February 20 2015
4 pm ►Španski borci Cultural Centre
From Vermont to Palestine
For Juliano Mer-Khamis takes inspiration from the influence this individual had upon the community he lived and worked in – though the performance also speaks of a broader context of similar stories. Through his everyday practice and the impressions gained from his work in different environments, the dancer and choreographer Jurij Konjar reconsiders what makes for sustainable change. How one man’s choice to do what he knows best in a place where it is most needed continues to inspire, even after Mer-Khamis’ violent death in 2011.
Jurij Konjar spent half of 2012 working with local communities in Brazil, Palestine, Israel, USA and Greece. This performance is about what was cooked, eaten and digested along the way. The author’s personal story also addresses the artist’s dilemma between working for a community and for himself.
Concept and performer: Jurij Konjar
Created in dialogue with: Joanna Lesnierowska
Lighting design: Joanna Lesnierowska
Technical support: Jaka Šimenc
Partners: Art Stations Foundation Poznan (Poland), Španski Borci Culture Centre, Ljubljana (Slovenia)
Running time: 70 min.