Naked Stage, International Improv Festival (in English) in Ljubljana & Kranj, Nov 20–25

By , 16 Nov 2018, 20:00 PM Lifestyle
Naked Stage, International Improv Festival (in English) in Ljubljana & Kranj, Nov 20–25

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The artists quarter that’s built up round Metelkova, including the Ministry of Culture and branches of the Modern Gallery and National Museum, as well as the Ethnographic Museum, has another repurposed building not far away, the Stara mestna elektrarna – Elektro Ljubljana.

It’s here, from Tuesday November 20 until Sunday 25, that you’ll be able to enjoy a lot of the 14th Naked Stage / Goli oder, an international festival of improvisational theatre, with some performances also occurring in Metelkova’s Menza pri Koritu, as well as in Kranj. The theme of this year’s festival is “connection”, and this will be explored in nine performances by artists from Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany and Slovenia.

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Photo: Gregor Gobec

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Photo: Gregor Gobec

Meet the People: Vid Sodnik, Improv Artist

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Photo: Maruša Rems

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Photo: Maruša Rems

All of the performances will be in English, and while there’s a simple schedule at the end of this post it’s far better to visit this page, which has full details of every performance.

This year’s festival is a part of a broader European project, Our Lives, and is being produced by Kolektiv Narobov, Zavod Federacija and Družina umetnosti Narobov, in coproduction with Zavod Bunker, KUD Kiks and Društvo Impro, while the artistic director of the festival is Maja Dekleva Lapajne.

The festival’s English website is here, and if you’re in town and would like some more of what’s going on in Ljubljana then check out our latest What’s on…. guide here.



14th International Festival of Improvisational Theatre

Wednesday, November 21, Stara mestna elektrarna - Elektro Ljubljana

at 8pm: I Am an Envelope

An opening show of the festival and the first bite of it

Thursday, November 22, Stara mestna elektrarna - Elektro Ljubljana

at 7pm: Childhood in Flashbacks

Transformation of different childhoods of generations and places to stage performance

at 9pm: Your 15 Minutes of Fame

Courageous and playful improvisation with members of the audience

Friday, November 23, Stara mestna elektrarna - Elektro Ljubljana

at 7pm: Here You See

Traveling experience to places and memories that have shaped the lives of the performers

at 9pm: Chaka Chaka

Connections of body movements and musicality performance

Menza pri Koritu, AKC Metelkova, Ljubljana
at 11.30pm: Puppets and Cigarettes

A midnight puppet-impro dessert

Saturday, November 24, Layerjeva hiša Kranj

at 7pm: Sincerely Yours

A lively attack on feelings of love and violence

at 9pm: Carniola Song Contest

A frisky improve song night

Sunday, November 25, Stara mestna elektrarna - Elektro Ljubljana

at 8pm: Last Wish

A bittersweet closing performance of the festival


Tuesday, November 20 from 3pm till 7pm

Marie Wellmann: Producing Impro

Wednesday, November 21 from 3pm till 7pm

Michaela Puchalková: Applied Impro Helps

Thursday, November 22, and Friday, November 23, from 2pm till 5pm

Matthieu Loos: Beyond Skin

Friday, November 23 from 10am till 2pm

Lee White: Game Show odrski formati Formats

Saturday, November 24 from 1pm till 5pm

Ladislav Karda: Free Form Impro

Saturday, November 24 from 1.30pm till 5.30pm

Christoph Jungmann: Our Lives – Our Inspiration

Saturday, November 24 and Sunday, November 25 from 2pm to 5pm

Alenka Marinič and Justin Durel: Clown for Improvisers

Photo galleries and videos

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