Production

Guy Nader and Maria Campos: LOOP DE LOOP and FALL SEVEN TIMES

Premiere: 11/06/2017

The compelling choreographic pair Guy Nader and Maria Campos, launched in 2015 by the international dance network Aerowaves, has been winning more and more recognition on the world dance scene with their specific motion vocabulary. Their choreography is marked by their high aesthetic level that blends...

Guy Nader and Maria Campos LOOP DE LOOP and FALL SEVEN TIMES

SET AND RESET/Reset and CANARD PEKINOIS/Dark Union

Premiere: 08/06/2017

In collaboration with Trisha Brown Dance Company and Josef Nadj, EnKnapGroup presents a double bill that will take us into the 80’s by re-imagining two striking performances that shaped the contemporary dance as we know it.

SET AND RESETReset and CANARD PEKINOISDark Union

Hellhound

Premiere: 03/03/2017

Performance for brave children (5+) Iztok Kovač has, together with the dancer of EnKnapGroup, created a new children’s performance named Hellhound. The performance, based on a children’s song written by Marijan Vodopivec, challenges the children to raise their courage – at home, at school or...

Hellhound

Pursuit of happiness

Premiere: 01/12/2016

Pursuit of Happiness was created by an American duo that, after nineteen years of collaborating and performing worldwide, became widely known for their epic series Life and Times. Their Nature Theater of Oklahoma from New York is one of the most renowned global names in theatre, which creates experimental,...

Pursuit of happiness

Time Takes the Time Time Takes

05/02/2016

TIME TAKES THE TIME TIME TAKES is a physical dynamic conversation through repetitive movement using a pendulum motif that embodies the mechanisms measuring time and space.

Time Takes the Time Time Takes

Trisha Brown Dance Company: Proscenium Works (1979-2011)

20/10/2015

The American dancer and choreographer Trisha Brown pushed the limits of choreography and changed modern dance forever. In 1960s she was instantly immersed in what was to become the post-modern phenomena of Judson Dance Theater, and her movement investigations found the extraordinary in the everyday and...

Trisha Brown Dance Company Proscenium Works 1979-2011

Black Out

25/09/2015

Opting for an unusual stage set-up, Philippe Saire has the audience looking down from all four sides of a black box, 2.5 m. high. In this cube, this “lions’ den”, three dancers perform, delivered up to our gaze, making them appear very near at times, and at others far away. Under our very eyes,...

Black Out

Rainbow

Premiere: 09/09/2015

Light performance for children (Performance for children ages 4 to 7) In the original and in Slovenia unique performance Rainbow (Mavrica), the main characters are moving heads, who use light as their main means of expression. They express their opinions and feelings also by sometimes using sound,...

Rainbow

Adrienn Hód/Hodworks: Conditions for Being a Mortal

Premiere: 12/01/2015

Španski Borci Cultural Centre, 27/01/2015, 20:00

Adrienn HdHodworks Conditions for Being a Mortal

Dawn

12/01/2015

In a bold and radical performative research Dawn, at the forefront of the entire show are the naked bodies of the dancers. The performance requires of the dancers an extremely high level of awareness, strength and sensitivity, as is expected from the Hungarian choreographer Adrienn Hod.

Dawn

Vašhava

Premiere: 01/09/2014

The workers’ and mining facilities, characterising and changing the Slovenian mining town of Trbovlje for almost two centuries, which have already been captured on camera in the previous films shot by EN-KNAP, have to face uncertain future and the possibility of impending demolition.

Vašhava

Bal Moderne

11/06/2014

Bal Moderne is coming to Ljubljana on 16 June at 8 pm!

Bal Moderne

Speaking Dance

03/06/2014

One of the leading British choreographers Jonathan Burrows, together with the Italian performer and musician Matteo Fargion, created a duet in which the authors with extreme precision and poetry devote to the the idea of ​​dance that they describe and that you can hear, but never see.

Speaking Dance

V.O.+

10/05/2014

In latest performace V.O.+, the leading Spanish choreographer and dancer Cesc Gelabert, performs 3 solos, and for this occasion re- interprets some old work. Look into the past to face the future. Gelabert , one of the most influential Spanish choreographers and dancers , thus returns to the heart, to...

VO

Bound (1982)

10/04/2014

The famous American experimental choreographer and dancer Steve Paxton presented his acclaimed solo Bound thirty years after the creation together with Slovenian dancer Jurij Konjar .

