Tjaša Črnigoj, Lina Akif, Sendi Bakotić, Nika Rozman, Vanda Velagić, Tijana Todorović, Barbara Kapelj, Tea Vidmar, Lene Lekše

Sex Education II

Diagnosis + Consentire + Ability + Play + Fight
Nova pošta (Mladinsko Theatre, Maska Ljubljana) and City of Women
Foto: nada žgank
Saturday, 8. June 2024


SNT Maribor

Presale price: 15 €

Regular price: 18 €

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The lecture-performances were premièred at Nova pošta throughout the 2022/2023 season. In the autumn 2023 the artists linked them together and performed them one after the other in a day-long event.

Running time approximately 5 hours and 45 minutes. Three intermissions.

The performance takes place in different venues in the theatre. Moving between them is also part of the event, so comfortable footwear is recommended for participants.

Director Tjaša Črnigoj

Set designers Barbara Kapelj, Tijana Todorović, Lene Lekše
Art and costume designer Tijana Todorović
Composer and sound performer Tea Vidmar
Expert consultants dr. Gabrijela Simetinger, dr. Maja Vehar, Alja Lobnik 
Voice of the anonymous interviewee Anja Novak
Speech consultant Mateja Dermelj
Audio recording editors and sound designers Klara Otorepec, Marijan Sajovic, Jure Vlahovič, Silvo Zupančič
Video recording editor and video designer​​​​​​​ Hana Vodeb 
Lighting designers Tjaša Črnigoj, Barbara Kapelj, Tijana Todorović, Lene Lekše, Manca Vukelič, Igor Remeta
Producer Tina Dobnik / Nastja Kotnik Minik
Tehnical directors of the performance Klemen Švikart, Manca Vukelič, Igor Remeta
Production manager Demijan Pintarič

Performers Lina Akif, Sendi Bakotić, Nika Rozman, Vanda Velagić
Voices Nura Katarina Stegnar • Juta Janja Majzelj • Tara Neda Rusjan Bric • Vida Tomšič Draga Potočnjak • Franc Novak Matej Recer • Midwife Nina Skrbinšek • Broadcaster Sara Horžen
Also performing Tjaša Črnigoj, Tijana Todorović, Lene Lekše

Sex Education II is a series of five lecture-performances on the sexual pleasure of women*, that shed light on the right to sexual pleasure as the fundamental sexual right in the context of human rights from different perspectives and through diverse performance practices. They are based on conversations with women who shared their personal stories, experiences and difficulties, and on interviews with experts in different fields. 
Diagnosis addresses vaginismus** and painful sexual intercourse, which according to some studies is experienced by up to 40% of women. Consentire opens up a space for reflection on what consensual sex actually means and what consensual practices look like. Ability is based on the stories of four women with disabilities about their sexual maturation, their relationship with their own bodies, their sexuality and their relationships with their partners. Play ventures into the realm of unconventional sexual practices, what urban slang calls 'kink'. In Fight, the artists reconstruct the struggle for reproductive rights in Yugoslavia, which only implicitly touched upon sexual rights, but paved the way for the right to sexual pleasure to be spoken of today. 

*By women we mean all women (trans, intersex and cis).
**Vaginismus is considered the most difficult sexual dysfunction in women. Vaginismus causes the pelvic floor muscles to spasm, which completely disables vaginal penetration even when a woman desires it.