Snježana Premuš, Rok Vevar: Poíesis of Self

Snježana Premuš

Curatorial statement

The performance Poíesis of Self is a follow up phase of process initiated by Snježana Premuš with Physical Manifestations in the period 2012–2015. In a series of presentations of study processes led by the choreographer with different dancers, audience of different profiles, professions and disciplines were invited to participate with a view to establish together how the physical creation of the perception images is expressive, what it produces, how it reads, and what may remain invisible to the eye. Dance critic, historian and contemporary dance archivist Rok Vevar also participated in these presentations and discussions. In 2016, Premuš and Vevar decided to lock themselves in the studio and start sharing their practices with each other. The performance Poíesis of Self, which arose from these meetings, is structured in a series of situations in which the non-invasive activity of the audience and performers is subject to experiential possibilities of converting the body into language and vice versa in places where a body is always already a language, and a language is a resource of the body.

“The dance ‘performance’ Poíesis of Self, created by dancer and choreographer Snježana Premuš̌ in co-operation with dance theoretician Rok Vevar, could be described as a fluid installation of moving, sentient bodies in space.” Nika Arhar

  • Concept and direction: Snježana Premuš
  • Co created and performed by: Snježana Premuš and Rok Vevar
  • Texts: Rok Vevar and Snježana Premuš
  • Set and lighting design: Miha Horvat/Sonda
  • Technical guidance: Špela Skulj
  • Sound for sound installation: Boštjan Perovšek
  • Photography: Marcandrea
  • Performance guests: Tina Valentan, Urša Rupnik, Liza Šimenc
  • Production: Federacija Institute Ljubljana
  • Coproduction: Bunker, Ljubljana
  • Residency 2016: Tanzfabrik Berlin

Duration: 80 minut