ENA being always in the process of conception, never finished or formed, always open to presentation – what would it be? In the history, the closest to such beings were monsters, divine bearers of portent in the Middle Ages, something wonderful, exquisitely shaped beings that exceeded all criteria of normality precisely by being exceptional, while at the same time they represented wicked violations of order and nature. The Latin origin of the word monstrum reveals that this kind of naming actually connotes showing. Monsters are beings that show, reveal and divulge. They are beings as well as processes and flows; monsters are not organisms but rather intensities; they are like images, sounds, states, affections and possibilities. And there is more to the name of these beings of processes and intensities: they present our yet unimaginable future.
SIKakšno bi bilo bitje, ki je vedno v procesu postajanja, nikoli ni dokončano ali oblikovano, vedno odprto za prikazovanje? V zgodovini so tem bitjem najbližje pošasti, ti božanski nosilci svarila v srednjem veku, nekaj čudovitega, izjemno oblikovana bitja, ki pa prav z izjemnostjo presegajo vse kriterije normalnosti in so obenem izprijena kršitev reda in narave. Latinski izvor besede monstrum (mostrare) razkrije, da tovrstno poimenovanje pomeni pravzaprav prikazovanje. Pošasti so bitja, ki kažejo, razkrivajo in razpirajo. To so tako bitja kot procesi in tokovi. Pošasti niso organizmi pač pa intenzitete, so kot podobe, zvoki, stanja, intenzitete in možnosti. In še nekaj najdemo v imenu teh bitij- prikazujejo nam našo še nepredstavljivo prihodnost.
Concept, direction, created & performed by: Leja Jurišić; Lights: Borut Cajnko; Music: Aldo Ivančić; Costumes: Barbara Turk; Advisor: Matej Kejžar; Photo: Metka Pretnar; Production: Exodos Ljubljana; Co-production: Dance Theatre Ljubljana PTL, En-knap; Supported by: Ministry of Cuture Republic of Slovenia, City of Ljubljana - Department of Culture
SHOWSLJUBLJANA (Dance Theatre Ljubljana), 12 December 2005
ENThe first solo work of Leja Jurišić certainly proved she is one of the most promising Slovenian young choreographers at the moment.
Bojana Kunst, art critic
Her refined staging plays with the moving potential of the body, only that in contrast with other usual attempts at its aesthetics she explores it in deformations.
Leja stuns me. She sighs, I sigh. An extraterrestrial, one finger nail red, she moves like no one I have seen move on stage before.
Ivana Ivković, dance and theatre critic
The jury would also like to specially mention one young author who has shown innovation and originality in her first work, perhaps an upcoming star of future Gibanica festival.
Ivana Ivković (HR), Samme Raeymaekers (B) and Laura Stasane (LV)
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