Artists: Via Negativa
Perforations Festival 2011
“Dear audience, I love you!” is likely to be heard at a concert, but not in a theatre. Theatre actors do it more subtly, or, more specifically, they did do it more subtly, until a young actor with the Slovenian Youth Theatre, Uroš Kaurin, decided to devote his every performance to the audience. His involvement with the Via Negativa platform adds to its less negative aspect, while to Kaurin himself, it gives the opportunity, in a game with the default and preferred/desired identities, to perform in according to his musical taste and his own narcissism, from his own bathroom. A winning combination of a piercing voice, impeccable song and a devoted performance makes Tonight I Celebrate a first class attraction on any festival program. But Kaurin is not to be trusted… His celebration has a grotesque note that can come back to slap the viewer in the face.