Sensory Theatre – Theatre for All the Senses / Rustle, Sniff, Whoosh!
A multi-sensory, musical puppet show for children with various autism spectrum disorders which, through an intimate performance, intertwines live music and numerous sensory experiences.
Alfa Romeo Ezul / Alfa Romeo Esule – Laura Marchig (HR)
A theatre production inspired by the story of Oscar and Eugenio Jankovits, two brothers from Rijeka, the creators of a racing car that entered the world history of motoring.
The Dissident Scene – Una Escena Propria (AR)
The meeting of Latin American and Rijeka-based female cultural workers with a focus on rethinking the patriarchal regime.
Unreal Cities – Site-Specific Contemporary Theatre Practices
International and local independent theatre artists take the audience on a journey and guide them from location to location, giving them a new perspective of the city.
18 Videos – Lemm & Barkey (BE)
An exhibition of video installations which brings together the work of the famous Belgian group Needcompany.
Yira, Yira – Bruno Isaković (HR) and Nataša Rajković (HR/AR) in collaboration with Juan Ejemplo (AR), Leandra Atenea Levine Hidalgo (AR), Pichón Reyna (AR) and Sofía Tramazaygues (AR)
A performance created by the artistic and activist collaboration of Argentine and Croatian artists problematises sex work.
Practising Life – Second Time – Marin Blažević (HR) in collaboration with Franka Perković (HR) and Goranom Ferčecem (HR)
According to the production of Nedjeljko Fabrio and Darko Gašparović directed by Georgij Paro from 1990.
Fifth Ensemble – Iva Nerina Sibila (HR) and Selma Banich (HR)
The Fifth Ensemble, whose members are young people with intellectual difficulties and people with disabilities, through education mature in an artistic ensemble capable of quality and exciting performing arts.
BADco., probably the most significant group of the contemporary Croatian performing arts scene, presents itself with a trilogy which consists of their latest performances that they carry out in unusual places. The trilogy thematises the links of work, utopia and confrontation with the impossibilities at a time of the threat of climate disasters.
A festival which represents the best young European authors of contemporary dance.
The Labour of Panic – BADco. (HR)
A performance which deals with two views – the view of a flyer and lightness and the view of the limitations of human life, is performed in the specific location of Grobnik Valley where the modernist ideal of speed and the natural environment coexist.
Foundation Pit – BADco. (HR)
A performance-exhibition which links choreography, architecture and socrealist representations of the body.
Burning Water – Andonis Foniadakis (GR)
A contemporary ballet which speaks of the magnificence of water. The choreography focuses on the contrasting nature of water; on the reactions and adaptations of the human body to the presence of water, at the same time not forgetting its emotional and sentimental impact on the human soul.
The Carnival of the Animals – Every house has a door (US)
The Carnival of the Animals deals with the ideas of communication between species and the impact of climate changes on the biodiversity and the uniting of many performers from various fields. Work on the performance includes work in three languages: English, Croatian and Italian.
“We’ll Both Get Blown Away, If I Tell You What Happened” – Janez Janša (SI)
A story of ballet and its closeness to power and authority, order and discipline. The authors base the narrative part of the story on a documentary representation of the mysterious business of Nikša Župa, whilst the choreography has its starting point in the deep discipline and order written in the very nature of the technology of ballet production.
Forever – Grace Ellen Barkey / Needcompany (BE)
The score of Mahler’s song Der Abschied set as choreography which speaks of a man’s struggle with mortality in contrast with eternal nature.
All the Good – Jan Lauwers / Needcompany (BE)
The performance All the Good speaks about loss and hope. It is a love story in the time when Europe is sacrificing values, and a large group of people are subject to hatred and intolerance. It is a story about a family of artists with everyday worries and ever-present death, which equally mercilessly intrudes both into the isolation of their home and the outside world.
Concert by a Band Facing the Wrong Way – Maarten Seghers / Needcompany (BE)
Concert by a Band Facing the Wrong Way is a show about effort. About the effort which is indispensable.
One of the most important representatives of contemporary European theatre, the Belgian art group Needcompany, perform three shows which present the richness and diversity of its artistic work – one primarily musical, the second dramatic, and the third dance-based.
Bomboniera Variete! – Matija Solce (SI)
A puppet cabaret on the marketplace – an original project based on motifs from the history of the city of Rijeka and the Rijeka Puppet Theatre is presented within the Tobogan Festival and upon the 60th anniversary of the Rijeka Puppet Theatre.
Children of the Port – Denis Kirinčić (HR)
The performance The Children of the Port is a professionally led theatre performance based on the book Rijeka Rock Anthems by Zoran Žmirić. Performing in the show are children who have been rehearsing and co-creating the performance for a year under the expert guidance of mentor and author Denis Kirinčić.
The Emperor’s New Clothes- Zoran Petrovič (SI)
A puppet show about human vanity by the Rijeka Puppet Theatre in a co-production with Maribor Puppet Theatre.