Sex Education II: Ability

Tjaša Črnigoj

Sex Education II: Ability

Tjaša Črnigoj

“Sex Education II: Ability” is based on the stories of four women about their sexual coming-of-age, their relationship to their bodies, their sexuality and their relationships. What the four women have in common is that they live with a disability and are thus, as Elena Pečarič says in her essay “So beautiful, yet disabled,” faced with double discrimination – as persons with a disability and as women: “In such a stifling atmosphere, a woman with disability literally has to fight windmills to express her sexuality, femininity, well-being or satisfaction with her appearance, herself and her body. […] Why is it so difficult to understand and accept that a woman with disability can be happy with herself or her body as it is, to feel good, to feel beautiful, attractive or sexy.” With great sensitivity and humor, director Tjaša Črnigoj devotes her lecture-performance-series “Sex Education II” to often overlooked aspects of female sexuality and desire. “Ability” is the first part of this series to be shown in Germany.


Duration: 50 min.
Language: Slovenian, English

German premiere

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Authors: Tjaša Črnigoj, Lina Akif, Tea Vidmar, Tijana Todorović, Barbara Kapelj
Directed by: Tjaša Črnigoj
Performer: Lina Akif
Sound Performer: Tea Vidmar
Music: Tea Vidmar
Visual identity and Costume design: Tijana Todorović
Set design: Barbara Kapelj
Nura’s voice: Katarina Stegnar
Editing audio recordings and Sound design: Jure Vlahovič
Lighting design: Tjaša Črnigoj, Igor Remeta, Manca Vukelič, Barbara Kapelj
Translation: Tina Malič
Production management: Tina Dobnik
Inspicient: Demijan Pintarič
Technical Managers: Manca Vukelić, Igor Remeta
Martina Piskač (together with Uroš Sedej), Nura, Suzana, Tjaša and Linda shared their experiences.

Included are statements by expert-interviewees (Elena Pečarič, Jernej Hazimali and Steven De Weirdt) and excerpts from Elena Pečarič’s essay “So Beautiful, Yet Disabled,” published in the journal Social Work, Volume 44, Issue 1/2.

The project is part of a series of lecture-performances in which Nika Rozman, Sendi Bakotić and Vanda Velagić also participate as authors and performers, Lene Lekše as an author, and Alja Lobnik, PhD Gabrijela Simetinger and PhD Maja Vehar as expert collaborators.

Production: The New Post Office/Nova pošta (Maska Ljubljana and Mladinsko Theatre)
Co-production: City of Women
Thanks to: Lana Akif, Boštjan Bebar, Sendi Bakotić, Urška Brodar, Tina Dobnik, Jernej Hazimali, Urška Henigman, Interdisciplinary research team About feminist pleasure, Alja Lobnik, Tina Malič, Jaka Sotlar, Tibor Mihelič Syed, Borut Laznik, Borut Opetnik, Gabriele Fuso, Klara Otorepec, Elena Pečarič, The Sisterhood of the Proud Dolphin, Žiga Sedevčič, Katarina Stegnar, SVŠGUGL, Vanda Velagić, Steven De Weirdt

Ein Projekt im Rahmen des Bündnisses internationaler Produktionshäuser, gefördert von der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien.