Who’d have thought that snow falls
Performative installation with voices is based on theme "Like a Virgin" and sets out the implications of the word "like" and the identity issue with the regard to two of the title’s reference points - Madonna and Morton Feldman. What does identity mean today and how is it established and manipulated through contemporary means and cultural tendencies? Drawing on the idea that many identities within one personality exist simultaneously, work shows that they are connected, yet one cannot always see the connections between those multiple identities of any given individual.
About the project
Choregie - new music theatre
Drawing on the idea that many identities within one personality exist simultaneously, work shows that they are connected, yet one cannot always see the connections between those multiple identities of any given individual. In today’s ever-changing and increasingly demanding world we are forced to define ourselves anew. Also, we are constantly trying to better define ourselves, to find the source or essence as we attempt to realize who we really are and what we are searching for. In contrast to this search for an essence there are many who create an identity to be able to promote their interests in achieving a level of social or economic success. They invent an image of themselves based on socially understandable and accepted symbols that, for example, represent power and control over the others. They all belong to the world in which they are ‘like’ a Virgin but not a real Virgin. This is the world of Madonna, who is nowadays the symbol of a ‘society of constructed images’, while constantly playing with her identities.
Music: Morton Feldman: Three voices
Performed by: Ensembles ¡Kebataola! and Prime
Concept: Jovana Popić
Artistic direction: Karmina Šilec
Set: Jovana Popić
Video: Nurgül Oruc
Costume: Tijana Pavlov
Premiere: 2012, Choregie aka Choregie, Maribor
... If you are expecting to get an insight into great secrets, you are lost ...
... a remarcably inventive, structured visual-musical miniature ...
... technically perfect...but this very perfectionism dictates identification patterns as well ...
... simulation of a simulation ...
... a distinctly multimedia performance ...
... an extremely demanding vocal composition Three Voices ...