Ho ho ho and it’s January! I wish you all a very gentle journey around the Sun ahead! Keep on moving!
I’m very excited to share with you the outlines of a new research project: Phenomeme is here!
I’ll be uploading and adding materials as the project (and the year) will be progressing. Also, new dates for Thinging, THINGS THING and the Technoburlesque on the horizon. Come back soon for more info!
Snatching ThingsFriday, 19.11.21 digital 1.5. study/installetion series we were qucikly back on stage with Julia for the children performance THINGS THING. Yesterday the Feminalz performed the Image Snatchers techno-burlesque. We had loads of fun with a great audience, I wish for more months like this! In December both the children performance and the burlesque are (hopefully) coming back and stage. There will also be a chance to probe and question creative practices in the frame of the Choreographic Turn #5 and already this month at the Cofestival 2021 Movement Research conference. Looking forward!
In the next weeks the last two editions from the digital 1.5. series will unfold and round up the project. Version 1.5.4. will happen at the Nič Art atelier in a form of a interactive performative massage. 1.5.5. will entail a larger group of performers who participated in previous editions. The unique performance will happen at Stara Elektrarna. You are kindly invited to join us! Have a look at the video trailer from edition 15.3. above, shot in Kino Šiška, recoreded and edited by Juš Jeraj.
The two recent pieces working with things brought home awards! What a special feeling! THINGS THING got a special jury award: Award for playful critique of (un)usable plastic objects at the 11th Biennial of Puppetry Artists of Slovenia (Zala Dobovšek, Špela Čadež, Marek Waszkiel)! Thinging received the Best Performance Award at Gibanica 2021, Biennial of Slovenian Contemporary Dance Art (Kerstin Schroth, Gintarė Masteikaitė, Silvija Stipanov). A big thanks goes to everyone who helped bring these works to life! ︎
spet emberSunday, 22.08.21
video: Juš Jeraj
Like deep sweet sleep, time off feels like a moment gone by without notice. September is almost here! I’ll start the month with assisting André Uerba in Sweden. Than we’ll be performing THIGNS THING with Julia Keren Turbahn for the first time live in Maribor. As I write this the preparation process for »Small Arts« Symposium in Ljubljana is already well under way with a great team of collaborators. Image Snatchers will be closing the event. A week later, three years after the premiere Thinging will be shown on stage again! Excithing! And to finish the month the third edition of digital will take place in Kino Šiška.
You can find details about these events on the left side, under NEWS or browse the works and collaborations pages! Last but not least, Juš Jeraj prepared another beautiful trailer from the digital series. Check it out above (or on vimeo) and hopefully see you around!
video: Juš Jeraj
June was full of events (oh joy) and with July it’s time to vacate the body and mind for new challanges ahead (oh wau).
In the mean time I’m happy to share a short trailer from the first edition of digital 1.5. with you (above). I’m also happy to invite you to explore the newly created digital 1.5. project page where you can already find photos from the second edition!
photo: Marijo Županov
On Monday digital 1.5.1., the first public event from the Ventilator cycle took place. It was a pleasure dive into the research and to perform live. A big shout out to the team and thanks to all the audience members who joined us! More information about the project coming soon!
PS: We are streaming Things Thing from Berlin in an hour! Join us!
Stream a Thing!Sunday, 11.04.21
Four days until the online premiere! This time in Slovene, next time probably in German. In the meantime, enjoy watching the teaser, get your tickets here and join us on Thursday! Everyone from 6 years on is invited!
Doing ThingsSunday, 14.03.21
We are in the middle of our residency time at FELD Theatre and the Things Thing is slowly taking form. Such a pleasure to be able to work in the studio. The premiere dates are still to be confirmed but expect to hear more from us soon! Here are some photo snippets for the taste!
workshops, lectures, practicesMonday, 15.02.21
Together with my friend and collaborator Juan Felipe Amaya Gonzalez we are preparing A Baseline Test, a scored podcast where we will investigate the potential for fostering enhanced consciousness, digitized intimacies, and embodied proximities in times of physical isolation. It’s happening in the frame of the online festival Slow Sweat, check it out and join us!
Choreo Turn #2Tuesday, 19.01.21
Together with Dragana Alfirević I’ve been cocurating the Choreographic Turn #2, the second in the line of four online events that were exploring the questions of choreography. The event is a webpage and you are kindly invited to visit it and explore the intersting contributions. The site will soon be expanded with new contributions so you should defenitely come back to it!
Image Snatchers are online tonight, live for the first time! Join the stream here, the entrance is free and the fun is endless!
After a couple of months of steady work with loads of trials and errors the renewed website is finally online with a fresh look. Enjoy exploring and please let me know if you miss anything or if you encounter any issues. The old .net domain should be connected soon.
photo: David Orešič
Residency at FELD Theater
In an unfortunate (but not unpredictable) turn of events the performances of Burn Time at Norrlandsoperan in Umea, Sweden have been postponed until further notice due to the corona pandemic. Can’t wait to go back and continue working with André, the amazing team of young performers and the wonderful dedicated employees of NO hosting the piece. I hope we can continue where we left ASAP!
But not everything is canceled! As planed, we started a two-week residency at the FELD Theater in Berlin this Monday. Together with Julia Keren Turbahn we are re-searching and re-working topics and practices used in the Thinging towards what will perhaps become a new stage work for younger audiences. Follow for more information!
Burn Time UmeåMonday 0211.20
Video: Stella Horta Music: Marc Lohr
After Image Snatchers and Thinging dates in November and December have been canceled due to the epidemic I am happy to let you know that André Uerba’s project Burn Time is getting a new iteration! For the next couple of weeks we will be working with a group of local students in Norrlandsopera in Umeå, Sweden towards another version of this project. Looking forward to spend time in the theatre with this beautiful work again!
It was a privilege to perform with this wonderful group of entities in the frame of the TRIGGER Festival in Stara Elektrarna Ljubljana! It was their 50th show and a first one for me, but our collaboration might continue in the future! Stay tuned!
(It is warmly recommended you reserve the tickets now, Image Snatchers are sold out months in advance.)
The Covid-19 situation brought a lot of uncertainty into this year’s schedule. I’m happy I can finally confirm new dates for both Thinging and MEMEMEME in the autumn of 2020: we have a total of 6 performances scheduled. Let’s hope the health situation in autumn will allow the people to assemble and these events to happen! Hope to see you all soon.
photo: Nada Žgank remixed