Festival Performa \ Platforma 2014

Cristina Planas Leitao & Jasmina Križaj

The Very Boring Piece

premiere of dance performance (Modul-dance)


The Very Boring Piece <em>Photo: Paul Sixta</em>

Photo: Paul Sixta

Concept, choreography, sound, light and set design, costumes: Jasmina Križaj, Cristina Planas Leitão
Performed by: Simon Wehrli, Cristina Planas Leitão, Jasmina Križaj
Dramaturgy: Nienke Scholts (& Igor Dobričić v času festivala Nagib 2012 / during Nagib Festival 2012)
Music: Symphonies Of The Planets
Production: C J & Plesna izba Maribor
Partners (coproduction): Dansateliers Rotterdam (NL); Hellerau, Europaisches Zentrum der Kunsten, Dresden (DE); Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (PT) – program for internationalization; O Espaço do Tempo, Montemor-o-Novo (PT); Fundacija son:DA, Maribor; MODUL DANCE projekt – EU kultura

Partnerji (koproducenti)

The Very Boring Piece is an invisible construction of the unattainable and unhabitual existence. It suggests emptiness and nothingness in a continual process of transformation. But what happens in this space in between, prior to complete transformation? This is a moment between two events. We could say that it is a moment of ambiguity. It is an undefined state, full of tension and potential. A space of a creation of the potential nothing or the potential anything. Expectation, tension and hesitation, inextricably bound with a strong desire to transcend into the unknown, are the inevitable elements of this piece. This piece is a nebula, an interstellar cloud of dust; a diffuse astronomical object which is experienced but unresolved. It is a creation of potential postevents, full of depending on probability and calculation of the consequences of decisions.

Cristina P. Leitao has graduated at the ArtEZ – Arnhem Dansacademie. She has been awarded for her solo piece Skinned; she is teaching Flying Low and Passing Through techniques, is an assistant of choreography and choreographer; and active in the field of contemporary dance scene in Porto, Portugal.

Jasmina Križaj has graduated from choreography at the Theaterschool – SNDO in Amsterdam. As a Moduldance artist she has launched her research of the performative method Into the out. She has been awarded for her piece Zebra in the Hairsaloon. She is creating her works and teaches classes.

Simon Wehrli has graduated at the Scuola Teatro Dimitri and obtained his MA in dance in London. He is the founder of the theatre group Spettatori; he is giving dance and acting classes and presently extensively tours with his latest solo piece Greatest Hits.

Nienke Scholts, MA in art, is a dramaturge, writer and editor at the production house Het Veem and lecturer at Hogeschool voor Kunste Utrecht.

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