PERFORATIONS – WEEK OF LIVE ARTS RIJEKA / ZAGREB / DUBROVNIK, Croatia
PERFORATIONS – WEEK OF LIVE ARTS
RIJEKA / ZAGREB / DUBROVNIK
20 – 29 / 10 / 2011
The Perforations festival program includes numerous artists from Croatia
and surrounding countries, we initiated a dozen or so local, regional and
international cooperation projects – productions and coproductions, guest
performances, festival partnerships and informal networks. This year we are
organizing also a Showcase, which is the realization of one of the ideas behind
the festival – to give more visibility to local and regional artists in a wider
European and world landscape. The festival has been working on that visibility
and promotion since the very beginning and it is the reason that Perforations
has been recognized by international producers and partners as a space of
information about Croatia and the region.
For more information about specific shows read on or click here.
Ana Catarina Vieira &
Brazil, Hrvatska Brazil, Croatia
thursday, 20. 10. 2011. u 20 sati
HKD na Sušaku, Strossmayerova 1, Rijeka
monday, 24.10.2011. u 21:30 sati
Zagrebački plesni centar, Ilica 10, Zagreb
In times of economic crisis such as this, in which the brokers in human destiny and votes, while the sentries of catastrophe predict that not even a double dip can help the world, ‘economy’ is the second most important ‘it’ word. The first is, of course, ‘oil’. It is a global issue and this performance, a
co-production from Perforations and the organization Drugo More from Rijeka, deserves that attractive name. This project from Brazilian choreographers Ana Catarina Vieira and Angela Madureira is based on historical references, such as the already forgotten story of the Rijeka refinery, through which they deal with issues of economy and ecology, at the crossroads of which sometimes stands basic survival. Immersion in this context, on which this co-production insists, links experienced Brazilian artists with a group of five contemporary dancers from Rijeka. As, despite Rijeka’s quite lively – at least for this
country – cultural scene, contemporary dance is rarely, or never, on offer. This collaboration is a great opportunity that benefits everyone, so the economies of knowledge and of dance can demonstrate power over an economy of transition. With this, the double dip of Drugo More and Perforations will show that fossils as a driving fuel still need to have — an alternative. Ana Catarina Vieira and Angelo Madureira are Brazilian dancerchoreographers whose collaboration has lasted more than a decade. The proof of their success and efficiency is thirteen productions, of which some have received numerous awards, both in Latin America and Europe. The guarantee of the quality of this exceptional duo lies in the blend of classical ballet and modern techniques, which supplements their auteur and educational profile.
Otkrivanje spomen ploče
/ Der Hochzeitgeist —
ein Lehrstück Memorial
saturday, 22.10. 2011. u 16 sati
Oporovečki vinogradi 16, Zagreb
Another permanent guest at Perforations, the Zagreb multimedia artist and social pathologist who has has a strong feeling for finesse, Željko Zorica will unveil another memorial plaque, and host the new best party in the world. Apart from eating and drinking, the crowd will again be reminded a character lost in the time-history continuum, a character so iconic that he is even trapped in a legend: Dr. Hans Christian Zabludovsky. Under the motto ‘First comes the gorging, and then the moral’, in Oporovec Vineyard no. 16, on the 22nd of October, 2011, Željko Zorica will reveal the new plaque on the occasion of the sixtieth anniversary of the invention of bocce in Oporovec. This ceremonial act will honour Dr. H. C. Zabludovsky as the first thrower of a bocce ball, and as the first tenant of the grandmother Zora Filipec. Glorified and celebrated will be the values of everyday life. The project is the evocation of memorial celebrations for all those years under such slogans as ‘Individual Luck – Collective Success’, or Brecht’s ‘No one can instil a feeling of inferiority without your consent’, which is an interesting thought, in the western world, and best known as an Eleanor Roosevelt quote. With a series of attempts to ethnographically diagnose the events of all ‘those’ years in Croatia, the memorial event in the Oporovec Vineyards will offer live music, refreshments, andm laughter, but also tears. The menu will be prepared according to the instructions of the head chef, Bertolt Brecht.
Perforations cooking team
Večera invazivnih vrsta
Invasive species dinner
wendesday, 26.10. 2011. u 20 sati
Klub SC, Studentski Centar, Savska 25, Zagreb
Invasive dinner is delicious approach that attempts to control invasive species and combines the seemingly incompatible: gastronomy and environmental conservation. Invasive alien species are those species that are accidentally or deliberately introduced outside their natural habitat; in the new habitat
they can cause ecological and economic damage. Besides the fact that today they present one of the main causes behind the extinction of species and the loss of biodiversity in the world, invasive species can also negatively affect human health and cause great damage to certain sectors of the economy. Once established, populations of invasive species are almost impossible to destroy, and the cost of controlling them is high and perpetual; in Europe it is estimated to be approximately 12 billion euro per year. So, if you can not beat the enemy – eat the enemy! Using invasive species in cooking, directly reduces the density of their population and the impact on native species, which in turn reduces the cost of their control, and makes you feel happy and satisfied. The ultimate win-win situation. No wonder then that the institutions responsible for the management of invasive species in the United States recognize gastronomy as an important tool in managing these species, or that there are already a few invasive species cookbooks, or that there is a whole movement of people called ‘invasivores’, who exclusively
eat invasive species. On this uniquely delicious and educational evening you will have the opportunity to try food made from invasive plants and animals, and learn about them. The bravest will have opportunity to pour a cup of tea of ambrosia or goldenrod, and sweeten it with a spoon of acacia honey – which is also, as you probably know, an invasive alien species.
