Slovenia. Anticipating an attendance of over a hundred leading astrophysics from all over

the world, the symposium promises to be the largest professional astronomical event to be held in Slovenia so far. The symposium will mark the centennial of Karl Schwarzschild’ s solution of Einstein’s field equations predicting the existence of black holes. Considered, at the time, to be an esoteric mathematical discovery, today black holes are widely accepted, and experimentally verified, astrophysical phenomena at all cosmic epochs. The symposium is relevant both scientifically and in terms of the upcoming technology whose advances are coming of age across the electromagnetic spectrum and beyond, to multimessenger signature such as gravitational waves and neutrinos. 

As black holes also hold much appeal for the lay audience, the scientific programme will be complemented by events for the general public, including a lecture and an exhibition. Entrusted to the University of Nova Gorica, the organisation of the symposium is a special honour and open acknowledgement of the Slovenian astrophysical community that has recently become associated member of the European Space Agency ESA. 22–24 September 2016 5th International Conference and Course on Neuromuscular Ultrasonography 32nd Dr. Janez Faganel Memorial Lecture The International Society of Peripheral Neurophysiologic Imaging (ISPNI) is a multidisciplinary society of clinicians and scientists (neurologists, radiologists, PMR physicians, anaesthesiologists, surgeons of different specialties, and general practitioners) devoted to the advancement of imaging in neuromuscular disorders. These meetings are an excellent opportunity for clinicians to learn about new developments in peripheral nerve and muscle

imaging, diagnosis and therapy. Held within the scope of the conference, the 32nd Dr. Janez Faganel Memorial Lecture is an annual scientific meeting of neurophysiologists focused on the latest research findings in this field. 30 September – 1 October 2016 5th Slovenian Congress of Clinical Chemistry with international participation Portorož, Congress Centre Bernardin The congress is aimed at clinical chemistry specialists, laboratory technicians and specialists in laboratory medicine at health centres, hospitals and other health facilities. This year’s event addresses one of the most relevant issues, the tailoring of health care to each person’s unique genetic makeup – the so-called personalised medicine, also variously known as individualised medicine, precision medicine or genomic medicine. The advent of personalised medicine is moving us closer to more precise, predictable and powerful health care that is customised for the individual patient. This

includes laboratory tests focusing on proteins, metabolites and genes crucial for the selection, planning and course of the therapy. Special attention will also be devoted to rheumatic disorders from the aspects of various specialists, from the most basic tests to firsthand clinical treatment. 10–12 October 2016 IEEE ISGT Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe The most important European conference addresses the field of smart grid technologies, the prerequisite for integration of renewable resources into the electricity power system and an efficient energy use – issues that will constitute the main challenges of electricity generation in the next decade. In terms of distributed energy resources and network integration Slovenia is a European frontrunner. The conference will provide an important incentive to encourage launch of large-scale smart grid projects throughout Slovenia. 77

19–22 October 2016 3rd Pan-Slavic Congress of Child Neurology Aimed at child neurologists, paediatricians, psychiatrists, biologists, psychologists, and many other professionals working in the field of neurological and developmental problems, the congress will cover various challenging aspects of child neurology, neonatal medicine, cerebral palsy, epilepsy and other fields of medicine in childhood and adolescence. 14–16 October 2016 ECOO Autumn Meeting Each year one of the EU countries hosts the annual General Assembly of the European Council of Optometry and Optics; 2016 is Slovenia’s turn. The main focus will be placed on optometry, the science of testing visual acuity and prescribing corrective lenses which has grown to become one of the principal practices of health care system, with ophthalmic opticians in most EU countries prescribing and fitting lenses to improve vision, and to diagnose and treat various eye diseases. The organiser of the 78

European conference, the Optical Association of Slovenia, will also run seminars about weaksightedness and assistance to blind and weak-sighted people; while the exhibition will feature the latest developments in visual impairment, including aids such as magnifiers, electronic writing and reading equipment and telescopic/bioptic eyewear. The general public and end users will also be offered opportunity to see the exhibition within a specially allotted timeframe. 16 –19 November 2016 6th Slovenian Congress of Psychiatry Portorož, Congress Centre Bernardin Four years after the last national congress the 6th Slovenian Congress of Psychiatry will present the latest scientific findings and research results. Aiming to embrace a broad range of psychiatric therapy and present the latest developments of this branch of medicine, the congress also strives to propose guidelines for the future with the intention of providing efficient treatment to mental disorder patients.

