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Physical manifestations

March 9 2017

21.00 ►Stara mestna elektrarna – Elektro Ljubljana

Photography: Marcandrea



Snježana Premuš’s Physical Manifestations was anticipated by a series of performances called Stories of the Body which dealt with the research of corporeality of the person and personality of the body. This is the entry point to the method of work that the artist has continuously developed and upgraded since 2010 and is characterized by the intertwining of various principles which through a specific dramaturgy form an unusual and intriguing stage language. The key role is played by the physiognomy of individual’s body as a reflective structural organisation which represents the kinaesthetic potential for movement. Through addressing the ballet language as a universal code and a disciplined body, and the significance of dynamic bodies in space, the topic of embodied thought acquires in Physical Manifestations an additional dimension allowing a reconsideration of corporeality, embodiment and the possibility of different understandings of the isolate and stage physicalities.


Snježana Premuš is a dancer and choreographer who started her career in Plesna Izba Maribor. In 1998 she took a master’s degree at London Contemporary Dance School (LCDS) and continued to upgrade her knowledge at various international choreography and improvisation projects in Glasgow, Paris, Vienna, Berlin, Pamplona, Athens and Ljubljana. In 2012 she completed a specialized study of yoga and BMC method in Berlin. In her twenty years of activity she has collaborated with a number of internationally renowned groups, producers and festivals. In Slovenia she is recognized as an artist whose primary interest is body and the subject of corporeal presence, its ephemerality and [dance] writing, which she has developed through a series of performances Amplified Body and the solo Move As. In 2012 she launched the project Physical Manifestations, which combines her accumulated experience and addresses the topic of embodied thought. She is an active member of Federacija collective.


Concept and choreography: Snježana Premuš
Performed and participated by: Tina Valentan, Gregor Zorc, Melina Iordannidou, Liza Šimenc
Dramaturgy: Barbara Novaković Kolenc
Staging the solo from the ballet Chopiniana: Mateja Rebolj
Lighting design: Borut Bučinel
Sound design: Boštjan Perovšek
Technical direction: Špela Škulj
The method of reflexive attention performed by: Sanja Nešković Peršin, Mateja Rebolj, Teja Reba, Milan Ketiš, Mariela Nestora
Observers of the process: Rok Vevar, Jedrt Jež Furlan
Public relations: Jedrt Jež Furlan
Photography: Marcandrea
Producer: Ksenija Kaučič
Video: Tone Stojko
Production: Zavod Federacija Federacija Institute
Co-production: Bunker/SMEEL, Dance Theatre Ljubljana
Residence: Isadora&Raymond Duncan Dance Research Center
Predstava je nastala s podporo Ministrstva za kulturo RS in Mestne občine Ljubljana
Sponsored by: Dišim.si
Performance duration: 50 min.