Glej Theatre, Ljubljana / Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television, University of Ljubljana (SLO)

Jean-Claude Carrière:

The Conference of the Birds

Directed by Nina Rajić Kranjac

Original title: Zborovanje ptic


Translation: Danica Geršak

Costume design: Ljubica Čehovin – Suna

Set design: Aleksander Vujović

Sponsor and Set design advisor: Farzad Koushki

Music selection: Lea Čehovin

Light design: Martin Lovšin

Photographs: Sunčan Stone

Executive producer: Barbara Poček

Co-production: Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television, University of Ljubljana



Directing: associate professor Tomislav Janežič

Acting: assistant professor Matjaž Tribušon

Dramaturgy: assistant professor Blaž Lukan

Costume design: full professor Janja Korun

Set design: associate professor Jasna Vastl

Performed by

Benjamin Krnetić

Petja Labović

Blaž Dolenc

Nejc Cijan Garlatti

Sara Dirnbek

Nataša Keser


The Conference of the Birds is the final production of Glej’s 2015 resident, Nina Rajić Kranjac, as well as her MA work within the frame of the Theatre and Radio Directing program at the Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television, University of Ljubljana. he text of the poet, hagiographer and theoretical sufist Farid ud Din Attar was adapted into a play by Jean-Claude Carrière and Peter Brook in 1979, with which the story of Simorgh, the sufist teacher, and the travel of the birds reached the masses.


The performance directed by Nina Rajić Kranjac showcases six actors and actresses and was originally intended for a public of 40: they set off on a journey in which they discover the text through the settings that the performance and its ambience provokes in them, but they also travel through themselves. The performance comprises three parts (the conference, the desert, the seven valleys), and the director’s personal touch brings a breath of fresh air to the play.


Opening night: 28 November 2015

Running time: 135 minutes with one intermission

In Slovenian and Bosnian with English, Hungarian and Romanian surtitles

Recommended for adults aged 18 and older




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