Beno Novak, Elvis Homan and Boštjan Simon: Resurrection 2.0 (2021)

Beno Novak, a representative of the younger generation of dance artists, stands out for his
exceptional physicality and specific corporeality, which address both the audience’s gaze
and their body. With musicians Boštjan Simon and Elvis Homan, he created the
performance Resurrection 2.0, which unravels the horizontal experience of sound,
movement and time as a set of equivalent elements that happen simultaneously and form
the basis for a proprioceptive experience of dance. From one second to the next we are
invited to be present to what is happening here and now. The materiality of sound,
together with the temporality and rhythmicity of the body, intertwine to create a loud,
present but unobtrusive event that is impossible to evade. Both dance and music affect the
whole body and show us another possible side of empathy. Where the sound is silenced,
the movement continues, where the rhythm of the movement subsides, the loud sound
persists. In the performance, the resurrection is no longer ethereal, but raw, sweaty, multi-
layered and inevitable.
Beno Novak (1991), dancer and choreographer, graduated from Salzburg’s SEAD, then
continued at the Tisch NYU and The Place London. He collaborated with Gary Clarke
Company, Jason Mabana Dance, James Wilton Dance company, etc. Novak’s work is a
constant exploration of personal experiences expressed through a strong physicality,
mixed with sensitivity, fragility, power and exhaustion. Much of his work is done in
collaboration with other artists such as the duet 400 Rabbits with Marina Abib, the solo
Owe by Junior Mufutau Jussuf, and Body Concert with Ana Romih, and others.
Collaboration with other artists is a necessary ingredient in the creation of his works. He is
the artistic and executive director of the Summer Intensive Festival in Portugal and the
Kalejdoskop Festival in Slovenia.
Elvis Homan (1991) is a drummer, sound designer, composer, educator. He graduated
from Codarts Rotterdam and University of Ljubljana, and is completing a Masters’ degree
at Academy in Amsterdam (composition and live electronics). He is a winner of Erasmus
Jazz Prijs 2016 and 2017, De Doelen Rotterdam and Leiden Jazz Award 2017. He
performed at many festivals in Slovenia and abroad, is a member of Rotterdam Electronic
Orchestra, Quartzite 4tet, Punky Button Clan, Void Noise, aug.unis and participated in
other international projects. With Boštjan Simon, he composed music for the film Haxan.
Boštjan Simon (1982) is an instrumentalist, educator, producer. He graduated from
University of Ljubljana and Amsterdam Conservatory. He is a founding member of
Kaučič’s international band “Orkester brez meja” (Borderless Orchestra) and artistic co-

director of Sax Go International Saxophonists’ Meeting. He is regarded as one of the best
saxophone players in Slovenia and works regularly around the globe.

Creators: Beno Novak, Boštjan Simon, Elvis Homan
Performers: Elvis Homan (drums) and Boštjan Simon (saxophone)
Choreography: Beno Novak
Backing: Matej Kejžar
Production: Pekinpah
Photos: Matija Lukić

Hybrid improvised music concert and dance performance
Duration of the performance: 45’

Wednesday, 30th of November 2022 at 9:00 p.m.
Katedrala, Kino Šiška

Entry: 7/9 EUR