Balet // Saturday, 21. 2. 2015 // 20:00 // Mali oder // Narodni dom Maribor //

 

BALLET OF REVOLT

Art has always been a response to the return or repressed unconscious elements at individual and social level. Every crisis should be a reminder to us of the importance of thinking about the future. A crisis almost always results from earlier failures to deal with an emerging problem or to anticipate a likely eventuality. In retrospect, we often recognize that the crisis in history was perfectly preventable, but we have to show it again and again and again!

(Leja Jurišić, Petra Veber, Julia Kristeva)

 

Produced by: Pekinpah / Kink Kong

Coproduced by: Tanzquartier Wien, Hellerau Dresden, Dansens hus Stockholm, CUK Kino Šiška

Concept: Leja Jurišić & Petra Veber; Choreography & performed by: Leja Jurišić; Scenography & lights: Petra Veber; Music: George Antheil’s Ballet Mécanique (1924): Recreated and Conducted by Maurice Peress, Nimbus Records (1992); Light engineer: Borut Cajnko; Producer: Žiga Predan

Supported by: Ministry of Culture Republic of Slovenia

With the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union in the framework of the modul-dance project www.modul-dance.eu.

 

About artists

Works of Jurišić have been shown at the U3 Triennale of Slovenian Contemporary Art, the Biennale Online Artplus New York, the Biennale of Slovenian dance Gibanica, the ]performance space[ London, Tanzquartier Wien, Les Subsistances Lyon, Student center Zagreb, the International festivals: Mladi levi, City of women & Exodos, Spider, Hellerau Dresden etc.

 

Petra Veber is an established author and scenographer with more then 90 show under her belt. She is recepient of numerous Slovenian and international awards. Veber is together with Sebastijan Horvat and Nataša Matjašec cofounder of E.P.I. center.

 

Critics – excerpts

»Direct, physicaly uncompromising show, ran by the evro dicatutership.«

Boris Michael Gruhl, Tanznetz.de, 29.9.2014

 

»Dance and riot are close companions. Already the famous Lithuanian anarchist Emma Goldman (1869-1940) refused to participate in revolutions, where dancing was not allowed. And at the Tanzquartier in Vienna the young Slovene choreographer Leja Jurišič just presented that she nowadays does not attend a dance, where talking about revolution is not allowed …

[Jurišić] is the first of her dance generation, who is weaving the theme of revolution into choreography, and she does this in a provocatively modernistic manner for our late postmodern times.

Helmut Ploebst, DER STANDARD, 3.6.2012 (Dunaj, Avstrija)