18th – 27th August 2017
18th – 27th August 2017
“I am is a choreographic study of possible routes to success, and coping with obstacles along the way. The choreography is built on self-reflection (“Who am I?”) and evolves from picture to picture: from difficulties and limitations coming from the surroundings, to the awakening and overcoming of difficult moments and fears, the fight against the situation. In a spirit of rage, purity, hope, misery, sorrow, sadness, abandonment, negligence …In short, everything a man lives through – day by day, one difficult step after another – according to his social condition, without freedom of expression, without merit … – because he wants to succeed. An eternal struggle for the freedom of being.” Snake
For Spirit, the choreographer took the dichotomy that sometimes exists between body and mind: the disease. What happens when the body is no longer aware of the pain of the mind and of the reality of its condition? This leads to a broader research on the birth of movement: Is a gesture the same if it is realised consciously or spontaneously? What happens when the body dominates the mind, or vice versa? In Spirit, the body is in contradiction with itself, torn apart, prisoner in an internal conflict whose space is the echo
Photo: Urândia Aragão
When we sense strangeness in the encounter with the other, something is revealed – beyond treaties, conventions, expectations, and personal conflicts. What is said and what remains unsaid is part of the construction of an image of ourselves for the other. From this arise expectations that move us in a dialectic of illusions, of fiction and reality. The masks that can as easily either serve us or oppress us, are called into question … This is the moment we choose to keep them or to let them go. Is it in this letting go that we experience something close to a state of consciousness and freedom?
The opening performance of the 20th Exodos Festival, a co-production between China and the countries of Central and Eastern Europe (C-CEEC), explores our acceptance of differences and our search for particularities. What was laid into the cradles of young dancers, and what did they acquire ever since they walked from it? First of all, the production touches upon the value that nowadays has been almost forgotten: everyday attention, contact with other people, with the society and the surroundings. The Cradle is the first project of the C-CEEC Dance Union. It is a result of Dance Camp, a two-year C-CEEC international project made in collaboration with the Beijing Dance Academy.
For the past two decades, we have been articulating the notion of contemporary performing arts, ranging from presentations at home (world-class guest performances, meetings with the world-renowned artists, training events with international lecturers and theorists) to international recognition (intercontinental exchanges and collaborations, new artists, new genres and styles of expression). Times have changed, even the field of art have become more and more suffused by branding, while Exodos has remained committed to the contemporary, i.e. to creation, development, existence – in the global context. The debate between theorists and practitioners of performing arts will be moderated by Jedrt Jež Furlan.
For the fifth season we are preparing public discussions about independent contemporary performances. Our creation is closely linked to the problems of today. We wonder if we are opening these issues in the right way. Are we dealing with the relevant issues? Do we know how to get in touch with the reality in which you live in and you brought to the performance? Več …
The Old Power Station once again hosts the Big Band RTV Slovenia, this time with a concert titled Tu fragancia! This will be an evening of a jazz trombonist and composer Miron Hauser, who will also conduct the orchestra.
Concerto was premiered in May 2016 in the context of the season the Jazz Orchestra of the Croatian Radio and Television, in the room Gorgon of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb. In Ljubljana we will host an attractive latino jazz program, in which each work is inspired by one of many Cuban musical genres. Več …
Photo: Nada Žgank
I know a city, its name is _ _ _ _ _ _ _ … Every copy wishes to be an original, yet there is only one Kitch kafana ♥
Awakening spring inspires us, while The Oath is still driven by the epic wisdom: Dreams are allowed tonight. Tomorrow is a new day. Welcome and let’s shake the room again! Več …
freeŠn will once again be looking for fresh musical faces that are ready for new challenges!
Within the contest of creative communication this year we are organizing also a music competition open to all young people who want to break the ice on the Slovenian music scene. Applications will be open from 1 to 21 March, three winners, selected by a jury will be announced on 3rd April. Več …
This year’s jubilee Exodos, International Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts, will be marked by young artists from around the globe, from Tibet, China, the countries of the European Union and the Balkans, to Burkina Faso and South Africa. They share a high creative potential, but are not (yet) known to the European audience. In addition to their extraordinary talent, they share the commitment to the idea that diversity enriches us and contributes to the creation of a common, united world.