A performance on necessity of doing art and the need for it, which brings together six international performing artist, from dancers to live artists, whose goal is to find an answer to the question whether or not today's art should be socially accountable and have a political impact.
The meaning of theatre and art, which this performance tries to grasp, lies precisely in the quest for those rare moments that affect you, those moments of ‘bliss’. — P. Brezavscek, Radio Študent, Slovenia
With an outstanding team of performers, Mala Kline has succeeded to stage a complexly structured dance theatre performance ... with which she also gives particular answers to the initial question on the purpose of art. — M. Kumerdej, Delo, Slovenia
Bliss is a clash – a clash of different languages and strategies of work, a confrontation of individual interests and drives for doing the work we do.
Six internationally acclaimed artists working in the field of performance art come together to investigate desire as a driving force of their work and the ways they individually construct their identities. They reflect on the possibility of a meeting and an emergence of a collective in the time when art has seemingly lost its power and impact on the social and political contexts.
Bliss is a performance about why we do art and why we need it. It is an attempt to once again affirm its place.
Created by Mala Kline
Performed by Massimiliano Cuccaro, Leja Jurišić, Mala Kline, Vania Rovisco, Mike Winter (dance) & Davor Herceg (live music)
Scenography, Ligth Design & Costumes by Petra Veber
Music by Davor Herceg
Producer: Žiga Predan
Produced by Pekinpah
Collaborating partners: Bunker Ljubljana, En-Knap, Transforma, Maska
Premiere: 4 September 2010, the Old Power Station, Ljubljana, Slovenia
24 October 2011, Festival Perforacije, Zagreb, Croatia
26 February 2011, Biennial of Slovenian Contemporary Dance Art Gibanica, Ljubljana, Slovenia