Klovnbuf Festival Brings Free Clowns, Jugglers & Shows to Ljubljana, 3 – 9 August 2020 (Video)

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STA, 3 August 2020 - A festival starting on Monday evening will bring contemporary circus, an art form rarely seen in Slovenia, to Ljubljana this week. The 13th international Klovnbuf Festival will feature both Slovenian and foreign artists, and focus on the art of juggling, the organisers say.

Apart from acclaimed artists, the festival will also present some up-and-coming Slovenian and Slovak performers. The best foreign productions which cannot be performed live because of the coronavirus will be screened on-line at the Metelkova museum platform.

In the opening show this evening entitled What Have I Found in the Attic, Slovenian dancer Ana Lekše, who works at the Youth Circus in Leuven, Belgium, will show her mastery of aerial rope at the Stara Elektrarna (Old Power Station), the main venue of the festival.

On Tuesday, two young Slovenian artists, Luka Piletić and Jan Podbrežnik, will explore the difficult questions artists ask themselves during the creative process.

Slovakian circus and performance artist Roman Škadra will present circus as a potentially joyful, yet endlessly futile endeavour in a humorist and metaphoric show Absurd Hero on Thursday.

A highlight of the festival according to the organisers will be an award-winning performance Tangram, featuring juggling master from Belgium Stefan Sing and a ballerina, Cristiana Casadio from Italy.

The weekend part of the festival will be held outdoors at the Metelkova museum platform, and near-by parks.

On Saturday, Branko Potočan and Jana Menger, the founders of the Fourklor physical theatre will offer an overview of their joint dance history in the show entitled Down Memory Lane.

The festival will close with performances by young Slovenian artists and juggling concert Mismo Nismo featuring Tjaž Juvan, Oton Korošec, Eva Zibler, who combine contemporary circus and improvisation with various art genres and formats.

The last day will be reserved for children, featuring The Lion with a Grey Beard by Zavod Bufeto & EX-teater, and several other performances held at Špica Park and Tabor Park.

All events will be admission free.

The website is here, and the programme is below

MONDAY, 3rd August

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8:00 PM

work-in-progress

What have I found in the Attic

Ana Lekše (SI)

@ Old City Power Station - Elektro Ljubljana

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8:30 PM

talk back

Ana Lekše

@ Old City Power Station - Elektro Ljubljana

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TUESDAY, 4th August

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8:00 PM

work-in-progress

!

Luka Piletič & Jan Podbrežnik (SI)

@ Old City Power Station - Elektro Ljubljana

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8:45 PM

talk back

Luka Piletič & Jan Podbrežnik

@ Old City Power Station - Elektro Ljubljana

 

THURSDAY, 6th August

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8:00 PM

work-in-progress

Absurd Hero

Roman Škadra (SK)

@ Old City Power Station - Elektro Ljubljana

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9:00 PM

talk back

Roman Škadra

@ Old City Power Station - Elektro Ljubljana

FRIDAY, 7th August

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4:00 - 7:00 PM

workshop

Walking Globe

Roman Škadra (SK)

@ Zavod Salesianum OE SKALA

WORKSHOP REGISTRATION

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8:30 PM

Tangram

Stefan Sing & Cristiana Casadio (DE, IT)

@ Odprti oder Muzejska ploščad Metelkova

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10:00 PM

public screening

Smashed

Gandini Juggling (UK)

@ Odprti oder Muzejska ploščad Metelkova

SATURDAY, 8th August

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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

workshop

Organic Juggling meets Dance

Stefan Sing & Cristiana Casadio (DE, IT)

@ Zavod Salesianum OE SKALA

WORKSHOP REGISTRATION

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8:30 PM

Down Memory Lane

Branko Potočan & Jana Menger (SI)

@ Odprti oder Muzejska ploščad Metelkova

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10:00 PM

public screening

Queen Have & Miss Haven't

Thick & Tight (UK)

@ Odprti oder Muzejska ploščad Metelkova

SUNDAY, 9th August

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11:00 AM

The Lion with a Grey Beard

Zavod Bufeto & EX-teater (SI)

@ Odprti oder Muzejska ploščad Metelkova

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11:00 AM

Labyrinth

Laboratorij Bufeto & Teatro Matita (SI)

@ Špica Park

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12:00 PM

Duo Terasa

Globus Hystericus (SI)

@ Špica Park

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6:00 PM

Labyrinth

Laboratorij Bufeto & Teatro Matita (SI)

@ Tabor Park

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7:15 PM

Duo Terasa

Globus Hystericus (SI)

@ Tabor Park

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7:30 PM

Old & Bold

Tolpa Lutkalica (SI)

@ Tabor Park

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8:30 PM

Juggling Concert

Mismo Nismo (SI)

@ Odprti oder Muzejska ploščad Metelkova

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10:00 PM

public screening

Shorts by Thick & Tight:

Engel

Edd Arnold, Thick & Tight (UK)

Soup

Harry Alexander, Thick & Tight (UK)

Empire

Vidya Patel, Thick & Tight (UK)

Pomp

Gary Clarke, Thick & Tight (UK)

@ Odprti oder Muzejska ploščad Metelkova

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