AUTHORS AND PERFORMERS Rina Kotur & Ivana Vratarić
GRAPHIC DESIGN: Marko Vojnić
PHOTO: Ksenija Španec
DeKODer is a dance duet in which the quest for an individual vocabulary informs the making of the dance code. The dance itself results from following own musicality combined with listening to outside impulses offered through the music, and the partnership arises through the spontaneous effort through choreographic solutions of the duet. The dancers are also the technical support to the performance as they play records, and influence light changes through use of a sequence of table lamps.
“DeKODer is a chamber, research based dance event which offers an abstract albeit dynamic structure, which is both visually interesting and represents a coherent whole.”
Maja Đurinović, KULISA
Upon graduating the School for Contemporary Dance Ana Maletić in Zagreb, Rina Kotur continued her dance studies through Nomad Dance Academy and workshops organized by EkS-Scena. Her first independent work was authored through the work platform of EkS-Scena in Zagreb: Klackalice (2006; awarded 1st prize at the Platform for Young Choreographers) in Zagreb. She also created works for the Dance Studio at Liberdance. The performance “StereoMove” was created to popularize dance among non professionals. “DuoTrio” followed with presentation in Zagreb Dance Centre. As a dancer Rina performs in projects by Dance Collective d_lc (dance_lab collective), Montažstroj, and Eks-Scena. She teaches dance at the Art School Franjo Lučić in Velika Gorica and also at the Community Open College in Zagreb.
Ivana Vratarić-Vojnić is a dancer and visual artist (graduate of the Fine Arts Academy in Zagreb). Her dance training started in 2005, and is mostly based in alternative models of education. She has co-authored projects with a number of dance artists, visual artists and musicians (Isabelle Schad, Rina Kotur, Ivana Rončević, Frederic Geis, Selma Banich, Dyane Donck, Marko Vojnić...). She is a member of the Croatian Association of Dance Artists and of the Croatian Association of Independent Artists (UPUH and HZSU) and is also member of the ekscena coordinating team.