From the dream-like imagery of Kline's Eden to the confrontational activism of Jurišić's Ballet of Revolt and the corporeal amplifier of Kejžar's Rave, the Pekinpah productions have regularly been described as radical. Whatever our artists' concepts, aesthetics or politics, however, we always do everything in our power to ensure that the end results are outstanding.
The international Spider festival, annually presenting a selection of ground-breaking European and Slovene productions in the field of dance and performance, will spread its’ net of radical performative practices between the 12th and 16th of September 2018 in the Slovene capital of Ljubljana.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Performed by Fernando Belfiore and Peter de Vuyst, True Romance is Kejžar's exploration of body rituals praising life and love through what might be understood as the type of raw masculine energy that is not afraid of emotions and humour.
Rave is a dancer-vocalist duet, through which Matej Kejžar, a dancer and choreographer, and Niño de Elche, a vocal artist and flamenco singer, explore verbalization in connection with movement and try to discover how they merge together in singing.
With the king absent, the audience becomes a sovereign in this peculiar feminist take on the Shakespeare classic text. Premiered at Cankarjev Dom in Ljubljana, King Lear by Jurišić and Rusjan is as contemporary as it is archetypal.
Seductive iconoclasts, Leja Jurišić and Teja Reba dissolve the private-public boundary, presenting the audience with secretion as a desirable tool for testing morality and freedom of expression.
A place where Kline heals with a razorblade, Eden is a humorous search for heaven, not beyond this world but rather here and now. Eden was performed at Prague's 4+4 Days Festival, Barcelona's Mercat de les Flors, Novi Sad's Infant Festival, etc.
Dancing across a banknote map of Europe strewn across the stage, Jurišić praises and ridicules the possibility of revolt in the contemporary West. Ballet of Revolt premiered to a critical acclaim at the Tanzquartier Wien in Austria.
Premiered at Tanzquartier in Vienna and staged in Prague, London and New York, Sofa is a site-specific and context-specific durational performance on the social role of laughter. It features Leja Jurišić and Teja Reba as the Almighty Laughing Weapon.