Political framed by the personal, that is framed by the artistic

Review of improv theatre project after seeing it once in Ljubljana, talking to its director twice or thrice and seeing its Berlin version on video

Our Lives: Community

Directed and co-author: Maja Dekleva Lapajne
Performers and co-authors: Alenka Marinič, Alexander Georgiev Mitrev, Beatrix Brunschko, Gilles Delvaulx, Audrius Bruzas, Mia Møller
Live music, composer and co-author: Hannu Risku
Production: Družina umetnosti Narobov and Zavod Federacija
November 2017, Ljubljana; March 2018, Berlin (video)

Our Lives 01 Photo Marusa Rems

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He, who neither reveals nor conceals, but gives signs

Review of a contemporary dance performance that opened Festival Spider 2018

Leja Jurišić, Filip Štepec: [yet unnamed contemporary dance performance]

Author, choreographer: Leja Jurišić
Dancer, co-author: Filip Štepec
12 September 2018, Festival Spider 2018, Plečnik’s open air theatre, Ljubljana

“The Lord whose oracle is at Delphi neither reveals nor conceals, but gives a sign.” (Heraclitus B93)

05 spider 2018 opening 1 matija lukic

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Being together is remembering together

Review of a street theatre performance.

Markeliñe Compañia Teatro (Spain/Basque): Andante

8th July 2017, Ljubljana, Ana Desetnica International Street Theatre Festival, 2017

The article is a part of my highlights of 2017 Ana Desetnica festival.

Ana Desetnica 2017 - 3. dan

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Tango on the street

Comparative review of two walkabout street performances.

Compañia Teatral Devenir (Argentina): Without words
Belle Etage (Austria, Columbia): Tango? Si, tango!

7th July 2017, Ljubljana, Ana Desetnica International Street Theatre Festival, 2017

The article is a part of my highlights of 2017 Ana Desetnica festival.

At 2017 Ana Desetnica festival, there were two walkabout performances using the medium of social dance – TANGO! – as a mean to engage passers-by on one-to-one basis, seeking for playful physical interaction. Both had two performers – one female, one male. Both had mostly Latin American cast (two Argentinians, one Columbian, one Austrian), So it was only natural to sit down and jointly explore what happens when Latin american dance culture crashes into more rigid central European public behaviour, while sipping on Mate Yerba. 

Ana Desetnica 2017 - 2.dan
She’s from the 1960s, he’s from the 1970s. What they share is their love for dance.

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