Still is a changing proposal result of the meeting of Jurij Konjar with an artist in a given environment. On this occasion, the Slovenian dancer has worked for some weeks at Graner with Martin Kilvady in a research process about the present movement, mobility and immobility, from the observation of what happens when two artists come together to improvise.
It asks, among other questions, how do we observe change? How do we inhabit it? What is a useful score? What instructions does the space between two performers reveal? What inspiration can a score bring to performers, meeting for the first time? Can it be a place of meeting? What dialogue can be observed in real time?
Both artists will also offer a laboratory on November the 2nd addressed to dance professionals and advanced students based on this research process.
Martin Kilvady, from the Slovakian collective Les Slovaks, used to be a member of Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker’s company Rosas and collaborated in the creation of many of her pieces. He has also danced with Roberto Olivan and is a member of Thomas Hauert’s company Zoo, besides the aforementioned collective Les Slovaks.
Jurij Konjar studied at Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker’s school, PARTS. He has worked with Les Ballets C de la B, Maja Delak and Janez Janša, among others. In 2007 he suffered a head injury that changed the course of his work, leading him to develop a practice of personal improvisation. Over the last few years he has also worked in remote or troubled communities, where creativity is an element of utmost necessity.
Research and performance Martin Kilvady, Jurij Konjar
Concept Jurij Konjar
Modul-dance partners on the project Still Mercat de les Flors, Dance Gate Lefkosia Cyprus, Duncan Dance Research Centre Athens, CND Paris, Dansehallerne Copenhagen, Kino Šiška Ljubljana, Art Stations Foundation Poznań, Mercat de les Flors, GRANER Fàbrica de creació
Still project collaborators Franck Beaubois, Raquel Minako, Maura Gahan, Greg Corbino, Catherine Jauniaux
Created in the framework of the European project modul-dance with the support of the EU Culture Programme