Programme

20th October, Friday
Kraljevića Marka street, open space

11.30 Gathering of all participants on the street for the opening ceremony and performance installation by Karkatag Collective

12.00 – 13.00 Entering the Magacin space with a choreographed guided tour by Dejan Srhoj and Gisela Mueller / Nomad Dance Academy
Choreographic game by Willy Prager, Iva Sveshtarova, Stefan Stereff / Nomad Dance Academy Bulgaria

Welcome by Station and the Belgrade officials

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch in the gallery space, Kraljevica Marka 8

14.00 – 15.00 How to use the existing cultural policy frames to make the meaningful changes, introduction by Prof. Milena Dragićević Šešić, with Biljana Tanurovska Kjulavkovski / Nomad Dance Academy
Includes discussion with all present representatives of cultural ministries, city administrations and cultural policy experts

15.00 – 15.45 Imagining new dance spaces with with Dragana Alfirević, Marko Milić, Milan Marković, Iva Nerina Sibila
Imaginary travel to the future of dance

15.45 – 16.00 Coffee break

16.00 – 17.00 Reality check on dance spaces with Rok Vevar (Ljubljana), Angelina Georgieva (Sofia), Gisela Mueller (Berlin), Biljana Tanurovska Kjulavkovski (Skopje), Vava Stefanescu (Bucharest), Selma Banich (Zagreb), Ksenija Djurović (Belgrade/Novi Sad)
Presentation of the current situation with dance centers in the Balkan region

17.00 – 17.45 Discussion, moderator Marko Pejović

18.00 – 19.30 Dinner, Gallery space in Kraljevica Marka 8

20.00 Scrape, performance by Jovana Rakić, Bitef Theater
After-talk with artists / moderated by Igor Koruga

21st October, Saturday
Magacin

11.00 – 11.30 Pleasant moving with Dušan Murić in the dance studio

11.30 – 13.00 Temporary parliament for dance, Cultural development strategy and contemporary dance in Serbia, a performative discussion moderated by Igor Koruga / Station

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch in the gallery space, Kraljevica Marka 8

14.00 – 15.00 Tanzplan Deutschland – an example of a systematic development of the dance field with Madeline Ritter

15.00 – 16.00 Parallel sessions:
Is it possible to bring back contemporary dance to the Belgrade theaters? moderator Ivan Medenica, art director of BITEF Festival
With directors of the Belgrade and Novi Sad theater houses (in Serbian)

Where to dance dance?
Supporting contemporary dance for the international context, moderator Kristina Kujundzic with international dance houses’ and international funding bodies’ representatives

16.00 – 16.15 Coffee break

16.15 – 17.15 Feedback from the politicians, administrators and other guess and a wrap up of the gatherings, moderated by Ivan Medenica, BITEF, Marijana Cvetkovic, Station, and Ana Letunic, Critical Practice (Made in Yu)

17.15 – 18.00 European Capital of Dance 20123 moderated by Stephan Stereff

18.00 – 19.30 Dinner, Gallery space in Kraljevica Marka 8

20.00 Thunderstruck, performance by Stina Nyberg, Center for Cultural Decontamination

22.30 A libretto dedicated to workers trying to reclaim abandoned industrial facilities, public listening of radio drama by Bojan Djordjev, Magacin

PERFORMANCE PROGRAM

Karkatag collective, Happy Render
October 20, 11h, Magacin

Karkatag

Happy Render is an interactive performance/installation supported by a set of communicational machines and devices that moderate the content production by the audience members within the layout set in public space.
Communication and exchange with the audience happens through printed out messages that the audience receives as construction elements of the performance, samples or triggers on the automates-terminals positioned on the street.

The performance is placed in public space, using real environment as part of a setup. The audience also has access to a sound system, different costumes and props. The audience actions and behaviors are pre-scripted, still giving them space for individual interpretation, intervention.
The work enables a mass event, synchronized action and participation of a large number of audience members.

Happy Render recreates the significant scenes and images from commercials and architectural renders representing idealized life, plays with extracting these samples, deconstructing and remixing them through audience actions.

Jovana Rakić, SCRAPE
October 20, 20h, Bitef Theatre

Foto Nebojsa Babic, predstava Scrape

Scrape showed up as a hint, as a feeling – of skin, somatic. It became the articulation of the state when bodies mix, dance and other bodies. Flinch, pain, numbness which exist only if there is someone else to feel them. Bodies emerge and disappear on the border zones of light. Mirage when looking outside of a car by night.

The principles of analyzing a dancework proposed in Marko Pejović‘s research ‘‘Four Discursive Points of Dance Practice“ have been used during the entirety of the production process.

