Croatian dancer Roberta Milevoj at Tanzfabrik in February!

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Created on Monday, 27 January 2014 Written by Student Centre Zagreb

Roberta Milevoj: Roberta again (Opet Roberta) - Feb 22nd 2014 @ Tanzfabrik, Berlin

Roberta Again is Roberta Milevoj’s new dance piece which explores the possibilities of reshaping the emotional experience of a natural space in an artificial setting such as a performance space. As the transit from the former into the latter is made, the material obtained by being in the natural place transforms. Backed by a specific musical background, such altered dance material creates a new perspective of the time and space of the performance.

(photo by Goran Škofić)

 

Is the first, natural space just a place from which we draw inspiration for the other, artificial space?

Is it possible to translate one space into the other?

Is it possible for a space to change solely on the basis of a change of our perception?

Is it possible to create a third, imaginary space by reviving a physical memory?

Is what we see really the way we see it?

I believe that the body, just like nature, is faced with a lack of the usual creating tools on disposal if it finds itself in a space rarely used for creating material. In such a situation, the conditions under which the show is being made change along with the perception of the creation itself. I was interested in comparing the two experiences: how to observe one’s personal perception of nature through choreography, how to deal with the natural when performing. Roberta Milevoj

I decided to record live sessions while observing Roberta’s movements. I tried to do so as if doing some typical field recording. The recordings thus became my musical score. Nenad Sinkauz

Choreography and performance: Roberta Milevoj

Music: Nenad Sinkauz

Lighting design: Bojan Gagić

Advisor: Matija Ferlin

Graphic design: Mauricio Ferlin

Photography: Goran Škofić

PR: Morena Milevoj

Translation: Ana Uglešić

 

The show has, in part, been inspired by Contrada, a dance film made together with director Matija Debeljuh.

Project partners: Student Centre of the University of Zagreb – Kultura promjene (Culture of Change),  Mediterranean Dance Centre – Svetvinčenat and Croatian Institute for Movement and Dance

Financial support: Town of Pula and Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia

A ‘thank you’ to the Milevoj family, Mario Ferlin, the Municipality of Svetvinčenat, Matija Debeljuh, Andrea Gotovina, Petra Glad, Snježana Abramović Milković, Silvija Stipanov, Teatar&TD, Goran Bogdan, the participants of the Student Centre workshop, Zrinka Užbinec, Claudia Fancello, Tomislav Feller, Zdravka Ivandija, Miroslav Piškulić, Jasna Žmak, the Zagreb Dance Centre.

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
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