Devised project

At first, there was nothing. Then it exploded. The Sun came into being. It wanted company, so it invented planets. They, in gratitude, circled around it. On one of these planets, life was born. Time was pushing evolution and demanding from it a species that was capable of thinking. Over time, the members of this species, in their vanity, desired many things and, because of the ability of some, achieved most of them. We are the ones who use these goods, intentionally or unintentionally influencing the environment. It was the same with flying. Before the dreamers showed us how to overcome gravity, we were anchored to the Earth, much like chickens are today. When we conquered the sky, our attitude towards creation remained just like that, chicken-like.


The performance speaks about the origin of the universe, life, humanity and the long unattainable desire to fly. It takes its title from the Old Icelandic epic about the origin of creation, and at the same time hides the name of the first Slovenian aviator Edvard Rusjan. A man who lived in the clouds and made his dreams come true. Who are we to abuse them?

the Sun

Awards and festivals

  • best performance in its entirety at the Vision Festival (Festival of Youth Theater Groups of Slovenia), Nova Gorica 2009
  • award for direction at the Laktaši Festival (BIH), 2009
  • innovation award at the Linhart Festival, Postojna 2009
Tin Grabnar, Luka Treiber, Marko Petrovič, Primož Gerlič, Matevž Dobaj, Andrej Vršič and Zoran Petrovič
Zoran Petrovič
Sabina Bračič in Nives Orešnik
Costume designer:
Kornelija Kaurin
45 minutes
21 December 2008, Prvi oder Prve gimnazije Maribor