One of the most acclaimed dance performances of the past year is returning to Kino Šiška. The exceptional team of young dancers, headed by Žigan Krajnčan and Gašper Kunšek, and multi-instrumentalist Kristijan Krajnčan won over audiences and critics at the premiere, with the April reprise launching Šiška’s weeklong exploration of the Balkan dance scene in cooperation with the European Dance Network.
The creators of the performance Chorus are interested in dance as a transgressive gesture, which can overcome the standardised and real, for movement focuses on relations and thus always takes place between bodies, which offers extremely fertile grounds for political emancipation. “Dance is always placed in between – into the condition for community. It does not have its own position; it is a gift we receive without acceptance, a gift we give without giving. We can coexist only in between, in the empty spaces, in the black holes, in our constant misunderstandings which establish reality. We can only become one through difference,” they say. They understand the tragic chorus, from which the words chorêgos (the bourgeoisie who organises and pays the choir) and choreographer emerged, as a manifestation of various aspects of the public, laws and morals that gives the rhetoric voice of information and social commentary. “Our chorus remains silent. There are way too many events and concepts for us to address. Chorus distances itself from the human world, it re-enters the pre-tragic form in order to touch upon something that cannot be passed on.” Chorus also addresses something which can in its purest form be addressed merely by the word: Absence.
Koreografija in režija: Žigan Krajnčan, Gašper Kunšek in Jan Krmelj
Gibalni principi: Žigan Krajnčan in Gašper Kunšek
Konceptualna zasnova: Jan Krmelj (DivinaMimesis)
Izvajalci: Sara Janašković, Žigan Krajnčan, Gašper Kunšek, Teja Modrijan, Kristýna Šajtošová in Alex Tesch
Skladatelj & izvajalec glasbe: Kristijan Krajnčan
Oblikovalec luči: Borut Bučinel
Producenta: Nataša Zavolovšek in Mitja Bravhar
Produkcija: Center urbane kulture Kino Šiška
Koproducenti: Alien Express, Exodos Ljubljana, Plesna šola Urška in Urban Roof
Chorus was the winning project of the 2016 Cultural Euro call.
Organisation: Kino Šiška.