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Roberta Again (Croatia)
Roberta Again (Croatia)
November 1, 2016, 7.30 p.m.
Choreography and performance: Roberta Milevoj
Music: Nenad Sinkauz
Lighting design: Bojan Gagić
Advisor: Matija Ferlin
Graphic design: Mauricio Ferlin
Photography: Goran Škofić
PR: Morena Milevoj
Translation: Ana Uglešić
Length: 45 minutes
“Roberta Again“ is Roberta Milevoj's dance piece which explores the possibilities of reshaping the emotional experience of a natural space in an artificial setting such as a performance space. As the transition from the former into the latter is made, the material obtained by being in the natural place transforms. Backed by a specific musical background, such altered dance material creates a new perspective of the time and space of the performance.
Is the first, natural space just a place from which we draw inspiration for the other, artificial space?
Is it possible to translate one space into the other?
Is it possible for a space to change solely on the basis of a change of our perception?
Is it possible to create a third, imaginary space by reviving a physical memory?
Is what we see really the way we see it?
"I believe that the body, just like nature, is faced with a lack of the usual creating tools on disposal if it finds itself in a space rarely used for creating material. In such a situation, the conditions under which the show is being made change along with the perception of the creation itself. I was interested in comparing the two experiences: how to observe one's personal perception of nature through choreography, how to deal with the natural when performing." (Roberta Milevoj)
"I decided to record live sessions while observing Roberta's movements. I tried to do so as if doing some typical field recording. The recordings thus became my musical score." (Nenad Sinkauz)
The show has, in part, been inspired by “Contrada“, a dance film made together with director Matija Debeljuh.
Project partners: Student Centre of the University of Zagreb – Kultura promjene (Change Culture), Mediterranean Dance Centre – Svetvinčenat and Croatian Institute for Movement and Dance
Financial support: Town of Pula and Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia
A 'thank you' to the Milevoj family, Mario Ferlin, the Municipality of Svetvinčenat, Matija Debeljuh, Andrea Gotovina, Petra Glad, Snježana Abramović Milković, Silvija Stipanov, Teatar&TD, Goran Bogdan, the participants of the Student Centre workshop, Zrinka Užbinec, Claudia Fancello, Tomislav Feller, Zdravka Ivandija, Miroslav Piškulić, Jasna Žmak, the Zagreb Dance Centre.
Roberta Milevoj was awarded in 2010 at the Croatian Dramatic Artists Awards with the prize for best female dancer, for the performance “ONFORMANCE“. In 2011 she received the Producer’s Award at the 28th Dance Week Festival for the performance “Roberta, Roberta“. In 2013 she was nominated for the Teatar.hr Audience Award in the category of Female Performer of the Year. In 2014 she joined the apap – Performing Europe international project. She also works as a contemporary dance teacher. She lives and works between Pula and Zagreb.
This event is part of "RE//Dance", the pilot edition of the Regional Choreography Biennale, curated by Iulia Popovici, and by Marta Keil and Goran Injac, as co-curators, which will take place between November 1 and November 6, 2016, and will include shows and performances from Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Romania.
East European Performing Arts Platform/EEPAP (Poland) is the co-organiser of the first Regional Choreography Biennale, and Mladinsko Gledališče Ljubljana (Slovenia) is the institutional partner.
All the events in “RE//Dance” – the Regional Choreography Biennale will take place at the Stere Popescu hall on Mărăşeşti Boulevard 80-82. The tickets for the shows and performances cost 25 lei (full price) or 15 lei (reduced), while the entrance to the connected events (“How to Make a Biennial Festival with 100 Euros and 1.000.000 Euros”, the EEPAP round table and Agata Siniarska’s lecture) is free.
Tickets can be purchased online from www.kompostor.ro or from the Stere Popescu hall before the show.