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This year’s Sommerszene – the annual festival by SZENE Salzburg – is taking place from the 25th of June until the 5th of July. It presents artists from the apap network and shows performances of international renown. The programme will be only from the 7th of May.
March 30 - April 1
Dalija Aćin Thelander (RS/SE)
Exercise for choreography of attention 'Point of no return'
Weld presents the serbian-swedish choreographer Dalija Acin Thelander with her two new works Exercise for choreography of attention 'Point of no return' and Recollections.
Both works delegates the performing to the audience, solely, proposing to them one other experience of choreography. Within these two works Dalija explore and develope choreographic and performative procedures aiming to translate the choreography into means other then dance, bodily expression and representation. Dalija chooses to choreograph the audience's attention and presence using the texts, drawings and spatial dispostifs, within the proposed set-ups which involve audience in reading, listening, gazing and consequently moving. Performative conditions of Exercise for choreography of attention 'Point of no return' and Recollections are subtly addressing the issues such as autonomy, responsibility, contribution and self organization.
Exercise for Choreography of Attention ‘Point of No Return'
March 30 at 6pm and 8pm
Concept, choreography: Dalija Aćin Thelander
Drawings performed on choreographic assignment: Siniša Ilić
Graphic design and layout performed on choreographic assignment: Katarina Popović
Performed solely by audience
Produced by Station, Service for contemporary dance, Belgrade 2012
'The performance is realised as an exercise in choreographing attention: a series of incidental, behavioural micro-performances induced by reading a book. In both of its assigned roles, the audience, here also positioned as the only performer, remains in constant search of performance. At first, performance emerges here as a temporally suspended and graphically mediated performing of the author in the book itself – drawing qua performance, text qua performance, the visual artist and graphic designer’s ‘dancing’ to the choreographer’s textual propositions and the like. Then, performance comes as initiated by the information regarding performance – the recognition of performing the role of the audience and the collective performance of the given theatrical situation. Finally, the performance also comes into being as the sum of all individual imaginary and perceptual responses from the audience to the impulses issuing from the book – as a mental performance of a visual-textual template.
In this exercise, attention is directed primarily at the book as an unexpected interface of partaking in a theatrical situation. The book, in this case a workbook, is neither the performer, nor an instruction manual, but a sort of inductor or performance regulator. Depending on the book’s contents and form, the performance emerges by means of interacting with it, through the procedurality of reading. Typically, reading a book is an intimate and individual rather than a public act; nonetheless, reading one and the same book brings its readers together – notwithstanding the huge temporal and spatial distances separating them – into a kind of community. In this case, a book is introduced into public space, that is, it is as though the book qua performance interface were becoming public space. The private act of consuming a book becomes an act of community in public – theatre.'
Excerpt from A Few Points about Exercise for Choreography of Attention Point of no Return
by Bojan Đorđev
March 31 at 8pm
April 1 at 8pm
Concept, text/choreography and lights: Dalija Aćin Thelander (RS/SE)
Voice: Kristiina Viiala (FI/SE)
In a dialog with Mala Kline (SI)
Performed solely by the audience
Supported by: Weld, Kulturrådet, Stockholm Stad, Konstnärsnämnden, apap - advancing performing arts project, Tanzfabrik Berlin, DOCH and The Swedish Public Employment Service
Administrative structure: Interim kultur AB (svb)
Recollections is a choreographed environment created for you to mediate with and share with others. It proposes an experience which you are invited to carry out. It entrusts you with a text to follow, to perform and embody it – however you choose to understand performing and embodiment. It opens multiple spaces for wandering between visible and invisible, private and public, comfort and complaisance. It invites you to negotiate, to drift away or enforce, to take up with or abandon. Recollections designs unrestrained zone. It addressed the responsibility and welcomes the uncertainty and chance. Your interpretation of what is proposed to you, your choices and your involvement will inevitably influence your experience and co-create the experience of other/s.
Recollections is not about fulfillment. It is contemplation and mediation.
Recollections is a choreography. But it is also an opportunity to recollect the self, the other, space, time and... everything else in-between.
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"&" - premiere on March 20th / regular performances on March 21st and 22nd @ Theatre &TD, Zagreb
The new dance piece by Roberta Milevoj & Tomislav Feller explores the potential and nature of joint action in a duet. These two authors, dancers and friends have been personally and professionally connected for a number of years and it is this connection that they have now decided to put on stage, in order to try and understand what is it that they do for each other and what is it that they mean to each, once they are moving in a space characterized by togetherness. Thus, their two bodies in one space simultaneously build and deconstruct a world of intimacy in which intimacy can sometimes be a challenge, in which collaboration can occasionally be strengthened by trying. By questioning whether two bodies have to literally be harmonized in order to be in harmony, Roberta & Tomislav give their own answers to the question: what are the things that connect us? As a result, the duet becomes a space interspersed with elements which witness the complexity with which each collaboration, just like each friendship, is interwoven, thus confirming the measure in which our need for the other is close to our need for moving.
(foto Damir Žižić)
Roberta Milevoj: Roberta again (Opet Roberta) - Feb 22nd 2014 @ Tanzfabrik, Berlin
Roberta Again is Roberta Milevoj’s new dance piece which explores the possibilities of reshaping the emotional experience of a natural space in an artificial setting such as a performance space. As the transit from the former into the latter is made, the material obtained by being in the natural place transforms. Backed by a specific musical background, such altered dance material creates a new perspective of the time and space of the performance.
(photo by Goran Škofić)
- Performing New Europe festival 2014
- Tanzfabrik Berlin Open Spaces
- »Audiences or Communities?« Silke Bake, Jacopo Lanteri
- An Kaler »Contingencies«
- Marta Kolega and Gloria Lindeman - residency at La Coingliera (IT)
- Tea Tupajić: “Variete Europe”, residency at Tanzfabrik Berlin (apap Production Studio), December 9th-22nd