THE INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED DEBUT
THE NEW EPISODE OF AWARDED DEBUT
THE INTERACTIVE DANCE EVENT CREATED
AS A "CORONA" CONSEQUENCE OR SEQUEL
In joint projects, Žigan Krajnčan (1995) & Gašper Kunšek (1997) explore different spaces (realities) and ways of living in them, through which they instinctively them to the goal of the ultimate experience of oneness. They develop their dance expression in a fusion of classical and urban dance techniques, such as popping, hip hop, ballet, release and cunnigh, krump, house, contact improvisation ... They are seekers of freedom that perceives dance and movement as a result of emotion, energy and feeling.
With their own productions Alien Express and Chorus they are still (winningly) impressing audiences across the South America, China, and Europe.
Alien Express brought Žigan and Gašper the Ksenija Hribar award for the most promising dancer and guest appearance within the Aerowaves network. After EXODOS Ljubljana took over the entire (post)production the worldwide tour has began and it is still ongoing.
Finding an Alien in us/you. Perception of reality as it is. An astral train on its way from duality to oneness. Through archetypes, it shows, intimately and at the same time universally, our own story, all the way to the point where rational understanding is no longer necessary.
authors & performers: Alien Express (Žigan Krajnčan & Gašper Kunšek)
music: Kristjan Krajnčan
photo: Sunčan Stone
co-production: PTL – Dance Theatre Ljubljana
(post)production: EXODOS Ljubljana
support: City of Ljubljana
Premiere: 22 November 2016. PTL – Dance Theatre Ljubljana
Touring 2017–20: Airwaves festival, Arhus (dk); 21st FKM Belgrade (sr); 10th Sentidos Festival, Valencia (es); CICC, Copenhagen (dk); Danca em transito, Rio de Jeneiro (br); Bassano de Grappa (it); Bratislava Movement Festival (sk); Beijing (cn); Danca em transito, Florianopolis (br); Szeged Festival, Budapest (hu), Novi Sad (sr); Athens (gr); Rijeka (hr); Marseille (fr); Dansstationen, Malmo (se); Sofia (bg); Mumbai (in); SMG Nova Gorica (si), Pionirski dom Ljubljana (si)
What happens if the unknown force, which at the same time is the engine of our existence, embodies us and does not want to let us down? Do you give it up or control it? Between the order and the chaos, outside and inside, my and your movements exists with the apocalypse inspired state that questions the edges of our own possibilities and limitations.
Second Flight offers exactly that; clashing forces not only at the level of two bodies and their mutual relations, but also at the level of the theater signs; space, light, sound, and intermediate states between performers and viewers. The key to the diverse, partly spectacular creation is the structured improvisation and sparkling spontaneity of both actors who think each performance as – a new one.
concept & performance: Alien Express (Gašper Kunšek & Žigan Kranjčan)
music & performance: DJ SunnySun & Kristijan Kranjčan
lighting design & video & photography: Borut Bučinel
sound design: Jure Vlahović
dramaturgy: Andreja Kopač
production: EXODOS Ljubljana & Flota
co-production: CUK Kino Šiška, DIC – Ivan Cankar Student Dormitory
supported by: Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, City of Ljubljana
thanks to: Dança em Trânsito (Malmö), KLAP Maison pour la danse (Marseille)
Premiere: 23 March 2019. CUK Kino Šiška
Touring 2019 −21: Festival Dugajanje, Maribor (si), Kino Šiška, Ljubljana (si); 17 February, Cerknica (si); 27 August FITS, Sibiu (ro); 16 September, Gibanica/Movingcake, Ljubljana (si)
Can you prevent infection with a disinfectant? Can you forbid touching in the performing arts? And if you forbid touching – is (urban) dance still dance?
The Non-Cancelled Flight was enthusiastically accepted by the Internet audiences, and so the artists decided to transfer it from the virtual sphere onto the stage, as a live event, while retaining the interactive tools, as well as questioning the (in)sanity and (ir)rationality of measures to restrain the epidemic. The viewers are offered two perspectives: a complete overview of developments on the stage, and minimalist details of dance movements. All elements function as a whole, simultaneously – the movement and the camera, the stage event and the video detail.
The Non-Cancelled Flight needs no final destination – rather, “merely” freedom to act and breathe.
concept & performance: Alien Express (Žigan Kranjčan & Gašper Kunšek)
camera: Borut Bučinel
video: Matej Marinček
light design: Andrej Petrovčič
sound design: Jure Vlahovič
stage technician: Matevž Ftičar
production: Exodos Ljubljana
co-production: CUK Kino Šiška
Premiere: 4 June 2020. CUK Šiška