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Mare Bulc + performers: All Together Now!

 

"… an ideal cast in every respect: in sincere socially critical engagement, music invention and performing skills."  (Blaž Lukan; Delo, 18. 4. 2013)

 

"… a persuasive, engaged and energetic project."  (Petra Tihole; Mladina, 26. 4. 2013) 

 

"The performance is brilliant…"  (Jedrt Jež Furlan; Dnevnik – Objektiv, 20. 4. 2013)

 

"… a performance not to be missed. "  (Irena Štaudohar; Delo - Sobotna priloga, 11. 5. 2013)

 

"… it blurs the boundary between theatre and music."  (Igor Bašin; Dnevnik, 4. 5. 2013)

 

"Anger of  XYZ generation…"  (Nenad Jelesijević; Radio Študent, 23. 4. 2013)

 

"… an anarchistic performance in its essence."  (Jure Gojič; Radio MARŠ, 6. 5. 2013)

 

"…brilliant original music…"  (Izak Košir; Žurnal, 20. 4. 2013)

 

"Utterly spectacular cathartic musical experience."  (Nejc Simčič; Nova, 22. 4. 2013)

 

"Enthusiastic audience awarded the performers with standing ovations."  (Lea, 17. 4. 2013)


" ... I can say it is an excellent performance worth attention and that it doesn't succumb to tightness or excessive experimenting."  (Uroš Škrjanc, RockOnNet; 10. 5. 2013)

A theatre-music project with musicians as performers. At the beginning of the process, director has faced his collaborators with the following formula: the state is a music band, an inhabitant of the state is a musician, and migration from one state to another is like migration of a musician from one band to another. Through a process of improvisation and rehearsals, the creators have been examining the premise that the political, economic, emotional and other kinds of migrations could be "talked about" through the migration of musicians. This was the entry point into the process of work, which has determined the path of creation of the show; nevertheless, it did not delimit its meaning. Because of its musical essence and collage dramaturgy, the work could also be read quite differently. We could claim that the initial premise turned out to be only one of numerous possible explanations of the abstract whole.

 

The project "theatrises" the musical material in order to dissect migration, the impossibility of migration, leaving and staying, reasons for persisting and departing. The selection of "non-theatrical", musical performers enabled conditions for exceptional creative process and presented the director with a unique challenge of "theatrising" the "de-theatricalised" musical situation.

Theatre director and performer Mare Bulc, was awarded the Golden Bird award by the Slovene Liberal Academy for his four-year project No History / Know History, which included eight related performances. He was a member of the Maska performing arts magazine editorial board, as well as of the SilentCell Network artistic group and the Dejmo Stisnt theatre company; and he was a cofounder of the Peacekeepers` Entertainment Art and Cultural Exchange organisation. He established the No History production house. Currently he is artistic director of the Glej Theatre in Ljubljana.

Jaka Berger started his musical path in 1994. Later he took the name of BRGS Time for his projects and released his first free-jazz record BRGS Time: Bass Trio with the Slovene guitarist Samo Šalamon in the Italian saxophonist Achille Succi. Jaka has continued with his activities to date, learning and collaborating with many different musicians. Besides, he has always been interested in merging music and improvisation with other artistic forms, such as painting and dance.

Miha Blažič a.k.a. N`Toko is considered the most innovative and versatile rap musician in Slovenia. He began his career as the singer of the prosperous funk-jazz-rap collective Moveknowledgement, and later started to attend different freestyle contests and won two titles as the national champion. His first release Emperor`s New Image has won him a special place of cult musician among rap and alternative audiences. He has even strengthened this status with next two albums: Charity Concert at the End of the World and Love Parade, for which he also created all background music.

As a child, Matija Dolenc showed interest in music, and thus his parents enrolled him in music school to learn guitar. In 2011 he graduated in guitar. During his study years he took interest in other forms of creation, such as electronic music and DJ-ing. Under his artistic name Dark Summer he performed as DJ at home and abroad. As a musician, he is active in different fields playing classical guitar as well as in bands such as Ludovik Material. He mainly works in his recording studio. He also teaches guitar and conducts a guitar orchestra at the Elementary School.

Polona Janežič plays piano in two bands, Katalena and Melodrom; periodically she collaborates with Chris Eckman and Bratko Bibič; she is a member and co-author of music for the music-narration group Tri zdrave Marije in en oče naš. Occasionally she creates and plays music for recordings and at live events of the narration group Za dva groša fantazije, at Narration Variety shows, and at the improvisation-theatre events organised by Narobov Collective. In 2012 she released her first novel and music CD Muses of Sinbad.

Tina Perić studied South Slavic languages and sociology at the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, where she has been a graduate student already for several years. She already made endeavours to transfer her love for palatalisation and the Slavic genitive into translation of literature and other texts, such as the instructions for use of vacuum sealers. This had certain consequences for her, and so in the past year and a half she engaged in the band Ludovik Material.

