Natalija Vladisavljević & Collaborators
Dance in the 21st Century
- —> 15.04.2023, 8.00 pmsolidarity pricing system (you choose): € 7 / € 11 / € 20 / € 35
- —> 16.04.2023, 8.00 pmsolidarity pricing system (you choose): € 7 / € 11 / € 20 / € 35
—> 16.04.2023, 8.00 pm / with touchtour at 7 pm & audio description
“Dance makes sense when the body is in motion,” says Natalija Vladisavljević, author, dancer and choreographer of Dance in the 21st Century. Many words can be lost about dance while still missing the point, because “there’s contemporary dance without music, or contemporary dance without dance.” This imposing piece posits a score that describes nothing less than what we call our present. Together with the disabled and non-disabled dancers of the dance and theatre collective Per.Art from Novi Sad, Serbia, she has created a poetic encyclopaedia and re-appropriation of dance: an alternative, poetic canon ranging from Nijinsky to Swan Lake that proposes a joyful and moving view of what dance could have been in the 21st century.
Duration: 50 min
Language: Serbian with German and English surtitles
For the performance on Sunday, 16.04.23, there will be an audio description for blind and visually impaired audience members in German with a preceding tactile tour. The tactile tour starts at 7.00 pm and lasts approx. 30 minutes: The meeting point is in front of the entrance to the auditorium. Receivers and headphones for the audio description can be obtained from the front of house staff at the entrance to the auditorium.
Tickets for the performance including tactile guidance and audio description are available here https://21765.reservix.de/p/reservix/group/430425. For further questions please contact Barrierefreiheit@mousonturm.de and/or visit mousonturm.de/barrierefreiheit.
Cast & Credits
Idea, choreographic scores: Natalija Vladisavljević
Artistic Collaboration (at the invitation of Natalija Vladisavljević): Alexandre Achour, Saša Asentić, Olivera Kovačević Crnjanski
Choreography, performance: Alexandre Achour, Jelena Alempijević, Saša Asentić, Dunja Crnjanski, Olivera Kovačević Crnjanski, Frosina Dimovska, Željka Jakovljević, Ina Madžar, Jelena Stefanoska, Natalija Vladisavljević
Pianists/Piano improvisation: Dunja Crnjanski
Costume, stage design: Natalija Vladisavljević
Lighting design: Anja Sekulić
Sound: Rastko Ilić
Production management: Saša Asentić, Olivera Kovačević Crnjanski, Nataša Murge Savić
Production: Per.Art/Novi Sad in co-production with Hellerau – European Centre for the Arts (Dresden), Kampnagel (Hamburg), Künstler*innenhaus Mousonturm (Frankfurt), Münchner Kammerspiele (Munich).
Partner: Gallery of Matica Srpska
Supported by: Europe Beyond Access, co-financed by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Commission, Grad Novi Sad, Erste Banka.
Natalija Vladisavljević & Collaborators
NatalijaVladisavljević is a choreographer, author and dancer with Down syndrome. Since 1999, she has worked in the theatre and dance collective gathered in Per.Art in Novi Sad, Serbia. She is the author of the concept and choreographic scores of the piece “Dance in the 21st Century”.
She is the author of a videogroup lecture performance “DIS_Lecture on: Work in Pitch Dark”. She is a performer in the piece “Dis_Sylphide” and author of the choreographic reinterpretation of Mary Wigman’s „Witch Dance“ within „Dis_Sylphide“. She has performed in numerous performances at festivals, theatres and museums in Serbia and Germany, as well as in Slovenia, Italy, Montenegro, Iran and Japan.
Vladisavljević was a lead artist teaching at dance laboratory “Dance, Disability, Politics and the Body” in Kampnagel within the project “Europe Beyond Access”. She has co-directed various workshop together with Saša Asentić, Alexandre Achour and Olivera Kovačević Crnjanski: with disabled and nondisabled actors in MünchnerKammerspiele, with disabled and nondisabled dancers at the festival of contemporary dance and performance “Pokretnica” in Novi Sad (Serbia), and with students of the master program Choreography and Performance at the University of Giessen.
She has published two books with poems, short stories and plays. Her writing has been translated into English and German.