Barbara Novakovič: Architecture of Dreams, III.

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The third part of the DREAMS trilogy (2019–2021) is a synthesis project entitled ARCHITECTURE OF DREAMS, III., a dance performance that will be premiered on 28 October 2021 at 8 p.m. at the Old Power Station – Elektro Ljubljana.

The performance Sleep | forms, landscapes, creatures (2019, SMEEL) and a performance for children and adults The Slumberland (2020, Španski Borci Cultural Centre) were already realized as part of the trilogy. This time, with references to a wide iconographic field of depictions from sleep from the Old and New Testaments and based on reference texts (J. Le Goff, G. Bachelard), the project relates to the field of geometry and architecture. The motif, which is real both in terms of the forms as well as the movements of the protagonists (arcade) on stage is at the same time the mental space of the key project or text by Walter Benjamin entitled Arcades Project (Das Passsagen-Werk). The performance deals with the architecture of dreams in relation to the library (Library of Alexandria – configurations of spaces in time) and language (Tower of Babel – the opening of space upwards) with references from the works of A. Manguelo and Umberto Eco in terms of analysis of our imaginary worlds.

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Choreography and visuals: Barbara Novakovič
Lighting design: Andrej Petrovčič
Dancers: Kaja Janjić, Manca Krnel, Lane Stranić, Igor Sviderski
Photo: Nada Žgank

Production: Muzeum, zavod za umetniško produkcijo, posredovanje in založništvo
Co-production: Zavod Bunker
In cooperation with Staro mestno elektrarno-Elektro Ljubljana.
With financial support MOL, Oddelek za kulturo.

Thanks: Emi Kugler, Minei Sončan Mihajlović, Mateju Pangercu in Stojanchu Georgievu.

Date

30. 10. 2021

Time

20:00

Location

Stara mestna elektrarna
Ljubljana