Old Power Station Ljubljana
The Dialogue Symposium has been created as part of the project Physical Manifestations by Snježana Premuš. It conceptually continues the format of the laboratories Reflection in Action, that is, a reflection on action in the broader platform of knowledge and experience exchange. These laboratories were established in 2012 as part of the project Physical Manifestations with the aim of creating a space where people (artists, professionals, audiences) could meet, practise and reflect on the various aspects of the importance of physicality in our society. They are built upon a critical attitude to the structure of events such as conferences, seminars, classical symposia, which are conducted in a sitting position and with a static body and gaze.
Practical workshops, studios or laboratories, on the other hand, mainly exchange experiences. The formats presented at the Dialogue Symposium thus explore the intermediate spaces in which the sharp divides are erased and a completely different discussion environment can be established.
21–24 October, Old Power Station and 25 October, Studio Moj korak
The programme will be streamed, but is urgent to register in advance in order to get the access: info(at)federacija.si
Morning Somatic Exercises and Workshops
The morning practices are based on the somatic practice of Body-Mind Centering (BMC) and intertwine principles which the artists are investigating in their performances through the overall awareness of the body, presence, relationships, space and time.
21–23 October 2020, at 9.00–10.00, Snježana Premuš
24 October 2020, at 10.00–11.00, Zrinka Simičić Mihanović
25 October 2020, at 10.00–11.00, Jobbágy Bernadett
Register at: info(at)federacija.si
Workshop 1: Seeds 21 and 22 October 2020, at 13.30–14.15
Workshop 2: Every now is time, space 21 and 22 October 2020, at 18.00–18.45
The Workshop is a space for meeting and tuning-in to simultaneous micro-spaces, which are framed by a sound-light installation. In the streaming format, we will carry out the Workshop in the form of sound-tuning scores in which the participants will deepen their contemplation through the offered elements of the Workshop (text, sound, thought, silence, attention).
The Workshop “Seeds” deals with the transitioning between the horizontal and vertical position in the specific sound/light space.
The Workshop “Every Now is Time, Space” deals with the horizontal and vertical elements in the body as well as in the social-political and the poetic space.
Register at: info(at)federacija.si
Coming soon! Lectures 1-3
Lectures 1 and 2: between 26 and 29 October, 19.00 (the exact dates will be announced the latest on 22 October)
Jasmina Založnik / Pia Brezavšček
A dialogue as a possibility, which opens in the social the otherwise neglected (re)sensibilisation and equality, which demands and calls for (co-)responsibility, opening to the other, listening, action and reaction for all participants, opening up the potentialities of our selfhood.
Pia Brezavšček is a graduate student of philosophy, the co-editor of Maska, Journal of Performing Arts and the web portal Neodvisni, territory of contemporary performing arts. Her special interests are the theoretical connection between contemporary dance, feminism and contemporary philosophy.
Dr. Jasmina Založnik is a dramaturg, theatre scholar, critic and producer. She primarily works in the field of contemporary dance, focusing on its history as well as examining and creating more encouraging conditions.
Bor Pungarčič / Dragana Alfirević
A dialogue as a talk between two friends, in the form of lateral exchange of impressions, opinions and information. In the project Every Time is Now, Space, one has the position of the public, the other, that of a performer.
Bor Pungerčič is an architect, writer and performer. He has built several houses, written several articles and created several performances. Here and there he sits in the public. And then he talks about that.
Dragana Alfirević is a choreographer, producer and performer. In Belgrade in 1997, she created the theatre group Craft Theatre, in 2003, she co-founded Stanica – Service for Contemporary Dance in the frame of which she initiated the Kondenz Festival of Contemporary Dance. She is the co-founder of the regional network Nomad Dance Academy as well as its coordinator. Since 2007, she co-creates the CoFestival and works in the frame of Nomad Dance Academy Slovenia. In 2019, she received the Ksenija Hribar Award for production.
November 2020 Lecture 3
Zrinka Simičić Mihanović /Jobbágy Bernadett / Snježana Premuš / Anja Bornšek
A Dialogue between four creators and somatic researchers through dance. Four agreements which can create four spaces or more. All four creators come from the common practice of BMC, which through their work they question, share, discover together with people, in the horizontal spaces of co-participation. Through the Dialogue and together with the public, we’ll open up a look at those spaces and how we can together co-create them.
Zrinka Šimičić Mihanović (Zagreb) is a freelance dance artist, choreographer, performer and dance pedagogue. She founded the artistic organisation “Multimedia Hut/Multimedijalna koliba”. She works as a collaborator in the dance department of the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb.
Jobbágy Bernadett is the founder of the collective Onopordum Performance. In 2012 she became the resident artist of the association L1. She collaborates also with ArtMan Association for the Arts and Movement Therapy as a dancer and choreographer. In 2015, she works as an educator and leads movement groups which place creative dance, improvisation and somatic work in the centre.
Snježana Premuš is a choreographer, dancer and researcher of somatic movement as well as the co-founder of Federacija Institute, where she works as an independent artist and member of Kolektiva. Already upon her return from London, her choreographic and dance work was marked by the choreographic-dance question about the body, which she deeply develops with the principles of somatic practice through the research project Physical Manifestations from 2012, for which she received the Ksenija Hribar Award in 2017.
Anja Bornšek is a dancer, choreographer and dance teacher. She graduated from Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (SEAD) in 2007 and received her master’s in the study of dance education at the University HfMDK in Frankfurt in 2014, then furthered her studies of somatics with a two-year study of Body-Mind Centering method (Moveus, Germany). In recent years, she also intensively focuses upon the development of the audience format Physical Introductions.
Concept and artistic guidance: Snježana Premuš
Visiting artists and experts: Jasmina Založnik, Pia Brezavšček, Bernadett Jobbágy, Zrinka Šimčić Mihanović, Anja Bornšek, Snježana Premuš and invited experts in the field of architecture
Collaborators in workshops: Dejan Srhoj, Tina Valentan, Ivan Mijačević, Dragana Alfirević, Snježana Premuš, Anja Bornšek, Špela Škulj, Boštjan Perovšek
Coordination and PR assistant: Katarina Mali
Video: Maša Nonković
Production: Zavod Federacija Ljubljana
Co production: Nomad Dance Academy Slovenija
Partner: Bunker, Multimedialna koliba Zagreb
The project is part of Life Long Burning, programme line PSR and is supported by Creative Europe, Municipality of Ljubljana and Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia