Anestis Azas & Prodromos Tsinikoris: CLEAN CITY (GR)

Sunday, August 21, 7.30 pm
The Old Power Station – Elektro Ljubljana

Clean City by Anestis Azas and Prodromos Tsinikoris, directors vacillating between Greece and Germany, challenges the rhetoric of »cleaning« that manifested at the pinnacle of the Greek crisis, blaming migrants for all the »dirt« in society. They address it in literal manner, seeking to answer who in fact cleans the city in concrete reality. The result is a documentary performance portraying five cleaning ladies that came to Greece from Albania, South Africa, the Philippines, Bulgaria and Moldova.


Friday, August 19th at 8.00 pm
The Old Power Station – Elektro Ljubljana

You are kindly invited to join us on 19th august at 20.00 hours in Stara mestna elektrarna – Elektro Ljubljana, for the opening of the International festival Mladi levi 2016!

Behind the scenes with Joost Ramaer

For the fourth year running, we will be hosting journalist and festival friend Joost Ramaer, who will be conducting interviews with theatre-makers before and after their shows. This year, for the first time ever, he will also be reporting on the festival extensively in print, together with a team of other journalists. The aim is to produce a fitting publication to commemorate the festival, which will examine Noorderzon 2016 from various viewpoints.

Noorderzon alphabet by WERC – INTERACTIVE ARTWORK

Artists collective WERC designed an alphabet especially for Noorderzon. Each letter is a tiny 3D work of art that can be printed endlessly with a 3D printer. During the festival you will encounter the letters in every size and shape.

Roger Bernat (Barcelona, Spain) – WE NEED TO TALK

25th August 19:30 – 22:30, 20:30 – 22:30, 21:30 – 22:30;
26th August 19:30 – 22:30, 20:30 – 22:30, 21:30 – 22:30;
27th August 19:30 – 22:30, 20:30 – 22:30, 21:30 – 22:30;
Ophelia Tent, Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival Groningen, Netherlands

Lovers dare to tell each other everything. If things are right, that is.
The conversations conducted behind closed bedroom doors could therefore take place nowhere else.

Sijas de Groot & WERC (Netherlands) – CIRCUS, BODEN & GAS

18th August, 16:00 – 17:00; 20:30 – 21:30,
19th August, 16:00 – 17:00; 20:30 – 21:30,
20th August, 16:00 – 17:00; 20:30 – 21:30,
21st August, 16:00 – 17:00; 20:30 – 21:30,
22nd August,16:00 – 17:00; 20:30 – 21:30,
Gather in front of Simplon, Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival Groningen, Netherlands

Did you know there are ghost stories about the old laboratory near the CiBoGa lot? And that there are still people who remember playing near the coal tram there?

Mats Staub (Zurich, Switzerland) : 21 – MEMORIES OF GROWING UP

18th August 2016, 19th August 2016, 20th August 2016,
21st August 2016, 22nd August 2016, 23rd August 2016,
24th August 2016, 25th August 2016, 26th August 2016,
27th August 2016
Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival Groningen, Netherlands

Mrs Zirkelbach turned 21 in 1939, Mr Krause in 1970 and Sophie Jansen in 1991. When did you turn 21?
What happened in that year? And did you really feel adult then?

Markus Öhrn/Azdora + Stefania ?Alos Pedretti: RITUAL#12 DAI

15th July 2016
Santarcangelo Dei Teatri

The shadowy multitude of the azdore did not doze off during the long winter. They only seem to be sleeping; instead they are shouting out a new ritual in loud voices.

Riccardo Fazi/Muta Imago: ANTOLOGIA DI S.

Ristorante Zaghini, Piazza Gramsci 14
11th July 2016: Antologia di S. #1, 12th July 2016: Antologia di S. #2, 13th July 2016: Antologia di S. #3, 14th July 2016: Antologia di S. #4, 15th July 2016: Antologia di S. #5
Lavatoio, Via Ruggeri 1
17th July 2016

In 1993, when he was fourteen, Riccardo Fazi spent a week at Rimini on holiday with his parents. He met a girl there who was also fourteen, and on the evening before he left she came to say goodbye, handing him a cassette tape with that summer’s soundtrack on it, and a vocal message that said, «Ciao Roma. We’ll see you at Santarcangelo!».


13th – 14th July 2016
23.30 > notte fonda (dead of night)
Santarcangelo festival, Santarcangelo, Italy

Following the precedent set by School of Exceptions last year, Aleppo. A laboratory for experiments in performance and politics is running a temporary school, Autoscuola della notte, at Santarcangelo.

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