Threnos (for the Throat)  

Carmina Slovenica

The transition from animal to meat is one that intentionally mutes the life and death of its subject. Unlike humans, these animals generally die in concealment, and the dead are not mourned. In Threnos, what is so often hidden behind the scenes is brought onto the stage in a para-liturgical rite, a performance that offers space for reckoning and reflection. Throughout, the throat acts as a kind of locus—a metaphorical and literal site of language, ingestion, song, slaughter, swallowing, and vulnerability, connecting the mourners and the mourned in their shared physicality. 


Threnos (for the Throat)
Threnos (for the Throat)

Crew and cast

Performed by Vocal theatre Choregie (SI) / Sidra Bell dance (USA) 

Composer / concept Jacob Cooper (USA) 
Direction / concept Karmina Šilec (SI) 
Texts Dora Malech (USA) 
Movement Sidra Bell (USA) 
Visuals Young Joo Lee (KR, USA) 
Set Dorian Š. Petek (SI) 
Costumes Tina Bonča (SI)
Light Andrej Hajdinjak (SI)
Sound Danilo Ženko (SI)