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Movements in Contemporary Dance II

MASKA, vol. XXIX, No. 163–163 (summer 2014)


The themed section of the Summer 2014 issue of Maska nos. 163-164 – Movements in Contemporary Dance II – is based on a very specific event: in mid-2012 the right-wing government abolished the Centre of Contemporary Dance Arts, the first public institute in the field of contemporary dance in Slovenia. The frustration faced by the Slovenian contemporary dance scene raised several issues, including that of the historisation of contemporary dance in Slovenia. What are the specific materials, stories, records and evidence that contemporary dance in Slovenia can present to decision makers whose policies choreograph very sensitive artistic and cultural microorganisms in a context where artistic practices cannot be implemented without public support? What can contemporary dance use to prove its existence?

The problem of the historisation of contemporary dance in Slovenia is related to a relatively limited number of documents and sources that could shed a new light on the national contemporary dance story and which is the result of the absence of any public institution providing for a systematic collection, systematisation, catalogisation and use of archival sources.

The documents that dance historian, theoretician and member of Maska’s editorial board Rok Vevar collected in his informal Provisional Slovenian Dance Archive are the main source for the articles that record individual subsystems that constitute the public cultural organism of dance art in Slovenia (the chronology of the establishment and abolition of the Centre of Contemporary Dance Arts, a brief overview of the history of Slovenian dance and education in this field, the position of dance theory and criticism through these times, the status of freelance workers in culture and the self-employed in the field of dance, the genealogy of the Contemporary Dance Association Slovenia as the rank organisation and – last but not least – the festivalisation of the entire field), but also offer a short interpretation of the transfer of two different cult(ural) (dance) paradigms to the Slovenian space, which made a decisive impact on the pace of institutionalisation of contemporary dance in Slovenia. The present Maska forum is based on internal and round table discussions, where representatives of the dance community examined the current situation in this field from different perspectives.

Amelia Kraigher
Maska, editor-in-chief

 

Content

MOVEMENTS IN CONTEMPORARY DANCE II

Andreja Kopač, Amelia Kraigher: MASKA'S FORUM: LEGALISATION OF THE CONTEMPORARY DANCE FIELD, OR MOVING FROM PRESENCE TO REPRESENTATION

Andreja Kopač: CENTRE OF CONTEMPORARY DANCE ARTS: THE GENEALOGY OF THE END

Rok Vevar: TWO CULTURAL-HISTORICAL EXAMPLES OF CONSTRUCTING INSTITUTIONAL MODELS IN THE FIELD OF CONTEMPORARY DANCE AND THEIR ABORTIVE IMPORT INTO THE SLOVENIAN CULTURAL SPACE

Andreja Kopač, Rok Vevar: FROM DANCE MANUALS TO EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS: CONTEMPORARY DANCE EDUCATION IN SLOVENIA

Rok Vevar: MASKS, PROBLEMS, TRANSFORMATIONS AND CROSSINGS: CRITICISM, THEORY AND HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY DANCE IN SLOVENIA

Rok Vevar: THE STORY OF THE SLOVENIAN DANCE PRECARIAT: ABOUT THE STATUSES OF SELF-EMPLOYED PERSONS IN THE FIELD OF CULTURE

Rok Vevar: FROM THE ARTICULATION OF PROBLEMS TO THE MANIFESTATIVE CLAIMS FOR SISTEMATICLY REGULATED CONTEMPORARY DANCE PRACTICIES: CONTEMPORARY DANCE ASSOCIATION SLOVENIA

Rok Vevar: THE BIRTH OF FESTIVALS FROM THE SPIRIT OF THE ALTERNATIVES OF THE 1980s:  {0>MEDNARODNI PROGRAMI IN FESTIVALI (S PODROČJA SODOBNEGA PLESA IN SCENSKIH UMETNOSTI){1>fn<1}<}91{>INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMMES AND FESTIVALS (FROM THE FIELD OF CONTEMPORARY DANCE AND PERFORMING ARTS)

6th SLOVENIAN CONTEMPORARY DANCE PLATFORM GIBANICA (MOVING CAKE) 2013

Igor Ružić: FROM MINIMALIST RESEARCH TO UTOPIAN ZEAL

CRITICISM WITHOUT ADJECTIVES

Nika Leskovšek: HERE AND NOW: TULKUDREAM, TANJA ZGONC AND BUTOH

Martina Ruhsam: “HOW DOES DANCE, THEN, DO POLITICS WITH THE BODY?”

Nika Arhar: PARTIAL COPING WITH PASSIVITY OF THE PUBLIC SPHERE

BENEŠKI ARHITEKTURNI BIENALE

Stefan Apostolou-Hölscher: BETWEEN كثرة AND MODERNITY: KUWAIT’S POLITICAL INTERVENTIONS AT THE VENICE BIENNALE OF ARCHITECTURE

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MASKA Performing Arts Journal
Since 1920
vol. XXIX, No. 163–164 (summer 2014)

ISSN 1318-0509

Published by: Maska, Institute for Publishing, Production and Education | Metelkova 6, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia | Phone: +386 1 4313122 | Fax: +386 1 4313122 | E-mail: info@maska.si | www.maska.si | For the publisher: Janez Janša

Editor-in-chief: Amelia Kraigher | Editorial Board: Pia Brezavšček, Katja Čičigoj, Zala Dobovšek, Ida Hiršenfelder, Janez Janša, Jedrt Jež Furlan, Simon Kardum, mag. Diana Koloini, mag. Andreja Kopač, dr. Bojana Kunst, dr. Aldo Milohnić, dr. Barbara Orel, Alja Predan, mag. Martina Ruhsam, Ana Schnabl, Rok Vevar | Contributing Editors: Nika Arhar, dr. Nenad Jelesijević, Nika Leskovšek | International Advisory Board: Stefan Apostolou-Hölscher, Thomas Irmer, Katarina Pejović, Ixiar Rozas, André Schallenberg

Design and Layout: Ajdin Bašić, Mitja Miklavčič | Slovene Language Editors: Tatjana Capuder, Mateja Dermelj, Amelia Kraigher, Melita Silič | English Language Editor: Eric Dean Scott | Print: Cicero | Copies: 400

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Maska was founded in 1920 by the Ljubljana sub-committee of the Association of Theatre Players of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (Udruženje gledaliških igralcev Kraljevine SHS). In 1985, the Association of Cultural Organisations of Slovenia (Zveza kulturnih organizacij Slovenije) revived this publication under the title of Maske. In 1991, its original name was restored and its co-founder – Institutum Studiorum Humanitatis – reinstated.

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Events
— 30-08-2014 : Movements in Contemporary Dnace II
Park Theatre, Murska Sobota - presentation of Maska 163-164
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