Based in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Pekinpah is a radical dance production company representing three internationally acclaimed choreographers - Matej Kejžar, Mala Kline and Leja Jurišić - who emerged from working with Rosas, Damaged Goods, Ultima Vez, and Forced Entertainment. Signing these exceptional artists in 2010, Pekinpah has been producing, managing and promoting their performances around the world ever since.
The Spider is back! This year, even further along the cutting edge and sharper than ever. In a week, this contemplation-friendly, party-friendly and guerrilla-friendly international gathering of makers will let you see, hear and experience some of the freshest and most radical production, while never ceasing to entertain and fascinate.
Work in progress SONG by Mala Kline will be presented for the first time 29 December 2016 at Španski borci in Ljubljana.
V prvo Pekinpahovi uprizoritveni razstav, smo z združevanjem formatov sodobnih uprizoritvenih praks, razpirali večperspektivični pogled. Predstavljene so bile uprizoritvene, vizualne, glasbene in oblikovalske aktivnosti Pekinpahovih umetnikov in oblikovalcev, ki skozi različne žanre in prostorsko-časovno kontekste preslikavajo smernice nastalega, sedanjega in prihajajočega.
Since 2010, Pekinpah has been the head coordinator of SPIDER festivals across Europe. Initiated by Matej Kejžar and in collaboration with our partners, we have put together Spider (2010-2012) and Spider Expand! (2012-2014) projects and in turn organised ten international artistic events in Athens, Zagreb, Lyon, Berlin, Brussels and Ljubljana. Far from being done, we are currently in the middle of developing a new SPIDER project termed Spider Futures.
The first part of Kejžar's new trilogy, inspired by Tommasso Campanella's utopia the City of the Sun, as well as the electronic music and dance culture, Club 1 2 premiered at the June 2016 Spider festival in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Revealing the connections between female sexuality and patriotism, Leja Jurišić and Teja Reba occupy a bed in order to interrogate the lives of dead and immoratal male figures. Ideal premiered at the 2015 Spider Festival in Ljubljana.
Featuring dancer and choreographer Matej Kejžar (Belgium) and vocalist Niño de Elche (Spain), Rave (Pekinpah, Festival d'Avignon 2015), which premiered last year at the Festival D'Avignon, was invited to the XS 2016 Festival that takes place in the Théâtre National in Brussels from 17 to 19 March.
Slovenia is a world superpower, subjugating populations throughout the world. Jurišić depicts a bunch of Slovenian females whose fresh imperial subjectivity has been evolving either perfectly or disastrously. In short, the War on Terror à la Slovénie.
This is a dance perfromance in which Rozman builds an eco-futurist world parallel to today's natural reality. Rozman envisions human beings existing side by side with unusual creatures born out of future landscapes.
An ongoing striving by five remarkable performers to give birth to something new, Genesis is a collective effort to weave a new world from our common dreams. Genesis premiered at the 2015 Ganz Novi Festival in Zagreb.