Nataša Živković Sl
17:00 – 17:40
- tanzhaus nrw
| Studio 6
- Wheelchair Access Impaired mobility
- Duration: 40min
Area / Networking Island: 35
Contemporary Dance Assocation Slovenia, Gibanica - Biennial of Contemporary Dance Art
Choreography: Nataša Živković
The performances of choreographer Nataša Živković are centred around the questions of intimacy, family bonds, gender, and gender differences. In her work Sonny she attempts to do anthropological research in a performative form. Drawing on images and stories of the sworn virgins or so called “virginas” from the remote regions of Montenegro, Albania, Kosovo and Metohija, Živković constructs and imagines another body. Throughout the piece, her own corporeality keeps transforming and developing its visual potential as a “hermaphroditic” body. Blurring the distinction of gender, the body creates at the same time a being that does not adapt to external conventions but wants to construct its own nature. It is about emancipating oneself from traditions and ideologies constructed by and for men.
Artistic Crew / Team:
AUTHOR/PERFORMER:Nataša Živković | PERFORMERS Daniel Petković, Loup Abramovici | SPACE DESIGN/SCENOGRAPHY Lenka Đorojević | LIGHTING DESIGN/TECHNICAL DIRECTION Špela Škulj | PHOTOGRAPHY Nada Žgank | ADVISING Teja Reba | EXECUTIVE PRODUCTION Eva Prodan | PRODUCTION City of Women
IN COOPERATION WITH: Bunker – Old Power Station.
SPECIAL THANKS TO: Maska and Mladinsko Theatre.
Funders and Supporters:
The project is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and the Municipality of Ljubljana.
The presentation at internationale tanzmesse nrw is supported by Trust for Mutual Understanding (TMU).