He, who neither reveals nor conceals, but gives signs

Review of a contemporary dance performance that opened Festival Spider 2018

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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)

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Ples, ki se ga gleda s telesom

Kritika, ki je tudi kratek uvod v sodobno plesni festival.

Festival radikalnih teles Spider 2018

12. – 16. september 2018, Ljubljana

01 spider 2018 liil matija lukic
Federica Dalla Pozza, Elisa Zuppini – Elisa Zuppini: LIIL

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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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Juggling towards subtlety

Review of a street theatre performance after seeing a show and having a nice chat with its author over a lunch.

Benjamin Richter* (Germany): MozArt

5th July 2017, Ljubljana, Ana Desetnica International Street Theatre Festival, 2017
* At the festival Benjamin Richter performed under the artistic name “Ben Smalls”. 

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

MozArt is a juggling show, not really about juggling; or a clown show, not really about the clown. The juggling and the clown are just devices to guide the audience’s focus towards the story, which … isn’t really a story. It’s a concert. Or a dance performance? A dance concert?

Ana Desetnica 2017 - 1.dan

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