Bound 1982

Lectures by Steve Paxton

10/04/2014

During his stay in Ljubljana within Jurij Konjar’s pefrormance of his Bound (17 April at 8 pm, Španski Borci), the influential dancer and choreographer Steve Paxton wil also give two lectures. The lectures will take place in the Španski Borci Main Hall  on Sunday 13 April,...

Lectures by Steve Paxton

The Immaterial World

13/02/2014

"This is my take on the beyond as it resides right in the here and now. It is both eerie and assuring; it wavers calmly on the edge of perception and understanding. It provides little reference except the movement of and the sounds from the body. Welcome to the Immaterial World." (Julyen Hamilton) Julyen...

The Immaterial World

Anything

09/01/2014

Anything is a choreographic work for six dancers of the Zagreb Dance Company. The piece focuses on the idea that anything could happen in our life in the period between birth and death.

Anything

5th Plesna NACIONALA

29/11/2013

Through short excerpts from performances or projects in development, Plesna NACIONALA, Slovenian national dance gathering, will showcase the characteristics, views, ideas and potentials of Slovenian contemporary dance.

5th Plesna NACIONALA

Stocos

26/11/2013

Stocos is the third part of a trilogy focusing on the analysis and development of interaction between the sonic gesture and dance gesture inside three dimensional sound spaces. In this new piece Muriel Romero and Pablo Palacio collaborate with media artist and artificial intelligence researcher Daniel...

Stocos

EN-KNAP 20 YEARS: 11-26 May 2013

16/04/2013

In May 2013, EN-KNAP will celebrate 20 Years of vertiginous fliying over the Slovenian and international dance landscape. At the occassion, EN-KNAP will remind us of its roots in Belgium, where the international dance company En-Knap was established by Iztok Kovač within Klapstuk Festival in 1993. The...

EN-KNAP 20 YEARS 11-26 May 2013

Plesna Vesna 6: Swedish Residency

12/01/2013

5 february in Španski Borci Cultural Centre!

Plesna Vesna 6 Swedish Residency

“Theatre”

Premiere: 08/11/2012

The birth of perspective in fifteenth-century Italian painting is not all disconnected from political considerations. Art history has shown us that the first stage in the construction of perspective is not the definition of the vanishing point but the definition of the frame. Painters give us a “framed”...

Theatre

4th National Contemporary Dance Gathering - Plesna Nacionala

Premiere: 25/10/2012

EN-KNAP and Španski borci Cultural Centre in collaboration with Contemporary Dance Association Slovenia have invited all artists and creators in contemporary dance to present their work at the 4th National Contemporary Dance Gathering - Plesna Nacionala, which will take place on Saturday 27 October...

4th National Contemporary Dance Gathering - Plesna Nacionala

Motion Pictures

Premiere: 28/09/2012

15 february in Španski Borci Cultural Centre! The multimedia performance Motion Pictures by Omar Ismail and Tamás Tuza joins dance, video projections and music. Life as a movie projected onto the screen and viewed as thousands of images of minute everyday feelings.

Motion Pictures

A.lter S.essio

21/09/2012

A.lter S.essio’s artistic director is Fabrice Planquette. Each project is the result of a specific research, interdisciplinary and jointly among the team. Three elements are simultaneously developed : sound, image and body. A fight that question situations of loss (balance, bearings, control, identity)...

Alter Sessio

Basse Danse

Premiere: 15/09/2012

Basse danse is a dance card, a strict schedule of music and movements. Basse danse is a space in between - in between theatre and an abandoned place. Basse danse is that very fraction of time in which you allow yourself to shift from one reality to the other. In between freedom and constraint, superfluity...

Basse Danse

Por Sal y Samba

15/09/2012

Por Sal y Samba is a duet that arises discussion on spectacle, iconography and sequentially. Spectacle is the chosen form to share the dance, a dance created to satisfy or create a particular vision of beauty. The sequentially in time I use to create ambivalence in the time-line of 20 minutes becomes...

Por Sal y Samba

Divine Comedy

28/05/2012

Divine Comedy is a co-production by Bitef Teater and Budva City Theatre Festival. Dante’s work is placed in the present-day is highly poetic, and at moments grotesque. The hypnotic vision of paradise, hell and purgatory of the 21st century in a choreography by Edward Clug. Coming to Španski Borci...

