We are half way way through our residency at the Mediterranean Dance Center in the beautiful old Croatian village of Svetvincenat. The last days were were full of experiments in the studio, we started the Openings (working title) project and it is exciting! Come join us for a public presentation of what we were busy with this Friday at 8 PM in the residency space. Thank you MDC for having us!
The intense 5 weeks in the Viennese Impulstanz are over (above you can see me practice some regenerating pre-Benoît Lachambre Feldenkreis together with my friend André Chapatte) but life goes on. I am restarting with my own work: currently performing in a video project WE HAVE A BODY by Yvon Chabrowski (I will upload more information about it very soon) and already intensity preparing for the Openings (working title) project, a new work based around the human mimetic drive, which will premiere in late November at Stara Elektrarna, Ljubljana. Stay tuned!
I’m in Vienna, enjoying the fantastic atmosphere of the Impulstanz Festival. As a danceWEB scholarship holder I am taking MANY workshops and seeing a LOT of performances, submerged in the sea of impressions and experiences, sharing my time here with a group of wonderful people! The intense first week is behind us, three more to go. It’s a delight!
Thanks to the festival organizers for making it happen and thanks to the danceWEB mentors - Anne Juren and Annie Dorsen in dialogue with Mette Ingvartsen for inviting me! A big thanks also to supporters: Deutscher Bühnenverein - Landesverband Berlin , Slovenian Public Fund for Cultural Activities and KUD Qulenium and the Slovenian Theatre Institue!
The first iteration of Performance Festival is over - it was a fantastic experience shared with an amazing team of artists and thinkers. Looking forward for more - stay tuned for more in autumn!
Before the dancing summer in Vienna a little tour with Thinging is under way. You can catch the piece on the 29.05. in HAU3 in the frame of PAF Berlin, on the 01.06. in Škrlovec in the frame of Kalejdoskop festival and on the 15.06. in Schaubude Berlin in the frame of their Open Night. You can find more detalis under events. Hope to see you there, somewhere!
I’ve put together a short overview of the stage works I did in the last years - check it out and enjoy! But this time is not all about retrospective. There are some new projects on the horizon. More news coming soon! Stay updated!
A couple of days ago Mladina, a popular Slovene weekly magazine published my portrait. It is available only in Slovene and the full article can only be accessed by paying a subscription, but nevertheless - here is a screenshot of it, linking to the site:
We had a blast in Maribor and the piece now travels abroad for the first time - you can catch me in Kule, Berlin on the 7th of November! Thinging also got the first review published in Dnevnik newspaper. Pia Brezavsček, a critic and a theatrologis, wrote (among other things):
“[When Jan] opens the curtains he also opens our heads to the wide object universe and makes us feel like small and insignificant things. In ecosystems, we humans are only one component of many, if we are present at all.
We can only hope that another talented creator who knows how to think choreography wider than the formula dance equals (human) movement won’t be forced to work only abroad.”
The dates for 2018 are here! The premiere is around the corner! Come and see Thinging!
20.10.2018 at 19:00, Plesni Teater Ljubljana, SI
20.10.2018 at 20:30, Plesni Teater Ljubljana, SI - premiere
22.10.2018 at 19:00, Plesni Teater Ljubljana, SI
22.10.2018 at 20:30, Plesni Teater Ljubljana, SI
23.10.2018 at 19:00, Plesni Teater Ljubljana, SI
23.10.2018 at 20:30, Plesni Teater Ljubljana, SI
29.10.2018 at 20:00, GT22, Moment, Maribor, SI
07.11.2018 at 19:00, Kunsthaus KuLe, Berlin, DE
07.11.2018 at 21:00, Kunsthaus KuLe, Berlin, DE
Here comes a little Thinging teaser, enjoy!
Burn Time had a successful premiere at the Ukrep/Light Guerrila Festival. The piece now travels to Azores, Portugal where it will be done with a local group of artists before we show it in Berlin, Germany in the frame of Open Spaces. Thanks to everyone that came to see us and hope to see you soon in Berlin in the burning meditative slowness.
Last week we had a productive round of rehearsals, where we adapted the performance Variations on Slowness: TIME OUT (premiered in Ljubljana, December 2015) into an unplugged version, ready to be presented in Skopje, Macedonia. Don't miss us on April 26th in Kino Kultura!
It is almost official! After two years the MA SODA is for me successfully completed. It's been a wild ride during which I met many wonderful people and had the oppurtunity to focus on developing my work. I am thankful for all the encounters and challenges; now it's time to move on. In a couple of weeks I start working on a project LUST by Anna Aristharkova. Looking forward! I'll keep you updated.
After being offline for some years my website is back. Here I will (try to) regularly update you with news about projects, processes, dates, texts and other materials. Feel free to comment and send me some feedback.