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Anton Podbevšek Teater (APT) is staging the première of Thus Spoke Zarathustra, directed by Matjaž Berger, on 15 March 2016 at 8 pm at the Božidar Jakac Art Museum in Kostanjevica na Krki. The performance is based on one of Nietzsche’s central ideas regarding the overman surpassing himself through inner transformation. The project is a collaborative effort featuring Laibach (original music) and actors and co-creators. The performance,  staged at the historic Kostanjevica church, will offer the interpretation of Nietzsche as a radical and original thinker oriented towards the future.

TICKETS
Sales points: Eventim
Sales over the internet: www.eventim.si
TIC Novo mesto: (Monday – Saturday), tel.: 07 393 92 63; the Božidar Jakac Art Museum, Kostanjevica na Krki: 1 hour before the show
Information: [email protected] , 051 316 166 (Mitja)
Ticket prices: 12 €; 10 € for groups, 8 € for pupils, students and pensioners

Laibach
Pavle Ravnohrib
Jana Menger
Joseph Nzobandora
Ana Pandur Predin
Janez Hočevar
Jure Rovan
Barbara Ribnikar
Lana Voljč

Dramaturgy: Andreja Kopač
Choreography: Jana Menger
Costume design: Peter Movrin in Metod Črešnar
Projection mapping: Gangl Production
3D animation: Tomislav Gangl and Jaka Kotnik
Proofreading: dr. Jože Faganel
Stage design: APT
Assistant director: Tjaša Črnigoj
Dramaturgy assistant: Nastja Vidmar
Lighting design: Simon Žižek
Sound design: Uroš Bon
Video design and design of printed materials: Gašper Brezovar
Assistant lighting designer: Srečko Malovič
Prop master: Matej Korbar
Dresser: Nataša Recer
Stage managers: Andrej Berger, Mitja Sočič
Project leader: Andrej Berger

Production: Anton Podbevšek Teater
Co-production: The Božidar Jakac Art Museum, Kostanjevica na Krki; in cooperation with the production company Eurokaz, Zagreb and Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana

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Anton Podbevšek Teater (APT) is staging the première of Thus Spoke Zarathustra, directed by Matjaž Berger, on 15 March 2016 at 8 pm at the Božidar Jakac Art Museum in Kostanjevica na Krki. The performance is based on one of Nietzsche’s central ideas regarding the overman surpassing himself through inner transformation. The project is a collaborative effort featuring Laibach (original music) and actors and co-creators. The performance,  staged at the historic Kostanjevica church, will offer the interpretation of Nietzsche as a radical and original thinker oriented towards the future.

TICKETS
Sales points: Eventim
Sales over the internet: www.eventim.si
TIC Novo mesto: (Monday – Saturday), tel.: 07 393 92 63; the Božidar Jakac Art Museum, Kostanjevica na Krki: 1 hour before the show
Information: [email protected] , 051 316 166 (Mitja)
Ticket prices: 12 €; 10 € for groups, 8 € for pupils, students and pensioners

Laibach
Pavle Ravnohrib
Jana Menger
Joseph Nzobandora
Ana Pandur Predin
Janez Hočevar
Jure Rovan
Barbara Ribnikar
Lana Voljč

Dramaturgy: Andreja Kopač
Choreography: Jana Menger
Costume design: Peter Movrin in Metod Črešnar
Projection mapping: Gangl Production
3D animation: Tomislav Gangl and Jaka Kotnik
Proofreading: dr. Jože Faganel
Stage design: APT
Assistant director: Tjaša Črnigoj
Dramaturgy assistant: Nastja Vidmar
Lighting design: Simon Žižek
Sound design: Uroš Bon
Video design and design of printed materials: Gašper Brezovar
Assistant lighting designer: Srečko Malovič
Prop master: Matej Korbar
Dresser: Nataša Recer
Stage managers: Andrej Berger, Mitja Sočič
Project leader: Andrej Berger

Production: Anton Podbevšek Teater
Co-production: The Božidar Jakac Art Museum, Kostanjevica na Krki; in cooperation with the production company Eurokaz, Zagreb and Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana

Friedrich Nietzsche's 'Thus Spoke Zarathustra,' written in the years 1883 to 1885, is a pretty unusual book in the history of Western philosophy. It is not really a novel, it is not really poetry, nor is it a traditional philosophical treatise. 'Thus Spoke Zarathustra' is a philosophical parable that follows the wanderings of a character called Zarathustra, a Nietzschean prophet.

'Thus Spoke Zarathustra' is filled with irony and no more so than in the naming of its hero, Zarathustra. The historical Zarathustra is believed to be the founder of the ancient monotheistic tradition Zoroastrianism , which articulates a Manichean, 'good vs. evil' view of the world. Traditional Zoroastrianism sees good and evil as fundamental aspects of reality, beyond interpretation or human discourse. Nietzsche's perspective, and that of his protagonist Zarathustra, is the opposite of Zoroastrianism; this is meant as a kind of ironic joke.

Earlier in 'Thus Spoke Zarathustra' our protagonist tells us that, 'Valuing is creating: here it, ye creating ones! Valuation itself is the treasure and jewel of the valued things.' This idea is closely related to Nietzsche's understanding of the death of God and the Superman. By creating values, by filling the world around us with significance, humans are becoming God-like, like the Superman. Nietzsche is rallying us to fall in love with the world, to create meaning for ourselves, because no one else will do it for us.

Although the concept of the death of God is a much more complex metaphor than it is often interpreted as being, Nietzsche does spend a great deal of time attacking religion, and Christianity specifically, in 'Thus Spoke Zarathustra.' Zarathustra argues that religions teach people to deny themselves, to deny the physical world, and to deny responsibility for their own values. He gives the name Despisers of the Body to religious doctrines of this kind.

Zarathustra argues that the Despisers of the Body refuse to take responsibility for their own will, desire, and sense of worth. Instead, they try to identify something outside of themselves, their bodies, and the earth on which to assign the role of meaning maker. Nietzsche is addressing Christianity here, but he is also addressing Buddhism and other religious traditions that he sees as teaching an irresponsible hatred for the body and the physical world.

Due to its narrative format, 'Thus Spoke Zarathustra' is probably the most widely read of Nietzsche's works. 'Thus Spoke Zarathustra' articulates many of the same ideas that can be found in 'Beyond Good and Evil' and 'On the Genealogy of Morals' but stylistically it is distinct from his other books, betraying Nietzsche's deep love of classic and ancient literature.



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