2019/2020 — Season 64
Agnieszka Jakimiak and Tom Silkeberg

The Republic

Directed by: Anja Suša
Inspired by Plato, Alain Badiou and others
The final version of the text was devised in collaboration with the team.
Première: 17. 6. 2019
Performances
Wednesday / 18 Sep / 19:00 / Upper hall / Buy ticket
Thursday / 19 Sep / 19:00 / Upper hall / Buy ticket
Friday / 20 Sep / 19:00 / Upper hall / Buy ticket
Cast
Credits
  • Dramaturgy: Urška Brodar
  • Set design: Igor Vasiljev
  • Costume design: Maja Mirković
  • Music: Vladimir Pejković
  • Choreography: Dragana Alfirević
  • Translation (Polish–Slovene): Tatjana Jamnik
  • Translation ( Swedish–Slovene): Silvana Orel Kos
  • Language consultant: Mateja Dermelj
  • Lighting design: David Cvelbar
  • Sound design: Marijan Sajovic
  • Make-up artist: Nathalie Horvat
  • Assistant dramaturg: Nina Kuclar Stiković
  • Costume design assistant: Slavica Janošević
  • Inspiration and consultancy: Borut Šeparović, Goran Injac
  • Stage manager: Liam Hlede
Description

 

The Republic, Plato's most famous dialogue, is permeated by a deep distrust towards an existing governance: Athens is suffering from a deep crisis, and the trust in democracy is flawed. Seven citizens with different heritage meet at a dinner to talk about their experiences of the state and try to characterize the just city-state and the just man. Who is the state meant for? How should it look like? Is democracy the proper form of governance? And what happens to the idea of a parliamentary system when private interests rule the state? This is a performance addressing the problem of utopia, since utopian ideas inevitably only mirror a contemporary image of the future. Or more precise: the problem of imaging something else then the state from within the state. It is a performance that poses a question of what kind of deimaging images we need being the ones who are trying to hold open the door and escape Plato's Cave. The project gathers an international crew of artists from different theatrical backgrounds trying to open a dialogue about the contemporary European societies in relation to arts.

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