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THE FEMINISTS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Maska - Performing Arts Journal, nos. 189–190 (Spring 2018)

 

EDITORIAL, PENULTIMATELY 

Dramaturges and editors share the fact, among other things, that our work often remains invisible. Solid and thorough editorial work is mostly invisibly embedded in journals, books and other publications we create every day, and it actually permeates every page of every edition we conceive from the first idea through careful collection, reading, thinking, deleting, turning things inside out and upside down, checking, translating, correspondence, meetings, proofreading and correction, and there is a lot more of this before we get to proofs, print and public events we devise after the journals, books and publications have already reached the bookshelves in bookshops and in subscribers’ and readers’ homes.

I would like to express my gratitude to the Association of Theatre Critics and Researchers of Slovenia for recognising the efforts that I, as editor-in-chief of publishing at Maska Institute, had invested for many years in the production and development of contemporary theatrological, humanist and theoretical thought, and for presenting me in April 2018 with the Vladimir Kralj Award for exceptional contribution to Slovenian theatrology with my editorial work on the international journal Maska and the Institute’s book publishing programme. Of course, I could not have succeeded in creating so many “little miracles”, as I call them, without a team of exceptional people who I worked with in emphatically precarious conditions during the seven years of my being in charge of Maska’s publishing. My sincere thanks go to Rok Vevar, Gašper Malej, Aleksandra Rekar, Urška Comino, Nika Leskovšek, Miha Turšič, Ajdin Bašić, Polona Petek, Aldo Milohnić, Mathias Rambaud and the French Institute in Slovenia, Jacques Rancière, Steven Corcoran, Rok Benčin, Sonja Dular, Bruno Besana, the Slovenian Book Fair, Renata Zamida, Vlasta Vičič, Miha Marinč and the Slovenian Book Agency, Nil Baskar, Varja Močnik, Kaja Bohorč, Anja Naglič, Ivan Nedoh and the Slovenian Cinematheque, Tomaž Kraigher, Dušan Muc, Nina Meško and the Republic of Slovenia Public Fund for Cultural Activities (JSKD), Olivier Razac, Sebastijan Horvat and the University of Ljubljana's AGRFT Open Chair, Lazar Džamić, Mitja Velikonja, Alja Predan and the Maribor Theatre Festival (Festival Borštnikovo srečanje), Eric Dean Scott, Iztok Kham, Matjaž Farič and the Front@ festival, Peter Klepec, Boštjan Nedoh, Aleš Erjavec, Ciril Oberstar and the Azil book shop, Franco “Bifo” Berardi, Nikolai Jeffs, Federico Campagna and the Verso Books publishing house, Gorazd Kovačič and the Department of Sociology at the Faculty of Arts, the University of Ljubljana, Ajda Rooss, Uroš Korenčan, Petra Škofic, the Lutka magazine and the Ljubljana Puppet Theatre, Adela Železnik, Zdenka Badovinac and the Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova (MSUM), Bojana Kunst, Ivo Svetina, Primož Jesenko and Dialogi magazine, Mojca Jan Zoran and the Slovenian Theatre Institute, Uri Turkenich, Geraldo Si, Goran Injac, Katja Čičigoj, Polona Calderera, Tina Dobnik, Andreja Kopač, Dorota Sosnowska, the Association of Theatre Critics and Researchers of Slovenia, Mateja Koležnik, Ira Ratej, Diana Koloini, Marinka Poštrak and The Week of Slovenian Drama Festival, Alenka Spacal, Tea Hvala, Mateja Dermelj, Tina Malič, Nada Žgank, Dragana Alfirević, the Nomad Dance Academy and the Creative Europe programme, Polona Glavan, Daniela Hahn and the Volkswagen Fund, Tatjana Capuder, Alenka Kozolc, Mitja Bravhar, Simon Kardum and Kino Šiška, Lidija Krienzer Radojević, Martina Ruhsam, Bojana Cvejić, Saška Rakef, Vinko Möderndorfer, Maja Delak and the Emanat Institute, Marko Mandić, Katarina Stegnar, Lev Kreft and the Slovenian Society of Aesthetics, Nena Močnik and the Ekvilib Institute, Jaka Lah, Vasja Predan, the ERSTE foundation, Blaž Lukan, Barbara Orel and Theatre and Film Studies Centre Ljubljana, Eva Kraševec, Jernej Pristov and SNT Drama Ljubljana, Nenad Jelesijević, Jure Novak, Joe Kelleher, Gal Kirn, Daniel Blanga-Gubbay, Bara Kolenc, Marijana Petrović, Matej Bogataj, Martina Maurič Lazar, Mojca Redjko, Thomas Frank and brut Wien, TANZFONDS ERBE, Beti Žerovc, Nika Arhar, Irena Duša, Tomaž Krpič, Urška Brodar, Jasen Boko, Mitja Miklavčič, Melita Silič, Iztok Kovač, Marjeta Lavrič and the Španski borci Culture Centre, Danae Theodoridou, Pia Brezavšček, Maja Krajnc, André Schallenberg, Stefan Hölscher, Thomas Irmer, Ixiar Rozas, Kalina Stefanova, Igor Ružić, Jan Babnnik, Branko Popović, Dragan Živadinov, Lilijana Stepančič, Andrej Pavlišič, Nina Kozinc, Danijela Tamše and the ČKZ – Journal for the Critique of Science … and there are many more of you without whom 48 issues of the journal and 24 original, translated, theoretical and historiographic books simply would not exist … The Vladimir Kralj Award for theatrological achievements belongs to all of us and I am proud of our great work.

