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17.10.2013

The Pochas (as myself and fellow Canadian Tanya Mars calls the trio of Guillermo Gomez-Peña, Erica Mott, Dani d'Emilia, usually during breakfast at the hotel, as in, “Have you seen the Pochas?”)...

14.10.2013

The manifestation at the Kongresni trg for a great number of deceased successful women in Slovenia, whose names were written on banderols which were worn by women of all ages...

14.10.2013

Will there be a day when all artists decide that now it is enough of arts, because the planet Earth is on its way falling to pieces? I hope that day never will come, because then the...

14.10.2013

It's such a privilege to see performances like the one Lucy Hutson offered us at the Glej Theatre. Without any kind of hesitation or embarrassment she told us a lot about herself and...
14.10.2013

The three video screens that shows the artist George Chakravarthi in three different costumes, dressed up as three kind of women (barflies), sitting at a stool in three different bars, discloses...

14.10.2013

The idea of creating a space, a long table as for a formal dinner, where people can come and sit down and discuss whatever they have on their mind is of course commendable. This time a...

14.10.2013

The girls have names, but objects like the two female bodies on the bizarre live double lit de parade, are not introduced with identifiable properties like names. They are quite simply The Girls...

14.10.2013

What we hear and see is an American woman artist, i.e. Lois Weaver, who is telling the story of her life and her career in an amusing way, while feeding the audience with too many...

14.10.2013

Ann-Sofie Öman on Maybe If You Choreograph Me, You Will Feel Better by Tania El Khoury

The set up is simple: A woman with a pair of headphones is walking on a pavement. In a house...

14.10.2013

What a tribute to Esther Williams, who passed away earlier this year. All the leg dancing from Esther William's aqua musicals were there, plus of course a number of other nice moves. Great!...

14.10.2013

Perfect lip synk, and a performance that will stay in my memory for a long time, especially the final dramatic ending where Nando Messias shoots a number of balloons and then himself with a...

11.10.2013

La Pocha Nostra - Guilleromo Gomez-Pena, Erica Mott, Dani d'Emilia
With participants from the performance work shop

Whether the many images created by the Pocha Nostra team are...

11.10.2013

I have never – in all my on-again, off-again yoga practice – been able to make a headstand until quite recently. The first headstand I managed on my own, without the aid of a wall, or my teacher...

9.10.2013

Under the huge chimney of the Old Power Station, Elektra Ljubljana, two buildings divided by a long corridor, give access to the converted space of tall ceilings and old black furnish machinery of...

9.10.2013

Silky veils of a human voice producing sounds that sometimes are close to those of gibbon monkeys, when they sing their beautiful morning songs, captured the audience at the CD Club last night....

8.10.2013

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http://www.cityofwomen.org/en/...

8.10.2013

It's seldom that you get first class drama and almost incomprehensible theoretical discussions about the meaning of a single word at the same occasion, but yesterdays lecture at the Škuc Gallery...

7.10.2013

What if I quit?
What if I didn’t?
What do you do with old junk?

What If?, Maja Delak’s meditation on the aging body - the aging female body to be specific - and all the ways...

7.10.2013

Rare Parity = all things being equal hardly ever. Sounds familiar in our modern times, doesn’t it? We are the 99% and when we woke up this morning...

7.10.2013

No Time for Art 0.0, 0.1, 0.3 plus discussion How Does Art Intervene in a Time That Is Not a Time for Art?

The three performances of No Time for Art and the discussion that followed were to...

7.10.2013

For those of us who grew up outside the borders of the former Eastern Europe, the performance Yugo Yoga is very much the closest we will ever get to the reality of the people living in a 20th...

5.10.2013

Very funny intelligent political satire on Kongresni trg (Paviljon) a Friday afternoon - and the Slovene media is not there!

Canadian Tanya Mars' live cartoon figure, washing bills from...

5.10.2013

As a couple, Katarina Juvančič and Dejan Lapanja have a lot of complementary qualities. But they also have something in common: They both can set an audience on fire.

She, with a...

5.10.2013

Attending the opening of The Grand Domestic Revolution exhibition makes me even happier than I already was that a festival like City of Women exists. Sometimes it’s hard enough to make art and to...

3.10.2013

The bird has lost her feathers, so vulnerable
she's using her featherless wings and legs
her exposed waistline, the covered face
to show us her grace
Letting out a cry - wildly...

2.10.2013

Windows can be used for many things. The performance Freedom is Always Freedom for the One Who Thinks Differently, by Neda R. Bric, is performed...

2.10.2013

The famous copy-cat Marcel Duchamp (after Paul Gauguin) once said, “Art is either plagiarism or revolution.” In the case of the performance Freedom is...

2.10.2013

So simple, and still so loaded with power. At first you might think that the exhibition Looking For Work is the result of a very spoiled, self...

2.10.2013

It’s the opening night of City of Women, and I am happy to be Ljubljana. But I am also tired, exhausted from a long night of not sleeping on planes, crossing the ocean, and either sitting for...

1.10.2013

Your City of Women Festival BLOGGERS are here, and already looking, and watching, and imagining the best ways to describe all the activity. Day 2 of the festival and you can hear the click clack...

30.9.2013

Welcome to the City of Women Festival Blog for 2013, where you will soon find articles, musings, and descriptive content about all of the events and performances in the festival. 

Much...