New solo performance comming soon!
Concept, direction, performer: Sláva Daubnerová
Choreography: Andrej Petrovič
Music: Martin Burlas
Premiere: January 18, 2020 Sľuk Theatre Bratislava
Physical-visual performance inspired by a banal story about increasing aversion among people, which suggests that this is one way in which extremism is born. Based on the real-life story of a woman in a small town in southern Slovakia, who terrorised her neighbours by playing the same aria Di Quella Pira sang by Placido Domingo from six in the morning to ten at night in an endless loop – for 15 years.
Written, directed and performed by Sláva Daubnerová Stage and costume design: Sláva Daubnerová Choreography: Renata Ptačin
Music and sound design: Matej Gyárfáš Lighting design: Slavomír Šmálik Lights: Jan Ptačin Sound: Boris Adamčík
Photo: Jakub Gulyás, Ctibor Bachratý
Premiere: December 18, 2015, Sľuk
Awards: Student’s Jury Award at the New drama 2016 festival
Selected festivals: Nová dráma/ New drama, Bratislava 2016, International festival Divadelná Nitra 2016, International festival Divadlo Plzeň 2016
Visual solo performance, inspired by work of Francesca Woodman and the sensation of impermanence evoked by photography
“Francesca Woodman built a unique body of work during her short life. Expressive, black and white images, dominated by her naked body in unusual poses, started to gain public attention only after her suicide in 1981. The actress and director Daubnerová systematically aims for a visually attractive, documentary and fragmentary theatre. In Untitled she goes on to show fragments of a creative process. Thus, the audience watches Woodman “live” take her most famous photographs with a self-timer. The concentrated scenes are only complemented by music and a projection of notes on photographs and diary entries. Words are useless. Even with the absence of speech on stage, the audience sees the story in photographs, originating before its eyes.” Soňa Smolková
Concept, director, setdesign and costumes, performer: Sláva Daubnerová
Choreography: Stanislava Vlčeková Dramaturgy and technical cooperation: Pavel Graus Light design: Slavomír Šmálik
Opening night: 10th December2012, Divadlo SĽUK
Awards: The Best Performance of the season 2012/2013 - Dosky Awards, Nominations in categories The Best Actress and The Best Direction of the season, Tatra Banka Foundation Prize for Art 2013 as “Young Creative Artist” in category Theatre, Anniversary prize of the Literary Foundation for theatre and dramatic arts for direction
Opening night: 10th December 2012, Divadlo SĽUK
Selected festivals: APAP 2014, New York, International Platonov Arts Festival 2014 Voronezh, Move in station – Performance Art Festival 2013 Plzeň, 21st International festival Theatre Plzeň 2013 – section JOHAN presents, Off Europa Festival 2013Leipzig/Dresden
foto: Samo Trnka, Jakub Gulyás
Documentary monodrama inspired by the private and professional life and work of the first professional female theatre director Magda Husáková-Lokvencová.
“She was a woman- director in the environment which tolerated it but considered it a bizarre exception. She was a promising artist, but married to a man, who was, for some period, a high political official, then a political prisoner and after her dead even the president of the normalised Czechoslovakia- Gustáv Husák. She was a progressively thinking intellectual, and later a quited theatre artist, during the period when politics started to press the neck of art and made their relationship a comrade - like, mutually profitable coexistance. Based on the archive materials about complicated and tragic life of this untill recently almost forgotten artist, the notable Slovak artist and performer Sláva Daubnerová sews for herself a made to measure new story of this documentary drama.” Maja Hriešik
Stage concept, written, directed and performed by: Sláva Daubnerová
Dramaturgy and sound design: Pavel Graus Video art: Lukáš Kodoň Choreography: Emil Píš
Opening night: 22nd of December 2009 Studio 12, Bratislava
Awards: Newcomer of the season 2010 - Dosky Awards, Anniversary prize of the Literary Foundation for direction and acting
Selected festivals: 46th Borštnikovo srečanje Maribor, Theatre Festival 2011, 19thInternational theatre festival, Divadlo 2011 Plzeň, 16thInternational Festival of Theatre for One Actor in Cheb – Biennial 2011, International theatre festival Bezgranic/Bez hranic 2010 in Cieszyn, International theatre festival Čtyri dny / Four days 2010, Prague, Nová drama / New drama festival 2010 Bratislava, International theatre festival Divadelná Nitra 2010, Open air music festival Bažant Pohoda 2010, Trenčín, Touches & Connections theatre festival 2010, Martin, Slovak Republic
foto: Katarína Smíková, Samo Trnka
Space multimedia installation based on the monologue- play by Heiner Müller
“Sláva Daubnerová focused mainly on the male-female conflict from the female point of view. Absolute presence of the female element – the only performer, as well as the author of the concept and the director is a woman – creates a key question of the production; to what extent the male element determines the social and private life, or, how a woman copes with the man’s world (literature, history, politics and the private life). Since the female element in the man’s world is a determining factor, many subjects and levels of meaning remain unspoken or latent (present only in the textual, not the scenic form) and, vice versa, some resonate a lot. Daubnerová is one of the few who managed to integrate the video into the performance by using camera and projection in parallel in a very interesting way. Actions on stage are filmed in real time, simultaneously mixed, modified and projected on stage from different angles and points of view.” Martina Vannayová
Set design and costumes, directed and performed by: Sláva Daubnerová
Translation into Slovak:Ján Štrasser a Peter Zajac Music and sound design: Matej Gyárfáš Visual: Dušan Krnáč Choreography:Emil Píš Software design:Peter Gonda Technical support: Viliam Daubner
Opening night:1st June, 2007, Bojnice
Selected festivals: Monodráma Festival Gárdonyi Géza Színház 2010, Eger, Hungary Stara elektrarna 2009, Ljublana , Yerevan International Shakespeare Festival 2008, Festival Mitteleuropäisches Theaterkarussell 2008, Vienna, Festival Stretnutie 2008, Staré divadlo Nitra, Festival Křižovatky 2007, Olomouc,Czech republic
foto: Lucia Stráňaiová
Solo performance coming out of interviews and personal diary records of the artist Louise Bourgeois.
