Snježana Premuš, Anja Bornšek: TOUCH TISSUE FABRIC
»A touch provokes a separation between you and me and gives the possibility of creating a third space.«
The authors are well-known and referential actors in the field of contemporary dance both in Slovenia and abroad. With their formal education and many years of experience in both contemporary dance and somatics, they also represent an important basis for the development of dance somatics, which was almost non-existent in Slovenia until recently.
The dance performance Touch Tissue Fabric deals with “meeting”. The two authors open up the meeting as a space that co-creates and needs external space, but nevertheless also touches and changes internal spaces. It is a kind of movement, a state of deep mutual sensory-mental-motor concentration, responding to all present elements.
The project Touching is a part of a series of Dialogues, which Snježana Premuš started in the year 2022. Touching is basically a research and unconventional performance project that addresses the viewer holistically, through physical as well as cognitive channels. As such, the performance Touch Tissue Fabric is enriched by the open formats of “Tactile Silences”, which the artists implement with different target groups.
Co-authors and performers: Snježana Premuš and Anja Bornšek
Artistic direction: Snježana Premuš
Music: Ida Hiršenfelder
Lighting and Stage Design: Špela Škulj
Costume Design: Jelena Pirkmajer Cliché
Design: Sonia Pust
Public relations: Urška Comino
Coordination: Katarina Mali
Production: Zavod Federacija Ljubljana, Anja Bornšek, Snježana Premuš
Co-production: Nagib Festival, MA Institute
Partners: Bunker Institute Ljubljana, Maribor Puppet Theatre
The project was co-financed by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, the City of Ljubljana and the City of Maribor