Saturday Technochoros ETHAL 07.10.2017

Saturday Technochoros ETHAL 07.10.2017

20:00 40′ | Public In Private / Staying Alive – Jasna L. Vinovrski

A woman in a neat official suit chews up legal jargon. Teetering on a pile of books, and dependent on her iPad , she creates fragile and precarious situations for herself. Staying Alive is a highly topical solo reflecting on order and control in migration. Subtle humour and multiple absurdities build as the performer gradually enters a state of emergency, as W. Benjamin says:

“the tradition of the oppressed teaches us that the ‘state of emergency’ in which we live is not exception but the rule.”

“…because the body at this time in our history, at this time in culture, is defined not just by the flesh but also by the law, by legislation and by language above all. Therefore when we feel pain in the body, when we feel decay in the body, when we feel pleasure in the body…. all those issues are very much related to the law or to the symbolic order.”

Felix Gonzales- Torres

Jasna L. Vinovrski is performer, choreographer, teacher and eternal student of life.
She grew up in Zagreb, Croatia but lived and worked abroad since the disintegration of Yugoslavia.

At the beginning of the 90ties she studied in Essen, at the Folkwang Hochschule, and after her graduation she worked as dancer and performer for 12 years with various European choreographers (Groupe Dunes, J. Schömer, C. Sagna, O. Duboc, etc.). During that period she created her first shorter choreographies, from which the solo work “Which Club?” was awarded several times. in 2006 she received prestigious scholarship from the Kunststiftung Baden Württemberg in Stuttgart. After moving to Berlin in 2008, together with her partner Clement Layes, she founded the company Public in Private, where the two artists are until today developing separate choreographic signatures, but in the close artistic support to each other.

In 2012 Jasna gains her MA degree in Choreography at the HZT University in Berlin. Short after she starts her PhD at the ATW University in Giessen, under the mentorship of Dr. Bojana Kunst. Her recent work Staying alive has been touring all over Europe, and in this year it will be also presented in New York, US.In 2014 she co founded currently one of the most progressive and experimental performance platform in Berlin “3AM Event”.


Idea, choreography & performance: Jasna L. Vinovrski

Collaborators: Mini iPad, the books

Music: Bee Gees “staying alive”

Photo: Ginelle Chagnon

In collaboration and with the support of Hrvatski institut za pokret i ples – Croatian Institute for Movement and Dance. This work was created within a larger project “Migrant Bodies”, which was supported by the programme EU Culture 2007-2013.