Festival Performa & Platforma 2018 - Connection

Magdalena Reiter, Milan Tomášik, Anja Golob


dance performance | Slovenia, Poland, Slovakia

SOLO FOR TWO VOICES  <em>Photo: Uroš Abram</em>
Photo: Uroš Abram

The staged translation of the poem by the Mexican Nobel laureate Octavio Paz, Letter of Testimony [Carta de Creencia], into the dance language, entitled Solo for Two Voices, is an interpretation of the masterpiece, entrenched in the here-and-now. The language of the performance and the forms of co-existence of the two dance poetics insist on holding an open dialog with the text which, from the very beginning, shatters the coordinates of space and time, and then goes on to open up the particular intimate relationship, on which we embark, towards the ontology of love which is impossible to grasp by (mere) comprehension of togetherness of two.

Created by: Magdalena Reiter, Milan Tomášik, Anja Golob
Choreographed and performed by: Magdalena Reiter, Milan Tomášik
Dramaturgy: Anja Golob
Music: Alen Sinkauz, Nenad Sinkauz
Costume design: Alan Hranitelj
Technical support: Aljaž Zaletel
Produced by: Zavod Mirabelka
Coproduced by: Cankarjev Dom, Dance Theatre Ljubljana
Partners: Mediterranean Dance Centre San Vincenti, Staragara
Supported by: Municipality of Ljubljana

Magdalena Reiter

Polish choreographer, dancer and teacher Magdalena Reiter, now based in Slovenia, graduated from the National Ballet School in Gdańsk and P.A.R.T.S. (Performing Arts Research and Training Studios) in Brussels. She has thus far created many dance performances in independent production as well as received many commissions from institutions and companies (Polish Dance Theatre – Poznan Ballet, Bodhi Project (SEAD), Anton Podbevšek Teater, Plesna Izba Maribor). Besides her engagements as choreographer and movement advisor for theatre productions, opera, and film productions, she also gives workshops and classes and works as a dance mentor. Magdalena is the founder and artistic director of VIBRA – International Summer Sance Workshops Ljubljana and Mirabelka Institute.

Milan Tomášik

Slovak choreographer, dancer and teacher Milan Tomášik, now based in Slovenia, studied dance at the Conservatory J. L. Bellu in Banská Bystrica and at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. In 2004, he graduated from the international dance school P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels. He is the co-founder and active member of Les SlovaKs dance collective. An author of many (international) dance productions, Tomášik teaches regularly at academies in Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Ljubljana, Salzburg, and Zagreb and gives workshops worldwide (also to professional companies). Tomášik is the associate choreographer of Scenario Pubblico Theater in Catania, Italy, for the 2018-2020 period.

Anja Golob

Anja Golob is a poet and chief editor at VigeVageBooks, occasionally also working as translator, writer, and dramaturg. She has graduated from philosophy and comparative literature at the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana. For twelve years she has been regularly writing theatre reviews, mostly for the daily Večer, and has so far published three poetry collections, two of which have been awarded the Jenko Award, presented by the Slovene Writers’ Association for best poetry collection (2014, 2016). Solo for Two Voices is her eighth dramaturgy credit.

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