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Open call

Co festival announces an open call for participants in a 5-day free workshop “Impossible actions” with Yasen Vasilev which will culminate with a public performance in the frame of the festival.
NUTRICULA puts the performers through a series of tasks that aim to test and re-imagine the limits and functions of the body and deconstruct (un)conscious habits of movement. The work aims to liberate the body and its movements from meanings imposed on them.
Impossible actions is a collective performance for 10 people who activate the physical solo, change it according to their bodies and biographies and together create and perform a variety of versions in the same space. It was first produced in 2021 by Radar Sofia and Drama Pact in DNK – a space for contemporary dance and performance in Sofia.
The work deals with the dynamic between global and local within the performer’s body, with the ways the socio-political reality and the personal biography inform the process, and the possibility of the performer to claim space beyond the concept.
The workshop is for everyone interested to go through an introduction of the working method and start developing their own version of the solo, but also curious about the dynamics of working in a group. The workshop includes movement exercises, critical discussions, creative writing and an introduction to the structure of the physical solo.

CONDITIONS

– Location: Kino Šiška, Ljubljana, Slovenia
– Dates: Nov 24th – Nov 28
– Public performance: Nov 29, 19h
– maximum number of participants: 10 people
– the workshop is open for professional actors, dancers and performers but doesn’t exclude those without stage experience
– participation in the workshop is free of charge, a fee will be paid to participants in the public performance and they will receive a free festival pass

If you want to take part, send a short motivation letter with a biography, including an email address to which the organizers can respond.

– Deadline for the open call: Nov 7
– Deadline for response from the festival: Nov 12
– Start of the process: Nov 24

Yasen Vasilev works in the field of contemporary dance and performance as a dramaturg and critic, he’s a regular contributor for Springback magazine and a collaborator of choreographer Ehsan Hemat (Belgium/Iran). He holds a BA in Dramaturgy from the theatre academy in Sofia, has published four poetry collections and four plays and won the award of the audience at Sofia:Poetics 2010 and the CEI Fellowship for writer in residence at Vilenica festival 2020.
NUTRICULA is the practical research of his master thesis on the politics of dance from Shanghai Theatre Academy – in collaboration with Philip Kwame Boafo, performance artist and researcher from Ghana, and has been presented by different performers and in different formats in Shanghai, Lisbon, Vilnius, Bremen, Bergamo, Turin, Barcelona, Taipei, Volda, Kristiansand and Sofia and new versions are upcoming in Brussels, Trondheim and Valetta.

Apply at: info@cofestival.si