Stage, lighting and video designer: Miha Horvat sonda4
Costume designer: Urška Recer
Composer and choreographer: Ivan Mijačević
Language consultant: Kristina Anželj
About the performance
"Who are we, after all?"
The winner of the Grum Award 2016 for the best new Slovenian play, People’s Democratic Circus Sakeshvili, is set in a tiny totalitarian state in which everything is restricted and regulated. A voucher is required even for masturbation, suicide or happiness. Equality is pushed to the extreme; the sexes are no longer existent, while love is one and only, that is, a love for the "lifelong" president, called Sakeshvili (also the name of every other person in the country). However, the
author is more interested in tackling the theme of the victims of a dictatorship, that is, the citizens who not only perform in a circus, but also live in it. It is a circus in which the performance and the audience are not separated. The people have lost their identity a long time ago, and when the news of the president’s death spreads, no one can remember who or what they used to be. What is more, they are unable to become something else and start living a new life. Freedom is too daunting;
it brings along risks with which they are no longer able to cope.
People’s Democratic Circus Sakeshvili presents a series of absurdly comic situations dealing with the topic of constant "brainwashing" which destroys one’s personality, dignity and everything else that defines one as human.
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