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Tjaša Črnigoj
Sex Education II: Ability

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“Sex Education II: Ability” is based on the stories of four women about their sexual coming-of-age, their relationship to their bodies, their sexuality and their relationships. What the four women have in common is that they live with a disability and are thus, as Elena Pečarič says in her essay “So beautiful, yet disabled,” faced with double discrimination – as persons with a disability and as women: “In such a stifling atmosphere, a woman with disability literally has to fight windmills to express her sexuality, femininity, well-being or satisfaction with her appearance, herself and her body. […] Why is it so difficult to understand and accept that a woman with disability can be happy with herself or her body as it is, to feel good, to feel beautiful, attractive or sexy.” With great sensitivity and humor, director Tjaša Črnigoj devotes her lecture-performance-series “Sex Education II” to often overlooked aspects of female sexuality and desire. “Ability” is the first part of this series to be shown in Germany.

Authors: Tjaša Črnigoj, Lina Akif, Tea Vidmar, Tijana Todorović, Barbara Kapelj, Directed by: Tjaša Črnigoj, Performer: Lina Akif, Sound Performer: Tea Vidmar, Music: Tea Vidmar, Visual identity and Costume design: Tijana Todorović, Set design: Barbara Kapelj, Nura’s voice: Katarina Stegnar, Editing audio recordings and Sound design: Jure Vlahovič, Lighting design: Tjaša Črnigoj, Igor Remeta, Manca Vukelič, Barbara Kapelj, Translation: Tina Malič, Production management: Tina Dobnik, Inspicient: Demijan Pintarič, Technical Managers: Manca Vukelić, Igor Remeta, Martina Piskač (together with Uroš Sedej), Nura, Suzana, Tjaša and Linda shared their experiences.

Included are statements by expert-interviewees (Elena Pečarič, Jernej Hazimali and Steven De Weirdt) and excerpts from Elena Pečarič’s essay “So Beautiful, Yet Disabled,” published in the journal Social Work, Volume 44, Issue 1/2.

The project is part of a series of lecture-performances in which Nika Rozman, Sendi Bakotić and Vanda Velagić also participate as authors and performers, Lene Lekše as an author, and Alja Lobnik, PhD Gabrijela Simetinger and PhD Maja Vehar as expert collaborators.

Production: The New Post Office/Nova pošta (Maska Ljubljana and Mladinsko Theatre)
Co-production: City of Women
Thanks to: Lana Akif, Boštjan Bebar, Sendi Bakotić, Urška Brodar, Tina Dobnik, Jernej Hazimali, Urška Henigman, Interdisciplinary research team About feminist pleasure, Alja Lobnik, Tina Malič, Jaka Sotlar, Tibor Mihelič Syed, Borut Laznik, Borut Opetnik, Gabriele Fuso, Klara Otorepec, Elena Pečarič, The Sisterhood of the Proud Dolphin, Žiga Sedevčič, Katarina Stegnar, SVŠGUGL, Vanda Velagić, Steven De Weirdt

A project within the framework of the Alliance of International Production Houses, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.