EnKnapGroup (EKG)

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Plesna skupina EnKnapGroup (EKG)
http://www.en-knap.com
office@en-knap.com
Metelkova 6, Zaloška 61 (office), SI-1000 Ljubljana
Phone386 (0) 1 620 8784
Fax386 (0) 1 620 8782
RegionSI-1
Managed byEn-Knap Productions
Iztok Kovač, Director
iztok.kovac@en-knap.com
Phone386 (0) 1 620 8785
Marjeta Lavrič, Producer
marjeta.lavric@en-knap.com
Phone386 (0) 1 620 8785
Marija Zidar, Public Relations
info@spanskiborci.si
Phone386 (0) 70 745 904
Tanja Skok, Rehearsal Director for EnKnapGroup
tanja.skok@en-knap.com
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  • 20 July 2018
    The performance Dark Union by the EnKnapGroup (EKG), choreographed by Josef Nadj and produced by En-Knap Productions, at the Dance and Non-Verbal Theatre Festival San Vincenti at Castle in Svetvinčenat, Croatia
    programme info
  • 16 August to 18 August 2018
    Pursuit of Happiness by Pavol Liska and Kelly Copper, Nature Theater of Oklahoma (US) with EnKnapGroup (EKG), produced by En-Knap Productions, at the Zürcher Theater Spektakel at Nord in Zurich, Switzerland
    programme
Past Events
  • 14 March to 16 March 2018
    Pursuit of Happiness by Pavol Liska and Kelly Copper, Nature Theater of Oklahoma (US) with EnKnapGroup (EKG), produced by En-Knap Productions, at the Hong Kong Arts Festival at HK City Hall in Hong Kong, China
    programme
  • 2 March to 3 March 2018
    Pursuit of Happiness by Pavol Liska and Kelly Copper, Nature Theater of Oklahoma (US) with EnKnapGroup (EKG), produced by En-Knap Productions, at Kaaitheater in Brussels, Belgium
    programme
  • 14 February to 16 February 2018
    Pursuit of happiness by Pavol Liska and Kelly Copper, Nature Theater of Oklahoma (US) with EnKnapGroup (EKG), produced by En-Knap Productions and co-produced by the Théâtre de la Ville, at Théâtre de la Cité internationale in Paris, France
    programme
  • 12 January to 14 January 2018
    Pursuit of happiness by Pavol Liska and Kelly Copper, Nature Theater of Oklahoma (US) with EnKnapGroup (EKG), produced by En-Knap Productions, at the Under The Radar Festival at NYU Skirball in New York, USA
    programme
  • 13 October to 14 October 2017
    Pursuit of happiness by Pavol Liska and Kelly Copper, Nature Theater of Oklahoma (US) with EnKnapGroup (EKG), produced by En-Knap Productions, at the Steirischer Herbst at Helmut List Halle in Graz, Austria
    programme
  • 26 March 2017
    Falcon!, a performance by Janez Janša and Iztok Kovač, produced by EnKnapGroup (EKG) and co-produced by Maska Institute, at the Tanzmainz Festival at Staadtheater Mainz in Mainz, Germany
    programme
  • 23 March 2017
    Falcon!, a performance by Janez Janša and Iztok Kovač, produced by EnKnapGroup (EKG) and co-produced by Maska Institute, followed by a discussion with the performers at Tanzquartier Wien in Vienna, Austria
    programme
  • 20 August to 22 August 2015
    Phobia, performed also by EnKnapGroup (EKG) and produced by En-Knap Productions, at the Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival Groningen at Romeo Tent Nooderplantsoen in Groningen, Netherlands
    programme
  • 15 October 2014
    Falcon!, a performance by Janez Janša and Iztok Kovač, produced by EnKnapGroup (EKG) and co-produced by Maska Institute, at the 19th International Festival of Contemporary Art 4+4 Days in Motion at Divadlo Archa in Prague, Czech Republic
    programme
  • 24 January to 25 January 2014
    Ottetto (Eight Swings for His Highness), produced by EnKnapGroup (EKG), at Les Écuries - Charleroi Danses in Charleroi, Belgium
    programme
  • 30 October to 14 November 2013
    The performance Ottetto (Eight Swings for His Highness) and workshops by EnKnapGroup (EKG), at the Culturescapes Festival in Basel, Bern, Chur, Switzerland
    programme
  • 20 October 2013
    Ottetto (Eight Swings for His Highness), produced by EnKnapGroup (EKG), at the International festival of contemporary dance Bratislava in Movement, in Bratislava, Slovakia
    programme
  • 21 August to 22 August 2013
    Ottetto (Eight Swings for His Highness), produced by EnKnapGroup (EKG), at the Tanz im August Festival at HAU1 in Berlin, Germany
    programme
  • 3 June 2013
    Ottetto (Eight Swings for His Highness), produced by EnKnapGroup (EKG), at the Dance Week Festival, at Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb, Croatia
    programme
  • 15 April to 16 April 2013
    Ottetto (Eight Swings for His Highness), produced by EnKnapGroup (EKG), at the 11th Internationale Tanztage at Kleines Haus in Oldenburg, Germany
    programme
  • 15 October to 22 October 2011
    Not Made for Flying by EnKnapGroup (EKG) and Deja Donne Company at the 4+4 Days in Motion Performing Arts Festival in Prague, Czech Republic
    programme



