MONOLOGUE / DIALOGUE
dance performance and VR experience
Monologue – VR experience
Concept: Nik Rajšek, Veronika Valdés
Choreographer and director: Nik Rajšek
Performers: Nik Rajšek, Enej Zidar, EVA
Editing: Andrej Lamut
Music, costumes, stage props: Nik Rajšek
Programming and operation of robot: Žan Rajšek
VR consultant and director: Enya Belak
Special thanks to: Adam Peterson, Olympia Kotopoulos, EN-KNAP team, RUK team
EN-KNAP Productions team
EN-KNAP Productions Managing Director, Španski Borci Cultural Centre Artistic Director: Iztok Kovač / Managing Director of Španski Borci Cultural Center and EN-KNAP Productions: Marjeta Lavrič / Technical Coordinator: Jaka Šimenc / Technicians: technical team of Španski Borci / Promo material design: Neja Engelsberger / Executive Producer of the performance and head of finance: Julija Travančić / Public relations and editing: Nina Smerkol / Programme Organiser and Coordinator: Katja Gabrijelčič /
The programme of EN-KNAP Productions, administrator of Španski Borci, is financially supported by: City of Ljubljana – Department of Culture, which also supports Španski Borci activities, and Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia.
MONOLOGUE / DIALOGUE is a performance about facing reality.
“We all sometimes feel the urge to escape our reality. We dream. Our dreams are indeed the only place of ‘escape’ created by ourselves. Still, we have no control over them
But what if we had it? And if we could share such seen dreams with others?
I have always been intrigued by the idea of madness. Dreams are like a madness that we want to know more about and explore.
What is their meaning?
Why do they happen?
How do we get to a certain point?
How could I tame and control this madness?
Would such dreams make my ideal reality?
I see the search that happens in dreams as making sense of madness and having a dialogue with myself. We keep looking for answers, even though most of the time we are not even aware of what the questions are. We seek an explanation for everything.
Why do things happen and what is our role in it?
Why do we behave like we do and why do we do what we do?
Why do we say something and why not?
We never stop talking to ourselves, and it is one of the most interesting dialogues of our lives.
The performance MONOLOGUE is a kind of a one-way dialogue. It is a conversation with me and with the audience, the audience pretending to be me and experiencing my reality through my gaze. It is a VR experience where we get to know ourselves and what makes us unique.”