A SOLITUDE SURROUNDED BY OTHER SOLITUDES

Theatre-dance performance

MAŠA KAGAO KNEZ, concept, director and choreographer

5. July 2024
8.00 pm
Theatre Glej
24 €

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Borut Veselko, assistant director
Borut Veselko, Maša Kagao Knez, text selection
Jaroslav Skrušny, translator of quotes from works by Milan Kundera
Kristijan Korat, music
Irena Yebuah Tiran, music assistant
Anja Möderndorfer, Tanita Rose, Miha Furlan, Jan Marolt, choreograpy co-creators
Kjara Wurst, space designer and assistant choreographer
Jelena in Svetlana Proković (JSP), costume designers
Saša Dragaš, assistant costume designer
Damir Jerković, set designer
Eva Mlinar, graphic designer
Nataša Recer, dresser
Danilo Pečar, lighting designer

Production: Theatre Anton Podbevšek, Theatre Glej

Musicians of recorded music:
Kristjan Korat, piano
Matjaž Antončič, violin
Gorazd Strlič, cello
Irena Yebuah Tiran, mezzosoprano
Danilo Ženko, recorder (recorded in Studio Bejsmen)

Co-creators and cast:
Borut Veselko, Anja Möderndorfer, Tanita Rose, Miha Furlan, Jan Marolt, Leticia Slapnik Yebuah

Milan Kundera once wrote that he had actually been writing the same novel his entire life: variations on a few fundamental existential themes, key situations or even words. Maša Kagao Knez – the concept designer, director and choreographer of A Solitude Surrounded by Other Solitudes  – could probably say something similar: that she is always working on the same production, through which she is led by variations on the theme of human (co-)existence, only that her focus and response change and adapt to how she is currently feeling. This performance, a Glej Theatre and Anton Podbevšek Theatre co-production, is not intended as a staging of Kundera’s works, but as a homage to his literary oeuvre, from which it draws inspiration. The themes that appear in his works are questions of human existence and, within this, questions of duality: lightness/weight, slowness/speed, immortality/ephemerality, forgetting/memory. The texts chosen by Borut Veselko and Maša Kagao Knez are like the parts of a score in which the performers (Borut Veselko, Anja Möderndorfer, Tanita Rose, Miha Furlan, Jan Marolt, Leticia Slapnik Yebuah), functioning as a kind of orchestra, as the central tissue of a performance consisting of dance, narration and singing, delineate motifs and develop variations on a theme.

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