Katarina Stegnar

Photo: Nada Žgank / Archive: City of Women
Occupation Acting (theatre/film), Performance
Art fields Film, Theatre, Feature film, Short film, Physical theatre, Solo show, Performative theatre
Born 1976, Ljubljana, SFR Jugoslavija / SR Slovenija, ex-Yugoslavia
City and country of residence Slovenia
Other links Slovensko mladinsko gledališče
RazUme Database Link to database of artists and exhibitions.

Biography

 

Katarina Stegnar (1976) is an actress, performer, movement artist, researcher, deviser who has been active in Slovenian theatre since 1999. With her creativity she has left a mark particularly in the independent scene – she’s one of the most active collaborators of the platform for research, development and production of contemporary stage art Via Negativa, a member of Betontanc and its spin-off, the Beton Ltd., a collective that has staged a number of successful performances, for example Ich kann nicht anders. She has been collaborating with Glej Theatre, Anton Podbevšek Theatre, SNT Drama Ljubljana, E.P.I. Center, Wax Factory, Ljubljana Dance Theatre, Ex-Ponto, Maska etc., and since 2002 also with the Mladinsko, of which she became a full-time member in 2014. She created several acclaimed roles in films, particularly important were Rascals! (2000) and The Tree (2014). In 2017 she received the Borštnik Award for acting, together with her acting colleagues from the performance The Man Who Watched the World, and in 2016 the Prešeren Fund Award for her roles in the Mladinsko performances (Pavla Above the Precipice, All the Heroes Counted and Rok’s Depth) and the projects on independent scene (Revolting Man Beton Ltd. and Katarina on Demand (with Urška Brodar and Jure Novak)). In 2007 she won the Veljko Maričić Award for the best young actor at the International Small Scenes Festival in Rijeka (Croatia) for the role of Tjaša in Fragile!, and in 2005 the Golden Bird Award.

 

Umetniška dela

Type Solo show, Participatory performance, Statement
Date 2010
City of production Ljubljana
Production Via negativa

The actress enacts her own death as a deeply intimate and extremely theatrical sensation all at the same time. Drop Dead is a play in which we all must act-out our role: the performer becomes a corpse, the viewer becomes an undertaker,[]

Type Solo show, Participatory performance
Date 15 October 2011
City of production Ljubljana
Production Via negativa
Format 1920x1080
Duration 43:30

The actress enacts her own death as a deeply intimate and extremely theatrical sensation all at the same time. Drop Dead is a play in which we all must act-out our role: the performer becomes a corpse, the viewer becomes an undertaker,[]

Type Solo show, Participatory performance
Date 2010
City of production Ljubljana
Production Via negativa
Format 720x576
Duration 50:23

 

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