PSR Antisezona 20 – Close Encounters on the Dance Kind Dec.20
The last block of ANTISEZONA 20 is here – taking place at Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb, from 12th until 13th of December, and presenting another dance premiere, a guest performance and new edition of Close Encounters of the Dance Kind.
The theme of the block is COLLECTIVE AND INDIVIDUAL AS THE CHOREOGRAPHIC FIELD.
The premiere performance WHO CARES by Ana Kreitmeyer explores the potentiality of collectiveness in choreographic sense, treating the performance event as a choreographic organism where every element of it cares about the others, searching for utopic synergy, not by representing harmony, but in active intra-action, connection and co-existence.
The guest performance ROB3RTA by Roberta Milevoj is a solo, deeply intimate and choreographically precise at the same time, exploring the possibilities of emotional experience as the stronghold for poetic approach toward dance materials and choreography.
In Close Encounters of the Dance Kind, performative conversation format, dance artists and Antisezona curators Iva Nerina Sibila, Sonja Pregrad and Silvia Marchig will meet to celebrate 2020, the year of turbulences and suspended plans, bringing the memory of all the beauty we experienced together: physically, through screens or in our fantasy, staying with all the trouble and continuing to dance.
Close Encounters of the Dance Kind is a hybrid format of a performative interview in front of and including the audiences. It is an audience developing project, as well as an artistic challenge.
It is organized in frames of ANTISEZONA - a collaborative self-curation and self-organization project of four Croatian dance artists: Ana Kreitmeyer, Silvia Marchig, Sonja Pregrad and Iva Nerina Sibila, with their artistic organizations Divert (IMRC), Fourhanded/Četveroruka, Kik Melone and Improspekcije festival. ANTISEZONA is a whole-year project, collectively curated by the four artists. It includes premieres, guest performances and supporting programs for the audiences, such as artist talks and innovative formats of intermedial arts. It is taking place in 5 time slots of 3-4 days during the year in the spaces of Museum of the Contemporary Arts in Zagreb, as well as online, (ANTISEZONA Online + Live), especially in current situation of inability to attend public spaces live, or in greater number.
The project aims to have an innovative approach regarding communication with the contemporary dance/arts, opening up a conversation amongst artists, experts and audience. The format also aims to be on the verge of discursive and performative. It is a sort of an interview slipping into performance, using the liveness and openness of the situation to address the specific topics and questions that are concerning involved artists, as well as the specific present audience. It is also an experiment on how a documentary situation (an interview, artist talk) can slip into the performative situation and fiction, and then slip back again, playing with the boundaries between the genres. It opens a possibility for the audience to put questions or give answers and comments, and connect with the art(ists) on more porose and direct level of participation.
19:30, Ekstenzija, Museum for Contemporary Art:
Antisezona Xtenzija: LETTERS FROM CLOSE AFAR, Dunja Crnjanski and Nina Gojić
(Epistolary performance, rejoicing of text and sound, presentation of work in progress)
20:00, Gorgona, Museum for Contemporary Art:
WHO CARES, Ana Kreitmeyer, premiere
Antisezona online+live: DEVIL’S ADVOCATE, Nina Gojić and Martina Tomić / DIVERT
18:00, Gorgona, Museum for Contemporary Art:
ROB3RTA, Roberta Milevoj, guest performance
19:00, Museum for Contemporary Art foyer:
Close Encounters of the Dance Kind: WHERE ARE OUR BODIES… NOW? (IN DECEMBER 2020), Silvia Marchig, Iva Nerina Sibila and Sonja Pregrad
20:00 Gorgona, Museum for Contemporary Art:
WHO CARES, Ana Kreitmeyer
Antisezona online+live: UTOPIA OF EXTENDED HERE AND NOW, Sonja Pregrad
Tickets are available at the Museum reception daily 11-19h. Entrance is free for persons with disabilities. As the number of spectators is limited due to the epidemiological situation, if you are planning to buy the ticket on the day of the performance, we recommend reserving at firstname.lastname@example.org
ANTISEZONA – Dance in Gorgona is a space dedicated to encounters with current tendencies in Croatian contemporary dance and performance, presenting premieres, reprises, guest performances, intermedial and discursive innovative formats, audience talks and workshops and more.
The program has been created by five renowned Croatian dance artists: Ana Kreitmeyer, Silvia Marchig, Sonja Pregrad, Iva Nerina Sibila and Zrinka Šimičić Mihanović in collaboration with Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb.
The program is financed by the City of Zagreb, Ministry of Culture of Republic of Croatia and it is a part of Performance Situation Room / NDA Life Long Burning EU project.