CHOREOGRAPHIC FANTASY No. 1 premiered on 21st of November 2013 at Art Pavilion in Zagreb. In 2014 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 platforms choreographic appearance as a manifestation per se, without any additions that do not emerge from its own center. Embarking on a long journey through archetypes of dances, all of which are in some way anchored in our current understanding of it, this work is phantasmagoric in a sense of a phantom and also a pandemonium. It is the beginning of the choreographic series that is evoking trust in the very essence of a dance medium, exposing its fragility and enhancing its core.
A bold sound-concept embedded along this work amplifies a specific radicality of this piece, rounding up its consequences. A soundscape made of low and high frequencies, white and grey noises, is perpetuating a hybrid-movement-sound landscape, transporting audience’s imagination to a deep, concentrated and urgent level of negotiation between what is present and what is there yet to arrive. In a certain sense, there is an alienation of the imaginative space that is feeding in to the choreographic fiber of the dance.
CHOREOGRAPHIC FANTASY No. 1 was developed & premiered at the Art Pavilion in Zagreb. Constructed 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 completed in 2013.
Next work in this series, CHOREOGRAPHIC FANTASY No. 2, was premiered on 18th of September 2015, at the House of HDLU in Zagreb.