CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE DANCE KIND

hybrid format, discussion

photo: Nina Đurđević

Close Encounters of the Dance Kind is a hybrid format which balances between being an interview, a performance, a dialogue about methodologies of work and a private conversation. Artists, in front of an audience, transform talk about their artistic practices into short improvisational situations.

Close Encounters are following the themes of ANTISEZONA’s blocks, as live events: physically in the venue, online or as a hybrid form, bringing together artists from different fields, sometimes in smaller group (2 or 3) or larger (up to 13), which usually ends up in more performative format, as a full length performance.

ON ANTISEZONA

4th Block | BLACK BOX SESSIONS

THURSDAY, 11th November 2021 | 21:30 | Cultural Center Travno
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE DANCE KIND

This edition of Close encounters of dance kind is taking place in the autumn block of ANTISEZONA 21 named Black Box Sessions. The encounter will happen with the participation of Croatian dance artists and co-curators of ANTISEZONA, Silvia Marchig, Sonja Pregrad and Iva Nerina Sibila, with their guests from Sofia, Iva Sveshtarova and Willy Prager after their performance Made for Happiness. With a lot of unpredictability and loose score, meandering through talking, dancing, performing, thinking, asking, answering, intuiting, sensing and imagining, participants will in front of the audience, open space for new possibilities and performative (mis)understandings.

This will also be an opportunity for Croatian audiences and artists to get to know about the festival Antistatic led by Sveshtarova, Prager and Shtereff and the Bulgarian dance scene, so it will enhance possibilities of future collaborations and exchanges.

PARTCIPATING: Ivana Ivković, Silvia Marchig, Willy Prager, Sonja Pregrad, Iva Nerina Sibila and Iva Sveshtarova

1st Block | WHITE BOX SESSIONS

SATURDAY, 24th April 2021 | 19:30 | 1st floor of the MSU permanent display
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE DANCE KIND

The first edition of Close Encounters invites all performers of this block on the session of discussing, dancing, co-being and inhabiting the exhibition space of the Museum by moving, pulsating and voicing. Where are our bodies in April 2021., a year after the break out of the pandemics that changed the paradigm of our art and existence? Where are Your bodies? How do we take care of each other? – join us in the experience of Close Encounters in which nothing is taken for granted.

PARTICIPATING: Lada Bonacci, Marina Bura, Petra Chelfi, Nina Gojić, Lana Hosni, Silvia Marchig, Ivana Pavlović, Sonja Pregrad, Tehvan Ratsanik, Iva Nerina Sibila, Torvald Silver and Martina Tomić