AT SENSES AT TIMES
By Matej Kejžar & Gregor Luštek
PREMIERES & PERFORMANCES
NOVO MESTO, SLOVENIA, 2002
KRANJ, SLOVENIA, 2002
LJUBLJANA, EXODOS 2002, SLOVENIA, 30. 05. 2002
NOVI SAD, INFANT 2002, SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO, 28. 06. 2002
LJUBLJANA, TRNFEST 2002, SLOVENIA, 28. 08. 2002
LJUBLJANA, THE MOVING CAKE – SLOVENE DANCE FESTIVAL, SLOVENIA, 02. 03. 2003
MADRAS, INDIA, 10. 03. 2003
AVROVILLE, INDIA, 15. 03. 2003
ZAGREB, POSTDRAMATIC FISHING, HRVAŠKA, 17. 04. 2003
ATENE, 11. BIENNIAL OF YOUNG ARTISTS FROM EUROPE AND THE MEDITERRANEAN, GREECE, 10. 06. 2003
AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND, 15. 07. 2003
MARIBOR, PERFORMA 2003, SLOVENIA, 21. 11. 2003
LYON, FESTIVAL D'LYON, FRANCE, 16. 09. 2004
The project of two dancers, Matej Kejžar and Gregor Luštek, results from a debate about improvisation in space and time. The discussion mainly focused on the themes such as moving potential, the basic step, the body in a certain emotional state, the system of improvisations, the wholeness of the meaning and the abstract, the role of time and space. Thus the dancers in the performance do not show a united story but break it into five different sections in which they explore the improvisation and its purpose.
Throught the performance the dancers aim to present the body in a certain form, together with its specific details, but essential to their performance is the attempt to capture the moment, which leads the actor to the recognition on the limit of certain state. Along with this, the creators research chaotic situations and their potential solutions. The process of improvisation confronted the performers with certain questions about its determining characteristics, of its beginning and conclusion, and about the reasonable margins of this procedure. This the flow of events in the performance is above all the interpretation of the results of the research, while the audience is presented with a totality of the individual segments of the content, the meaning of which is open to individual interpretation despite the emphasized tones of the atmosphere.
At Senses At Times is therefore a fusion of contemporary performing principles, where each individual element contains its own argumentation, and is at the same time able, through its polydimensional quality, to be incorporated into each specific interaction with the others.
CAST & CREW
Choreography and dance: Matej Kejžar, Gregor Luštek
Drums: Marjan Stanič
Music: Aldo Ivančič
Lighting design: Davor Balent
Costume design: Marko Jenko
Photography: Igor Delorenzo Omahen
Produced by: Nataša Zavolovšek, Maska Productions
Premiere: Ljubljana premiere, 30.05.2004
Matej Kejžar (Kranj, 1974) finished SNDO in Amsterdam, attended Trisha Brown Dance School and Movement Research Programme in New York in the foloowing years. Worked with Shuaku Takeuchi, Matjaž Farič, Shaonie and Angel, andreja Božič, Martin Sonderkamp. His choreographic works: Fluta, Fly-Flip (1996), Distance (1997), PiPeF (1999), In This Story … (1999), 1-2-3 (2000), As You Can See, It's Not About That (2000), At Senses At Times (2002), Senser (2003). He's been one of the most promising young choreographer in Slovenia in the last few years.
Gregor Luštek (1973, Novo Mesto) worked with Fred Lasserre, Matjaž Farič, Matjaž Pograjc, Sinja Ožbolt, Matej Kejžar, Ivan Peternelj, Dragan Živadinov, Rosana Hribar, Janez Pipan, Ema Kugler, Goran Bogdanovski, Lisa Gimenez, Frey Faust, Matjaž Berger. As co-author has worked on performing arts projects with Rosana Hribar (Ana Is The Name of The Rose, 2003) and Matej Kejžar (At Senses At Times, 2002). He won a Slovene dance prizes for the project Ana Is The Name Of The Rose in 2003.
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