Repeater – A Dance Performance with Father by the German choreographer Martin Nachbar presents us with changes in family relations, which are always a product of time. Time which is not conditioned merely by individual lives, but is a reflection of the broader, changing social structure.
Nachbar addresses both versions with the abolition of the temporal border of the contemporary work economy and cuts out a clearing within the forest of his own profession, a clearing in which he can meet his father once again. Even though Nachbar is now the driving force of the process, for he is the one who dictates the conditions and limitations that were given to him by his father in his childhood, this is not a merely a reversed repetition of the socialisation forms, but a possibility for a different co-existence. The performance subtly addresses the problem of vulnerability, fragility and insecurity of the meeting, proximity and life itself. It transforms a given relationship. The final repeat of the performance will take place at our festival in Ljubljana.
Koreografija/Choreography: Martin Nachbar
Ples in nastopajoča/Dance, Performance: Klaus Nachbar, Martin Nachbar
Umetniško sodelovanje/Artistic Collaboration: Jeroen Peeters
Oblikovanje svetlobe/Lighting Design: Bruno Pocheron
Oblikovanje zvoka/Sound Design: Boris Hauf
Produkcija/Production: Martin Nachbar
Koprodukcija/Coproduction: brut Wien, FFT Düsseldorf, Sophiensaele, Berlin
More info: www.cofestival.si.
Kino Šiška, Katedrala Hall, 17th September 2017, after the performance Elvedon
Sic!, pogovor: Družbena koreografija / Sic!, discussion: Social choreography
Debaters: members of sic!, CoFestival team, creators of the performances Elvedon, Boom Bodies and Repeater.
Discussion parameters: Hewitt’s concept of social choreography, society, sharing, solidarity, inter-generational.
Task: how to be together.