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Ob železnici 8
Maribor, Upravna enota Maribor, 2000
Slovenia

StopTrik International Film Festival is dedicated to stop motion techniques of hand-made, spatial animation as puppet film, claymation, object or photography manipulation, animation of loose materials (such as salt, sand etc), pixilation, traditional cut-out and many more. The list of sub-genres could be complemented with such exceptional techniques as animation of lights, fire, yarns, threads. Artists' imagination is limitless and so we can be neither orthodox nor strict while defining the term "stop motion". The ultimate goal of this unique annual gathering is to admire and celebrate artistry of hand-made, spatial animation together with all the other drifters of the surreal, absurd or merry highways who are ready to pursue frame by frame illusion.

Animations 2019

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Sonny

Kaja Fiedler

Performance by NATAŠA ŽIVKOVIĆ (SI)


Friday, 4. 10. 2019, 21.00, GT22 Intimate Stage


A woman is a sack made to endure. – the Kanun, the Code of Lekë Dukagjini from the Middle Ages, north Albania and Kosovo.

#Unwanted. That’s a common girl name in our Montenegro. – a Women’s Rights Centre poster of a campaign against selective abortion practice, Montenegro, 2017

Montenegro’s last “virgina” has died. Her last wish was for her family-grave epitaph to describe her as her father’s only surviving son. – Blic, 2 August 2016

Sonny! – says a close relative when I visit her in Montenegro.


Sonny is an attempt at an anthropological research of a specific phenomenon in a performative form. It is an amazed fascination with images and stories of sworn virgins or “virginas” from the remote parts of Montenegro, Albania, Kosovo and Metohija. It is a hole in the system which maintains that same system. It is drag in relation to the question of surviving in a man’s world asking us in what world we live.


Author and Perfomer: Nataša Živković

Also performing: Daniel Petković, Loup Abramovici, Slobodan Malić

Space design and scenography: Lenka Đorojević

Lighting design and technical direction: Špela Škulj

Photography: Nada Žgank

Advising: Teja Reba

Executive Producer: Eva Prodan

Production: City of Women

Co-production: Bunker – Old Power Station

Special thanks to: Maska and Mladinsko Theatre


Nataša Živković is active in various fields of performing arts as an author, choreographer, dancer and performer. Since 2006 she has regularly participated in the productions of Via Negativa. She is part of No! Training Lab team, led by Katja Legin, she co-created numerous projects in the production of Emanat. In 2016 she co-created the performances If You’re Happy (Bunker), In the Back of Time (Puppet Theater Ljubljana) and Just in appearance sometimes as everyone else (Emanat). In 2018 she received the Ksenija Hribar Award, which is awarded for outstanding achievements in the field of contemporary dance. Her last author work entitled Sonny (City of Women) won the main award at the ACT Festival in Bilbao – ACT Award 2019.


In frame of Performing gender - Dance makes differences.
The project is supported by Creative Europe, the Ministry of Culture and the City of Ljubljana.