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 top performing duo Jurišić-Mandić, in collaboration with director Bojan Jablanovec and writer Semira Osmanagić, address the all-time ideal of performing arts and the forever irresolvable issue of politics: what does it mean to be together and how should we be together?
Mala Kline's newest creation SONGLINES poses language as a question. If the limits of one’s language are the limits of one’s world, then it is essential to reflect on language.
House is the second piece by Matej Kejžar from his Utopian Trilogy, which is based on the work The City of the Sun by Tommaso Campanella.
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.
Dancer Leja Jurišić is a hanging body in her installation that has been forcibly deprived of subjectivation, which is why it is fixed: “The most beautiful moments are the shortest"
Otvoritveni dnevi grafičnega bienala - Leja Jurišić: Najlepši trenutki so najkrajši. Performativna Instalacija o Samoumevanju Negacije Subjekta. Lokacija in dan izvedbe: Ministrstvo za kulturo Republike Slovenije, petek, 16. junij: 9.00–16.00. (Foto: Petra Veber)
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.