Irena Preda lives and creates in Ljubljana and London. She was introduced into the world of solo singing by Prof. Pija Brodnik. She graduated with distinction from the Trinity College of Music in London, where she is currently completing her MA studies. Her studies have been made possible by the City of Ljubljana, Rotary Club Ljubljana and Gallus Institute. Already during her study years she appeared in several productions, most notably as the main character of Bizet`s opera Carmen staged by Greenwich Theatre in London. She took additional lessons with Montserrat Caballé, Teresa Berganza, Nelly Miricioiu, Philip Langridge, Dunja Vejzović and Benjamin Zander. Her special attention is dedicated to acting, and she took training with the renowned actors Jeremy Irons, Imelda Staunton and Jonathan Price. In 2008 she performed in front of Queen Elizabeth II during her visit to Ljubljana, and in June 2010 at EXPO 2010 in Shanghai. 
More on:  http://www.irenapreda.org/

Colophon

director: Mare Bulc
performers: Jaka Berger, Miha Blažič - N'toko, Matija Dolenc, Polona Janežič, Tina Perić, Irena Preda
 
sound design: Jure Vlahović
music: performers
choreography: Branko Potočan
costumography: Mateja Benedetti
lighting design: Igor Remeta
Photo: Nada Žgank

executive producer: Tina Dobnik
public relation: Urška Comino

production: Maska
co-production: Zavod Bunker, Zavod Exodos
special thanks: Zavod Vitkar & Radio študent

The project has been co-funded by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and the City of Ljubljana. “The project is part of the manifestation One Step Forward, Twenty Steps Back, marking the anniversary of activities of the independent culture in Ljubljana.” 


Events
— 14-04-2013 : All Together Now!
Stara mestna elektrarna - Elektro Ljubljana
Exodos Festival & Maska


— 15-04-2013 : All Together Now!
Stara mestna elektrarna - Elektro Ljubljana
Exodos Festival & Maska


— 07-05-2013 : All Together Now!
Stara mestna elektrarna - Elektro Ljubljana
Maska


— 08-05-2013 : All Together Now!
Stara mestna elektrarna - Elektro Ljubljana
Maska


— 18-06-2013 : Mare Bulc + performers: All Together Now!
Stara Mestna Elektrarna - Elektro Ljubljana, Slomškova 18, Ljubljana
Maska & Bunker


— 20-06-2013 : Mare Bulc + performers: All Together Now!
Kongresni trg, Ljubljana
Junij in Ljubljana Festival


— 06-07-2013 : Mare Bulc + nastopajoči: All Together Now!
The Old Radio Stage, Maribor
Lent Festival


— 26-08-2013 : Mare Bulc + performers: All Together Now!
Stara mestna elektrarna - elektro Ljubljana, Slomškova 18, Ljubljana
Mladi levi Festival


— 23-11-2013 : Mare Bulc + performers: All Tohether Now!
Dom omladine Beograda, Makedonska 22/IV, Beograd (Serbia)
LIMIT - Live Art Festival


— 27-11-2013 : Mare Bulc + performers: All Together Now!
Drugajanje Festiva / high school II. gimnazija Maribor, Amfiteater
Bunker & high school II Gimnazija Maribor


— 05-12-2013 : Mare Bulc + performers: All Together Now!
SiTi Teater, BTC Ljubljana
Maska & SiTi Teater


— 28-01-2014 : Mare Bulc + performers: All Together Now!
Stara mestna elektrarna - Elektro Ljubljana
Maska & Bunker Institution


— 14-02-2014 : Mare Bulc + performers: All Together Now!
Stara mestna elektrarna - Elektro Ljubljana
Maska & Bunker


— 15-02-2014 : Mare Bulc + performers: All Together Now!
Stara mestna Elektrarna - Elektro Ljubljana
Maska & Bunker


— 03-03-2014 : Mare Bulc + performers: All Together Now!
Stara mestna elektrarna - Elektro Ljubljana
Maksa & Bunker


— 03-04-2014 : Mare Bulc + performers: All Together Now!
PG Kranj
44. Week Of Slovenian Drama & Maska


— 09-04-2014 : Mare Bulc + performers: All Together Now!
Stara mestna elektrarna - Elektro Ljubljana
KUL Abonma & Maska


— 10-04-2014 : Mare Bulc + performers: All Together Now!!
Stara mestna elektrarna - Elektro Ljubljana
KUL Abonma & Maska


— 30-06-2014 : Mare Bulc + performers: All Together Now!
Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb (Croatia)
Art production Domino & Maska


— 24-09-2014 : Mare Bulc + performers: All Together Now!
Youth Cultural Center, Skopje
MOT Festival (Macedonija)


— 23-06-2016 : Mare Bulc + performers: All Together Now!
Stara mestna elektrarna - Elektro Ljubljana
Maska & Bunker