Concept and choreography: Jovana Rakić
Dramaturgy: Marko Pejović
Performance and artistic collaboration: Jana Milenković, Milica Pisić and Natascha Schmelz
Sound design: Bojan Palikuća
Costume: Boris Čakširan
Graphic design: Katarina Popović
PR: Sanja Ljumović
Production: Ksenija Đurović

Co-production: Station Service for contemporary dance with the support of Departures and Arrivals (DNA) network through the Creative Europe programme, Bitef Theatre, Magacin in Kraljevića Marka 4 and Dom kulture Studentski grad

Stina Nyberg, Thunderstruck
October 21, 20h, Center for Cultural Decontamination

Thunderstruck walks in the footsteps of the genius and madman Nikola Tesla. In the end of the 19th century, the Serbian-American inventor Tesla invented several of our centuries important innovations in electricity and communication. He also invented the tesla coil, an electrical resonant transformer circuit used to produce high-voltage, low-current, high frequency alternating-current electricity. Basically, a device that produces lightning bolts that can be used for entertainment in live electricity shows.

Thunderstruck departs from the 19th century phenomena of touring electricity shows. At a time when electricity was still a scientific novelty it was displayed in public performances as acts of magic. Today, a contemporary heir to the electricity magic show is the tesla coil performance, making use of the spectacular sound and light effects produced by the coil, but often wise performed in hyper-masculinized, technique-masturbatory and rock’n’roll-fetishistic shows.
Thunderstruck is a feminist take on the tesla coil show. It departs from an interest in a choreography of movement, sound and objects on equal grounds – where both the live performer, the lights, technique and soundscape act as main protagonists. It will create an alternative to the existing macho-spectacular tesla coil shows, pairing effective technical innovations with a long-term research on science and magic.
Thunderstruck returns to a time when the artist and scientist believed in transforming the forces of nature into the forces that propel society, harnessing natural energy for crafting nearly magical devices.
During autumn 2016 a research with the archivist Sandra Linnell took a look at the gendered history of electricity, the cult of the genius and the potential of magic. The solo performance Thunderstruck will premiere at Kondenz festival in Belgrade on the 21 October and at MDT the 28-29 October + 1-2 November 2017.

Choreography and performance: Stina Nyberg
Research: Sandra Linnell, Zoë Poluch
Choreographic assistance: Andros Zins-Browne, Halla Ólafsdottir
Composition and sound design: Maria W Horn
Light design: Josefin Hinders
Producer: Frida Tiger / MDT
Tesla coil: Finn Hammer / Hammertone
Technical support and security: Katti Alm / MDT
Technical consultant: Roya Nikjoo
Administration: Interim kultur
Residency, co-production and performances: MDT in Stockholm, Station/Kondenz festival in Belgrade and The National Touring Theatre of Sweden.
Supported by: The Swedish Arts Council, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, Kulturbryggan, City of Stockholm, Stockholm County Council and [DNA] Departures and Arrivals network which is co-financed by the Creative Europe program of the European Commission

Bojan Djordjev, Public listening of radio play
October 21, 22:30, PRAKSA / Magacin

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A libretto dedicated to workers trying to reclaim abandoned industrial facilities, to be sung a capella or accompanied by workingh machinery, ambient noises, street brass bands, the harmonica, or noises issuing from inside factory walls

Libretto by Goran Ferčec imagines new gathering of the workforce, reversing the process of de-industrialization, but also de-polarization and pauperization of the worker. Returning to the abandoned industrial facilities as the tamers of the machines, workers initiate a strike that is not stopping but initiating and hijacking production – a choreography performed by many Greek, Argentinian, but also Croatian workers taking over their own factories. Public listening of the broadcast of the text recorded at Radio Belgrade, is organized as an audio/spatial installation in the space of Cultural Centre Magacin – itself a post-industrial space of Belgrade. Analogue radio, as means of communication about to be extinct, also belongs to the 20th century heritage, and is even in some historical events directly connected to organization of resistance, struggle and revolutions. The installation uses transistor radios, slide projections by Siniša Ilić and English subtitles.

Text: Goran Ferčec, Direction: Bojan Djordjev
Space installation: Siniša Ilić, Katarina Popović and Bojan Djordjev
Voices: Ana Mandić, Milica Stefanović, Čarni Djerić and Miloš Timotijević
Production: Radio Beograd, jun 2017.
Sound recording and design: Milan Filipović
Editor of the Third Programme Drama series: Olivera Kolarić
Duration: 20 min
Illustration: Siniša Ilić from the Industry series, felt tip pen on A4 paper, 2015.