Tea Tupajić, Petra Zanki: The Curators’ Piece (A trial against art)
Thursday, August 29th at 9 pm
College Residence Hall Tabor
The performance The Curators’ Piece, subtitled A trial against art, puts the selected eminent artistic curators in the shoes of performers. The authors of the project are the theatre director Tea Tupajić and Petra Zanki, who perfected her knowledge of theatre at the Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris. The personas on stage are actually the ones who mould the landscape of contemporary performing arts. The curators are also co-creators of the performance and its producers. The question that this performance attempts to answer is one of eternal relevance and complexity, namely: Can art influence contemporary society? Will the performing individuals provide us with an answer to these questions? How can art be once again perceived as a socially relevant category? On stage, we see fiction and reality take place in front of our eyes; a trial for and against art with the accompanying dilemmas and thoughts of its protagonists.
Concept, realization: Tea Tupajić, Petra Zanki
Directing, light design: Tea Tupajić
Dramaturgy, movement: Petra Zanki
Performing curators: Per Ananiassen, Sven Age Birkeland, Zvonimir Dobrović, Vallejo Gantner, Nevenka Koprivšek, Gundega Laivina, Florian Malzacher
Co-production: Bit-Teatergarasjen, BUDA, Performance space 122, Teaterhuset Avantgarden, MDT, Grand theatre Groningen, O Espaco do Tempo
Supported by: PACT Zollverein, On The Boards, steirischer herbst, Trust for Mutual Understanding, City Council Zagreb, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia
Photo: Monica Santos Herberg
The performance is in English. A Slovene synopsis will be available.