Ex tempore Piran 2022

Mateja Bučar

Dance Performance

“Parquet Ball”

Civic Gallery Piran, Tartini Square 3, Slovenia

Welcome all!

September 1, 2022 between 8 and 9:30 pm. Entry to the City Gallery is possible at any time during the event. Viewing times are also opened.

“Perhaps we can imagine the couples in evening dresses elegantly circling across luxurious parquet floor of a dance hall, but, that vivid association is contrasted by the strict literality of the title, Parquet Ball and in its remoteness from a parquet ball, is a story about dance; a dance about dance as the phenomenology of movement and space. Here, the numerous moments of reference to modernism are no coincidence. The performance is set in motion by a parquet ball, a self-referential object which is closed in on itself, and which simultaneously summarizes not only the thinking (in terms of dance, choreography) and the media itself but also a materialization of the space itself; the space as a medium of artistic creation. And here we also cannot simply conclude that the medium is the message: we might sooner understand the material scheme of dance in Parquet Ball as a search for that most common primordial language of the body, which is the foundation of the universality of dance, and also always the cause and motivation for its manifold codes."

Vladimir Vidmar

Idea/coreography: Mateja Bučar
Idea, visual concept: Vadim Fiškin
Movement/dance/co-creation: Kristina Aleksova, Tina Valentan
Sound: Borut Savski
Light: Jaka Šimenc
Construction of the parquet ball: Matija Jakin, MOJ HOBI
Mechanisms: Zavod ZET
Production: The DUM – Association of Artists, Zavod Maska
Coproduction: Piran Coastal Galleries
Project is supported by: City Municipality of Ljubljana – Department of culture, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia