Uros Marolt & Undertree

Artist statement

Undertree is a duo of young and emerging Slovenian artists, Uroš Marolt and Eva Mulej, working in mediums of street theatre, contemporary circus, film, music and pedagogics. We studied street theatre in School of Contemporary Street Arts (ŠUGLA) organised by Ana Monro Theatre in Ljubljana and are active at Cirkokrog, Slovenian circus association, with juggling as our main discipline. In our creation we focus on outdoor and site-specific events, combining various artistic fields.

Undertree was established in August 2018 when we started to travel by land from Slovenia to Morocco, performing on the streets of France and Spain with a comedy show Toilet, developed as a part of Anima Express international circus exchange program. Afterwards, we were developing a contemporary circus performance Uprooted at artist residency Dar Slimane near Marrakech. In February we were cooperating with cultural centre Le Chateau in Saint Louis, Senegal, working on a social circus project and developing Uprooted. We continued teaching and creating through Atlas Association in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, in March. In July 2019 we presented our performance Uprooted at Ana Desetnica street theatre festival in our hometown Ljubljana. We continued performing in Slovenia (Floating Castle festival, Reciklart, Ana Mraz, Kavč Festival …) and Croatia (festival of visual arts Artery). During the year 2020 we were researching materials and upgrading Uprooted with a mentor support of Slovenian directors and artists (Goro Osojnik, Polona Prosen, Matija Solce, Jaša Jenull, Ravil Sultanov). We performed on the festivals around Slovenia (Junij v Ljubljani, Ana Desetnica, Lent …) and took part in the competition program for the best Slovenian street performance, Urbana Ljubljana Award. Only after a year’s break due to pandemics we could tour abroad in 2021. In June we presented Uprooted in Romania (3 shows in Bucharest) and in July we toured for two weeks around Germany (8 shows, Von Nord Nach West Festival).

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