Fourklor

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Fourklor
http://www.ljudmila.org/fourklor
fourklor@yahoo.com
Metelkova 6, SI-1000 Ljubljana
Phone386 (0) 41 905 208
Fax386 (0) 1 283 8341
RegionSI-1
Managed byVitkar Institute
Branko Potočan, Artistic Director
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Past Events
  • 2 July to 5 July 2014
    Mister Nahtingal, a solo performance by Neven Korda, produced by Aksioma Institute and co-produced by Zank, and Glow by Fourklor, at the 20th International Theatre Festival PUF at Istrian National Theatre, Museum of Contemporary Art in Istria in Pula, Croatia
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Established in 1994 by the dancer and choreographer Branko Potočan, Fourklor is a physical theatre group, which has created a number of resounding performances marked with immediacy of physicality, fresh humour, recognisable dramaturgy, and a skilful use of stage props. Though active for almost a quarter of a century, the group still retains a better part of its original cast, but interspersed with new and occasional members.

In its expression, it often approaches the genre of contemporary circus. They favour the air disciplines (like aerial silk) in particular, systematically dealing with them also in a pedagogic context.

Performances

Fourklor has thus far produced well over a dozen physical theatre performances. The company's debut was Who Drew a Ski Jump for Mr. Stanko (1994), which was also performed in Prague, Hamburg, and Leipzig. Its next performance Do I Dream the Memory or Do I Remember the Dream [Sanjam spomin, a se spominjam sanj] (1996) received an award at Infant Festival, Serbia, while Potočan received the Golden Bird Award for this production. The performance Melancholic Thoughts [Melanholične misli] (1998) received a jury prize at the Sarajevo MESS.

In 2005, Fourklor premièred an extremely successful work Rusty Trumpets [Zarjavele trobente], produced by Vitkar Institute and Cankarjev dom Culture and Congress Centre, which received the Audience Award at the Gibanica (Moving Cake) Festival of Slovene Dance. Another awarded show was Seeing through touch [Skozi oči dotika] (2010), which won a jury award at PUF International Alternative Theatre Festival 2011.

Fourklor performances, as well as Potočan's solo projects are produced by Vitkar Institute and often presented at either Stara Elektrarna - Old Power Station or Cankarjev dom.

Branko Potočan

Potočan is professionally active since 1986, and prior to founding Fourklor, he danced for two-and-a-half years in the Belgium-based company Ultima Vez, led by Wim Vandekeybus. Nowadays he often collaborates as a dancer, choreographer, or movement adviser with the physical theatre group Betontanc and a number of other awarded theatre and dance performances. He is also head of the Vitkar Institute.

International festivals

Fourklor's performances have appeared at a number of home and international dance and theatre festivals, among others at international theatre festivals MOT, Macedonia; MESS, Bosnia and Herzegovina: BITEF, Serbia; Homo Alibi Festival, Latvia; Man In Fest Festival, Romania; as well as in a number of theatres across Europe.

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