koreografska fantazija br. 2: a continuity

koreografska fantazija br. 2: a continuity, premiered on September 18, 2015. It’s the second work in the award-winning series (Croatian Theatre Award for the Outstanding Choreographic Achievement and Annual Award of the Croatian Dance Artists Association for the choreographic achievement of the year) that considers choreography as a structural practice.

Performed by six dancers, the work focuses on the form itself. Created in returning, perpetual layers, it affirms continuity as its most stable place. On another note, it’s a contemplation about the end of time. Certain tension of the performative event falls into the abyss of form and the punctuation of time where only breathing resists some kind of annihilating compactness. The choreographic structure continuously floats and disperses, allowing dancers to create their responses attuned to each given moment. As the dance travels through its structural panorama the formal language of the piece emerges and disappears. Sound is an hommage to Electronics, by Reinhold Friedl (Zeitkratzer) & Carsten Nicolai, an avant-garde album described as a pure drone event.

The work was hosted and programmed by the House of HDLU in Zagreb. Also known as Meštrović Pavilion, the venue is one of the most renowned places for contemporary arts in Zagreb, curated by the Croatian Association of Artists. Designed by sculptor and architect Ivan Meštrović and built in 1938, it has served several functions in its lifetime. It was subsequently transformed into the Museum of the Revolution in 1990 and is now housing the Croatian Association of Artists.

Duration: 60 minutes. / Author, choreography, concept: Marjana Krajač / Performed by: Filipa Bavčević, Lana Hosni, Irena Mikec, Sara Piljek, Katarina Rilović and Mia Zalukar / Music: Reinhold Friedl and Carsten Nicolai / Assistance: Irena Tomašić / Graphic Design: Valentina Toth / Sound Technicals: Jasmin Klarić / Technical Director: Duško Richtermoc / Technical Assistance: Leonardo Krakić / Communication: Anita Klapan / Production: Sodaberg Koreografski Laboratorij / Realized with the support of Ministry of Culture of Republic Croatia, City Office for Culture Zagreb, and Foundation Kultura Nova. Created with the support of Croatian Institute for Movement and Dance, Zagreb Dance Center, and House of HDLU in Zagreb. Performed at Showroom of Contemporary Sound, a festival of contemporary music and contemporary sound, Zagreb, 2016. / program notes pdf