16–17 March 2017 20th Family Medicine Days An event aimed at family medicine specialists as well as general practitioners and pharmacists wishing to expand and improve their professional knowledge. A branch of primary-care medicine, family medicine provides comprehensive health care to people regardless of their age or gender, and emphasises the family unit. schrottovi-dnevi 15–16 March 2017 5th Slovenian Conference on Addiction The world is facing an increasing trend of substance abuse: the growing number of people seeking recourse in various rewarding compulsions, either constructive or only momentarily satisfying, and harmful habits that turn into addiction. Drug abuse among the young is on the increase, surveys indicate children are already experimenting with drugs at a very tender age, and new types of drugs are emerging every day, including the ‘non-chemical’ or behavioural addiction that involves a compulsion to engage in a non-

drug-related behaviour. The types of excessive behaviour identified as being addictive include use of electronic media, the Internet, pathological gambling, sexual intercourse, food, etc. The conference will focus on professional (governmental and non-governmental organisations, self-help groups) programmes of treatment and prevention of addiction and treatment of disorders as well as guidelines for the future. 5–8 April 2017 10th Congress of the Vascular Access Society VAS 2017 Vascular Access Society (VAS) is a multidisciplinary society of vascular access experts – nephrologists, vascular surgeons, interventional radiologists, dialysis nurses and technicians, angiologists, etc. Vascular access complications are the frequent source of dialysis patients’ morbidity and without a vascular access, haemodialysis is simply impossible. A vascular access is a haemodialysis patient’s lifeline. Haemodialysis

is a treatment for kidney failure that uses a machine to send the patient’s blood through a filter, called a dialyzer, outside the body. The access is a surgically created vein used to remove and return blood during haemodialysis. This is why the vascular access research has grown exponentially, and VAS congresses cover the latest advancements and developments in this medical field. 14–18 May 2017 36th European Brewery Convention – EBC 2017 The convention will focus on some of the key topics of the industry, the challenges, achievements, new findings (innovations) on brewing and related disciplines. There are over 6500 active breweries in Europe, producing around 383 million hectolitres of beer per year, and the beer sector is generating over two million jobs in beer production and sale. The convention will feature speakers from Japan, the US and Latin America, who will address various brewing companies and their beer-production processes, brewing

analysis and methodology, from raw materials to end products. 18–21 May 2017 Meeting of the European Network for the Cure of ALS The amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a rapidly progressive, invariably fatal neurological disease that attacks the nerve cells (neurons) responsible for controlling voluntary muscles. ALS is characterised by stiff muscles, muscle twitching, and gradually worsening weakness due to muscles decreasing in size. It is a neurodegenerative disease that causes muscle weakness, paralysis, and ultimately, respiratory failure. This devastating condition, associated with degeneration of upper and lower motor neurons, results in a fatal outcome within 1–5 years, with no significantly effective treatment available to date. ALS Centres in Europe have established ENCALS as a network to collaborate in their research for the cure of ALS.


15–17 June 2017 4th Biennial Conference of the European Federation of Traumatic Head Injury – TBI Challenge 2017 Traumatic brain injury remains an interdisciplinary challenge for traumatology, neurosurgery, intensive and internal medicine, anaesthesia, physical medicine, neurology, neuro-rehabilitation,

social sciences, psychology and psychiatry. The injured, their relatives, various European regions and countries are to be treated specifically, with respect to their individual situation. Reaction to stress is different in every person and society and, based on cultural and historical backgrounds, different solutions are invariably elaborated.

All individuals with TBI, the doctors, therapists, psychologists, nurses and relatives gather at this conference to discuss new solutions and medical or therapeutic approaches. The information achieved will help to improve European treatment and rehabilitation in acute or long term care and home care after traumatic brain injury.

For Enterprises and the Enterprising Cankarjev dom is an ideal venue for corporate events – presentations, lectures, press conferences, social events, company anniversaries, balls, end-of-year receptions.

