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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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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(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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Beyond Present Future Feminisms

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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On Dance as a Circumstance

Reflection on the Dance vs Circumstances symposium (Tanznacht Berlin, August 2016) by Ana Letunić In the context of rising precariousness in Berlin’s contemporary dance scene, as well as its influences on the production processes, it seemed only sensible to programme a symposium on working methods and production conditions as a part of the 9th Tanznacht …

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Dictionary of Invisible Work

Note to the reader This dictionary is a tool for sharing cultural workers` experiences of invisible work. We call “invisible” the work that takes up a significant part of our daily routine, however without being acknowledged as “actual” work. This dictionary particularly focuses on activities that are, on the one hand, essential for our “official” …

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Dance to No Ideals

Thinking with Sequel for the Future / a Dance in 2043 / a Dance in 2044 By Shir Hacham and Livia Andrea Piazza In common language, irony and cynicism might be perceived as similar registers. Yet, according to Franco Bifo Berardi, the origin of this equivalence is to be found in late modernity, when the …

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Locomotion 8 Skopje_Critical reflections by CP2

As part of Critical Practice_Made in Yu on Locomotion 8 festival, we organized critical reflections on the program of the festival. Conversations were part of radio streaming of the project of Macedonian artist Gjorgje Jovanovik – Radio Slobodno Skopje (Radio Free Skopje) https://www.facebook.com/events/1673469136273385/ https://www.mixcloud.com/gjorgje-jovanovik/   Ana Vujanovic in conversation with Shir Hacham and Aisling Marks …

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Gibanica 2015 – A Joint Critical Diary

* The text was initially written in two colors: Gibanica 2015_A Joint Critical Diary This is what we proposed to Mojca Zupančič, producer of the seventh edition of Gibanica (MOVING CAKE) – Biennial of Slovenian Contemporary Dance Art when we invited ourselves to the festival as critics: We would like to accompany the festival by …

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