Dance performance Human by Kjara's Dance Project collective takes place at an airport terminal. Airport represents a global stage, a place of maximum tension between the man made and the natural, the technological and the organic. The choreography of scanning, security checks and waiting lines represents the rituals of control that put us in a new relationship with ourselves, with our potential of being different, new, or being other.
While waiting for the flight, a coincidental collective of passengers emerges, oscillating between the virtual and the real presence. Dramatic and humorous moments of tension are set on a hyper postmodern scene that invades us and brings out our most fragile and intimate human states.
The creators of Human explore the effect of mobility on our identity. With the fragmentation of society, the virtual community is replacing tribal affiliation.
Is migration necessary for the survival of the species? Does our uprooted existence bring us closer to the authentic self, or does it cause us to lose touch with ourselves and our human pack? Is contemporary society enough to satisfy our need for a fellow human being?
Kjara's Dance Project is a project-based dance company that brings together exceptional Slovenian, American and Italian contemporary and ballet dancers. For the last 8 year, their performances in the halls of Cankarjev Dom have attracted diverse audiences of dance enthusiasts, old and young alike, and have gained a steady following among people new to dance. Kjara’s movement is a mix of ballet styling and human mundanity, a style that attracts a broad and diverse range of dance enthusiasts.
Authorship & Choreography: Kjara Starič Wurst
Dramaturgy: Gaja Lužnik
Dance: Jernej Bizjak, Drejc Derganc, Mateja Železnik, Rebecca Moriondo, Kaja Lin Jagodič Avguštin, Anja Möderndorfer, Jure Gostinčar, Staša Tušar, Kany Obenga, Katarina Čegovnik
Music: Ran Bagno
Costume Design: Almina Duraković
Light Design: Andrej Hajdinjak
Photography: Aljoša Rebolj
Produced by: Plesni Teater Ljubljana 2019 / Katja Somrak
Co-Produced by: Cankarjev dom