BetON7 combines a wistful ballad with Laibachian touches, mysticism woven from the fabric of everyday life, ethno, the playfulness of jazz, the nostalgia of the past, a monologue on bravery, a meditative revolutionary poem… It is a surprising mixture of all this, as well as stones, cement and concrete intertwined with us. Humans.
The starting motif is a poem by Pavla Medvešček, written on her first day at work at the Anhovo cement factory. In the poem, Pavla reflects on the crushing, burning and grinding of stones from the insides of the sacred mountain Jelenk – the guardian of the valley. Pavla’s poetic thought turns to the hope that the cement that leaves the valley in sacks is somewhere else building new roads, bridges, homes…, but she is aware that with the sacks, a part of their valley is also going out into the world. At that time, Pavla could not have guessed the extent of the injustices that the inhabitants of the Posočje valley are experiencing today because of the still-operating cement factory, now also a garbage incinerator. BetON7 was created in dialogue with young and old inhabitants of Posočje, who gathered material, feelings and impressions on the theme of the sacred in urban space. And although this is the story of a very specific valley, it is in fact the story of all valleys and all their inhabitants.

Past performances

19. may 2023 / Intimate stage GT22
Performed by:

Anton Lorenzutti, Elisa Menon, Žiga Ipavec, Tilen Kravos, Rok Pavlin, Francesco Ivone, Tomi Novak, Maja Poljanec Nemec, Miha Nemec and Metka Knap


Miha Nemec


Tomi Novak, Grunt


Maja Poljanec Nemec, creators of the performance

Visual image:

Enej Gala

Video design:

Stojan Nemec

Lighting design:

Matjaž Bajc

Sound design:

Matej Čelik


SNG Nova Gorica, MONG, Društvo humanistov Goriške, KUD Morgan


75 minutes