Ljubljana, Cepetka, Cankarjeva 5



Monday – Saturday, 24-29 April 2023

Hours: :


Monday-Friday, 10:00-13:30 and 14:30-17:00,



Adrian Schvarzstein (Argentina)



350 € (250 € if full payment is made until March 25th)

Application Deadline:

Friday, April 14, 2023, or until the maximum amount of participants will be reached


A deposit of 100 € is obligatory to confirm the enrollment. Please note that the deposit is nonrefundable, exceptions will be made in case of illness or similar grave situations.

Maximum number of participants: 12

E-appplication form:



Zavod Bufeto in cooperation with JSKD – Republic of Slovenia Public Fund for Cultural Activities, Pionirski dom – Centre for Youth Culture and European Capital of Culture GO! 2025


Workshop (in English language) for people with experience in the field of performing arts (theatre, street theatre, clowning, dance, circus etc.) and with an interest in experimenting in the world of street theatre.

The workshop is part of the project Clown City lead by Bufeto in cooperation with European Capital of Culture GO! 2025 in which different events will took place until the year 2025. Clown language is the most universal language in the world. It doesn’t matter where, every child understands it without words. That’s why we will combine the clown universal language with the two languages of two border cities – Nova Gorica and Gorizia. The clowns will interact with the public and play through the clown language of gags, jokes, and tricks. The events will take place in different public spaces, also promoting and reviving hidden places of both cities. The project will conclude with the joint performance including versatility of old, new, established, and emerging clowns.

The participants will be offered further cooperation in the project, if both, the participant, and organiser will agree on it.


Develop listening skills among the different performers in the group, developing the ability to improvise together in the public space. Familiarize the performer with the energy, rhythm and rules of the street in order to build theatrical proposals in the public space. Experiment with body movement and reading of the public space, investigating the utility, shape, meaning and aesthetics of different environments and spaces as well as our bodily presence in it. Acquire techniques and develop improvisation resources in the public space to be able to adapt our presence to the game conditions that we encounter. Learn to interact with the viewer by approaching the space and the public as collaborators for the invention and development of play and emotions. Sensitize the participants to the development of a story/narrative and to a dynamic of changes of rhythms to surprise and maintain the tension. Train the openness towards the unknown and the unforeseen to be able to receive everything that surrounds us, know how to accept it and transform it in tune with the proposed theatrical proposal. Create your own attributes in order to confront yourself with any situation with the character we will have built.



The presence of our body in a given space is the basis of the work. In the workshop, we will observe and listen to the public space in its entire visual, acoustic, and structural ensemble, as if it were a score and our body will be the instrument.

Much of the workshop will take place outdoors where we will learn to observe and intervene in public space. In it we will work on its urban structure, its own soundtrack and the different ways in which our presence and action can create a dialogue with space. We will integrate into the public space and join the rhythm of the space, breaking it and altering it with our movement and interaction.

The performer will become familiar with the energy, the rhythm and the rules of the street in order to build theatrical proposals in it, in which curiosity, discovery and the truth manage to change the daily life of the place.


We will experiment with various ways of engaging with everyone around us, emphasizing the way in which we interact and engage the viewing public.

With the actions that we will propose in the public space, we will look for participatory and alternative ways of relating to others, becoming, both performers and the public, active subjects who dialogue and contribute to the history that is written in the space.

We will discover techniques and ways to generate collaboration and empathy with strangers using the power of our presence and of the game without the need to use verbal language.


Through theatrical games, listening and connection, body exercises and research, we will get to know each other and build the common energy of the group.

We will explore the potential of the group strength by emphasizing the importance and value of the collective. We will savor the pleasure of the group with simple theatrical exercises, where the need of the individual is subject to the subsistence of the collective. On the other hand, we will discover the importance of the affirmation of the individual thanks to the collective. Interacting "all together" will lead us to refine our way of relating and communicating until we reach the essence.

Using the tools of improvisation and group work, we will work on risk, trust in others and the development of dynamic and emotional theatrical proposals.


With simple game strategies, we will encourage openness to the unknown, to the foreign and to the unforeseen, trying to abandon our need for control and letting the performers be the creators of the stories, which will be defined while simultaneously imagining and executing them.

We will improvise going into the unknown, trusting the other and listening to the group. We will draw together the beginning and the end of a journey, ignoring the intermediate stages to let ourselves be surprised and go where we would never go.


Adrian Schvarzstein (1967, Argentina) is a versatile artist; actor, comedian, circus and street theatre director and even an opera singer. He performed in famous Belgian circus Ronaldo, in 2004 he created Circus Klezmer intertwining music, poetry and outstanding virtuoso ability that has toured for 12 years.

In 2006 he created KAMCHATKA, a theatre group that bases its creations on the theme of emigrants, the show become an international success, performing more than 450 times in 31 different countries. He is a creator and performer of street theater shows as The Greenman, The Bed, Dans and Arrived.

Chaos surprise and provocative innocence, there are just some of the arms Adrian Schvarzstein has used to triumph in theatre and festivals all over the world, from Ireland to Cameroon.

Since 2006 to present Adrian is doing street theatre and circus workshops in various countries in Europe, South America, Australia and South Asia.
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