Biennial of Slovene contemporary dance
by BETON Ltd.
Ivana Müller: PARTITUUR (FR, HR)
With her fourth appearance at the festival, we can really call Ivana Müller a Mladi levi artist. Every time, she succeeds in preserving her poetics, which is based on a dance‑theatre approach with a good sense of different narratives and humor, and with sophisticated ideas that often begin with a single thought, such as »how heavy are my thoughts«. At the same time, she is constantly reinventing herself and does not repeat. This time, she is visiting with a show for children.
The title of the play is suggestive, because the performance is indeed a score, though not a musical one. Using audio instructions, it guides the participating children (and occasionally an adult or two) through performing and at the same time watching the performance that they are creating themselves according to the »musical score«. All leitmotifs of children’s social games, which are almost absent from today’s courtyards, resonate in the play, as well as the emergence of certain statuses within groups; when groups are being formed, when common interests are being found, when it is necessary to make decisions: what are we, where do we belong and who is with us, whether we are scared of monsters or do not believe in them, what is our attitude towards the world – humor, cooperation, observation?
Author: Ivana Müller
In collaboration with: Jefta van Dinther, Sarah van Lamsweerde, Martin Kaffarnik
Design of the monster costume: Liza Witte
Monster: Teja Bitenc
Synchronization to Slovene: Daša Dobršek, Katarina Stegnar, Branko Jordan
Translation: Ana Radović
Performance coordinators: Albane Aubry, Sarah van Lamsweerde
Technicians on tour: Martin Kaffarnik, Ludovic Rivière, Jérémie Sananes
Local producer: Mojca Jug
Produced by: I’M’COMPANY (Matthieu Bajolet & Gerco de Vroeg)
Co-produced by: Tweetakt Festival
Supported by: Performing Arts Fund Netherlands
I’M’ COMPANY is supported by: DRAC Ile-de-France, Ministry of culture and communication
Foto: Liesbeth Bernaerts
Performance is in Slovene. For children 7+.