MONoTour is a new programme of the Monoplay festival. The programme aims to extend the activity from the city of Zadar to its county. On the island of Silba, in cooperation with SEA Silba Enivironment Art and Silba Tourist Board, we will put on LOVE WILL TEAR US APART, one of the most performed dance pieces in Croatia, also performed at Monoplay. The festival will thus become a place for dance and theatre enthusiasts’ encounters and exchange of ideas, and increase the presence and visibility of dance in communities which are seldom in contact with contemporary dance art.
The focus of this project launch is the development of contemporary dance and theatre scene, its networking and mobility, as well as a model with educational, structural and artistic identity. The project aims to decentralise the dance scene in all aspects. The objective of MONoTour is to connect the people from Zadar and Zagreb involved in dance as well as artists on the European performance arts and dance scene with smaller communities and uncommon audience.
MONoTour is a developmental project which directs its human and financial resources to the development of marginal areas of the dance community, those with big potential and small opportunities. It is also an artistic, lobbying, structural and educational project based on the actual needs of the wider Croatian dance community. The project will be further developed in the upcoming years.
LOVE WILL TEAR US APART
Petra Hrašćanec and Saša Božić (HR)
Concept : Saša Božić Choreography: Saša Božić i Petra Hrašćanec Performed by: Petra Hrašćanec Music selection: Saša Božić, Petra Hrašćanec Photo and video: Danko Stjepanović Producer: Ivan Mrdjen Production: de facto Tour manager: Mario Gigović
Love will tear us apart is a solo created for performer Petra Hrašćanec. The work itself fuses several genres and is somewhere between a rock concert, confession and abstract dance. The question of ownership over the performance at first was positioned within an abstract dance frame dealing only with the body and the politics of observation, extremely expanding into a broader arts and social context. Love in the title relates to love for dance, the act of dance itself, while the work debates the difference between dance and its realization as a social event through the constitution and definition of the performer herself. Performer Petra Hrašćanec executes dance numbers, chosen love songs, while in the intermission we are to learn about seemingly ephemeral details about the origins of this production, weaving a fine net of relationships between powers which define the act of performance. The audience is invited to actively take on the responsibility about the sequences in the hierarchy of the act of performing.
I still owe money to the money to the money I owe I never thought about love when I thought about home :: But love, love will tear us apart again. Love, love will tear us apart again. :: Thought there was love in everything and everyone You’re so naive! :: I don’t understand How love in silence becomes reprimand :: All these poses oh how can you blame me Life is a game and true love is a trophy