Authors: Martina Granić in collaboration with Ana Mrak
Choreography: Martina Granić & Ana Mrak
Performers: Matea Bilosnić, Dina Ekštajn, Martina Granić, Andreja Jandrić, Ana Mrak, Martina Tomić, Ana Vnučec, Mia Zalukar
Music: N. Mihaljević / Soft Temple II
Graphic design: Maja Kolar & Maša Poljanec (OAZA)
Set design: Martina Granić
Costume design: Martina Granić
Costume creation: Nina Tarnovski (NTS)
Pole Dance choreography: Sanja Mihoč
Essay: Irena Tomašić
Produced by: dance_lab collective
Co-produced by: Association Domino / Festival Perforacije
Project partner: Studio for Contemporary Dance Company (Studio za suvremeni ples)
In collaboration with: Zagreb Dance Centre
Supported by: City of Zagreb
Sponsor: NTS Sportswear
Duration: 60 min
We can see Botanike as spaces, fairies, nymphs, dreams, tales, woods, gardens...
Entering into their world we are faced with the artifacts of the present however experienced in a neo-romantic and exciting way. This project is not a critique of the late capitalism; it is about dealing with the evolutionary achievement of today's culture which is hard to circumvent.
Botanical Gardens aka Botanike also paraphrases simultaneous preservation of different dance forms suggesting deliberate exploitation of the theater, dance, digital and pop culture achievements potential.