MANUAL FOR EMPTY SPACES - A CATALOGUE OF OPTIONSMarjana Krajač (HR)
25.5.2012. | 18:00h | ZPC
Concept i choreography: Marjana Krajač
Dramaturge: Marko Kostanić
Performers: Lysandre Coutu-Sauvé, Jacob Peter Kovner, Chloé Serres, Ana Rocha
Oblikovanje svjetla: Duško Richtermoc i Marjana Krajač
Video obrada: Bojan Gagić
Graphic design: Valentina Toth
Realized with the support of Uferstudios / Tanzfabrik Berlin, Zagreb Dance Centre, Croatian Institute for Movement and Dance, City Office for Culture Zagreb and the Ministry of Culture of Republic Croatia.
ABOUT THE SHOW
Every movement, every state of the human body is directly conditioned by the protocols which are activated by the space in which the body is present. Reversible, a kinesthetic tension of actual space allows the body its reference field. Never exhausted body-space drive, in its affirmational production of always new options, tells us about the possibility of creating a wider perceptual field in which every abstraction is already available. Body and space alternately affirm its factual presence and absence, and the layers of continuous renewal and reconstruction of what is physically present and what is going to be driven by a kinesthetic tension creates a territory of a performance.
Be it architectural space, imaginary space or ideological space, tools with which the empty space is filled with meanings are part of the different modes of choreographic thinking. The mode of investigation we used was based on the forensics of conditions that made this spaces empty and available in the first place, i.e. suitable for a proper artistic intervention - educational procedures, institutional framings, contract arrangements in the dance market, division of labor, logic of responsibility, money flow, material conditions of rehearsal spaces etc. Through searching for some patterns in those areas we induced it back to choreographic reaction. How is it possible to choreographically fill the space by the engagement with the real abstractions, ideological sediments and material infrastructures that constitute the empty place as such?
Instead of approaching a choreographic creation in linear perspective, this performance drives all parts of the process simultaneously, forming a specific format between personal history, history of spatial systems and the excesses of fiction.
This new work of a choreographer Marjana Krajac and dramaturg Marko Kostanic was created in Berlin and Zagreb, in cooperation with dancers Lysandre Coutu-Sauvé, Jacob Peter Kovner, Chloé Serres and Ana Rocha.