A fistful of empty hands
Rok Vevar and Simona Semenič
with Miha Arh, Lucija Ćirović, Alenka Kozolc, Nana Milčinski

Slovenia

Wednesday 13th °
8.00 pm
TiL



The Performance A fistful of empty hands mainly is based on hand gesture, mime, and physical action. Consequently, four pairs of hands are starring in the performance. Every pair has its owner and every owner his or her story. The only thing they have in common is diffuseness, and the fact that they have taken their stories into their own hands.

The conceptual decision not to work with professional dancers gives space for an approach not only in dance technique, but also narratively.
Several parts of the story with different thematical focuses are mixed up in the interaction of the performers and are reflected, deepened and varied in an always surprising, often humorous way.


Rok Vevar (1973) studied comparative literature and theatre directing in Ljubljana. He is a publicist (e.g. DELO Daily, VECER Daily, MASKA, Lutka, Catalogue of Slovene National Theatre Drama Ljubljana, editor of various Festival Catalogues, Literatura etc.), theatre director, and member of the editorial board of Maska magazine. He worked on various projects as a dramaturg (Dance Theatre Ljubljana), as assistant director at Slovene TV (documentary programme), author of lyrics for a cinematic band Pavel Vlasov Sextet (Slovene Cinematheque). Currently he works as a selector for Gibanica/ Moving Cake, Slovene Dance festival (selection 2005) and as a executive producer and author of Slovene Contemporary Theatre and Dance Archive Project.

Simona Semenič (1975) studied law and dramaturgy in Ljubljana. As an assistant dramaturg she worked in the City Theatre of Ljubljana, Slovene National Theatre in Nova Gorica, as a dramaturg in a dance/ performance art project What A Feeling (dancer and choreographer Nina Meško) (2003). In 2003 she started working with the theatre company Wax Factory, New York. Their first common project was Cleansed (2003) at the Exodos, Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts, in Ljubljana. Currently they are working on a new project (4.48 Psychosis), which is to be premiered in February 2005. She has been a member of the artistic board of Exodos festival, Ljubljana. She writes short stories, which are being published in various Slovenian magazines. She also works on the research projects at the Peace Institute, Institute for Contemporary Social and Political Studies in Ljubljana.

Their first common project A fistful of empty hands was premiered in Ljubljana Dancetheatre in 2001. Their second work Solo no peek was first shown in November 2003. ed working with the theatre company Wax Factory, New York. Their first common project was Cleansed (2003) at the Exodos, Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts, in Ljubljana. Currently they are working on a new project (4.48 Psychosis), which is to be premiered in February 2005. She has been a member of the artistic board of Exodos festival, Ljubljana. She writes short stories, which are being published in various Slovenian magazines. She also works on the research projects at the Peace Institute, Institute for Contemporary Social and Political Studies in Ljubljana.

Their first common project A fistful of empty hands was premiered in Ljubljana Dancetheatre in 2001. Their second work Solo no peek was first shown in November 2003.