koreografska fantazija br. 2: a continuity

koreografska fantazija br. 2: a continuity, premiered on September 18, 2015. It it 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) which 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 the other hand, it is a contemplation about the end of time. A certain tension of the performative event falls into the abyss of form and punctuation of time, resisting some kind of annihilating compactness through the body itself. 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 a homage to Electronics, by Reinhold Friedl (Zeitkratzer) & Carsten Nicolai, an avant-garde album described as a pure drone event.

The work was programmed by the Croatian Association of Artists and Meštrović Pavilion, a gallery for contemporary art in Zagreb. Designed by sculptor and architect Ivan Meštrović and built in 1938, the building has served several functions in its lifetime. Subsequently, it was transformed into the Museum of the Revolution in 1990 and now houses 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