Elia Rubin Mrak Blumberg: LORD, DON’T LET THE DEVIL STEAL THE BEAT!
Alone With Everyone
Elia Mrak was born in Seattle, U.S.A. After finishing college, he accepted the Watson fellowship to go to Europe and explore different forms of contemporary dance. Having started his journey across Europe as an irreplaceable volunteer with the Mladi levi Festival, Elia Mrak continued his European adventure in the Balkan region, where he stayed for about two years. Elia Mrak is returning to the Festival this year in the spirit of a true Young Lion, dancer and … nomad. He has been participating in an educational program at the Nomad Dance Academy for two consecutive years now. The latter had 14 young dancers move around the cities of Balkan like a dance tribe, acquiring new knowledge and gaining the experience of contemporary dance at every stop along the way. Elia Mrak created his solo performance during this nomadicprocess. Lord don’t let the Devil steal the beat! is a touching trance in the search for a collective essence. Itis a performance in which the audience takes its breath together with the dancer while carefully observing his associative mind path. The author contemplates his own identity, political imperatives and the possibilities of mutual joy. The atmosphere of his solo performance enables the audience to melt together with Elia Mrak, which allows for the possibility of identification during the sharing of mutual space, time and experience.
Choreographer and performer: Elia Rubin Mrak Blumberg
Musician and Sound Engineer (live): Iztok Drabik
Light Design: Jaka Sotlar, Andrej Zupanič, Miha Vlaj