An intergenerational group (17-50 years old): some have participated in other City of Women projects and some are new people. The community was gathered through an open call: no prior knowledge required but diverse experience related to specific issues (gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, sexuality) or interest in learning dance.
The community of Ljubljana together with local dancemakers Teja Reba and Vita Osojnik carried out a 6-month research among the community dance practices. The residency phase of the project then began: the first dancemaker in residence at City of women was travelling artist TC Howard. A 4-day dance theatre experiment culminated in an informal sharing resulting from our enquiries into ideas of gender, identity and self-hood and what it means to us.
“The piece was be a one-off happening, a co-authored event, a playful collision between the spontaneous and the practised, an unknown quantity, and a window into a creative process that can only happen because we have chosen to be together.”
I'm not an actor. I am just a performer of my life, small intimate, everyday moments that I share with friends, acquaintances, neighbors. My stage is my apartment, shop, elevator, bus stop, cafe, sidewalk... my stage is everywhere. Just like yours…..and we share our stages. In PG community of Ljubljana, we decided to expose our " stages" with everyday things, without concealing or beautifying. Our performance is the result of openness, sincerity. As we say here: strip down to the bare truth! We shared the show with the public without hesitation. Because only openness allows you to "dance in another's shoes”. That's why we need communities. Make them as different as possible. The opportunity to exchange ideas with other communities was welcome and very, very important.
1/a valuable, unforgetable experience, intergenerational, cooperation, connection, responsibility, confidence, same goal, inspiration, reciprocity, acceptance, spreading friendship, joy, love, 2/meraki, 3/finding out when meeting new, unknowing people, that there are no borders although we are from different countries, we are all human connected by invisible bonds.