Generals

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Dance first. Think later. It’s the natural order.
Samuel Beckett

walking forward

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One step at a time is good walking.

Chinese proverb

Silent Killer

Poster by Dean Bertoldi (c)

I would like to thank everyone who had ever participated in Silent Killer project and helped it grow much further than just a simple idea. I am sure all our tears, and laughter, and sweat and pain haven’t been for nothing. We will all meet again… someday… somewhere… For Ever.

Zvonko, Ivana, Dean, Vesna and Marko – thanks for holding my pieces together.
maja

One week before the premiere

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In your light I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my heart, where no one sees you. But sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.

Rumi

Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandages off. Dance in the middle of fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you are perfectly free.

Rumi

A big thank you to School for Contemporary Dance of Ana Maletić in Zagreb

 

When we did it in Calcutta

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It all started with a short e-mail from Maya about her performance in Calcutta with a sub-question: can she stay for few days with me in Delhi.

My name is Nisha
Arshinagar Project – Bordersongs Festival (c)

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The Silent Killer experience

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I can’t say I see Silent Killer as just a performance, being present at many different aspects and levels of it I feel like being a small part of the process. I remember Maja telling me and explaining the project when it was just an idea starting to manifest. I was very excited to hear about the blend of two dance forms creating a very deep and touching story. Seeing her rehearse and make the dance was a wonderful experience because when I saw the actual and complete performance I could see it in a different way, with a story behind it.

My name is Nisha – Days of Contemporary Dance Varazdin
photo by Petar Borovec (c)

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Dance Towards Within

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Not so long ago, a friend of mine told me a story of an old lady he had conversation with about cultural events, concerts and regarding that, comments of the audience after the show. She said that people, pretty often qualify these events using some expressions or words that lost their original meaning. Due to overusing these words, they mean nothing in fact and don’t express a thing considering opinion about the show one saw. Words like these are: splendid, marvellous, extraordinary etc.

Silent Killer

poster by Vjeran Juhas (c)

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An impression of a spectator

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Silent Killer – Varaždin National Theater

June 22nd 2013

Darkness. Two lights on the floor are giving a kind of dimmed atmosphere. Female body in white T-shirt without sleeves, grey trousers, longhaired, barefoot, is kneeling. Her eyes are focused on a white paper in the front of her. Skilful fingers are making something. Seems like something very important. White paper is transformed into an origami crane. We – the spectators, are very close to the young woman making cranes. She is on the far right to myself. She is folding the crane in several phases. By each step she is getting closer to my side and to the white frame that looks like a window. The similar frame that looks like the door is placed beside the window. Something, reminding me on Japanese paper walls, is painted with the black ink: the drawings of night lamp and a pot with the flower. The crane is finally finished. Finished and put into the cage.

Varazdin

My name is Nisha – Days of Contemporary Dance Varaždin
photo by Petar Borovec (c)

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