Snježana Premuš: Dialogue #2: Re-imagined
The premiere of the interactive dance performance.
The performance is the second in the “Dialogues” project series, which Snježana Premuš began to develop in 2022. In the period 2012-2022, the artist has collaborated with numerous artists, such as Sanja Nešković Peršin, Teja Reba, Boštjan Perovšek, Dragana Alfirević, Tina Valentan, Anja Bornšek, Rok Vevar, Pia Brezavšček, etc. She is inspired by them as collaborators, which is why she enters into an intimate and in-depth research relationship/dialogue with them. Through each “dialogue”, she unfolds a certain topic and shapes it into different formats (performances, installations, publications, exhibitions).
In collaboration with dance artist Tina Valentan in Dialogue #2, she explores the idea of memory and the importance of grasping the moment and its transience in the context of artistic performance, where the elements presented can be re-shaped again and again in the moment of their creation: how something that has already happened, that is already inscribed in the body, in the wrinkles, in the archive of tissues, becomes matter that can be “re-imagined”, re-thought, and creatively transformed into new relations, images that belong to the stage moment. In parallel, she explores ways of organising sequences through a repertoire of images of the current intuitive space of action – reaction, where (short-term) memory responses take place.
The dance performance generates material (movement-relation-dialogue) that will be used for the further development of the performance in 2024. In this way, the idea that the initial material can be repeatedly re-built upon and re-imagined is expanded over a longer period of time. The very synonyms of the word “re-imagined” broaden our understanding of what we have already done: to re-think – to take into account – to review – to revisit – to redefine – to see in a different light or in a fresh way, etc.
Artistic director and choreo-director: Snježana Premuš
Co-created and performed by: Snježana Premuš in Tina Valentan
Lighting design: Fabio Bozzetta
Costume design: Ajda Tomazin
Video documentation: Inan Sven Du Swami
Public relations: Urška Comino
Production: Federacija Institute Ljubljana
Co-production: Bunker, Ljubljana
Partner: Public Fund for Cultural Activities of the Republic of Slovenia (JSKD RS)
Residency: Krušče Creative Center
The project is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and the City of Ljubljana