CHOREOGRAPHY, CONCEPT, DIRECTION
Sanja Tropp Fruhwald
Branko Banković, Dina Ekštajn,
Bruno Isaković, Martina Tomić,
Ana Vnučec, Bosiljka Vujović Mažuran
MUSIC, MAKING OF THE INSTRUMENTS
Sanja Tropp Fruhwald
POSTER AND BOOKLET DESIGN
Studio Contemporary Dance Company and Vrum
Museum of Contemporary Art – Zagreb
15. May 2012. – MSU – stage Gorgona
This project has been funded by the Zagreb City Office of Education, Culture and Sports and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia.
LARGE – public happening at the end of time
After years of existence in space and interspace and its reflexions, we are now in the moment in whitch a deadline is fast approaching. The end of time as we know it, is near. The end of art is inevitable.
The Studio Contemporary Dance Company, the oldest Croatian contemporary dance ensemble, soon celebrates the 50th anniversary of its continuous activity. What does half a century of existence mean to a collective, what is its current position and what fantasies open when we come to realize that even dance troupes are mortal?
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Our deadline is Now! Now means to intensify every experience. In the year of collapse only Now matters, it is the divide in which our futures, our intentions and our strategies are being questioned. Through LARGE, members of the Studio Contemporary Dance Company listen and invite you to the listening prophecies that are fulfilled, dystopia and utopia that are created and demolished before our eyes.
LARGE celebrates metamorphosis, the moment of emerging and vanishing, the show that is performed only once and only Now and that cannot be performed again.
LARGE is rock n roll !
LARGE is last judgment, the final gathering before the end, and the moment in which your life flashes before your eyes.
LARGE is the moment of the final confrontation, panic buying of Here and Now. Break with linear time might have a discouraging effect but it is at the same time liberating – there is no specified order of events.
Events and meanings can be arranged as we please or we can leave them scattered in the complete chaos.
LARGE is an attempt of establishment of the new time format, time that can only be experienced end not defined. In this context , apocalyptical thought is the starting point, possible utopia on the stage, adventure and opportunity. Moving boundaries and frames of time is more fun than Disneyland.
– Sanja Tropp Fruhwald
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sanja Tropp Fruhwald. Born in 1978. in Croatia, choreographer , author and dancer, graduated in 2007. from Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (SEAD). She collaborated with many Croatian and foreign choreographers nad directors ( Tanja Zgonc, Charles Linehan, Matej Kejžar, Ted Stoffer, Matsune & Sunal, Eileen Standley, Ori Flomin, Bad Co, , Dance Lab Collective…).
She is an author of dance projects ( Birds, birds, birds, Flutter, Moving south, Almost, Something to do with death, Tainted, Focka, Vanishing Acts, Premiere, Bones, Baja Buf…) , multimedial performances (I think I see myself on CCTV, Stand i motion….) , and photo performances (Movement museum, Bloody wedding, Strawberry fields forever, The jump…). read more...
She was awarded several times for her work, on festivals in country and abroad, and selected as a Croatian representative for the Biennale of young artists in Europe and Mediterranea in 2005, in Naples, Italy. In 2007. she received a DanceWeb scholarship program and she was awarded as the best Croatian young choreographer on Young Choreographer Platform Zagreb.
In 2009. she creates and, since then, curates the dance program of the festival Days of Contemporary Dance in Varaždin, Croatia. She worked as a gest teacher on Mozarteum Universty and ORFF Institute in Salzburg and teaches numerous contemporary dance techniques and improvisation/composition workshops in Croatia and Europe.
She is the artistic director and producer of performing arts collective VRUM.