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The Ninth (SACRED: Homelands Festival 2016)

Photo by Marcandrea

Sunday 27 November, 7pm. 

GROUP OFFER: 6 tickets can be purchased for the price of 5 both online and via telephone. 

The Ninth is a performance which strolls through the entire sound landscape of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. On the one side there is a “masterpiece of western civilisation:”Giant and complex.” “Sublime.” “Striking example of human spirit.” “Triumphant vision of brotherhood.” And on the other side, there’s us: Nothing great about us. Nothing triumphant. Naked and suspicious. Not complex but reduced. Not sublime but explicit. Digital. Switched on or switched off. Repetitive. Blind by the images that we see, deaf by the sounds we hear. Looking for a connection with The Animal.

Via Negativa is a platform for research, development and production. VN is an open type project. “We are not bound by the set-ensemble logic of a fixed number of constant members. With each new project, we organise as a group of individuals connected by an interest in research of performing strategies. Our core activities are the production of contemporary performing arts, the organisation of workshops and education programme VN Lab, the Via Negativa laboratory for contemporary performing arts. Via Negativa is based in Ljubljana and operates internationally.

Co-producer: JaJaJa NeNeNe Association Warsaw

Partners: Bunker Ljubljana, A Part Festival Katowice, Fundacja Ciało/Umysł Warsaw

The project is supported by the City of Ljubljana and the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland.

View The Ninth trailer

Supported by Arts Council England.


Date and time

27 November 2016

Please note
This is now a past event.


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