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Bojan Jablanovec, Marko Mandić

MandićCircus (dressed)

Original title: MandićCirkus (oblečen)

Director

Bojan Jablanovec

Opening night

16 June 2022

Main Stage

Duration:

115 minutes

CHistory: the devil in us, in me, in you.«
(Peter Handke: Storm Still; MandićCircus, role no. 63)

Following the brilliant opening of MandićCircus performance on 6 May 2022 on the Main Stage of the Ljubljana Drama, we now present its reinterpretation, arranged for the Small Stage by the creators of the original production. MandićCircus project which includes dozens of roles from the beginning of Mandić’s professional acting career in 1996 until May 2021, set a mirror to itself immediately after its premiere. Realizing fully the power of the context and the circumstances of performing, the creative team with director Bojan Jablanovec has prepared a new staging – with an extra bit, suggested in the title to emphasise the most obvious difference, creating a field of intrigue and speculation about the difference itself and the reasons for the change of title. MandićCircus (dressed) is a reconsideration of the strategies of performance and the power of interpretation, as well as a test of Marko Mandić’s acting madness. As he set out of reinvent himself as a medium, an actor and the author of all the ninety-one roles he has played on the stage, he has (re)invented the role of the absolute actor testing the limits of his body and soul. If MandićCirkus is a nonchalant gesture of subjectivised history in which the actor “unreservedly confronts the actor and the performer, the artist and the impostor, the exhibitionist and the voyeur, the divine and the banal, the pathology of ambition and the misery of success”, MandićCircus (dressed) implies the same gesture, but with the power of a peculiarly comic, even farcical persiflage. With the surprising production of new meanings, it cuts into the very critique of the production of ideological fiction with new intensity.

Eva Kraševec

Creators

Creative team

PRODUCER

SNG Drama Ljubljana and Via Negativa

Drama Igralec: SNG Drama Ljubljana and Via Negativa | odpri ustvarjalca

PROJECT IDEA AND DEVELOPMENT

Marko Mandić, Bojan Jablanovec

Drama Igralec: Marko Mandić, Bojan Jablanovec | odpri ustvarjalca

CONCEPT BY

Bojan Jablanovec

Drama Igralec: Bojan Jablanovec | odpri ustvarjalca

SET DESIGNER

Matej Stupica

Drama Igralec: Matej Stupica | odpri ustvarjalca

COMPOSER

Samo Kutin

Drama Igralec: Samo Kutin | odpri ustvarjalca

SOUND DESIGNER

Eduardo Raon

Drama Igralec: Eduardo Raon | odpri ustvarjalca

VIDEO

Matej Stupica, Stella Ivšek, Jure Lavrin

Drama Igralec: Matej Stupica, Stella Ivšek, Jure Lavrin | odpri ustvarjalca

LIGHTING DESIGNERS

Bojan Jablanovec, Mojca Sarjaš

Drama Igralec: Bojan Jablanovec, Mojca Sarjaš | odpri ustvarjalca

COSTUMES SELECTED BY

Marko Mandić, Bojan Jablanovec

Drama Igralec: Marko Mandić, Bojan Jablanovec | odpri ustvarjalca

PROMPTER

Gaja Pöschl

Drama Igralec: Gaja Pöschl | odpri ustvarjalca

STAGE HANDS

Robi Laznik, David Potočnik, Viktor Čuk, Marko Kržič, Tomislav Samardžija, Aleš Anžič

Drama Igralec: Robi Laznik, David Potočnik, Viktor Čuk, Marko Kržič, Tomislav Samardžija, Aleš Anžič | odpri ustvarjalca

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