Slovensko narodno gledališče Nova Gorica

Pénélope Bagieu, Larisa Javernik


Neustrašne, 2022

Portraits of indomitable women

A baptismal production

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05. November 2022, SNG Nova Gorica

about text

French artist’s Pénélope Bagieu’s blog BD adapted for stage tells us about women who dared to be different, independent and brave, women such as the swimmer, actress and writer Annette Kellerman, art collector Peggy Guggenheim or the Slovenian traveller, writer, poet and collector Alma Karlin. Their desires, yearnings, work inventions, dance shows, poems often came with a high price tag attached. They risked a lot and left visible or subtle marks on history. The portraits of fearless women are a journey through the history of the pioneers in different professions, inventions, arts and rebellion, they are a voyage through the female soul, full of fear, courage, obstacles, catharsis and a fight for the right of existence of their own identity, with which they could help the well-being of themselves and others. It is a humorous, lively journey full of empathy seen through social, historical, political, public and intimate perspectives which advocates for otherness as a value in life, history and personal growth.

The text was adapted by Larisa Javernik, a expert in young adult literature, and the director Mateja Kokol. The staging intertwines different types of theatre – drama, musical and physical – and genres, from epic, tragedy, comedy to drama, whether period, adventure or romantic. It is aimed at teenagers, but also older rebels. It’s interesting for girls as well as boys, who through the production discover a complex soul which perhaps is not that much different than their own. Perhaps it simply had to be, throughout the history, slightly more “brazen”.


Tragic and comic moments in the history of the female soul can help and inspire girls and boys understand themselves and the world around them. 

Mateja Kokol


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