“The last remarkable production of the festival New drama (awarded a special prize of jury) was the auctorial production of Sláva Daubnerová, Cells, standing on the edge of performance and coming out of the records of the artist Louis Bourgeois. Harrowing confession of a woman lost in her existence and forcing way to its sense, with occasional tendency to observe the self-evident, was extraordinary mainly for its elaborated visual concept and stern acting. Calm, even mechanical declamation coming strictly to the point and circulating in some mini-chorus culminated in a demoniac scream. Director, and actress in one, worked systematically with her body like with a visual and spatial artefact. She didn’t illustrate her inner feelings, she was moving very naturally on the stage, as if she was unconcerned about the audience at times.” Roman Sikora
Written, directed and performed by: Sláva Daubnerová
Visual concept:S. Daubnerová / E. Kudláč Dramaturgy: Eduard Kudláč Technical support:Viliam Daubner
Opening night:16th September 2006, A4 zero Space, Bratislava
Awards: Special jury prize for scenic concept and directionat the festival Nová drama/New drama 2007.
Selected festivals: Globo Teatro Festival 2014, Reggio di Calabria, Performing Arts Market in Seoul 2012, International theatre festival Small Inventory 2010,Prague, IETM Spring Plenary Meeting 2009,Bratislava, Slovak republic, Galerija Spomeniškovarstvenega centra Ljubljana 2009, Slovinia, Biennale des jeunes créateurs de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée- Biennale Puglia 2008, Festival Mitteleuropäisches Theaterkarussell 2007 Vienna, Nová drama / New drama festival 2007, Bratislava, Femfest – feministički festival Zagreb 2007
foto: Dávid Augustín, Lucia Stráňayová
Illuminarium (Cabinet of Curious Phenomena) is an author project inspired by the existence of paranormal phenomena (enlightenments, apparitions and miracles). The performance plays with the boundaries between spiritualism and illusionism and juxtaposes beliefs with scientific theories.
Written and directed by: Sláva Daubnerová
Performed by: Emil Leeger and Sláva Daubnerová
Dramaturgy, technical assistance: Pavel Graus Stage design: Tom Ciller Costume design: Marija Havran Music and sound design: Matej Gyarfáš Video art: Lukáš Kodoň
Opening night: December 16, 2011 Elledanse, Bratislava
Selected festivals: Touches & Connections 2012Martin, Slovak republic
foto: Katarína Smíková
The musical-visual concept for two performers (Sláva Daubnerová, Pavel Graus) deals with a fragile relationship between a man and a woman. It is inspired by a short prose by Heiner Müller Die Todesanzeige (A Death Notice) in which he deals with the suicide of his wife. Text fragments taken from short proses, poems, autobiography and interviews of Heiner Müller and poetry of his wife Inge.
Written and directed, set and costumes: Sláva Daubnerová
Idea and performed by: Sláva Daubnerová a Pavel Graus
Music: Pavel Graus Translation:Peter Lomnický Movement lector: Matej Matejka Videoart: Lukáš Kodoň Technical support: Slavomír Šmálik
Opening night: 2nd and 3rd November 2011, elledanse Bratislava
Selected festivals: Nová drama/New drama 2012 Bratislava, Mitteleuropäisches Theaterkarussell 2011 Vienna
foto: Katarína Smíková
Stage concept based on the novel Melancholy I. by Jon Fosse
The stage concept of “Polylogue“ came to life based on the novel Melancholy I. by a Norwegian author Jon Fosse. The novel’s title follows the name for the term that was used to designatethe psychiatric diagnsis of a Norwegian painter (landscapist) Lars Hertervig (1830-1902). Fosse´s account of the artist’s shattered ideas was inspiration to create reconstruction of key moments, that brought him to his mental crisis. "Polylogue" incorporates a cyclic repetition and modification of phrases, ideas, scenes, dialogues and situations taking place within a single afternoon in the autumn of 1853, during the Hertervig's studies at the Academy of Arts in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Written and directed by: Sláva Daubnerová
Cast: Robert Roth/Vanda Mesiariková, Emil Píš, Sláva Daubnerová
Dramaturgy, stage and costumes, graphic design: Dušan Krnáč Technical support: Viliam Daubner, Monika Lomnická, Pavel Graus
Opening night: August 23 2008, Prievidza and January 18 2010, Municipal Theatre of P. O. Hviezdoslav, Bratislava
Selected festivals: Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space2011 – Slovak section, Nová drama / New drama festival 2009 Bratislava
foto: Miroslav Kormoš, Noro Knap