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Via Negativa, Via Nova 2011

MandićMachine

Original title: MandićStroj

Director

Bojan Jablanovec

Opening nights

25 June 2011

The Old Power Station

 

1 December 2011
Small Stage

 

Duration:

95 minutes

The performance by a theatre extremist Marko Mandić and Via Negativa proves that Mandić’s body is not only a medium for other roles. Marko Mandić is one of the signature faces of the Drama Ljubljana, without whom it would be impossible to imagine the greatest productions by this theatre in recent years. Initially, Mandić attracted attention mainly due to his roles on the Drama Small Stage, but his explosiveness did not go unnoticed on the Main Stage either. The fact that Mandić is a stroj, an acting machine in the most positive sense of the word has been demonstrated by his appearances outside his theatre company, including his collaboration with Via Negativa. […]
The last part in his trilogy of performances is MandićStroj, directed by Bojan Jablanovec, which is a tentative overview of the roles that Mandić created between 1998 and 2010. Thirty-seven roles we saw mainly at the Drama and Mini Theatre, are interconnected by Mandić in a performance, in which he proves once again that he is an inexhaustible source of energy, a master of transformation and, as he was once described by the jury at the Maribor Theatre Festival, a theatrical extremist.
[…] As Oswald in Ibsen’s Ghosts, Renton a.k.a. Tomaž Kos in Trainspotting, Bob in Hanif Kureishi’s Outskirts, as well as Al in the Sallinger performance, produced by Mini Theatre, Mandić is relentless in his search for the actor’s core that is not limited to individual roles. He inexorably sucks the essence out of his roles and hardly takes any breaks between transitions, so the performance is an unrestrained source of Mandić’s acting creativity rather than a review of his roles. MandićStroj uncompromisingly captivated the audience attention and participation, and earned, ultimately, a standing ovation.
Siol.net, 27. 6. 2011

Via Negativa producer Špela Trošt

Creators

Creative team

CO-PRODUCER

Via Negativa

Drama Igralec: Via Negativa | odpri ustvarjalca

AUTHORS OF THE IDEA AND SELECTION OF EXCERPTS

Marko Mandić, Bojan Jablanovec

Drama Igralec: Marko Mandić, Bojan Jablanovec | odpri ustvarjalca

SET DESIGNER

Bojan Jablanovec

Drama Igralec: Bojan Jablanovec | odpri ustvarjalca

LIGHTING DESIGNER

Igor Remeta

Drama Igralec: Igor Remeta | odpri ustvarjalca

Awards

2012

Award for the most original exploration into one of the segments of theatrical language at the International Festival of Alternative and New Theatre Infant

2011

Slovenian Association of Theatre Critics Award for best performance in the 2010/11 season

Marko MandićSatyr Award at the SKUP Festival for the roles in MandićMachine

Festivals

2012

7th Slovenian Festival of Chamber Theatre SKUP, Ptuj

39th International Festival of Alternative and New Theatre Infant, Novi Sad, Serbia

2011

46th Maribor Theatre Festival

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