British artist Michael Clark is synonymous with a radical choreographic practice that combines classical ballet, Leigh Bowery’s eccentric fashion and the anarchic post-punk sound of the band The Fall. Rebellious against conventions and hierarchies, his work in the 80s anticipates the aesthetic procedures that still form the backbone of contemporary dance. First of all, it is a matter of unmasking hetero-normative gender roles, which will result in fluid embodied bodies whose constitutions are unstable and socially subversive. Starting from the premise that the syntax of the dance body is shaped under the influences that are (un)consciously taken over from other authors (in this case Clark), the solo I’m alive explores the processes.
Žak Valenta. Born on December 13, 1966 in Umag. He studied dance, mime, physical theater. Graduated from the School of Physical Theater in London and the Eurythmeum in Stuttgart, and trained through the Mime school and SNDO n Amsterdam. He works as a dancer, performer, eurithmist, choreographer, director and theater pedagogue. One of the founders of the theater groupTRAFIK from Rijeka, for which he performs and choreographs. Twice nominated for the award of the Croatian Theater for the best dance male role and thebest play as a whole. He is currently studying at the MA Choreographic Program at Stockholm University of Art.