24 Jun 2023 20:00

Myth, Rain Dogs, Aperture

Slovene National Theatre Opera Ballet Maribor
Ballet triptych

Gaj Žmavc: Myth
Johan Inger: Rain Dogs
Edward Clug: Aperture

Music: Gaj Žmavc, Milko Lazar, Tom Waits

The ballet triptych, consisting of three contemporary ballet pieces that explore various aspects of the human condition, brings a genuine spring awakening. The triptych opens with Myth, a brand-new creation by a young Slovenian choreographer, Gaj Žmavc, and continues with creations by internationally renowned and multi-award-winning choreographers – Edward Clug’s Aperture and Johan Inger’s Rain Dogs. According to Clug, Aperture explores the concept of interior spaces and an individual trapped in one’s own intimate space, as well as the innate human need for closeness and being desired. 

Rain Dogs, by acclaimed Swedish choreographer Johan Inger, is an animalistic perspective of social existence at the bottom of society. The piece is inspired by Tom Waits’ music, and it follows the journey of a dog that, in the rain, explores its territory with great curiosity and self-confidence. Inger’s metaphor of the dog is the starting point for a study into interpersonal relationships, identity, and gender, i.e., the systems and constructs that individuals must often face, as well as resist.

The triple-bill promises an emotionally powerful spring awakening with three contemporary ballet pieces that explore various aspects of the human condition.


Dance Nights afterparties

To welcome in the summer with dancing, we are hosting themed get-togethers featuring ambient music, drinks and exchanges of opinions every night between Friday, 23 June, and Sunday, 25 June, after Dance Nights performances. In summer, the idyllic setting of Cankarjev dom’s park provides the perfect venue for pleasant evening gatherings. 

On Friday, 23 June, and Saturday, 24 June, our disc jockey will be DJ Borka, one of this year's artistic directors of the 64th Jazz Festival Ljubljana. One of the most eagerly anticipated events of the year brings jazz and creative music to Cankarjev dom and Križanke open-air theatre between 5 and 8 July (www.ljubljanajazz.si). The Saturday Dance Nights afterparty will be a special tune-up for the 64th Jazz Festival Ljubljana. 

May Dance Nights bring together ballet artists and dance lovers also after curtain call.
We look forward to enjoying your company!

Myth, Rain Dogs, Aperture

24 Jun 2023 20:00
24 Jun 2023 20:00
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18,00 I 21,00 I 25,00 I 28,00 EUR

16,00 I 19,00 I 23,00 I 26,00 EUR* *visitors aged under 25 and over 65 and pensioners

15% discount on tickets purchased for two or more events



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