MANUAL FOR EMTPY SPACES - ENTERING THE PERFORMANCE
Concept, choreography and performance: Marjana Krajač
Performed by: Lysandre Coutu-Sauvé, Jacob Peter Kovner, Chloé Serres, Ana Rocha
Dramaturgy: Marko Kostanić
Light design: Duško Richtermoc and Marjana Krajač
Video processing: Bojan Gagić
Graphic design: Valentina Toth
Realized with the support of Uferstudios / Tanzfabrik Berlin, Zagreb Dance Centre, Croatian Institute for Movement and Dance, City Office for Culture Zagreb and the Ministry of Culture of Republic Croatia.
With friendly support of Choreoroam Project by CSC Bassano del Grappa / Opera Estate Festival, The Place London, Rotterdam Dansateliers, a-2/Certamen Choreography Paso de Madrid and Zagreb Dance Center.
Every movement, every state of the human body is directly conditioned by the protocols which are activated by the space in which the body is present. Reversible, a kinaesthetic tension of actual space allows the body its reference field.
Be it architectural space, imaginary space or ideological space, tools with which the empty space is filled with meanings are part of the different modes of choreographic thinking. The mode of investigation we used was based on the forensics of conditions that made this spaces empty and available in the first place, i.e. suitable for a proper artistic intervention - educational procedures, institutional framings, contract arrangements in the dance market, division of labor, logic of responsibility, money flow, material conditions of rehearsal spaces etc. Through searching for some patterns in those areas we induced it back to choreographic reaction. How is it possible to choreographically fill the space by the engagement with the real abstractions, ideological sediments and material infrastructures that constitute the empty place as such?
Instead of approaching a choreographic creation in linear perspective, this performance drives all parts of the process simultaneously, forming a specific format between personal history, history of spatial systems and the excesses of fiction.
Duration: 50 minutes
In this video: Lysandre Coutu-Sauvé and Chloé Serres