Recently, I had to leave Maska with my team. Unfortunately, with a lot of bitterness, too.

Good luck, Maska!

Amelia Kraigher

Translated by Polona Petek

 

Maska 189–190
SPRING 2018

Content 

A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST: MATEJ FILIPČIČ 

Primož Jesenko: THE RELATIONS THAT TAILOR IDENTITIES: BETWEEN THE SUBTLY FOCUSED AND THE THEATRICAL 

Irena Štaudohar: THE COURAGE OF BEAUTY 

Sonja Dular: GAZING INTO BEAUTY, GAZING INO DEATH 

THE FEMINISTS IN THE SPOTLIGHT 

Tea Hvala: PLEASURE IN PERFORMING A JAGGED VERSION OF FEMININITY: INTERVIEW WITH BJØRK GRUE LIDIN 

Alenka Spacal: BRIDGE MARKLAND: WITH MASQUERADING AGAINST GENDER BINARISMS 

Jennie Klein: THE PERSISTENT IMAGINING OF A FUTURE ALTERNATIVE: FEMINIST ALTERNATIVE PERFORMANCE AT PRESENT IN SINGAPORE 

ON SLEEPING AND DREAMING 

Tomaž Krpič: THE SLEEPING SPECTACTOR IN HER/HIS BODY-HOME: SOME REFLECTIONS ON THE PUBLIC PERFORMANCE OF PRIVATE DREAMS 

Mala Kline: COMMUNAL DREAMING: BEYOND THE “WE” WE KNOW 

CRITICISM WITHOUT ADJECTIVES 

Mitja Bravhar: THE OCCUPIED FESTIVAL – A PALESTINIAN DANCE STORY: RAMALLAH CONTEMPORARY DANCE FESTIVAL 

Nenad Jelesijević: IT IS NOT ENOUGH TO LIVE 

Thomas Irmer: THE HISTORY OF DANCE AS HYPERTEXT

MASKA Performing Arts Journal
Since 1920
vol. XXXIII, nos. 189–190 (Spring 2018) 

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: Andreja Kopač | Editor of this issue: Amelia Kraigher | Editorial Board: Nika Arhar, Pia Brezavšček, Janez Janša, dr. Nikolai Jeffs, dr. Nenad Jelesijević, dr. Andreja Kopač, Amelia Kraigher, dr. Bojana Kunst, Nika Leskovšek, Gašper Malej, Rok Vevar | International Advisory Board: dr. Daniela Hahn, dr. Stefan Apostolou-Hölscher, dr. Thomas Irmer, mag. Martina Ruhsam, André Schallenberg 

Design and Layout: Ajdin Bašić, Iztok Kham | Slovene Language Editors: Tatjana Capuder, Živa Čebulj, Amelia Kraigher, Gašper Malej, Vid Sagadin Žigon | English Language Editor: Eric Dean Scott | Print: Cicero | Copies: 400 

Price of double issue (international): 10 € | Price of triple issue (international): 12 € |  Price of quadruple issue (international): 15 € | Annual international subscription for six (6) nos.: Individual rate for Europe 67 €, Individual rate, Rest of World 77 (distributed by Maska Ljubljana). International institutional rate: print and online subscription 195 € / 136 £ / 226 $, online only 136 € / 105 £ / 175 $ (distributed by Intellect Ltd. and Turpin Distribution, UK) | Package and postage included. | Business secretary: Polona Calderera | Subscription and distribution for individuals from Europe and Rest of World: polona.calderera@maska.si | Account number: 02010-00165250861 | Maska is available in both print and electronic formats through Turpin Distribution, Pegasus Drive, Stratton Business Park, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 8TQ, UK; T: +1 860 350 0031 (North America), +44 (0) 1767 604 951, F: +44 (0)1767 601640 (Institutional EU and Rest of World orders, except Slovenia and North America); E: custserv@turpin-distribution.com, W: www.turpin-distribution.com

Although we have tried our best to track down copyright holders of photos and other visual materials, we have not always succeeded. The authors are kindly asked to contact the editorial board. 

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. 

Chief and/or executive editors thus far: Rade Pregarc (1920–21), Peter Božič & Tone Peršak (1985–90), Maja Breznik (1991–93), Irena Štaudohar (1993–98), Janez Janša (1998–2006), Katja Praznik (2007–2009), Maja Murnik (2011) & Amelia Kraigher (2012–2017). 

According to Article 25, Item 7 of the Value Added Tax Act, newspapers are taxed at the rate of 9.5%.  

The journal is supported by the Slovenian Book Agency. 

Cover photo: Snežana Golubović in the performance thREaD of LOVE, 2015. Photo: Jemima Yong.