January 27-28th 2023


I'm alive

Friday, January 27th at 8 pm
Saturday, January 28th at 8 pm
Languages: English
Duration: 50 minutes
Tickets: 12 euros ONLINE // 15 euros BOX OFFICE
Choreographer: Žak Valenta
Artist: Toni Flego
Playwright: Andrej Mirčev
Set designer: Magdalena Pederin
Costume designers: Lidija Lovrić Bošnjak i Nikola Barbir
Music: Various artists
Lighting: Žak Valenta i Mario Vnučec
Multimedia: Ira Tomić i John Kardum
Extras in the video: Nina Jelić, Renato Buić, Afrodita Lekaj i Monica Karleuša
Production: TRAFIK and Platforma. Hr
Support: Ministry of Culture and Media of the Republic of Croatia, the City of Rijeka, the Union of Associations Molekula Rijeka, the K2K Rijeka Dance Center, PC TALA Zagreb

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 ValentaBorn 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.
Ira Tomić & John Kardum
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