"The story of Koora is based on the content of the mandalas of Tibet, while the working process and the performance itself are based on the Butoh method. Butoh is the means of searching for movement, self-awareness and ways of bridging the profound inner spaces within oneself. While dancing Butoh, our consciousness and awareness of self and of body are in harmony with time and space. The origin of Butoh is hidden in our inner depths and it expands into the limitless external space.
Mandala means a circle, even when it is painted in a complex way or put into a square frame. Because of that, our performance uses the same logic of the circle used by cybernetic systems, which might be strange to those who are used to thinking according to the principles of traditional linear logic of cause and effect. The circle hides a possibility of original insight. The circularity of comprehending belongs to the structure of meaning - not in the peculiarities (of texts, objects, events) that we understand; rather, it emerges from the meaning it interprets.
This project looks for the answers to previously encountered insights, events, interpretations that are recursively structured as the groundwork for future processes, and are continued with new insights, events, interpretations... of the viewer. The view of/on the performance depends on the position of the viewer in the «mandala».
Each act is an insight, and each insight is an act. Each new insight gives birth to a new world both in a dancer and in a viewer."

"Zgodba Koore temelji na vsebini tibetanskih mandal, proces dela in izvedba pa na metodi butoh. Buto je način za odkrivanje giba, spoznavanja sebe in preseganje notranjih prostorov globin jaza. S plesanjem buta sta naša zavest, zavedanje sebe in lastnega telesa v harmoniji s časom in prostorom. Poreklo buta je skrito v naši notranjosti v neomejen zunanji prostor.
Mandala pomeni krog, čeprav je kompleksno narisan in marsikdaj postavljen v kvadraten okvir. V predstavi uporabljamo t.i. krožno logiko kot jo uporabljajo kibernetični sistemi; ta je morda nepoznana in tuja nekomu, ki se je navadil razmišljati po načelih tradicionalne logike vzroka in posledice. Krožnost razumevanja pripada strukturi pomena; ta pa ni lastnost (besedila, stvari, dogodkov), ki jo razumemo, temveč korenini v razumevanju, ki interpretira.
Tako je ta projekt tudi iskanje odgovora na pretekla spoznanja, doživetja, interpretacije, ki se rekurzivno vgrajujejo kot podlaga naslednjim procesom spoznanja, doživljanja, interpretacijam.....tudi gledalca.
Za gledalca je pogled v/na predstavo odvisen od tega kje v "mandali " sedi. Vse delovanje je na ta način spoznavanje in vse spoznavanje je delovanje. Vsako dejanje spoznanja rodi nov svet tako plesalcu kot gledalcu."

Koreografija / Choreography: Tanja Zgonc
Izvajajo / Performed by: Selma Banich, Primož Bezjak , Barbara Kukovec, Jaka Lah, Edvin Liverić, Goran Manić, Igor Sviderski, Sanja Tropp
Scenografija / Set Design: Tanja Zgonc
Asistent scenografije / Set Assistant: Magdalena Pederin
Oblikovalec luči / Lighting Design: Branko Cvjetičanin
Skladatelj / Author of Music: Ivan Marušić Klif
Umetniški svetovalec / Artistic Advisor : Stefan Maria Marb
Producenta / Producers: Živa Brecelj, Edvin Liverić
Produkcija / Produced by: PLESNI TEATER LJUBLJANA, Hrvatski institut za pokret i ples 2002
Koprodukcija / Co-produced by: Art radionica Lazareti, Dubrovnik, Teatar Exit, Zagreb
Predstavo posnel / Video of the Performance: Tone Stojko / Prodok TV

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