Ukrep - Festival of Dance Perspectives
|Festival plesnih perspektiv Ukrep|
|Metelkova 6, SI-1000 Ljubljana|
|Phone||386 (0) 1 430 8344|
|Fax||386 (0) 1 430 8344|
|Organised by||Dance Theatre Ljubljana|
|Festival dates||15.6.2014 - 17.6.2014|
16.6.2016 - 19.6.2016
14.6.2018 - 17.6.2018
11.6.2020 - 16.6.2020
|Prijateljeva 2, SI-1000 Ljubljana|
|Sinja Ožbolt, Selector|
The festival aims for a strategic development of contemporary dance in Slovenia. So far it has, among others, presented the work of Maska Institute., , , , , , and , , , , , etc. The festival closely collaborates with the Seminar of Contemporary Performing Arts, organised by
Guests from abroad also get invited. Among them have been Tereza Ondrová & Peter Šavel (CZ, SK), Eni Vesović (HR) and Emma Murray (NZ).
Some particular agendas
The 2010 edition featured five premieres of young artists who collaborated with different makers from other art fields, including dramaturgical teams, and a number of reflections on dramaturgy from different theorists and other makers, such as, Jeroen Peeters and Una Bauer.
The 2012 edition focused on addressing the wider audience by bringing the festival's performances and projects into the city's streets, gardens and squares, thus touching upon the potentiality of public space and opening up the questions of mapping, social dynamic, social choreography, etc.
The 2014 festival was designed as a platform of various dance initiatives by young dance makers, many of them still studying home or abroad, who upgraded their own work by working for three festival days with established choreographers Gregor Luštek and Eduardo Torroja.
As part of Ukrep (in English: Taking Measures), a number of other activities (called Med-ukrep, in English: Inbetween Measures) are organised between individual editions of the festival, which include lectures and theoretical/dramaturgy/dance workshops by different philosophers, theorists, choreographers and directors as well as individual interdisciplinary projects.
In 2012 Ukrep, PLESkavica Festival and the international Modul-dance platform joined forces to form CoFestival. The festival has since than grown to be the primary international festival of contemporary dances, with Kino Šiška Centre for Urban Culture and the Nomad Dance Academy Slovenia being its main producers.
- Dance Theatre Ljubljana
- PLESkavica Festival
- Kino Šiška Centre for Urban Culture
- Maska Institute