CHOREOGRAPHIC FANTASY No. 1 premiered on November 21, 2013 at the Art Pavilion in Zagreb. It was awarded with the two most relevant Croatian awards in the field of performing arts: Croatian Theatre Award for the outstanding choreographic achievement and Annual Award of the Croatian Dance Artists Association as the best choreography of the year.
Performed by five dancers; Lana Hosni, Irena Mikec, Nika Lilek, Irena Tomašić and Katarina Rilović, CHOREOGRAPHIC FANTASY No. 1 formulates choreography as pure manifestation. Exploring in depth different dance archetypes, all of which are anchored in our current understanding of dance, this work can be understood as phantasmagoric; as phantom but also pandemonium. While the dance exposes its fragility and its core, a sense of fluid memory is being created, that understands the form as articulation of aesthetic ideas and their historic attainments, but also their transformations and recontextualizations.
An autonomous sound-concept amplifies the specific radicality of this piece: a soundscape made of low and high frequencies, white and grey noises, creates a hybrid-movement-sound environment, that transports viewer’s imagination towards deep, concentrated and urgent level of negotiation between what is present and what is yet to arrive. In a certain sense, there is an alienation of that imaginative space, and the very consequences thereof are creating a continuous, drifting loop in perception.
CHOREOGRAPHIC FANTASY No. 1 was developed and premiered at the Art Pavilion in Zagreb. Built in 1897, in stunning art-nouveau style, Art Pavilion is one of the oldest large galleries in the Southeast Europe. Throughout its history the gallery presented artists ranging from the Earth Group collective to George Grosz, Henry Moore, Auguste Rodin, Andy Warhol, Mimmo Rotella, Joan Miró, Auguste Rodin, Alberto Giacometti and many others. It was under renovation works for a long time, that have completed in 2013.