Mon 1 January 0001 - Sat 9 March 2019
Carriageworks Theatre - The Studio
Damir Avdić – Bosnian musician, storyteller and writer joins Slovenian war reporter, film
director, author and ‘left-wing extremist’ Erik Valenčič to bring a unique performance event
to the UK for the first time.
Rhythmic electric guitar loops punctuate two very different but complementary storytelling
styles. Erik Valenčič shares an unfolding narrative of the chaotic, hedonistic and
harrowing experiences of a war correspondent in South Sudan; staged in parallel with Damir
Avdić’s moving account of the inhumanity of capitalism, told as a series of funny and deeply
resonant moments of cultural and political misunderstanding of a Balkan worker in the
American service industries. Follow these two unique artists as they present a picture of the world as it really is, without filters but with empathy, humour and sharp energy.
Recommended for ages 18+
Venue: Carriageworks Theatre
Performance Location: The Studio
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Damir Advic will no longer perform at I, Anarchist and instead, Ana Duša will join Erik Valenčič on stage.
Ana Duša is one of the architects of the I, Anarchist performance, she created the concept for the show and worked with the artists to direct and shape the material.
She started work as a storyteller in storytelling collective 2 Pence of Fantasy Worth at Radio Student (Ljubljana, Slovenija), where she also worked as editor and author of radio programmes, forming storytelling group Three Hail Maries and One Our Father, with renowned musicians from world-music band Katalena. She is co-funder of Storytelling Variety NGO, which is dedicated to research and development of contemporary storytelling. She runs a weekend storytelling school in Ljubljana. In the past three years, she has worked as storyteller, dramaturg and/or writer of theatre plays and songs for main Slovenian theatres (Slovenian National Theatres Drama and Nova Gorica; Ljubljana City Theatre; Ljubljana Puppet Theatre; etc.).