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Karmina Šilec

Karmina Šilec is a world known conductor, author of music theatre projects and artistic director of Carmina Slovenica and Choregie.


Was haben Sie gegen Bauern, Gnädige Frau?

There's no smoke between me and the sky.

"What have you got against peasants, lady?" he had asked, before he obeyed her request.

Memories are the main protagonists, and voices from the past are the ones that lead us to unexpected effects where Time takes initiative for action.Characters – the peasant and women − speak from within their historical contexts into the present in an effect which creates a museum-like theatre of the dead.

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Photo: Rudi Uran

Photo: Rudi Uran

Photo: Rudi Uran

Photo: Rudi Uran

Photo: Rudi Uran

Photo: Rudi Uran

Photo: Rudi Uran

Photo: Rudi Uran

Photo: Rudi Uran

Photo: Rudi Uran

Photo: Rudi Uran

Photo: Rudi Uran

Photo: Rudi Uran

Photo: Rudi Uran

About the project

Choregie event

At the foot of the hill where my house sits, I step from my car and open the trunk. I take off the suit and my German shoes, rip the tie off my neck, the shirt off my breast, the buttons popping, and throw the alien clothes into the trunk. I see the stars of my motherland, they are brighter than those in Germany, there’s no smoke between me and the sky. (H. Müller)

Memories are the main protagonists, and voices from the past are the ones that lead us to unexpected effects where Time takes initiative for action.
Figures – farmer and women - speak from within their historical contexts into the present in an effect which creates a museum-like theatre of the dead.
German history and culture, its effects across the broader field of Europe:
Final days of WW2. A Croatian SS-man, who looks to German officers widows "like a peasant", arrives and does the job for them.
The pain and suffering of modern German history:
Present time. Croatian soldier is now a guest worker in Germany, dressed in a suit, shirt and tie. He tells his story.

Music: Jacob Cooper: Silver Threads
Text: Heiner Müller: Germania 3 Gespenster am Toten Mann: Kroate (Croat)

Performed by:
Vilim Matula, actor
Soloists: Jasmina Črnčič, Eva Germ, Ana Studen, Ana Sandrin, Nina Pušenjak, Sara Ritonija, Mojca Potrč

Concept: Karmina Šilec
Light: Andrej Hajdinjak
Set: Karmina Šilec
Costume: Karmina Šilec
Premiere: 2013, Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana

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... a complex stage composition ...
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...  to analyse a very real happening with all the symbolic and allusive subtones ...
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... man gives himself over to the totality of the performance and its hypnotic atmosphere. Created by the music, of course …
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... another example of Karmina Šilec’s well thought out approach to expressive possibilities of music theatre ...
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 ... which presents relatively complex subject matters in a way that is suggestive ...
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... Šilec has a special ability to keep these elements (music, singing, movement, set and light) autonomous at the same time …
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... the concept of Karmina Šilec belongs to the series of her visions of music theatre escaping narrow categorisation ...
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... the elements correspond among each other magically ...
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