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Festival Pre-Event

Sunday, 9 September 2018

20.00
THE WILD BOYS

(r.: Bertrand Mandico, FR)
Plečnik’s theater, behind Tivoli Castle

(110’)


Wednesday, 12 September 2018

18.00
Openning performance

Plečnik’s theater, behind Tivoli Castle
(20’)


Ustvarjalni center Švicarija
(40’)


Plečnik’s theater, behind Tivoli Castle
(120’)
  
The sonic warm-up throughout the evening will be shaped by Softskinson, the food will be provided by REPeat and beverages will flow thanks to Božidar. 


Thursday, 13 September 2018

20.00
Noé Soulier (FR):
FAITS ET GESTES

Španski borci
(55’)


22.00     
Matej Kejžar (SI):
DANCE

Španski borci
(40’)

The sonic atmosphere throughout the evening will be shaped by Gašper Torkar, the food will be provided by REPeat


Friday, 14 September 2018

18.00    
Mala Kline (SI):
SONGS III/XII

Plečnik’s theater, behind Tivoli Castle
(40’)


20.00    
Naked (RS)


Gala Hala @Letni vrt


After the concerts, from around 23h, clubbing with Zeleno sonce until the break of dawn.


Saturday, 15 September 2018

18.00    
Olja Grubić (SI):
ARTISTAS

Španski borci
(10’)


19.00    
Lili M. Rampre (SI):
THE STRUCTURE OF A FEELING

Španski borci (10’)



21.30    
Elisa Zuppini (IT/NL):
LIIL

Španski borci
(40’)



The sonic atmosphere throughout the evening will be shaped by Sinumerik, the food will be provided by REPeat.


Sunday, 17 September 2018

16.00    
Leja Jurišić & Marko Mandić (SI):
TOGETHER

Plečnik’s theater, behind Tivoli Castle
(360’)


23.00    
D&G party
(SI)

Božidar


Workshops Schedule


Michael Schmid / ICTUS (BE)

Švicarija Creative Centre

 

17.00 – 22.00 - Thursday, 6 September

10.00 – 22.00 - Friday, 7 September

10.00 – 22.00 - Tuesday, 11 September

10.00 – 14.00 - Wednesday, 12 September
18.00 – 22.00     


Moya Michael (RSA/BE)

Španski borci

10.00 – 13.00 - Thursday, 13 September

10.00 – 13.00 - Friday, 14 September

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About SPIDER

Spider started knitting its web in 2010 under the guidence of Ljubljana’s Pekinpah Association. Initial idea by choreographer Matej Kejžar has grown into a collaboration between Pekinpah and five dance organisations from various parts of Europe which created the Spider and Spider Expand! projects, resulting in a series of nine artistic manifestations taking place in Lyon, Berlin, Brussels, Zagreb, Athens, and Ljubljana. At the heart of the Spider projects, which have been connecting various artists and numerous artistic disciplines, there has been an effort to engage in a research of the local cultural, social and political circumstances in order to present the local audiences with artistic practices and cultural genres that have for this or that reason not been, or have rarely been, represented in their local mileu. Spider has always been putting local artists on the throne of planning, curating, and organising the manifestations. Each time, the position of the Spider artistic director is occupied by a local creative person whose active, first-hand knowledge of the upcoming talents’ work and the most daring new dance productions is directly influencing the programme of the current manifestation.

 
 

Refusing the Terms of Contract

 We’ve been here before: confronted by the rise of extreme nationalist, separatist and racist tendencies based on a discourse of fear, hate and envy. We live in an era of highly choreographed existence. The need to transform our inter-human relations by reinventing the necessary languages to do so grows day by day. Seen as a driving force of dominant ideology, “social choreography” aims to teach us how to behave, think, feel or express ourselves, generating an individuality in constant need of affirmation, while relying on the majority of people using similar expressions in the construction of their lives. “Choreography” as a generic tool-box of measurements confirmed within a particular discourse, limits a space in order to become a place, while omitting the brutal reality of its material circumstances. But it seems that “choreography” as a method of constituting human inter-relations falls apart in the very moment it tries to measure the immeasurable. 

A radical body can be defined by its attempts to go beyond such choreographed discourse when it presents itself as immeasurable and refuses the terms of such a forced, ongoing social contract. It is subversive by example. It positions itself without positioning. It grounds itself in the capacity of the body to overcome, with a series of gestures, the material circumstances of its own existence.

Welcome to Spider! 

This edition focuses on practices that rely on our immeasurable capacities, while trying to transcend “choreography” as the fundamental means of constructing measurable human inter-relations. By enabling unprecedented and unregulated insight into the selected processes and strategies of performance-making that question the prevailing psycho-physical and socio-economic order, including its misguided foundations, in radical ways, we aim to transcend incessant cynicism, perpetual negation and self-affirming complaints. Now is the time to embody a language beyond this dominant epistemology, to reveal and embrace the crack of this era and to question and propose other forms of co-existence.  

Other languages are possible and we pledge to make them real.

Matej Kejžar, Artistic director of the Spider festival 


 

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Venues


 

Plečnik’s Summer Theatre Tivoli

Behind Tivoli Castle
Pod turnom 3

 
 

 

Švicarija Kreative Center

Pod turnom 4

 
 

 

Španski borci

Zaloška 61

 
 

 

Gala hala @Summer garden

Metelkova City

Metelkova ulica 6

 
 

 

Božidar

Vilharjeva cesta 11
(in the basement of Mladinsko Theatre)