JURY AWARD JUSTIFICATION
Members of the jury:
KRIS NELSON – director of Dublin Fringe Festival
ALJA PREDAN – recent artistic director of Borštnikovo srečanje / Maribor Theatre Festival
MATEJA REBOLJ – dancer with the dance ranging from ballet soloist to numerous roles in the contemporary dance performances
The jury of Alja Predan, Mateja Rebolj and Kris Nelson were delighted to participate as judges for the prestigious Gibanica 2017 prize. In a diverse and promising selection, the artists revealed to us an array of personal, philosophical and conceptual choreographic experiences. Congratulations to the artists, technicians and organization team in this 2017 edition.
We made our selection in a unanimous decision. This year’s winner is a complex, multi-layer creation made with discipline and not afraid of the bizarre. The piece demonstrated a diverse and exciting movement vocabulary, great rigour and clear authorship which drew idiosyncratic and memorable performances from all of the dancers – a fantastic ensemble. A sophisticated design across lighting, set and music framed a work that is theatrical, choreographic and explores fantasy while very grounded in the real. (Kris Nelson, Alja Predan and Mateja Rebolj)