February 2 2019
10 pm ►Cankarjev dom | Štihova Hall
Photography: Nora Baylach
Radio Hit project originates from the author’s fascination with the fact that music hits are always recognized, and that we often know their lyrics and melodies without deliberately listening to them first. In the project, the author looks at music hits from different aspects, with special focus on personal dimension, memories and stories related to our favorite hits. Do people have special choreographies and dances for their favorite hits? In what way can instructions for creating music hits be applied to dancing? Is it possible to create movement material through which an audience could recognize the hit to which it was created without hearing the music? Hit have the power to transport us in space and time, leading us to memories that we may have already forgotten. If several members of the audience have personal memories linked to the same hit, the circle of experience is complete – it returns from personal, through common back to personal.
“Radio Hit is a performance about the pleasures of listening and dancing to our favorite hits, about the nearly forgotten memories, and about the desire to dance.” Urša Sekirnik
Between 2004 and 2007, Urša Sekirnik (1986) worked as a cofounder and member of ARWA, an experimental movement collective. In 2011, she graduated at SEAD (Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance) and became the cofounder of KUD NUM, a multi-disciplinary artistic collective, based in Škofja Loka, Slovenia. She currently works as performer and dancer. In her work, she is constantly searching for a contact with the audience, either on the emotional level or through the use of channels such skype, blogs, and web stores. As a dancer, she has been collaborating with choreographers such as Jerome Bel, Col.lectif PoPs collective, Joana Serra Foraste, Carolina Alejos, Silvia Elgarrista (Spain), and Phoebe Osborne (USA). Recently, she has also been working as a member of Big Bouncers collective (Barcelona).
Choreographed and performed by: Urša Sekirnik
Lighting design: Joana Serra Forasté
Set and costume design: Maria Bartrons i Pou
Production: KUD NUM Arts and Culture Association
Coproduction: Antic Teatre – Espai de Creacio, Barcelona
Duration: 50 min.