(c) Marija Erdelji, Marija Erdelji

Natalija Vladisavljević & Collaborators (Novi Sad)
Dance in the 21st Century

  • Dance

“Dance makes sense when the body is in motion,” says Natalija Vladisavljević, author, dancer and choreographer of Dance in the 21st Century. Many words can be lost about dance while still missing the point, because “there’s contemporary dance without music, or contemporary dance without dance.” This imposing piece posits a score that describes nothing less than what we call our present. Together with the disabled and non-disabled dancers of the dance and theatre collective Per.Art from Novi Sad, Serbia, she has created a poetic encyclopaedia and re-appropriation of dance: an alternative, poetic canon ranging from Nijinsky to Swan Lake that proposes a joyful and moving view of what dance could have been in the 21st century.

Duration: 50 min
Language: Serbian with German and English surtitles

Idea, choreographic scores: Natalija Vladisavljević
Artistic Collaboration (at the invitation of Natalija Vladisavljević): Alexandre Achour, Saša Asentić, Olivera Kovačević Crnjanski
Choreography, performance: Alexandre Achour, Jelena Alempijević, Saša Asentić, Dunja Crnjanski, Olivera Kovačević Crnjanski, Frosina Dimovska, Željka Jakovljević, Ina Madžar, Jelena Stefanoska, Natalija Vladisavljević
Pianists/Piano improvisation: Dunja Crnjanski
Costume, stage design: Natalija Vladisavljević
Lighting design: Anja Sekulić
Sound: Rastko Ilić
Production management: Saša Asentić, Olivera Kovačević Crnjanski, Nataša Murge Savić

Production: Per.Art/Novi Sad in co-production with Hellerau – European Centre for the Arts (Dresden), Kampnagel (Hamburg), Künstler*innenhaus Mousonturm (Frankfurt), Münchner Kammerspiele (Munich).
Partner: Gallery of Matica Srpska
Supported by: Europe Beyond Access, co-financed by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Commission, Grad Novi Sad, Erste Banka.