Rok Vevar

Rok Vevar is a dance historian, curator and activist, living and working in Ljubljana, Slovenia. In 2012 he established the Temporary Slovenian Dance Archives in his own apartment, moving it to MSUM (Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova) in Ljubljana in April 2018. He has also presented his archive at Harvard University, USA. Since 2012 he has co-curated the international dance festival CoFestival, an international festival of contemporary dance (Nomad Dance Academy Slovenija, Kino Šiška) in Ljubljana. A selection of his reviews and articles was published in the book “Rok za oddajo” (Deadline) in 2011, and in 2018 he edited the book “Dan, noč + človek = Ritem: Antologija slovenske sodobnoplesne publicistike 1918–1960” (Day, night + man = Rhythm: An Anthology of Contemporary Slovene Journalism 1918-1960), for which he selected materials and wrote accompanying texts. In 2020, his new monograph “Ksenija, Xenia: Londonska plesna leta Ksenije Hribar 1960–1978” (Ksenija, Xenia: The London Dance Years of Ksenija Hribar 1960-1978) was published. In 2019 he was awarded the Ksenija Hribar Award for his work and in 2020 the Vladimir Kralj Recognition Award for his achievements in the field of dance history and archivism in Slovenia.