23. 10. 2019

Puppet Theatre Maribor

54th Maribor Theatre Festival


dance performance

Urban dance styles, the integration of various movements and unburdening combined in their debut Alien Express, which was premiered in the Ljubljana Dance Theater in 2016. After a successful first takeoff, the enigmatic movable dual Alien Express on the stage of Kino Šiška in the enhanced musical ensemble of DJ SunnySun, jazzist Kristijan Kranjčan, guerrilla light intervention Borut Bučinel and the sound landscape of Jure Vlahović in March 2019 presented – the 2nd Flight. Among other things, it raises issues of artistic inspiration and creative, vital force. Where does it come from, how it travels, and where it goes? What happens if the unknown force, which at the same time is the engine of our existence, embodies us and does not want to let us down? Do you give it up or control it? Between the order and the chaos, outside and inside, my and your movements exists with the apocalypse inspired state that questions the edges of our own possibilities and limitations. And the 2nd Flight offers exactly that; clashing forces not only at the level of two bodies and their mutual relations, but also at the level of the theater signs; space, light, sound, and intermediate states between performers and viewers. The key to the diverse, partly spectacular creation is the structured improvisation and sparkling spontaneity of both actors who think each performance as – a new one.

Žigan Krajnčan and Gašper Kunšek “came onto the scene as an outside force and gained it a new audience, as well as a different dancing practice”, wrote Pia Brezavšček. The duet won them the Ksenija Hribar Award for Most Promising Dancers, and they were also invited into the Aerowaves network. Together with director Jan Krmelj they were also the beneficiaries of the Culture Euro fund, presenting Chorus together with musician Kristijan Krajnčan, light designer Borut Bučinel and an international ensemble of dancers at Kino Šiška. The performance was named the best performance of the 9th Gibanica festival by public choice.

Idea, choreography and performance: Gašper Kunšek, Žigan Krajnčan
Music and performance: DJ SunnySun and Kristijan Krajnčan
Light design, video and photography: Borut Bučinel
Dramaturgy: Andreja Kopač
Sound design: Jure Vlahović
Producer: Nataša Zavolovšek

Production: Flota, Ljubljana and Flota, zavod, Murska Sobota. Coproduction: Kino Šiška and Dijaški dom Ivana Cankarja. Supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and the City of Ljubljana.

Thanks to: DansstationenMalmö, Dança em Trânsito, Brasil, and KLAP Maison pour la danse, Marseille.

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