[Jerca Rožnik Novak]
online dance performance performed live on ZOOM
Concept & Choreography: JERCA ROŽNIK NOVAK & JOHANNES RANDOLF
Performers: JERCA ROŽNIK NOVAK & VERONIKA
Direction and Technical Advice: ENYA BELAK
Music: MATEVŽ KOLENC
Costume Design: ANDREJ VRHOVNIK
Dramaturgy: URŠA ADAMIČ
Lighting Design: JANKO OVEN
Acting Advice: ZALA ANA ŠTIGLIC
Illustrations: DORA BENČEVIČ
Technical support : PETRA HANZLÍKOVÁ
Digital Veronika : JULIJA PEČNIKAR
Creative & Executive Producer: KATJA SOMRAK
Produced by: PLESNI TEATER LJUBLJANA
Co-Produced by: ASSOCIAZIONE CULTURALE CAPOTRAVE / KILOWATT, DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE, GÖTEBORGS STADS KULTURFÖRVALTNING/ STORA TEATERN, BAKELIT MULTI ART CENTER
Thanks to: Aerowaves, John Ashford and Anna Arthur
Realized in the framework of the European project Be SpectACTive! 2 – CapoTrave/Kilowatt (IT), Artemrede (PT), Bakelit Multi Art Center (HU), brut (AT), Buda Kunstencentrum Kortrijk (BE), CdAT- Cafè de las Artes Teatro (ES), Domino (HR), International Theatre Festival Divadelná Nitra (SK), Dublin Theatre Festival (IE), Stora Teatern / Gothenburg Dance and Theatre Festival (SE), SKCNS – Institution Student Cultural Centre OF Novi Sad (RS), Occitanie en scène Languedoc-Roussillon (FR), Plesni Teater Ljubljana (SI), Tanec Praha (CZ), Teatrul National Radu Stanca Sibiu (RO), Fondazione Fitzcarraldo (IT), Universitat de Barcelona (ES), Université de Montpellier (FR), CNRS (FR)
In collaboration with: C. O. V. CIE OFF VERTICALITY
Supported by: THE CREATIVE EUROPE PROGRAMME OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
To this day the performance changed many forms and faces. It was developing from Ireland to Sweden through Hungary to public general rehearsal on the stage of Dance Theatre Ljubljana. And then, coronavirus paid us a visit and so a new form of performance arose – the coronica version. Today the situation is, again, very different and so we decided, to offer you the third version of the performance, this time in online form.
[Jerca Rožnik Novak]
The performance strongly emphasizes the feeling of being left alone, although the memory of togetherness is still very present. Exploring the relation between the two leads to discovering new ways of changing the absence. The absence that is in current times evermore present.
Jerca and Veronika are dancers and very good friends. Veronika is often injured. Although they are very different and live in different countries, people often cannot differentiate between the two of them. They are alike in certain features, but at the moment their lives are separated. For Jerca there is always too little of Veronika, therefore she is constantly searching for new Veronikas. Veronika could describe her movement with a lingering line.
Jerca dynamically adapted the content and realization of her performance to the current coronavirus situation. Thus, she continues to search (ON)LINE and she keeps finding her Veronika. Over and over again, with each reprise she finds a different Veronika. The emptiness offers a platform for the co creation of the duet between Jerca Rožnik Novak and Veronika.
Although the performance will be streamed online, it will interactively encounter with spectators and thereby bringing refreshment into the current Slovenian performing art space. After the performance, we prepared a DANCE DRAFT program, where performance attendees can meet in person and talk with the performance artist. We will organize an hour-long workshop, where attendees will acquaint themselves with the mobile application used in the performance. Meeting is scheduled on Sunday, 28th March and will be limited to ten people. The exact time will be announced later, as we’ll be receiving applications for participation along with the performance ticket reservations.