Other projects

LJUD’S LABORATORY

Open workshops of interactive and physical theater which have been organized by the Ljuds since 2009 in collaboration with external mentors from Slovenia and abroad.

The “lab workers”, acquire new skills in the field of interactive physical theater through exercises of group attention and improvisation. Rehearsals are focused on understanding the rhythm and composition of group work, as well as “character building” using principles of ‘commedia dell’arte’, Biomechanics and Butoh. The “laboratory work” is continuously tested and developed through unannounced actions and “flash mobs” on the city streets.

From 2012 the Ljuds are also making an on-line database of theatrical rehearsals, exercises and group games: PLEASE TRY THIS AT HOME! CLICK HERE!

To participate in the Lab just write to: kudljud@gmail.com or call +386 31 341 889 (Grega)

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CAPTAIN DADA’S PIRATE THEATRE!

Captain Dada’s Pirate Theatre! is an interactive theater adventure for a family audience, inspired by the legends of sea robbers and the avant-garde art movements of the early 20th century. Two performers will be using physical theatre, absurd humor and surreal twists to pull the audience into a unpredictably tempestuous treasure hunt.

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LOCAL HERO

One of the Ljud veterans transformed into a Local Hero in 2014. The Local Hero is funny, stupid, exaggerated, vulnerable, adventurous, troublesome, playful … exploring, inquiring and searching … finding laughter, surprise, fear, longing, sincerity … and echoes of beauty.

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SECOND AID

In the waiting area of ‘Emergency department’ in Maribor’s main hospital we have tested new approaches to developing a positive atmosphere among patients and staff.  The ones interested in “We wait instead of you” offer were taken to a near-by park, where we prepared an artistic program with concerts, circus acts, forma viva in the making etc. The whole project was developed with Maribor’s University Clinical Center  as a part of Maribor ECC 2012 program.

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CONQUERING THE CITY!

Urban street actions that are simple, playful and provocative… but at the same time investigate the current social climate and open issues of tolerance, environmental concerns, social inequality and the fair use of public space.

Collective work, an open creative process and constant crossing between theory and practice are the guiding principles of cooperation between young artists and their peers in the field of urbanism, sociology, history and anthropology.

H.O.M.E.

H.O.M.E is a low budget, economical, self-organized non-formal mobility model designed by artists for artists working in public spaces.
Following the idea that any empty room, couch or inflatable mattress can be an artistic residency center we connected artists from across the world to host each other, eat and talk, live and create together!

The project was developed by KUD LJUD with support by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Culture and Education in cooperation with the following partners: Youth European Project for Cultual Exchanges (FR), Ofa (SWE), Sacred places (BE), Lomomania (PRT).

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DRAGON DAYS AT THE LJUBLJANA CASTLE

A mini festival of flying kites (which are called dragons in Slovenian) and other dragon inspired activities such as fire breathing, live music, storytelling and puppetry performances…

The festival lasts three days and usually takes place in early October.

Site: Ljubljana castle

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CIKLUS LJUD

An experimental theatrical cicle of four premieres and one repeat performance(Circus Ljud, Being John Barth, The death of Korun and The act with the hat) is the result of the need to liberate the theatrical process and its own artistic integrity from the shackles of the academic and the expected. In the postmodern spirit the project opens the doors of the theater and spills out into everyday life.

Premieres and one performance: November 2007

Site: Glej Theatre

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THE SOUTHERN ISLAND

Excerpts from a silent film burlesque with live musical accompaniment of a dalmatian ethnic orchestra. Filmed by members of Ljud on the Croatian island of Mljet as part of a multimedia project which combined, live performance and music with film projections and even culinary arts in 2007.

The full film version is scheduled for release any decade now!

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DEATH OF THE BAKER´S DAUGHTER

A “live” radio play performed together with the audience (which was contributing its voice in the role of the “Gathered Masses”)

Premiere: December 2007

Site: atrium in the old town of Ljubljana and broadcast on the 1st programme of Slovenian national radio

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THE NOSE

A theatrical performance with live music and very lively puppets loosely based on the short story written by N. V. Gogolj.

Premiere: December 2007

Site: Glej theatre

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WHAT˙S WRONG WITH YOU, GIRL?

A traveling performance (in the tradition of commedia dell arte) with live music, based on Slovenian folk songs. The show was performed on all the major outdoor festivals in Slovenia, and has received several awards.

Premiere: June 2006

Site: Ljubljana castle

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CHRONICLE OF CRIME

Performance based on Dostojevski’s Crime and punishment and Tavčar’s Chronicle of Visoko.

Premiere: November 2005

Site: Šentjakobsko theatre in Ljubljana

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FANTASTICAL CABARET

An experimental project inspired by avantgarde theatre movements from the beginning of 20th century and science-fiction literature. Developed and performed together with the Narobov theatre group.

Premiere: April 2005

Site: KUD France Prešeren in Ljubljana

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THE BIRTHDAY PARTY

An adaptation of Harold Pinters famous play, which won several student awards in Slovenia.

Premiere: June 2004

Site: Attic of an abandoned military building in Metelkova, Ljubljana

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BAPTISM AT SAVICA

A text based performance inspired by Slovenian folk legends and the work of the poet F. Prešeren.

Premiere: January 2003

Site: Ljubljana castle

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EVERY ROOF HAS POTENTIAL…

A “family” lunch in the public space was “performed” and repeated on several occasions to put forwards questions about the city of Ljubljana’s housing policy.

Premiere: January 2007

Site: Underground passageways in the centre of Ljubljana

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BUILD UP ON THE ROAD!

Multimedia interactive event happening entirely on one truck in cooperation with the Austrian SPACEM project.

Premiere: April 2006

Site: Metelkova in Ljubljana

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KSD CORPORATE PARTY

Interactive theatrical event made in cooperation with the Narobov improvisation group was a satirical criticism of Slovenian neo-capitalist tendencies (against the capitalist pig mentality) and the opening of The naked stage, the Slovenian international festival of improvised theatre.

Premiere: November 2006

Site: Menza pri koritu in Metelkova

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THE STORY HOUR OF GRAND-MOTHER GREAT (who is really not expecting a TIGER…)

Interactive theatre show for children dealing with cultural differences, which has been performed well over 300 times.

Premiere: May 2005

Site: KUD France Prešeren in Ljubljana

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