Description

CoFestival 2022 can be divided into three thematic strands. The first one deals with choreographic material through collective or subjective time (Moritz Ostruschnjak, Michiel Vandevelde, Mateja Rebolj and Magdalena Reiter, Alma Söderberg with Cullberg), the second one observes the body and life through the prism of virtual and digital landscapes (Yuske Taninaka, Aleksandar Georgiev with his team, Barbara Matijević and Giuseppe Chico), while the third transforms the contemporary moment into a poetic image that inevitably flows out into the wild (Vera Ondrasikova and her collective, Mala Kline).

CoFestival 2022 will open with Moritz Ostruschnjak’s striking dance solo Dance Instructions (It Won’t Be Like This Forever), in which an entertaining encyclopaedia of dance vitalism confronts the issues of contextual meanings. Barbara Matijević and Giuseppe Chico, returning to us after five years, deal with the sediments of our digital landscapes and habits in their performance Screenagers Vol. 2. In his solo Gallop, the young Japanese artist Yuske Taninaka uses biometric methods employed in forensic research by criminologists to address identified bodily material. Aleksandar Georgiev takes as its choreographic score the meditative and ornamental digital landscapes of ScreensaverVera Ondrasikova and her collective in their performance Witness deal with the paths and byways of our contemporary conundrums with the changing nature. In her multidisciplinary performance Venus, Between Captivity and Flight Mala Kline unravels aspects of Botticelli’s Renaissance painterly landscape and its mythology between image, body and dream. In a remarkable performance Goldberg Variations, with which Steve Paxton once created an emblematic modern dance solo, our old acquaintance Michiel Vandevelde exposes Bach’s score to the microscopy of the contemporary dance moment to tackle issues of normative and singular bodies. Also Magdalena Reiter and Mateja Rebolj, who are again collaborating again in the performance Preludes and Fugues after two decades since their work Forma Interrogativa, place their dance present and past in Bach’s musical landscape. This year’s CoFestival will conclude with Alma Söderberg’s Noche, which, together with the renowned Cullberg ensemble, places her choreo-vocal work in an open moment of vulnerable syncope.

This edition of the CoFestival will be accompanied by a discursive programme with talks, book presentations, a film programme and the launch of a new publication marking the tenth anniversary of the festival.

23rd of November at 3:00 p.m., gathering place in front of the Museum of Modern Art
24th of November at 4:00 p.m., gathering place in front of the Museum of Modern Art
Rok Vevar: Along the Urban Pathways of the History of Slovenian Contemporary Dance and Theatre – a guided tour
* In case of rain, the event will be postponed.

Participation is free of charge!

Friday and Saturday, 25th and 26th of November, from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. / Kino Šiška, upper foyer
Slovenian Theatre Publishers at CoFestival – presentation
Free entry!

Friday, 25th of November 2022, 7:00 p.m. – installation opening / Kino Šiška, upper foyer
on display until the 1st of December

* Monday, 28th of November 2022, at 6:00 p.m. – guided tour of the installation with curators

Grand re Union: Connect (2022)
Curators/Initiators: Joanna Leśnierowska & Peter Pleyer

Free entry!

Friday, 25th of November 2022 at 8:00 p.m. / Kino Šiška, Katedrala
Moritz Ostruschnjak: Tanzanweisungen (It Won’t Be Like This Forever) (2020)  dance performance – festival opening
Entry: 7/9 EUR

Friday, 25th of November 2022, from 9:00 p.m. onwards / Kino Šiška, lower foyer
VAZZ DJ set
DJ Puno Košta

Free entry!

Saturday, 26th of November 2022, at 5:00 p.m. / Kino Šiška, upper foyer
Feminist Dance Pathways – participatory game
Free entry!

Saturday, 26th of November, 7:30 p.m. – exhibition of drawings (opening) / Kino Šiška, Kamera
on display until the 1st of December
Škart (Đorđe Balmazović): Open Sketchbook, curator: Bojana Piškur
Free entry!

Saturday, 26th of November 2022, at 8:30 p.m. / Kino Šiška, upper foyer
Adam Kinner: Some Ways of Speaking – lecture and performance
Free entry!

Sunday, 27th of November 2022 at 6:00 p.m. / Ljubljana Puppet Theatre, Stage under the stars
Barbara Matijević and Giuseppe Chico: Screenagers II. (2022) – intermedia performance
Entry: 7/9 EUR

Sunday, 27th of November 2022 at 8:00 p.m. / Old power station
Yuske Taninaka: Gallop (2022) – dance performance
Entry: 7/9 EUR

Monday, 28th of November 2022 at 8:00 p.m. / Kino Šiška, Katedrala
Michiel Vandevelde: The Goldberg Variations (2020) – dance performance
Entry: 7/9 EUR

Tuesday, 29th of November 2022 at 7:00 p.m. / Kino Šiška, Katedrala
Aleksandar Georgiev: Screensaver (2020) – dance performance
Entry: 7/9 EUR

Tuesday, 29th of November 2022 at 9:00 p.m. / Old Power Station
Věra Ondrašíková & Kolektiv: Witness (2021) – dance performance
Entry: 7/9 EUR

Wednesday, 30th of November 2022 at 7:00 p.m. / Old Power Station
Magdalena Reiter & Mateja Rebolj: Preludes and Fugues (2021) – dance performance
Entry: 7/9 EUR

Wednesday, 30th of November 2022, at 9:00 p.m. / Kino Šiška, Katedrala
Mala Kline: Venus – Between Captivity Between Captivity and Flight (2022) – dance performance
Entry: 7/9 EUR

Thursday, 1st of December 2022 at 8:00 p.m. / Kino Šiška, Katedrala
Alma Söderberg with Cullberg: Noche (2022) – dance performance
Entry: 7/9 EUR

*We reserve the right to change the programme!