by Saša Asentić & Collaborators
Concept: Saša Asentić
Artistic collaboration: Alexandre Achour, Olivera Kovačević Crnjanski and Natalija Vladisavljević.
Performance: Natalija Vladisavljević, Jelena Stefanovska, Snežana Bulatović, Dalibor Šandor, Marko Bašica, Thomas Möller, Celina Scharff, Tom Reinecke, Liv Henriette Neuman, Alexandre Achour, Olivera Kovačević Crnjanski, Frosina Dimovska, Dunja Crnjanski and Saša Asentić
„Witch Dance“ libretto and poems: Natalija Vladisavljević
Dramaturgy consultation: Marcel Bugiel
Artistic assistance: Frosina Dimovska
Production assistance: Nataša Murge Savić
Costume advice: Marina Sremac
Kampnagel, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, MIKUB e.V. and Per.Art
Aktion Mensch and NATIONALE PERFORMANCE NETZ (NPN)
“Dis_Sylphide”, as a title, conjoins words “dis-abled” and “sylph(ide)” to point out that historically, as well as nowadays, disabled are present through their absence in dance, just as sylphs are - the invisible bodiless beings of air, the mythological figures in literature and iconic ballets (La Sylphide, 1832; Les Sylphides, 1909). The absence of disabled in dance points to the problem of representational structures in dance, and normative mechanisms in arts, culture and society.
“Dis_Sylphide” is a disability dance performance with six disabled artists, it will be an intervention into the current dance scene – and dance history - by its minoritarian subjects: disabled artists.
Disabled dance artists will work together with their non-disabled colleagues on seminal choreographies from German dance history, which introduced new concepts of (dance) bodies that are still politically relevant for the marginal position of disabled people today.
Kampnagel - Hamburg
15th - 17th February 2018
Novi Sad - Serbia
17th April 2018
IFTR 2018 - Belgrade
9th July 2018
Tanzhaus NRW - Düsseldorf
12th - 13th October 2018
Mousonturm - Frankfurt
13th - 14th November 2018
TYA Inclusive arts Festival - Tokyo
18th - 19th January 2019
Novi Sad - Serbia
24th - 25th February 2019
25th - 26th March 2019