Snježana Premuš: Every Now Is Time, Space (2019), dance performance
In the last decade, after becoming a certified master of the body mind method that began to develop in the USA in the 1960s (pioneered by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen), the choreographic and dance work of Snježana Premuš has focused on the study and development of the Body-Mind Centering (BMC) practice (it could be described as: balancing the body and its perceptions). This is one of the fundamental methodical body researches, which establishes the conditions in which the dancer’s body can provide itself with a self-observational instrumentarium for the visible and invisible movement processes in the body. With these instruments, he can experience and understand what is happening in the body, where it is happening, and which anatomical systems are mobilised in its movement. BMC belongs to the so-called somatic practices and is a kind of pre-method of any dance technique. In recent years, Snježana Premuš has introduced this method into virtually all of the artistic programmes of the Federacija Institute, and in the Physical Manifestations series she has engaged artists from different dance provenances, as well as spectators and observers of different profiles, professions and sensibilities; this process work culminated in a series of gradual events, because she was interested in the threshold where the spectator’s perceptions provide her work with discernment and visibility. In Every Now Is Time, Space, the artist, together with the artistic collective and the audience, creates a space where we can experience and observe what drives us and how imperceptible images of perception arise in so-called common simultaneous spaces. The performance is a situational system of spatial modalities, in which different images integrate and decompose into unique compositions. The audience is invited and involved in a situation in which it is confronted with a non-linear dramaturgical structure. The participants meander together with the performers in an expanded landscape of simultaneous events, images, possible connections, which they do not merely arrange into their own story, but allow the experience to unfold and arrange itself in a shared topo-kinaesthesia.
Author of the Concept and Principles, Artistic Director of the Project: Snježana Premuš
Co-creators, Dancers: Dragana Alfirević, Anja Bornšek, Snježana Premuš, Dejan Srhoj, Tina Valentan, Gregor Zorc, Ivan Mijačević
Soundscape Author and Performer: Boštjan Perovšek
Lighting Designer and Performer: Špela Škulj
Costume Design: Barbara Kapelj
Author of Video: Maša Nonković
Coordinator and Support Producer: Jasmina Založnik
Project Partners: Bunker Institute, Workshop Foundation Budapest, Lokomotiva Centre for New Initiatives in Arts and Culture, Kino Šiška
The project is part of the Creative Crossroads programme (2019/20) within the multiannual Long Life Burning programme (EU Creative Europe Programme).
The project was supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and the City Municipality of Ljubljana.
Organisation: Kino Šiška and NDA Slovenija, in collaboration with Federacija
PHOTO: Urška Boljkovac / archive Kino Šiška