»Small Arts« Symposium

Location: Slovenian Theatre Institute and other locations in accompanying program
Date: 09. 09. 2021 – 11. 09. 2021

Within the project ‘Small Arts’ Platform Emanat Institute is organizing in cooperation with the Slovenian Theatre Institute an international symposium about ‘small arts’. Events will take place between 9 and 11 September 2021 at Slovenian Theatre Institute and other venues in Ljubljana. Symposium aims to highlight the quickly developing and topical yet dispersed and scarcely visible non-institutional production of hybrid stage practices by presenting the work of artistic groups, academics and producers who are developing these genres in Slovenia and abroad.

The three-day program will include talks, lectures, workshops and performances by representatives of the field from Slovenia and abroad. Focus of the symposium will thereby be contextualization, affirmation and professionalisation of such artistic practices, analyzing the potentiality of social questions that these practices open and an impact these practices have, through which they can build new communities.

Among the domestic academics we will host Zala Dobovšek, Maja Šorli and Katja Čičigoj, and from abroad we will host Hans van Maanen (Netherlands) with a lecture on ‘Aesthetics of small arts’ and Irena Ristić (Serbia) with a lecture ‘Collectives and commoning in »Small Arts«’. In addition to theorists, the symposium will be joined by domestic and foreign producers, including Maja Dekleva Lapajne and Goran Završnik from Slovenia, and producers from abroad by Fabrice Laffon, Divan du Monde and Madame Arthur (France) and Helena Bunker, Stockholm Fringe Festival (Sweden).

In the accompanying program we will present deverse artistic creations, such as drag cabaret Madame Arthur from Paris (FR), dance collective TRAS from Zagreb (HR) and locally renowed technoburlesque Image Snatchers.


Registration and ticket purchase

The event will be filmed. All lectures will be broadcasted live on the open source platform Pretok.tv.

The symposium will be held in Slovene and English.

Head of symposium: Maja Šorli
Symposium committee: Maja Šorli, Maja Delak, Sabrina Železnik
Symposium project group: Sabrina Železniki, Eva Jus, Leon Marič, Jan Rozman, Metod Zupan
Graphic design: Špela Drašlar
Space and uniform design: Tanja Pađan/Kiss the Future & Anselma
Photography: Asiana Jurca Avci
Technical team: Damjan Delak. Luka Prinčič, Janko Oven and Žan Rantaša

Production: Emanat
In collaboration with the Slovenian Theatre Institute
Partners: Bunker / Stara mestna elektrarna – Elektro Ljubljana, DUM – Društvo umetnikov, Union Hotel Collection

With support of Teatroskop, a program initiated by French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, French Ministry of Culture, and Institut français Paris.

According to the valid government decree, attending a cultural event in the SLOGI hall is only possible for visitors who meet at least one of the requirements: recovered, vaccinated, tested against COVID-19. This condition does not apply to visitors under the age of 15.