Europe Today (show)
|Company||East West Theatre Company and Slovene National Theatre, Maribor|
|Genre||A play with music|
|Date of premiere||February 16, 2011|
|Location||Slovene National Theatre, Maribor|
|Poster Design||Enes Huseinčehajić|
|Lighting design||Haris Pasovic
|Director assistant||Bruno Lovrić|
|Sound designer||Grant Austin
|Trailer||Goran Loncarevic Goc|
Tijuana Krizman Hudernik
|Financial Coordinator||Sanela Brcic|
|Production Assistant||Lejla Abazovic|
Europe Today is a theatre show produced in cooperation between East West Theatre Company and Slovene National Theatre. The show is based on an essay written by Miroslav Krleza and directed by Haris Pasovic. Production also included Miki Manojlovic, an actor; Edward Clug, a contemporary dancer and choreographer; as well as the industrial, neoclassical band Laibach. The dramaturgy of the production was done by Dubravka Vrgoc, director of Zagreb Youth Theatre. The artists, who reside in Slovenia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia, rehearsed in Maribor's Slovene National Theatre during February 2011. The show opened February 16 and it provoked great regional and international interest.
The poster image for Europe Today depicts an SA-style trooper, but instead of the swastika, his armband and the flag he carries show the 12 stars of the EU. The image is partly playful, a homage to the Neue Slowenische Kunst art movement whose most prominent exponents, the band Laibach, are collaborators in this Serbian-Bosnian-Croatian-Slovenian-Romanian-created work, which in 2011 played in Maribor, Slovenia and Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The show is a 75-minute collage of words and images: Serbian actor Miki Manojlović recites Krleža’s words, Romanian-born dancer and choreographer Edward Clug represents its arguments in movement while Laibach performs a number of radically reimagined European national anthems.
- Slovene National Theatre: Europe Today – the biggest theatre co-production in South East Europe [cited December 07, 2011] Archived March 23, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
- East West Theatre Company Website: Europe Today [cited December 07, 2011]
- Financial Times Website: Europe Today, Slovenian National Theatre, Maribor by Ian Shuttleworth; Published: February 23 2011 [cited December 07, 2011]
- Financial Times: Europe in pieces by Ian Shuttleworth; published April 23, 2011 (accessed January 17, 2012)
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