30th August 2018
Old Power Station
Ljubljana, Slovenia

In the frame of Mladi levi festival.

Beton Ltd. are a collective of authors: Katarina Stegnar, Primož Bezjak and Branko Jordan. Great Expectations|Große Erwartungen, a festival premiere, is their sixth performance. They say they always begin a performance from ground zero, but for a performance to emerge from nothing, personal grips are almost always of key importance for them. They do not enter narrations and dilemmas through individual stories alone, but also through personal ones. »We can only legitimately speak about ourselves.« After ecology, transitional/growing‑up loss of illusions, the impotency of resistance, generational angst, they are now dealing with the topic of great expectations and future. And what are expectations if not projections of present desires? »The desires of a European, white, heterosexual, urban, cosmopolitan, overrepresented generation. But we must not forget: Katarina, Primož, Branko … we were all children once. Slovenian children. Some still are.«

Concept and direction: Beton Ltd.
Performing: Katarina Stegnar, Primož Bezjak, Branko Jordan
Music: U$IŁ (Maksim Špelko, Janez Weiss), Jure Vlahovič
Set and lighting design: Toni Soprano + Sonda 57
Sound design: Jure Vlahovič
Visual materials: Toni Soprano
Dramaturgical collaborator: Urška Brodar
Technical director: Andrej Petrovčič
Executive producer: Maja Vižin
Public relations: Tamara Bračič Vidmar
Translation: Tibor Hrs Pandur
Artistic residency: Santarcangelo Festival
Produced by: Bunker, Ljubljana
Thanks to: Španski borci

Foto: Toni Soprano

70 minutes

The performance is in Slovene with English surtitles.
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Bunker AltArt Foundation Maria Matos Teatro Municipal Artsadmin Parc et Grande Halle de la Villette Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival Groningen Santarcangelo dei Teatri Arts and Theatre Institute Festival De Keuze / Rotterdamse Schouwburg Walking Theory

Fond B92 / Cultural Center REX Balkan Express Institute for Applied Theatre Studies