The new work by choreographer Marjana Krajac is the three-hour performance in The Croatian Association of Visual Artists (HDLU) in Zagreb, which will be premiered on 18 October 2014 (Saturday) starting at 14 am with performances of 19, 20, 21 and 22 October also starting at 14 hours.

This simultaneously coVariationsmplex and fragile consideration of the nature of dance, whose building material is just enough present to be irrevocably gone in the next moment, is extensive, yet minimalist dance session between movement, sound and space.

It’s performed by dance artists Lana Hosni, Irena Mikec, Katarina Rilovic, Irena Tomasic and Mia Zalukar. This long dance-work invites us to spend time with it, coming gradually into the layers of its texture. (…)
Transfer through the others and friction on the other, becomes the only area in which dance can construct some type of memory to itself. In this sense, the other is the witness and the participant as well.

”We should stop the stupid idea of having a body and instead consider our bodies as activity, as verbs, as movement and becoming. As long as we “have” and “possess” a body we are alwaysVariations gonna feel violated by language, discourse and the rest of representation”, writes a choreographer Mårten Spångberg, summarizing the utopian relationship of contemporary dance with the body, in yet another manifestation of the eternal struggle of dance with descartian dualism. The tradition of thinking about the body as something which belongs to us, which we own, or rent, something which we temporarily inhabit, is deeply imbedded in all religious dogmas, because the idea of life after life is based on it. However, the idea of ”body as property” isn’t just a religious mental reflex. The paradox of embodiment is most pronounced with disability, often perceived as an experience which separates the body from the self. (…)

But what is important to emphasize is that the choreographic body of Marjana Krajač isn’t a private body, neither does she fight solely for HER OWN body, resistant to social networks and arguing for an absolute control of its idiosyncrasies. The body of Marjana Krajač isn’t focused on the realization of her own (choreographic and dancing) singularity, but on the problematization of something we all care about together.”

More:

http://www.marjanakrajac.com/works

http://sodaberg.hr/

http://www.marjanakrajac.com/

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