Watch The Opposite – 29. 5. at 9 pm
Dramaturgy: Goran Injac
Assistant director/co-director: Jan Krmelj
Costume and mask design: Vanja Djuran, Lea Bratušek
Music selection: Boris Nikitin, Jan Krmelj
Music arrangements: Uroš Buh
Language consultant: Mateja Dermelj
Translation (German–Slovene): Tanja Petrič
Translation (German–English, English–Slovene): Urška Daly
Sound design: Marijan Sajovic
Special effects consultant: Klemen Stare
Stage manager: Gašper Tesner
The final version of the text was devised in collaboration with the team.
Premiered: 28. 3. 2019
It is clear: overreacting, parody, provocation and subversive playing with borders between the real and the fake have become finely tuned props of populism in the competition for political attention. The borders of the agreed are constantly moved and questioned. It is almost as if we’d dragged the western philosophy over a Dadaist pit and that the question of what is reality and who determines it would become fuel for the next transgression.
Non-fiction in a feverish state, a parody as the paradigm of our time!
And the consequences, as always, real: winning the elections, triggering crises, making political decisions, wars, selling products. The victim of this is a little man and his probably greatest political ability: his vulnerability. Vulner-ability.
How can we deal with all of this on stage, this probably most ambiguous space the evolution has ever produced? Perhaps only as a bad slapstick, as the opposition of things.