Spending Time Dancing: the Movements of Aphrodite

Mv.1: Disrupt order. We reject the traditional relationship between Dance and Choreography. Questions arise: If Choreography is everything and everywhere, under what conditions does it become absent? How will we handle this change?

Mv.2: Bubbling. Aphrodite, the goddess of love, beauty and sexuality, sprang from the foam created when Cronus cut off their father’s genitals and threw them into the sea. Jean Luc Nancy says that Aphrodite represents the “swelling of the waves, movement upon movement, the incessant backwash, the lapping…” The creation of Aphrodite evokes images of irregular rhythmic patterns.

Dance: movement over movement, shifting weight from one side to the other, foaming. We detect patterns. More questions arise. How will we travel from one pattern to another? Will the cut between one and the other always mean the end of repetition, a kind of end of reproduction? Aphrodite says: Since I was born in both female and male gender, neither gender is independent and unique. This is a story about oscillations between certainty and indeterminacy.

Dance direction: Matej Kejžar
Dance creators: Lana Hosni (Croatia), Luka Švajda (Belgium/Croatia), Mark Lorimer (France/UK), Mikael Marklund (Sweden), Matej Kejžar
Set: Petra Veber, Matej Kejžar
Lights: Petra Veber
Costumes; Tina Pavlin, Matej Kejžar
Sound: Florence Bujard
Technical director: Igor Remeta
Producer: Žiga Predan
Produced by: Pekinpah & Matej Kejžar
Special thanks: Lies De Leat, David Potočnik
Supported by: Ministrstvo za kulturo RS, Mestna občina Ljubljana – Department of Culture
Residencies: BUDA Kortrjik, Rosas, SEAD
Photo: Petra Veber

The performance is also a part of the Transferzala Subscription.


09. 04. 2024


20:00 - 21:30


10€ /7€