Nastasja Štefanić Kralj and Matija Kralj Štefanić
My Babusja Does Not Know the Term Biopower is a new project by the authors Nastasja Štefanić Kralj and Matija Kralj Štefanić, created as a reaction to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. It is connected with the Nastasjas Ukrainian origins, primarily the fact that her grandmother continued to live in Berdyansk, Ukraine, under Russian occupation, for the entire duration of the war. As the title of the project connotes, the authors in the project combine an experiential approach with theoretical insights, creating an intimate solo that moves away from direct political agitation, but in another way speaks directly and openly about the war. Her family ties with Ukraine thus become a framework for thematizing much broader questions about the nature of human existence in a world where the state of war is a permanent state.
IDEA AND CONCEPT: Nastasja Štefanić Kralj and Matija Kralj Štefanić
CHOREOGRAPHY AND PERFORMANCE: Nastasja Štefanić Kralj
DRAMATURGY: Jasna Jasna Žmak
TEXT: Matija Kralj Štefanić and Jasna Jasna Žmak
LIGHT DESIGN: Anton Modrušan
PRODUCTION MANAGER: Tena Bošnjaković
VISUAL DESIGN: Paula Šantić
My Babusja Does Not Know the Term Biopower is performed for charity and for free. Instead of selling tickets, the audience may donate after the performance. All donations are given to select institutions and organisations.
Donations from the performance on ANTISEZONA will be given to the volunteer organisation Экскурсии, сувениры для туристов и херсонцев that is currently gathering funds to acquire equipment for de-mining, warm clothes and uniforms for the army.
In normal circumstances, it organises tours of the Kherson region for tourists. Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine it’s been helping medical staff and army units in the Kherson and part of the Zaporizhska region, both under Russian occupation. Additional information about the organisation (in Ukrainian) can be found on its Instagram account and the following YouTube link.
THURSDAY, 20th October 2022 | 20:30 | Gorgona hall, MSU
MY BABUSJA DOES NOT KNOW THE TERM BIOPOWER, guest performance