The first discussion on choreographic practices will feature dancer and choreographer Leja Jurišić and dramaturge and writer Andreja Kopač. The talk is conceived as a presentation of Jurišić' choreographic language from the specific perspective of its development in relation between the performer and the viewer, which is arising from a series of physical decisions in the time when they are performed. We will also tap into her collaboration with set designer and photographer Petra Veber (Ballet of Revolt, 2012, and I FEAR Slovenia, 2014).
Leja Jurišić (1978) is a Slovenian dancer and choreographer. She is active as a solo performer (Ballet of Revolt, 2012), in duets (she has created with Teja Reba performances Between Us, 2009; Sofa, 2011; The Second Freedom, 2013), and as choreographer (A Passage to Jajce, 2009). In 2013, Jurišić and Teja Reba received the Ksenija Hribar Award for promising choreographers. They are also part of the New York-based Online Biennial (Life After Conceptual Art, 2013).
Andreja Kopač (1980) is a journalist, writer, and theoretician. Lately, she is largely engaged as dramaturge and collaborator in home and international art projects. Since 2013, she is a guest mentor at the Salzburg-based Academy of Experimental Dance Arts and teaches at the theatre programme of the Pre-School Education and Grammar School Ljubljana. In 2013, she received the Meta Vidmar Plaque for special achievements, awarded by the Public Fund for Cultural Activities.
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