Moment, Slovensko mladinsko gledališče in Maska Ljubljana v okviru programa Nova pošta
Première 28. december 2020, Slovensko mladinsko gledališče
The first Slovenian performance
Running time 1 hour 30 minutes. No intermission.
Director Vito Weis
Direction consultant Žiga Divjak
Movement consultant Nina Pertot Weis
Music and sound design consultant Tomaž Grom
Dramaturgy consultants and concept development assistants Žiga Divjak, Nina Pertot Weis, Tomaž Grom
Lighting designers Vito Weis, Igor Remeta
Set and costume designer Vito Weis
Technical manager Igor Remeta
Producers Tina Dobnik (Nova pošta), Nika Bezeljak (Moment)
Vito Weis, an actor widely hailed for his stage presence and uncompromising delivery, strikes again with his first original solo piece. Early on, its development process was cut short by the pandemic, which shattered the initial ideas and premises, along with the author’s creative calm (or restlessness). While the pandemic shook the very principles of human activity, including artistic creativity, to their foundations, it also opened up new, uncharted horizons and an opportunity for new considerations. With the need to isolate came a strong sense of psychological insecurity and ... new company. We were suddenly left on our own – alone with ourselves. Bad Company is a result of this – a distillate of the spirit of the age in desperate need of an audience. A distillate stripped of words and nearly all stage illusions that is nevertheless a full-blooded theatre experience. A distillate that refuses to be intrusive, instead offering a "multicoloured" juxtaposition of stage images. In them, the author tackles many pressing issues of the day and age in which we live while accompanied by music from another era – the time of a different epidemic.