Divine Comedy

Tim Acy

25/04/2012

In TIM ACY, Hamburg choreographer Antje Pfundtner uses the solo form to exposes herself to the public once more. She challenges the legality of the solo and devotes herself to the question of whether the fundamental intimacy of the solo is purely a strategy to win the audience’s complicity. 18 May...

Tim Acy

Red Herring

12/03/2012

On 29 March in Španski Borci!

Red Herring

Can We Talk About This?

27/12/2011

"Without a doubt, it is one of the most important works of our age. Go." Time Out Sydney. Latest work by DV8 and Lloyd Newson in Španski Borci on 2 March 2012.

Can We Talk About This

Under the Eyelids

08/12/2011

The latest production by Zagreb Dance Ensemble (Zagrebački plesni orkestar) in Španski Borci on 8 December. Under the Eyelids deals with the concept of desire and answers the question whether our needs are equally civilized as ourselves.

Under the Eyelids

15/10/2011

 

1st International Conference on Dance Medicine in Slovenia

11/03/2011

The 1st International Conference on Dance Medicine took place in Španski Borci Cultural Centre in Ljubljana between 11 and 13 March 2011. For the first time in Slovenia it offered a merging of dance, alternative training, complementary and classic medicine with the aim of improving health, training...

1st International Conference on Dance Medicine in Slovenia

Charity Auction of Children’s Artwork

23/12/2010

Around 50 individuals assisted Ded Moroz (also known as Father Frost, a fictional character who in some Slavic cultures plays a role similar to that of Santa Claus) at a charity auction of children’s artwork, which took place on 23 December 2010 in Španski Borci Cultural Centre in Ljubljana. The...

Charity Auction of Childrens Artwork

Inception 2011

10/12/2010

Leta 2010 je EN-KNAP Productions released a public tender for all interested parties and individuals of various types of performing arts to participate in a new project titled Zametki (Inception). As the organiser of Inception and manager of Španski Borci Cultural Centre, EN-KNAP offered the complete...

No Pasaran

30/09/2010

Esad Babačić, the legendary journalist of an equally legendary programme Tednik on the national television, author of Šport in Čas programme  (TLP, Television Slovenia) hosted intriguiging public figures in the spirit of the Spanish fighters (Slovenian ’Španski Borci’...

No Pasaran

Jordi Casanovas: Jukebox

25/09/2010

JUKEBOX is, after a long career as a dancer, Jordi Casanovas’ first solo. With this performance he starts creating his own work in collaboration with Maria Muñoz and Pep Ramis.

Jordi Casanovas Jukebox

2. Plesna nacionala

25/09/2010

2. Plesna nacionala (a dance and social event - gathering of Slovene contemporary dance choreographers) took place on 25 September 2019 as part of the Španski Borci Season Opening event. It served as an informal meeting of the Slovenian dance scene, which presented  selected segments from...

What Are You Going To Do When You Get Out Of Here?

Premiere: 17/01/2006

The film What you going to do when you get out of here?, by the award-winning duo Kovač-Podgoršek, is a complex landscape of improvised situations immersed in the timeless network of coalmine shafts under the Slovene town of Trbovlje (hometown of Iztok Kovač and the main source of his inspiration)....

What Are You Going To Do When You Get Out Of Here

Taming the Time

Premiere: 04/04/2002

Walking, the four protagonists are trying to find their way. But in the art of walking, there are seven rules. When one strictly follows these rules and when the circumstances are in favor, the encounter happens. There is limitless number of possible encounters and each encounter has its own feel. After...

Taming the Time

Dom Svobode

Premiere: 01/04/2000

Dom Svobode was born from Cobra and Phantom. Kurusawa and Bunnuel were the godfathers. Trbovlje are the Sea of Galilee. The walls are no longer vertical. (Sašo Podgoršek) The leading artists in Slovenia are haunted by ... gravitation! Živadinov is lured into gravitation by nothingness, Gregorič...

Dom Svobode

Vertigo Bird

Premiere: 18/01/1997

Contemporary dance, concentrating on the body and space, represents an isolated world, a world of formal and moral rules, a world which creates its own isolated experience. Just like the world of the miners. Here lies their inescapable magnetism. They are both some kind of highly poetic illusion, with...

Vertigo Bird

Narava Beso

Premiere: 13/12/1995

The point of reference in Iztok Kovac`s work is often his home town Trbovlje – a mining town and at the same time the Slovene simbol of gray, polluted and forsaken landscape of socialist heavy industry. His returns to his home-town should not be understood merely as nostalgia or personal sentimentality,...

Narava Beso