Protocol of the Republic of Slovenia and Ministry of Culture Republic of Slovenia, Cankarjev dom Congress Center Ljubljana
The creator of the programme Matej Filipčič conceived this year’s celebration of the state holiday as an intertwinement of different media – film, the art of speech and music. The emphasis was on the clips from a documentary about Boris Pahor, an incontestable authority and a symbol of the resistance against the occupier, which were part of the individual sections of stage action in which fragments of the art of speech and music delineated the intimate stories of individuals about the longing for and the dreams of freedom and a better tomorrow.
The art of speech reached its height in the performance by actress Štefka Drolc, who symbolically stepped out of a clip from On Our Own Land and thus pulled the timeline of the mentioned dreams up to this day. The programme ended with a joint act by all the participating performers in which the past and the present came together through various music genres.
The cultural programme also included the Veter Mixed Youth Choir, the Ljubljanski madrigalisti Chamber Choir, Fake Orchestra, Severa Gjurin and Rok Vihar.
The celebration took place in a clean stage environment where only a white metal framework delineated the outline of Triglav. The programme and the performers were set at the foot of the Slovenian symbol with a graphic emphasis on spring as the eternal circle of fates and longings and the annual new beginning.