Ana Romih, Beno Novak
dance performance | Slovenia
Body Concert speaks of two individual views on the theme of the sound of the bodies and the search for harmony between them. It is a physical performance where two bodies meet with the question of whether the body has a melody and how the body can be used as an instrument through movement. Searching for a common language, which brings them closer together and, at the same time, creates a distance.
Duration: 40 min
Creation, Choreography and Performance: Ana Romih and Beno Novak
Mentor: Saša Lončar
Dramaturgical Advisor: Jasmina Založnik
Costume Design: Urška Medved Light Design: Marko Levičnik
Production: KUD QULENIUM Ljubljana
Co-production: KD QULENIUM Kranj, SVŠGUGL, Ljubljana
Financial support: Municipality of Ljubljana – The Culture Department
Ana Romih (b. 1991) is a choreographer, mentor, pedagogue and co-founder of KUD Qulenium Ljubljana. As a young artist, she has been working on the Slovenian cultural art scene for 20 years. In 2014 she graduated at SNDO (School for New Dance Development) in the Netherlands. Currently, she teaches and creates with children and youth in contemporary dance scene, various projects and competitions. Besides dancing, she actively participates in the organization of the Kalejdoskop Festival in Kranj and Ljubljana and also works as an independent dance artist.
Beno Novak (b. 1991) is a dancer, choreographer and co-founder of KUD Qulenium Ljubljana. In 2016 he graduated at Salzburg Experimental Academy for Dance (SEAD) from contemporary dance and performance. Soon after graduation, he was invited to Tisch Dance (New York University) and The Place (London) dance academy. In 2017 he helped Jason Mabani establish a charity project Requiem for Aleppo, to raise money for the recovery of Aleppo in Syria. Between 2017 and 2018 he danced in dance company Gary Clark in the performance Coal, which received numerous awards (UK Theater Award, Critics Circle National Dance Awards). In addition to dance, he actively participates in the organization and implementation of the Kalejdoskop Festival in Kranj and Ljubljana and at the Summer Intensive Portugal Summer Festival, and also works as an independent dance artist.