Tonight I Celebrate

“I am great. When you sit down there and I come up here, I am always great.”

The title song “Tonight I celebrate my love for you” (Michael Masser, Gerry Goffin, 1983) is the introduction into 8 popular song with which the singer and the performer Uroš Kaurin, accompanied on contrabass by musician Tomaž Grom, expresses his love for his audience. “Today’s viewer seems to be used to almost everything. It actually seems that he has already seen, experienced, and consumed everything tangy the theatre had to offer. Tragic faith, live violence, nudity and sex, and similar attacks on his privileged position, he has dealt with already, and now he is only ready to enjoy theatre … “ (Blaž Lukan: Approach, 2004) Only one question remains: If the audience of today is ready for everything, does it mean that a performer of today must be ready for everything too?

pop songs


Conceived by:
Uroš Kaurin in Bojan Jablanovec
Text and direction:
Bojan Jablanovec
Uroš Kaurin in Tomaž Grom
Music adaptations:
Tomaž Grom
Light design:
Igor Remeta
Špela Trošt
7 October 2009, the Old Power Station, Elektro Ljubljana
45 minut
Via Negativa
Financial support:
Ministry of Culture of Republic of Slovenia and the City of Ljubljana