Have you always wanted to try flamenco for yourself? In our free public workshops Eduardo Guerrero, the upcoming new Flamenco god (according to the Dutch press), and the charismatic young singer/clapper Tremendo Hijo will inspire you to clap the flamenco rhythms and take your first dance steps!
Grand Reception Hall, admission free
All New Year’s Eve shows at Cankarjev dom include a glass of sparkling wine or a soft drink, as well as ballroom music featuring Slovenian pop music favourites performed live between 22pm and 1am in the magnificent setting of architect Edvard Ravnikar’s Grand Reception Hall.
A rich selection of refreshments will also be available.
You are welcome to celebrate New Year’s Eve at Cankarjev dom also without attending a performance. Price of admission to live ballroom music: EUR 20
31 December 2017, 10pm–1am, Grand Reception Hall
Presale until 30 December: EUR 20, regular sale (31 December): EUR 30
Admission free for attendees of CD’s New Year’s Eve performances
An exhibition illustrating the history and development of the Faculty of Architecture
In cooperation with the University of Ljubljana and Museum of Architecture and Design
A university’s creative environment is a platform for change driven by scientific curiosity, and the accumulated knowledge is enhanced by doubting mind. When the University of Ljubljana was first established, the academic environment of Slovenian architecture was marked by the artistic orientation of the key personalities of the era. Jože Plečnik was 48 years old; his Ljubljana and Prague architecture did not exist yet. In the introduction to the first generation’s miscellany of papers, he thus summed up the collective atmosphere at the former Technical Faculty: “This book emerged from pure joy: we are young and alive.
The tradition of appointing eminent architects as architecture professors in Ljubljana continued. Their teaching methods reflected their artistic beliefs, independent professional career in architecture – invariably committed to experimenting, searching for balance among prior (personal) experiences, tradition and the desire for progress, for exploring new possibilities. Given the school’s distinctive breadth of academic disciplines, it could offer education, either in the area of planning or architectural theory and criticism, to many students who went on to build internationally distinguished careers. At the same time, the school influenced the development of other disciplines, including urbanism, spatial planning, industrial and graphic design, set design, science journalism.
Soon after the establishment of University of Ljubljana in 1919, Ivan Vurnik, a graduate of the Vienna University of Technology, was appointed assistant professor at the Technical Faculty’s Department of Civil Engineering. Aiming to establish architecture as an independent academic discipline, Vurnik solicited the help of Jože Plečnik, professor at the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague who first made a name for himself in Vienna and later in Prague. Although Vurnik was in charge of the organisation and management of the newly founded Department of Architecture, which opened its doors in 1920, Plečnik was considered the “spiritual father” of the Ljubljana School of Architecture. Taking the post of architecture professor in 1921, Plečnik enriched the academic programme with his personal charisma and a special teaching method modelled after Otto Wagner’s, his teacher at the Vienna Academy. His method involved academic work in the form of workshops or tutorials, which enabled students and professors to jointly examine the entire course of architectural planning. Tuition relying on seminars attended by students ranging from freshmen to seniors has remained a specialty of the Ljubljana School of Architecture to this day.
After 1945, academic influence was exerted by professors belonging to the younger generation of architects: Edvard Ravnikar, Edo Mihevc, Marjan Mušič, Boris Kobe, Niko Kralj and others. As the leading Slovenian modernist Ravnikar laid the foundations for modern urbanism and design as academic subdisciplines. It was as far back as in the 1960s that the name Ljubljana School of Architecture was increasingly used to refer to the school in former Yugoslavia, as well as internationally, due to its high educational standards. In Ljubljana, the study programme in architecture was implemented within the context of the Technical Faculty until the establishment of the Faculty of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy in 1957. The aspirations for an independent school of architecture were fulfilled in 1995 with the inauguration of the Faculty of Architecture. The study programmes offered at FA today include architecture and urbanism. The academic curriculum is based on seminars and individual work with students. These classes continue the school’s distinctive tradition and constitute a connecting link with knowledge gained in attending social sciences and technical classes. This brings students into direct contact with the relevant issues facing their profession and society in a manner defined by the term ‘theoretical practice of architecture’. An indispensable element of academic life, the Faculty’s visiting lecturers – the numerous acclaimed foreign architects and theoreticians – serve to solidify the faculty’s embeddedness in the global network of acclaimed schools of architecture.
