We enjoyed ‘Submerged poetry’, contemporary dance performance held last night in Lazareti, on Le Petit Festival du Theatre.

Submerged poetry is a multidisciplinary project that connects various art forms and brings new life to them by shaping them into an evening-length dance performance. It uses the poetry of France Prešeren, Slovenia’s greatest poet, as a link between not only contemporary flamenco and modern ballet, but also between classical and contemporary music, while its modern-day interpretation builds a bridge that connects tradition and modernity into an inseparable organic whole. By successfully incorporating and interweaving different forms of artistic expression, the project possesses the qualities of the total artwork; it uses the differences between various artistic approaches to its advantage and thus transcends them. The dramaturgical structure of the performance encompasses the life cycle of an artistic creation, its journey through the psychic apparatus of the artist who conceives it and ultimately its path to liberty and independence. Concurrently, it also looks at that same cycle from a broader perspective and uses it as a metaphor for the life of the artist her/himself or, better yet, any human being in general. Submerged poetry explores all of that through the medium of Prešeren’s poems and takes it upon itself to prove once again how universal and timeless they still are in their relevance to the modern human mind, even after almost two centuries.

Amazing minds behind this programme are:
Art director: Anja Mejač
Dramaturgy: Pia Vatovec
Choreography: Anja Mejač, Mojca Uršič, Luka Ostrež
Music: Nejc Kuhar
Directing consultant: Sara Lucu
Video: Črt Potočnik
Graphic design: Mashoni
Photography: Ajda Schmidt, Mitja Vasič
Dance: Anja Mejač, Luka Ostrež
Poetry interpretation: Voranc Boh
Piano: Ermin Tkalec
Guitar: Aljoša Vrščaj
Cajon: Vasja Štukelj

Meet the artists! Find everything about them here.

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