Maja Delak: JUST FOR TODAY

Just for Today

dance performance

After creating the solo What If (2013) and having been part of the Image Snatchers collective for the past several years, Maja Delak has gone on to choreograph a pentagram with performers from different generations. Just for Today is a seemingly slow-moving instant composition intentionally crafted to bring to view the less visible, less conspicuous materialities, embodiments, physical states. The underlying principle in the ever oscillating and re-emerging space of sound landscapes is the ongoing negotiation of different perspectives, also with the audience. It is impossible to think about moving and movement, about identity, growing up and growing older and not think in terms of the body. In an intertwinement of manifold experiences, images, and topics, some of them individual and specific and some shared by all the performers, the sense of time is revealed through the body. Ageing is always fresh; there is always another layer of dust that has to be blown off, another wrapping concealing excessive invisibilities that has to be undone… If for An Aged Woman in Mina Loy’s poem the past has come apart, the future is inexploitable, and the present pain, the makers of this performance remain upbeat when faced with the challenges of life. Life cannot be framed, but performance can be.

  • Research and concept development: Maja Delak
  • Collaborators and performers: Anja Bornšek, Maja Delak, Snježana Premuš, Kristýna Šajtošová, Urška Vohar
  • Sound design and music: Luka Prinčič
  • Space and costumes design: Ajda Tomazin
  • Dramaturg: Maja Šorli
  • Light design: Janko Oven
  • Technical support: Igor Vuk
  • Make up: Tinka Prpar
  • Photography: Nada Žgank
  • Translations: Katja Kosi
  • Graphic design: Špela Drašlar
  • Executive producer: Sabina Potočki
  • Production: Emanat
  • Partners: The Old Power Station Ljubljana, Srednja vzgojiteljska šola, gimnazija in umetniška gimnazija Ljubljana
  • Financial support: Mestna občina Ljubljana, Ministrstvo za kulturo RS

Just for Today is a part of the Nagib programe and Drugajanje Festival.

Duration: 60 minut

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