top of page

The premiere of the new multimedia theater performance Why Me on May 25 in Murska Sobota

Dear friends! In February, after the preview of the performance Why me, we announced the imminent premiere in a packed Ljudski dom. We are now happy to announce that the premiere will take place at the Park Theater in Murska Sobota on May 25, 2024, at 8 p.m..

May 30th is World Multiple Sclerosis Day, and the show is hitting the stage just in time. The purpose of the performance is to raise awareness about multiple sclerosis, as well as socializing and promoting art that portrays life experiences and emotions. We donate the proceeds from the sold tickets to the Get to Know Multiple Sclerosis Society, and in this way we fulfill one of the fundamental commitments of our creative activity - aid for humanitarian purposes.

For a long time it was not clear where and when the premiere would take place. But the local community of Murska Sobota and especially the Institute for Culture, Tourism and Sport Murska Sobota have proven itself! Tadeja is from Sobota and the premiere of the performance will take place in her environment! Our honorary patron Dr. Barbara Toplak from Alma Mater Europea, as well as the city mayor Damjan Anželj and his wife will be there, and the event will be narrated by Aljoša Bagola.

At the same time, we can already inform you that the Ljubljana performance will take place a week later (on Friday, May 31, 2024, at 8 p.m.) at the Španski Borci Cultural Center, where Vlasta Nussdorfer - our permanent honorary patron of all dance performances until now will be with us. She has been with us for eight years and upon the invitation she shared with us "I will go to the end of the world for you..." which is a great honor and at the same time a responsibility. The responsibility to try, to do our best, to be authentic and to dance for others!

Of course, our online media sponsor Barbra Drnač and her Parada plesa will also be with us. We are infinitely grateful for your attention and support.

The theater - dance multimedia performance Why Me is a performance that touches on multiple sclerosis through excerpts from life through the eyes of Tadeja Polanšček, who is fighting this disease. In the foreground is the figure of a woman who is a mother, daughter, friend, wife, but at the same time a prisoner of the disease. Her desire for a "normal" life is extraordinary, she wants to live for her two children, for her husband, and above all for HERSELF! He hates the disease and at the same time accepts it as a fact. Sometimes she feels trapped and would like to scream out all her pain, anger and helplessness into space, into the air, anywhere... She understands that the disease is a part of her, her body, that it is entangled in all the bonds of her life, but with her defiance and courage she tries drive away everything associated with it.

"You will be my waltz,

my ballet plie

my choreography

and my play.'

(Katja Vidmar, excerpt from the play Why Me)

The topic that spoke to me this time is the story of my friend, the story of many women and men with this disease... it is a story that I also dance for their families and is a tribute to Tadeja. Exploring the feelings of not being able to use legs and/or arms has been one of the most difficult choreographic tasks for me so far, and the creation of the performance therefore has a great emotional charge. Articles, conversations about multiple sclerosis and awareness of how vulnerable we are are the reasons why we want to help the Let's Know Multiple Sclerosis association with the performance Why Me with the proceeds from the sold tickets.

How to create motionless movement with a body that can move? How to dance in a duet with someone who is bubbling with life and at the same time someone who is screaming in pain? How to tell a story that only speech can carry / cut into silence because the body is numb? Through dance (and through projection and speech) in her own, different, sensual way, which is hers and mine.

So finaly! We invite you to book your seat this evening and support us and the association with your visit, ticket purchase and your attention. This is your contribution, we will take care of the rest!

Tickets are already on sale (12 EUR in presale and 15 EUR on the day of the performance) at the sales points of the halls:

25. maj 2024 ob 20. uri

Gledališče Park - Murska Sobota

Ulica Štefana Kovača 30, 9000 Murska Sobota, Slovenija

Vstopnice so naprodaj na blagajni Gledališča Park

Delovni čas blagajne - od ponedeljka do petka med 14. in 17. uro, ter uro pred dogodki (tudi ob sobotah in nedeljah)

02 521 43 81,

31. maj 2024, 20:00

Španski borci - Ljubljana, Zaloška cesta 61, 1110 Ljubljana, Slovenija

Vstopnice so naprodaj na blagajni dvorane Španski borci in spletno na

Blagajna: +386 (0)1 620 87 90

And the team behind the show:

Dancing: Katja Vidmar, Sara Brčvak, Peter Capuder

Binding text: Katja Vidmar, Tadeja Polanšček

Music selection: Katja Vidmar

Choreography, scenography and direction: Katja Vidmar

Video projection, sound, light design and graphics design: Albert Podrekar

Photography: Zoran Norčič, Albert Podrekar

Production: Albert Podrekar, Katja Dance Company

Organization of performances: Albert Podrekar, Tadeja and Marko Polanšček, Renata Žohar (Društvo Let's Know Multiple Sclerosis)

0 views0 comments


bottom of page