FRIEDRICH WILHELM NIETZSCHE: THUS SPOKE ZARATHUSTRA
ANTON PODBEVŠEK THEATRE, LAIBACH
Performers: Laibach, Pavle Ravnohrib, Jana Menger, Joseph Nzobandora, Ana Pandur Predin, Janez Hočevar, Jure Rovan, Barbara Ribnikar, Lana Voljč
Director: Matjaž Berger
Text adaptation: Eva Mahkovic, Andreja Kopač
Dramaturgy: Andreja Kopač
Choreography: Jana Menger
Costume design: Peter Movrin, Metod Črešnar
Stage design: APT
Project manager: Andrej Berger
Production: Anton Podbevšek Teater
In this production base on Thus Spake Zarathustra by the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, director Matjaž Berger and his co-creators have elected to walk the line of Nietzsche’s bridge between animal, man and superman. In doing so they have affirmatively mapped out the intimate path of man’s inner transformation. According to Nietzsche, Zarathustra, who “rechristens” the Christian commandment “love thy neighbour” as “love for the furthest”, is someone who teaches people and constantly encourages them to transcend their own selves, which, in identifying and pursuing the will itself, is the power they need to seek and recognise. Man is always an “over-going” for Nietzsche: a bridge not a goal, a rope over an abyss. On his way he seeks fellow travellers, fellow creators with whom to share and create. Willing emancipates: for willing is creating.
“This then is my path, where is yours?” Thus spake Zarathustra.
Co-production: Galerija Božidar Jakac, Božidar Jakac Art Museum, Kostanjevica na Krki; in cooperation with the production company Eurokaz, Zagreb and Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana
The performance is in Slovene with English subtitles.
April snowfall damaged the canvas roof of the Križanke summer theatre. Events will continue to be held there, but the seating in the venue will remain temporarily exposed to the elements.