Let’s eat our way through the problem of invasive species!
bez naziva no name
saturday, 29. 10. 2011. u 20 sati
Art radionica Lazareti, Frana Supila 8, Dubrovnik
Time is so full of absurdity and paradox that the end of history is trampled by history itself. To ask yourself what is history, especially from the so-called perspective of a so-called small nation, is as illusory as waiting its particular or universal end. Not even walking naked and barefoot helps any more, or at least Božidar Jurjević doesn’t think so. It does not help, but nor does it hinder, rather represents a simple way of life, as in old stories, when people were growing their own vegetables, or, proverbially, sweeping in front of their own door. Connecting unconnected phrases and their specific consequences, Jurjević goes from one
extreme to another; the barefoot performer becomes the consumer and the client of a global hotel chain. Big hotels are no longer for little people, just as great history is no longer for – anyone. In fact, when describing his work, this artist from Dubrovnik says that there is no history any more, there are only towels. The small revenge of stealing them might be an act of helplessness, but also the seed of a rebellion. One of those rare local performing and visual artists who has chosen performance as his primary and almost sole artistic expression, Božidar Jurjević, from Dubrovnik, is like the remnant of some past matrix. However, in transition, with its resistance and accompanying pain, which most of his works
deal with, he is extremely active. He is also present, whenever that presence is not measured with parameters that have nothing to do with art.
Martina Nevistić (O.N.E.)
21 – 26. 10. 2011.
Klub SC (Studentski centar), Savska 25, Zagreb
Nature has always been an inspiration. Unfortunately, more often when dead, as ‘still life’. Instead of flowers in a vase, or a dead fish in newspaper, the performance Evolution Revolution takes nature as a living substance, and deals not only with it, but also with the human relationship to/with it. The ecological
theme of this piece assumes that the viewer is conscious of and willing to see what significant effects human action or inaction can have on nature. Along with the common questions about the relationship between man and the environment, this work deals with man himself, and his aspirations, because the relationship to nature often very accurately reflects the relationship of man to people. It is said that the person who doesn’t like dogs does not like people. What about amoebas? Martina Nevistić perhaps wants to show that, in evolutionary terms, those without environmental consciousness are amoebas.
Martina Nevistić is a dancer and choreographer, and a member of the Zagreb Dance ensemble. In recent years she has appeared in auteur projects away from the dance world, but always in some way connected to it. In frequent collaboration with the performer and artist Iva Korenčić, she produces works on the borders of their ‘primary’ disciplines.
Petra Hrašćanec Herceg, Saša
Božić, Zdravka Ivandija, Danko
Stjepanović, Nenad Sinkauz,
Josip Visković, Bruno Pocheron
22. – 25. 10. 2011
Gliptoteka HAZU, Medvedgradska 2, Zagreb
Which is more important: experience or knowledge? Is it necessary to see a piece, even a dance piece, or is it possible to learn everything about it indirectly? Is personal reconstruction worth more, even when put together from different sources of collected parts, than the single act of presence at a specific performance? These and similar questions are raised in this group work by concept from Petra Hrašćanec Herceg, called is-land. It is a site-specific piece in which the choreography is only the beginning, as the traces and reflections of this one-time performance become the piece with all of her multimedia modifications. The choreographer was inspired by the uniqueness of the small island of Taljurić, a flat, round slab, small in diameter and without any vegetation, on the the edge of the Kornati archipelago. The uniqueness of this architecture without an architect, and its lonely position, makes its exploitation impossible, and therefore, in this piece, the ambient performed choreography is transferred by image
and sound into the gallery or theatre context. Once reassembled, the traces of choreography make her performance once again possible. These traces contribute to different artistic personalities, and this confirms that no man is an is-land.
Previously a production platform, rather than a dance ensemble, dance-lab collective has been present on the Croatian contemporary dance scene for over ten years. Petra Hrašćanec Herceg is a member of the Zagreb Studio for Contemporary Dance, and has worked as a choreographer in the last few seasons with projects that give dance other dimensions. is-land is such a project, achieved with the help of a whole team of collaborators, including prominent local and international drama, film, music and visual artists: Saša Božić, Zdravka Ivandija, Danko Stjepanović, Nenad Sinkauz, Josip Visković, Bruno Pocheron.