Jan Rozman: MEMEMEME

“Are memes our modus operandi? Are memes the pinnacle of creativity of our generations? Are memes our resistance? Are memes an expression of our egotistical preoccupation with ourselves? Are memes the communication code of our generations? Jan Rozman is not preoccupied with this (too much). And (thank goodness) he is not moralising. He just – imitates. He takes mimesis as the main driving force/method and creates a performance in which half of the audience – those younger than 35 – is cracking up while the other half is wondering what they are looking at and what’s the whole point? And what HALP means. (…)
This is a group of performers that feasts on imitating contemporary metaphysical nihilism, seasoned with self-pity so prevalent in “today’s internet culture”, in which we are allowed to make cynical-critical evaluations of everyday life, alleviate our anxiety by watching clips of the Kardashians and celebrate our carpe diem way of life – YOLO. YOLO is also what the performance says – feeding the audience copiously with almost forgotten viral hits from Slovenian pop singer Anžej Dežan to hilarious Chinese songs from Youtube.“
Klara Drnovšek Solina, Kriterij.si

Concept, direction & choreography: Jan Rozman
Performers and co-creators: Peter Frankl, Kaja Janjić, Julija Pečnikar, Daniel Petković
Dramaturgy: Varja Hrvatin
Sound and video: Vid Merlak
Costume design: Tanja Pađan (Kiss The Future)
Light design: Urška Vohar
Set design adviser: Dan Pikalo
Graphic design: Matija Medved
Video documentation: Hana Vodeb
Photo documentation: Nada Žgank
Executive producer: Sabina Potočki

Producer: Emanat
Partner: Bunker / Old Power Station, Ljubljana, Mediterranean Dance Center, Svetvinčenat, Croatia
In collaboration with: CoFestival 2019, Ljubljana

Photo: Nada Žgank

Date

16. 02. 2020

Time

20:00

Cost

10€/7€ (students, seniors)

Location

Stara mestna elektrarna
Ljubljana
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