When the Moon is Increasing
In content and motif the performance of this young and promising choreographer draws on different imaginative powers – human, animalistic, and mythological. Since culturally determined laws and principles operate on the unconscious level, they paradoxically emerge as a predetermined inevitability, autonomously created by human beings. Through movement, mime, and a minimalist use of props, the author attempts to free herself from the omnipresent prescribed patterns which programme and paralyze us. She searches for different, “natural laws” and questions whether ‘to be’ is not just as fabricated as ‘to become’. The performance thus examines the semantic boundary between “preprogrammed” meat and “autonomous” body, deciding for itself and from itself.
Choreography, dance: Tina Valentan Dramaturgy: Aleksandra Blagojević Lighting design: Urška Vohar Executive producer: Jasmina Založnik Produce by: City of Women Co-produced by: Plesna Izba Maribor, DWA (Amsterdam), Ljubljana Dance Theatre Organized by: City of Women In collaboration with: Ljubljana Dance Theatre