28 September 2016 POMP Forum One of the major and longest-running international conferences addressing the subject of content marketing in the world. Showcasing its seventh edition, POMP Forum 2016 will address the key factors vital to the success of marketing projects – 80

communications and content strategy and, consequently, impact assessment. 5 October 2016 Careers Fair 2016 The largest Slovenian meet-and-greet event and the main labour market hub bringing together employers and


prospective employees. The Careers Fair provides job-seekers with the chance to meet employers face-to-face, to learn about current vacancies and opportunities available, and to market themselves to prospective employers. The Fair offers the opportunity to get advice on your CV from professionals. Despite

the high unemployment figures in Slovenia there is a scarcity of potential employment candidates, which constitutes a direct challenge to employers – how to pick a suitable employee from the large number of applicants.

19 October 2016 Slovenska Gazela Award 2016 Presented by Dnevnik, d.d., the Slovenska Gazela is an award recognising the finest and most prosperous companies in their respective regions.

15–16 October 2016 BigU Wake Up Weekend Success, Sales and Leadership Breakthrough with Brian Tracy The BigU Weekend is an opportunity to become an exponential thinker and achiever, and come up with your own winning formula. You will learn how to shed negativity, doubt and distrust, and overcome all blocks that have been stalling your personal progress. Become an unstoppable leader, a confident individual. All this in a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere. Join the event that will help you build an invaluable network of friends and success mentors.

23–25 October 2016 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week The series of wellestablished international fashion weeks taking place in world metropolises, including Berlin, Sydney, Istanbul and New York, derives inspiration from some of the most incisive and creative international talent. Having become a vital element of the fashion industry, the Fashion Week presents exclusive access to international fashion network to enthusiasts, connoisseurs and designers. Distinguishing it from similar Slovenian events, the Ljubljana Fashion Week’s special features are the international renown of participating artists and a compelling side programme featuring

world-reputed awardwinning designers and illustrious representatives of Mercedes-Benz. 4 December 2016 TEDxLjubljana TED began in 1984 as a four-day conference held in California where technology, entertainment and design converged, and today covers almost all topics – from science and business to global issues – in more than 100 languages. TEDx was created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading.” It supports independent organisers who want to create a TED-like event in their own community. The annual TED Conference hosts some of the world’s leading thinkers who share their ideas in 3 to 18 minute talks. The largest Slovenian TEDx event will include ten speakers sharing their ideas and experiences. 10 December 2016 24th Manager Concert The first Manager Concert was organised in 1993 by


the Gospodarski vestnik (afterwards GV Skupina) Publishing House as an end-of-year gala concert for their partners, contributing authors and employees. Since 2006 the concert has

been organised by Slobodan Sibinčič, who has been upholding and celebrating the event’s venerable tradition. CD’s prestigious Gallus Hall is the ideal venue for the concert that


Positive Thinking 24 September 2016 Positive Psychology Marathon We are all born to run our marathon of life and each one of us can emerge as the winner of the race. It is not important what pace we set off at, and the tracks to choose from are virtually endless. What’s relevant is finding meaning on our way and persevere even when all odd are against us. The Positive Psychology Marathon is a one-day fitness training designed to help us on our way and equip us with practical psychological knowledge that will see us through at the crucial moments. The knowledge that will make our marathon of life a lightfooted and winning run. http://www. 82

has grown to become the central national cultural event aimed at Slovenian business executives, annually sponsored by over fifty business organisations.

28–30 September 2016 16th Third Age Festival A unique Slovenian event (registering an attendance of 15,000) targeted at senior citizens and the aging population. In adopting the slogan ‘We are all one generation!’, the organisers wish to emphasise that our society is composed of and shaped by all generations, the previous, current and the coming ones. The 2016 festival includes a gala ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the Slovenian Federation of Pensioners’ Organisations (ZDUS), the Alternative Therapy Park, festival cuisine as well as a variegated cultural and scientific programme.