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The international dance company EnKnapGroup (EKG), founded in 2007 by Iztok Kovač and En-Knap Productions, is currently the only permanent professional ensemble for contemporary dance in Slovenia. Dedicated to producing fresh and engaging contemporary dance and theatre performances in collaboration with prominent choreographers and directors, EnKnapGroup’s work has been shown internationally to wide critical and audience acclaim.

Since 2009, the group has its permanent rehearsal spaces at the Španski borci Culture Centre, where they also present their newest works.

Production and international cooperation

Since its establishment in 2007, EnKnapGroup, a company of remarkable and diversely skilled dancers and performers under the artistic direction of choreographer Iztok Kovač, collaborated with a large number of (internationally) renowned contemporary dance choreographers and theatre directors, creating a considerable body of critically acclaimed work.

Initially, the group aimed at expanding its stage vocabulary by working with authors of different genres and poetics, such as choreographers, besides the group’s artistic leader Iztok Kovač, also Matjaž Farič, Andreja Rauch, Rosana Hribar & Gregor Luštek, Claudia de Serpa Soares, Mala Kline and theatre directors Tomi Janežič, Sebastijan Horvat, Bojan Jablanovec of Via Negativa, and Matjaž Zupančič. Since the start, En-Knap Productions has also enabled the group’s members to create and present their independent work and has thus far produced projects by Ana Štefanec, Tamás Tuza, Luke Thomas Dunn, etc.

EnKnapGroup have collaborated with many prominent and sought-after new names in European dance, such as Guy Nader & Maria Campos, Adrienn Hód, Guy Weizman & Roni Haver, as well as with Pavol Liska & Kelly Copper of Nature Theater of Oklahoma and Trisha Brown Dance Company, both USA. In 2018, EKG marked its 10th anniversary with a premiere of Dark Union, a continuation of the group’s collaboration with the world renowned choreographer and artist Josef Nadj.


In Slovenia, EKG's shows have been presented at Gibanica (Moving Cake) Festival of Slovene Dance, Ljubljana Festival, as well as the Maribor Theatre Festival, alongside extensive international touring to world-class venues and festivals, including Under the Radar Festival (New York, USA), Théâtre de la Ville (Paris), Kaaitheater (Brussels), Hong Kong Arts Festival, Noordezon, Performance Arts Festival (Netherlands), Rotterdamse Schouwburg (Netherlands), Staatstheater Mainz (Germany), Nitra Festival (Slovakia), Steirischer Herbst Festival (Austria), HAU Hebbel am Ufer in Berlin (Germany), Festspiele Ludwigshafen (Germany), kING Ingelheim (Germany), National Theater in Podgorica (Montenegro), Contemporary Dance Week (Croatia), Tanz im August (Berlin), Bratislava in Movement (Slovakia), Culturescapes Festival (Switzerland), etc.

Holding auditions every few years, EnKnapGroup is presently consisting of six regular members. In 2015 the cast was extended within the project EKG+, ensemble for contemporary dance, implemented through the instrument New Career Perspectives II, which is partly financed by the European Union.

Performances for children

Iztok Kovač and the group have also created children’s performances, developed with the musician Tomaž Grom, and didactic performance events: Beware, Dance! [Pozor, hud ples!], which inventively demonstrated creative procedures of contemporary dance and was expanded to include the international history and prominent figures of contemporary dance in Take a Chance on Dance [Pozor, hud ples 2].


Trailer of the dance-theatre site-specific project Romeo and Public, 2008

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