Maja Delak, multiple award-winning choreographer, dancer, performer, and teacher, has played a major role in shaping the Slovenian arts scene over the past two decades. In this edition of Methodologies of Notation, we will attempt the impossible – namely an examination of her extensive opus in detail and in general. We will discuss crucial contents that spark her creative interests, such as developing a choreographic and dance language, the way collaborators influence the choice of creative principles, themes, and contents, different formats of her performances, while we will also reflect on how to remain optimistic when working in a field as marginal as contemporary dance. The discussion will focus on her work over the past eight years, while we may also return to her earlier works, if the need should arise.
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Maja Šorli is a researcher at the Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television (AGRFT), University of Ljubljana, where she also obtained her PhD in 2011. She is active as a dramaturge, playwright, teacher, and maker of intermedia projects. Her monograph The Slovenian Postdramatic Spring was published by MGL Library in 2014 . She is a member of the international research group STEP and of the Association of Theatre Critics and Researchers of Slovenia. She is also editor-in-chief of Amfiteater, journal of performing arts theory.
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