The Grand Prize of the Borštnik Meeting for the best performance of the 2019/2020 theater season went to the production of Gejm, directed by Žiga Divjak and co-produced by the Slovenian Youth Theater and Maska Ljubljana. Divjak also received the award for best director, and awards for acting went to Vladimir Vlaškalić, Maša Derganc, Matej Puc and Gašper Malnar.
About the winners, after watching eight performances in the competition program selected by the selector Roka Bozovičarja decided by a five-member international expert jury consisting of a theatrologist Barbara Orel, director Haris Pasovic in Norbert Rakowski, playwright Vilma Stritof and artistic director of the BITEF festival in Belgrade Ivan Medenica.
As she wrote in the explanation, in the Game “a top acting ensemble together with artistic and technical collaborators creates a powerful theater that defends humanity and the fundamental principles of European civilization and culture”.
Žiga Divjak he also received the Borštnik Award for directing, with which in the Game “connects all the elements of the performance into an exciting and moving whole”. “His directing process is bold and uncompromising. At risk, just like the characters in his production, they risk their lives. At no point is he didactic, moralizing or wanting to please the audience. He creates an urgent production that fights the dominance of political, physical and aesthetic brutality, “ it says in the justification.
For the play Game, the creators earned several other awards, including the Borštnik Award for Dramaturgy Katarina Morano, which is “created a formally pure and semantically colored dramaturgical structure”, and an award for scenography Igor Vasiljev, ki “he is not only the set designer of the play Game, but the author of the concept of space, which is one of the most characteristic elements of the director ‘s idea “.
She received the Borštnik Award for Young Actress Sara Dirnberk, which in the play Game, according to the jury, showed an invaluable gift to be on stage primarily a human being.
Prizes for the game were donated Vladimir Vlaškalić for his role in the production of Grmača in the production of the Drama of the Slovenian National Theater (SNG) Maribor, Gašper Malnar in the production of Seven Questions about Happiness in the co-production of the Ljubljana Puppet Theater and the Slovenian Youth Theater, Masha Derganc in the staging of Alice in Bed, produced by SNG Drama Ljubljana, and Matthew Pucu in the productions Gejm and Sedem dni in the production of the City Theater of Ljubljana.
He received the Borštnik Award for Music and Sound Design Blaz Gracar in the plays Game and Seven Days, and the Light Design Award Borut Buchinel in the staging of Grmača.
According to the jury, a special Borštnik Award was given to the Ljubljana Puppet Theater and the Slovenian Youth Theater for the production of the play Seven Questions about Happiness. “At a time when theaters are facing a pandemic and its aftermath, two completely different theaters have bravely embarked on a real production venture … They have motivated artists, technical and administrative staff to enthusiastically and responsibly enable artistic adventure. This is a production model. in an excellently conceived and well-coordinated collaboration between artists, technicians and institutions, which can be a challenge even for the largest theaters, “ it says in the justification.
The award of the Society of Theater Critics and Theatrologists of Slovenia for the best performance of the previous season was given to the production Biokozmizem :: izreka po motivih Marko Brecelj in Marko Mlačnik, directed by Dragana Живадинова and produced by the Delak Institute.
Earlier, she was a well-known recipient of the Borštnik ring for life’s work. The actress will be wearing it this year Jette Ostan Vejrup.
Source: Svet24.si by novice.svet24.si.
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