Is not. Despite trying he couldn’t stop his body from extending.
Freelance dancer, choreographer, performer and performance maker based between Ljubljana and Berlin. He is interested in and in his artistic practice engaged with notions of extended bodies, material semiotics, gaps, errors & confusions, ecology, imagination, (science) fiction and humor in a search of relevant performative articulations for the post-internet / anthropocene era.
Jan studied contemporary dance at Arts Gymnasium in Ljubljana and choreography at SNDO (AhK), Amsterdam and obtained a master’s degree in solo/dance/authorship at HZT (UdK), Berlin. Jan also graduated as a physiotherapist at Faculty of Health Sciences (UL).
He created several author works, most recently Things Thing, MEMEMEME, Thinging and f(being) and performed at festivals in Slovenia (Gibanica, Mladi levi, Cofestival) and abroad (Open Spaces, PAF Berlin, Tanzhafen). He received the danceWEB scholarship in 2019 and was awarded with the Ksenija Hribar promising choreographer award by the Contemporary Dance Association Slovenia in the same year. In 2020, he was invited to the GPS residency program organized by the New York organization Movement Research and was a resident of the FELD Theater in Berlin together with Julia Keren Turbahn in 2020 and 2021. In September 2021 their collaborative work THINGS THING received a special jury award for a playful critique of (un)useful plastic objects at the 11th Biennial of Puppet Artists of Slovenia and Jan’s solo Thinging was awarded with the main prize at the 10th Gibanica, the biennial of Slovenian contemporary dance art.