Summer breeze (2002); Goran Bogdanovski
Goran Bogdanovski invited a number of perfomers and artists to come to Ljubljana, to join Fičo Balet team, along the cooperation of Maska productions and the Mladi Levi festival. Cankarjev dom kindly made available to them the Linhart auditorium and all the necessary equipment to seek and travel into the unknown.
Then and there the project began and was completed in six days of the Mladi Levi festival.
Improvisation as simply a level of exploration, could be called a jam session. As in any good improvised performance, the task and beginning are there - a defined ending, however, is missing. The task is unpredictable, surprises are imminent. Images of passing. Bodies in time, un/used. What commands dance/movement? The idea or the music? The body itself, un/able to keep still? Are what we see stories? Perhaps, but surely they are narratives, invading a raw/deaf/empty/rigid world. Narratives amid music, lights, projections of images and words. This is a space in which the body may well be the only remaining myth. Music/lights/video/projections create space in which the human body appears, owning only itself - and the others, un/accepted, dancing together/apart, lighting/writing it up or not. The hour alive, discovering Antarctica, this is Summer Breeze.
Author: Goran Bogdanovski
Dance: Simon Anxolaberehere / Paris, Gregor Gruden / Ljubljana, Anastasia Hvana / Arnhem, Dušan Murič / Beograd, Sanja Nesković-Peršin / Ljubljana, Carlos Pez / Tenerife / Bruxelles, Anastasia Smirnitskaya / Moscow, Dejan Srhoj / Ljubljana, Goran Tatar / Ljubljana, Goran Bogdanovski / Ljubljana
Camera: Nell Breyer / New York Light: Miran Šusteršič / Ljubljana
Sound: Gregor Zemljič, Miha Klemenčič (Random Logic), Boris Benko (Silence) / Ljubljana
Word: Jure Novak / Ljubljana
Partners: Maska, Bunker, Cankarjev dom, Ministry of Culture Slovenia, City Ljubljana
Premiere 27. 8. 2002 on Mladi levi Festival (Junge hunde)