The Exquisite Corpse /Janašković, Rozman/


Sara Janašković, Jan Rozman, Izbrano telo / The Exquisite Corpse foto/photo by: Nada Žgank


The dance-performative research The Exquisite Corpse is part of Emanat’s young authors’ projects intended to research stage language. It comprises two choreographic miniatures: Archive: Deep Spin Fryer Dryer by Sara Janašković and Groove by Jan Rozman. The dance-performative research aims at breaking the concentration of creative processes focused only on the product to direct them instead especially toward the development of a performing language and a reflection on the WHAT and HOW in the making of a solo performance.

With the help of their mentors, both dancers carried out four short researches into the stage processes involved in the making of a solo. The mentor was an observer, an active viewer, a commentator, an expert from a specific field, chosen by the author to assist her/him in the development process, but did not make creative decisions. At a public presentation the makers will connect their separate solos, using the principle of the surrealist game "Exquisite corpse". In the last minutes of the presentation they will make an intervention into each other's solo, to intertwine four separate pieces of research.

In my research, I deal with everything that propels. What’s it called again? I must have known it once.
But, keep your hands out of this, or we will be propelled nowhere. Everything is in deep shit, moral lessons will keep pouring in.

Close the door, so that the fags won’t go to the balcony.”
Life leads nowhere, it just is. This freedom is great, all will be fine.
A true Slovenian morning!
The sultan is in the oasis and heaven is on Earth, that’s why we need a tree – from one day to the next.
Your orientation points are: a croissant + a bull + a dog = French bulldog
The centrifuge is at 180bpm.
Now, take this and come up with a performance.

Jan Rozman: GROOVE (experiment)
The experimental audio-dance project Groove is a research into the notion of sonority (in the widest sense of the word) in relation to the performing body. The starting points for the research were the questions of a connection between the quality of sound and the quality of movement (which sound is produced by which movement?) and of the opening up of the voice in connection with movement (which movement produces which sound?). The research was a dialogue with mentors Ivan Mijačević and Irena Tomažin. This event is not a performance, but a try-out of the researched approaches in front of the audience.


Concept, choreography, performance: Sara Janašković (Archive: Deep Spin Fryer Dryer)
Advisors: Mare Bulc, Gregor Luštek

Concept, choreography, performance: Jan Rozman (Groove)
Advisors: Ivan Mijačević, Irena Tomažin

Photo: Nada Žgank
Translation: Katja Kosi
Administration: Nina Janež
Executive production: Sabina Potočki


Production: Emanat
Coproduction: Dance Theatre Ljubljana
Partner: SVŠGL (Pre-School Education and Grammar School Ljubljana)
Financial support: Ministry of Culture RS and Municipality of Ljubljana

Thanks to: Živa Brecelj (PTL), Nataša Tovirac (Intakt), Nina Meško (JSKD) and Alojz Pluško (SVŠGL)

Previous events

  1. , festival plesnih perspektiv Ukrep 2016, PTL, Ljubljana, SI
  2. , SVŠGL, gledališko-plesna dvorana, Ljubljana, SI