Tonight I Celebrate
“I am great. When you sit down there and I come up here, I am always great,“ says Uroš Kaurin in a performance that deals with the theatricality of the relationship between performer and his audience, its depth and its shallowness, its reality and its illusion.
The title song “Tonight I celebrate my love for you” (Michael Masser, Gerry Goffin, 1983) is the introduction into 8 popular song with which the singer and the performer Uroš Kaurin, accompanied on contrabass by musician Tomaž Grom, expresses his love for his audience. “Today’s viewer seems to be used to almost everything. It actually seems that he has already seen, experienced, and consumed everything tangy the theatre had to offer. Tragic faith, live violence, nudity and sex, and similar attacks on his privileged position, he has dealt with already, and now he is only ready to enjoy theatre … “ (Blaž Lukan: Approach, 2004) Only one question remains: If the audience of today is ready for everything, does it mean that a performer of today must be ready for everything too?
The performance is dedicaded to 20 years of Via Negativa and is a part of Hotspot 2023: https://www.vntheatre.com/hotspot/
Conceived by Uroš Kaurin and Bojan Jablanovec
Text and direction: Bojan Jablanovec
Performers: Uroš Kaurin and Tomaž Grom
Music adaptations: Tomaž Grom
Light design: Igor Remeta
Producer: Špela Trošt