Aleš Valič in the performance Ella by Herbert Achternbusch, on the 50th anniversary of Glej

We are presenting our our collections. In June 2020, on the 50th anniversary of Glej, we are presenting a photography of Aleš Valič in the performance Ella by Herbert Achternbusch (premiere 24 April 1983), translated, directed and visually designed by Eduard Miler.

On the 50th anniversary of Glej, the oldest non-institutional theatre in Slovenia

On 25 June 1970, the first premiere of a theatre troupe which is officially established a good week later by the name of Experimental Theatre Glej, takes place at the Knight Hall of Križanke. The story of Glej encompasses various working conditions, the striving for a permanent working space being one of the reccuring issues that stand out – in this respect, the initial period of the theatre can be labelled as more than a decade of yearning for a creative haven of its own. Moving to the space at 3 Gregorčičeva Street (recent warehouse of the State Publishing House of Slovenia), where Glej still resides today, is marked by the premiere of Ella by Herbert Achternbusch (24 April 1983), translated, directed and visually designed by Eduard Miler.

Taken in 1983 by Tone Stojko, the photo is only a part of the author’s rich theatre photography oeuvre which is being taken care of in the Iconotheque of SLOGI – Theatre Museum. In 1983, Stojko also prepared an exhibition of his theatre photography for which he was later awarded the Prešeren Fund Prize. The actor Aleš Valič was awarded the same recognition for his creations in recent years, one of them being the role of Josef (in the foreground; with Alja Tkačev as Ella in the background).

From our Collections – June 2020 Poster:

Photo: Tone Stojko, Source: Iconotheque SLOGI – Theatre Museum.

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