Who are we actually addressing through our work?

A drawing depicting the volcano hilltop in vivid colors.

The text was written on the occasion of my experience as a member of the 5th cycle of the Critical Practice Made in YU Choreographic Turn #7_Deborah Encounters in Ljubljana. CT#7 was organized and produced by the Nomad Dance Academy Slovenia and curated by Dragana Alfirević in collaboration with Jana Jevtović, Dejan Srhoj, and Jasmina Založnik.

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systering Book

systering book cover

Dear Sisters! The book that we have been crafting with much love and care is ready and awaiting your attention. It comes to conclude the year and a half of the fellowship time that we were lucky to share with each other, our mentoresses and associated colleagues. It marks also an opening towards the future …

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Critical aftercare

Critical Practice (Made in Yu) #4 / systering collective in Guvernanta Festival Club in Belgrade

Dear audience, do you remember the last aftertalk you truly enjoyed? Which offered you more than what the piece is actually about? More than an insight into contexts? Do you remember the last artist talk that inspired you? That made you laugh?

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Critical Practice (Made in Yu) seminar

Conceived by Ana Vujanović / The initial seminar of the new cycle of the Critical Practice (Made in YU) program will evolve around: recent critical discourses in performing arts and culture, coming from the cultural space of Yugoslavia, favourite (inspiring, influential, important) texts proposed by the participants, and works of the participants of the previous cycles of the CP program.

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Deadline: January 20, 2023
Emerging authors (writers, critics, researchers, theoreticians) and those interested in further professional development in the field of critical practice in contemporary performing arts can advance their writing and discussing skills within the Critical Practice (Made in Yugoslavia) programme.
Mentors of the programme: Ana Vujanović, Marijana Cvetković and Biljana Tanurovska-Kjulavkovski.

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(Co)thinking, (co)doing & ongoing (co)questioning: precarious story-sharing

Conference of Academies at PAF-Performing Arts Forum  (an encounter on politics and the relevant urgencies within the academic and professional performing arts field initiated by Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo) 28th September – 2nd October 2022, St Erme, France (Co)thinking, (co)doing & ongoing (co)questioning:  precarious story-sharing Anka Herbut, Elena Novakovits, Maša Radi Buh  (invited to PAF and …

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Con-texts: the curatorial, the lake, the writing bodies and bodies of water 

The Summer School was held in Struga in the south-western part of Northern Macedonia, where I have never been before. The context was new for me – as it was for all of us. After having spent the prequel few days in Skopje – a city touched with the monumentosis compulsion, I found this decentralizing decision to meet in Struga bold and tempting, and soon I also realized that it brought my thinking about curatorial practices down to earth, maybe even to the underlands of its mission, to the very context of where we are, what we can(not) give to the context, what we can(not) take from it, what temporalities we still keep in our bodies, and with who we would be shifting them in days to come.

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Beyond Present Future Feminisms

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This text stems from the need to enter into a dialog with the Feminist Futures Festival that was held in Amiens and Lisbon in January this year. As one of five twin or tripled festivals happening between 2021 and 2024, each festival takes place in similar versions, one after the other in two different cities.

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