Opening event with the Ksenija Hribar Award ceremony
To Do Hugging is an improvised choreographic spin‑off from the performance Tristan Chord Or Sweet Ever After.
A hug is a point of stopped movement, and at the same time, a point of entry into pure corporeality. With another. A hug is the ultimate act of the unspeakable, an embodied “give‑receive”, which only requires enough openness (or desire) do “shut ourselves” into it.
However, when it is conceived as a choreographic problem (task) and observed in its continuance, inside this tight structure a relationship opens up in all its dimensions. A hug as a fusion, a hug as a support, a hug as a cage, a hug as a power struggle, a hug as a negotiation …
Dancers of all generations will be invited into the hugging etudes, in order to highlight what we have in common: the need to touch.
Artistic guidance: Kaja Lorenci
Authored and performed by: Kristyna Šajtošova, Žigan Krajnčan, Ivan Mijačević, Aleš Zorec, Kaja Lorenci + guests
Music authors: Aleš Zorec and Ivan Mijačević