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)
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.
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?