New artwork, like a music album, bears the name of the newly founded organisation that produces it, recording the space exploring body, materiality and performance and also their status within the relationship between dance and other performative genres (drag performance, spoken-work, visual art, theatre).
What can the drag name Object of Dance say? What is the drag of contemporary dance? In this solo I try to stretch the concept of drag from the body (identity) to dance and movement, speech and the idea of the play (theatre). I am taking over, distancing and modifying how I perform the demands of social norms. Gender, body, mobility, work, dance, splitting the roles of author, spectator and recipient of the performance into smaller fragments.
What happens when I write from your work, she from mine and his and hers, and then I take her voice, or give her mine, or withdraw my voice and bring in hers? Where are we then? On the skin, nearly on death, draft, silence, on something and on someone, on departure, arrival, on interruption and on connection, discontinuity, on the corners of holes, interrupting the end.
AUTHOR AND PERFORMER: Sonja Pregrad
DESIGN SUPPORT AND SOUND PROCESSING: Nika Pećarina
EXTERNAL EYE AND SUPPORT IN THE WORK ON THE TEXT: Ana Fazekaš
COSTUME: Sonja Pregrad and Tea Kantoci
LIGHT: Tomislav Maglečić
PRODUCTION: Dance Object 2022 in co-production with the Museum of Contemporary Art, as part of the ANTISEZONA 22 programme
SUPPORTED BY: City of Zagreb and Ministry of Culture and Media of the Republic of Croatia
THANK YOU: Ana Frkić, Billie Hewitt Pavlica, Nicole Hewitt, Shannon Stewart, Marko Gutić Mižimakov, Josip Knežević, Zrinka Užbinec, Lea Anić, Ivna Franić, Neža Knez, Tarnby Park Festival
Achieved through the residential research festival Platform HR, TALA Dance Center.
The play uses parts of Ana Fazekaš’s text Anxieties: Reflection in Three Extremities (in Croatian), which was published on ANTISEZONA’S website as a review of the performances of the block ANTIREPERTOIRE (14th – 15th February 2022).
ON THE PROGRAMME
SATURDAY, 24th June | 19:30 | Gorgona Hall, MSU
OBJECT OF DANCE
SATURDAY, 19th November | 20:00 | Gorgona Hall, MSU
OBJECT OF DANCE, premiere
SUNDAY, 20th November | 20:00 | Gorgona Hall, MSU
OBJECT OF DANCE