Platform of Contemporary Dance 2022 - Playfulness

Jan Rozman


solo performance

THINGING <em>Photo: Nada Žgank</em>
Photo: Nada Žgank

Emanat, 2018

Running time 50 minutes without intermission.

Author and performer: Jan Rozman
Dramaturg: Julia Keren Turbahn
Lighting designer: Urška Vohar
Costume designer: Kiss the Future
Scenography advisor: Dan Adlešič
Stage assistant: Dan Pikalo
Graphic designer: Matija Medved
Videographer: Gregor Gobec
Photographer: Nada Žgank
Translator and editor: Urban Belina

Production: Emanat
Executive producer: Sabina Potočki
Co-production: Plesni Teater Ljubljana

Financial support: City of Ljubljana

In his solo performance, choreographer, performer, and improviser Jan Rozman confronts things –objects that surround him and the sensations and ideas triggered by them. Thinging is a visceral reaction to the world of things we are living in. It thinks and it sings.

The stage becomes a space of contact for the living and non-living matter; an environment where things can relate, communicate and coexist, perhaps revealing a different side.

The piece works with spaces of being in-between – between objects and subjects, between existence, speculative existence and non-existence, inaction and activity, saturation, calmness and emptiness, light, dusk and darkness, quotidian, mysterious and poetic, as well as between individual present bodies.

Jan Rozman (1991) is a dancer, performer and improviser working between Ljubljana and Berlin. He is active in the independent dance scene, where he collaborates with established dancers and choreographers and develops his own work, characterized by the interplay of different elements (dance, theatre, scenography, music) and humour. His artistic practice deals with an expanded notion of corporeality, material semiotics, textures, gaps, mistakes and confusion, ecology, imagination, (science) fiction and humour. His work focuses on the research and articulation of relevant performance expressions for the post-internet/anthropocene era.

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