Cankarjev dom has left a deep mark on the past four decades, influencing the life of our community, and enhancing our individual experiences with arts, as well as congress, social and protocol events. It served as the venue for pivotal moments in history that have radically affected both social order and our mode of living. Over the last forty years, Cankarjev dom has mirrored the entire world.
Uršula Cetinski, Director General of Cankarjev dom
The Vintage CD exhibition pays tribute to grand theatrical productions that have left an indelible impression, even with their subtlest details, unforgettable stagings that will be etched in our memories forever. In addition to the exhibited artefacts used in various shows, the spotlight will be focused on obsolete technology that enabled the making of these unparalleled theatrical creations. Outdated loudspeakers, microphones and magnetic tapes, old classic theatre floodlights, slide and video projectors, scenic elements, props and costumes will bring back nostalgic memories… Some of the showcased productions are Baptism under Triglav from 1985, The Frogs by Gregor Strniša and Damir Zlatar Frey, and King Lear from the 1992/1993 season, an international coproduction Turandot from 1994 and a co-production Macbeth.
Concept: Karmen Klučar
Layout: Irena Pivka
Showcase of different forms of art photography and video with a focus on the Central and Southeast Europe
Grand Reception Hall
Dedicated to the magicalworld of minerals and fossils, the fair includes a sale jewellery exhibition. Other featured events are the Light and Stone theme exhibition, a demonstration of jewellery making and gemstone polishing, as well as a stone mosaic workshop. A special feature of the festival is Slovenia's technologically most advanced planetarium, which affords an insight into the origin and evolution of the universe, starting with the Big Bang theory, the evolution of starts and planets, the history of interplanetary worlds and development of life. The audience is 'flown' towardsfamiliar stars and constellations, towards the stars wich appear to make up a co-ordinated shape from our earth-bound viewpoint and have been named after Greek myths and heroes. We will travel across the Solar System, nebulae and galaxies and explore various, mysterious worlds and events in outer space.
Presale discount until 18th October and family discount (two adults and two children).
The Charm of Wood is an exhibition that promotes wood and wood products. This year is the 11th year that the Association for the Protection of Wood of Slovenia, the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food, the SPIRIT Slovenia – Public Agency of the Republic of Slovenia, the Department of wood science and technology at the Biotechnical faculty, and the Wood Council, in cooperation with Cankarjev dom are organizing the event.
Main exhibition will take place in Cankarjev dom in Ljubljana from 13 to 19 May 2019. The call for registration is already open. We kindly invite all companies and anyone who is dealing with the processing of wood or with the production of timber products to apply and register your exhibits to the exhibition. In addition to the exhibition, the organizers also prepared an accompanying program full of expert consultations and roundtable discussions on wood and lectures and workshops for children.
We kindly invite you to register your exhibits and take part of the exhibition Charm of Wood 2019.
Biennial exhibition of the Association of Architects Ljubljana
Presenting the finest creative achievements of the recent two years, i.e. a broad overview of Slovenia’s current architectural production, the architectural showcase lends a relevant insight into Slovenian architecture and the culture of habitation. The show aims to encourage quality in architecture and design, whilst drawing public attention to the pressing concerns of spatial design. Apart from AAL members, Architecture – Stocktaking also features a selection of members of other Slovenian associations and includes the finest works by Slovenian architecture students. The exhibition is accompanied by a side programme of theme lectures and round-table discussions concerning the crucial issues of spatial culture.
Apart from AAL members, Architecture – Stocktaking also features a selection of members of other Slovenian associations and includes the finest works by Slovenian architecture students. The exhibition is accompanied by a side programme of theme lectures and round-table discussions concerning the crucial issues of spatial culture.