15 October 2016 – 9 April 2017 Series of Lectures by Marjan Ogorevc Changing Ourselves, Changing the World – a series of six related lectures aimed to gradually raise awareness about the reasons for the problems we encounter on different levels of life. SAT, 15 October 2016: Understanding the World and the Meaning of Life SAT, 5 November 2016: The Beginning of Life, Why We Are Who We Are SAT, 10 December 2016: Relationships with Parents and Ways of Improving Them

SAT, 11 February 2017: Partnerships and Relationships with Children FRI, 24 March 2017: How Relationships Influence Our Lives SUN, 9 April 2017: How to Live Out Our Secret Selves 7–13 May 2017 The Appeal of Wood 2017 Celebrating Slovenia’s greatest natural treasure, the annual exhibition of solid-wood products

showcased in the Grand Reception Hall never fails to mesmerise. Wood processing and use of wood products contribute to abatement of greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate global climate change. Wood is doubtlessly vital to survival of mankind, not only as an energy-generating product, but primarily as lumber (wood products), and a sustainable and renewable building material (the construction sector consumes between 40 and

50 % of all energy). Wood products help to increase a building’s energy efficiency and minimise the energy consumed throughout the life of the product. Trees store carbon dioxide as they grow. After harvest, wood products continue to store much of this carbon. These advantages continue when wood is reclaimed to manufacture other products. The festival’s main aim is to raise awareness about the many environmental benefits of wood. It’s the green choice.

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Photo Darinka Hvalec

Under the spreading century-old trees The shady and mighty trees of the Council of Europe Park, under the management of Cankarjev dom since last year, adorn the entrance to CD’s Grand Reception Hall from the Prešernova Street, as well as the entrance to the President’s Office.

park. A four-metre beech was planted in its place, a ten-year-old tree that was grown at the Arboretum Volčji Potok nursery and is the descendant of the notorious beech which met its destiny when the Ljubljana Opera House was being renovated.

The trees and shrubs growing in our park are plane, maple, birch, tulip, ginkgo, beech, sophora, holly, hazel and yew. This municipal park was landscaped in 1785 by botanist Karl Zois (brother of Žiga Zois, the celebrated patron of the arts), after whom Zois’ Bellflower (Campanula zoysii) was named.

The Council of Europe Park is a great place to enjoy oneself over a drink, hanging out in the Idealist Bar, and a great venue for cultural, congress and social events. It is popular with various dogs and their owners, dropping in on their early morning walk, and populated by squirrels scampering and scurrying in the treetops to the variegated accompaniment of birdsong.

Owing to soft rot – the Brittle Cinder fungus (Ustulina deusta) having decayed the tree trunk – we had to cut down the over two-hundredyear old beech tree last year, which had been growing here since the time Karl Zois built the 84

The park is our own green haven of tranquillity in the midst of urban Ljubljana.



Bogdan Benigar

Damjana Kenda Hussu

Uršula Cetinski Ingrid Gortan


Damjana Kenda H.

Anina Oblak, MA

Staša Mihelčič Jana Pavlič


Nina Pirnat Spahić

Maja Gspan, MA

Simon Popek Barbara Rogelj

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Cankarjev dom, Cultural and Congress Centre Ljubljana Represented by Uršula Cetinski, Director General September 2016

CD Information Centre and Box Office (Maxi underpass) P +386 (0)1 24 17 299 E Business hours: weekdays from 11.00 to 13.00 and 15.00 to 20.00, Saturdays 11.00 to 13.00 and one hour before each performance.

Ticket purchase at authorised points of sale (M holidays, Petrol, Kompas, Alpetour,, etc.) debit card by phone P +386 (0)1 24 17 300, weekdays from 11.00 to 13.00 and 15.00 to 16.00 online at W Group bookings P +386 (0)1 24 17 168 E The exhibitions opening times between 10.00 and 19.00, Sundays 10.00 and 14.00. We reserve the right to make alterations to the programme and admission prices. Admission fees for some events will be announced when the costs of production or touring performance have been calculated. Enjoy a 5 % discount on online ticket purchases at Discount applies only to certain events. The asterisk* indicates discounted admission prices (lowest ticket categories) for people younger than 25, seniors 65+ and pensioners. Seniors 65 + and pensioners can claim 5% discount on all seat categories also at the CD Information Centre.

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Programme booklet 2016 /17  
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