Festival Performa Platforma - Festival of contemporary performative practices and contemporary dance

Žigan Krajnčan

Primordial passion

dance intervention

Primordial passion <em>Photo: Gašper Erjavec</em>
Photo: Gašper Erjavec

Created and performed by: Žigan Krajnčan

Žigan Krajnčan’s dance intervention deftly tackles the theme of passion, exploring it in the subjective domain. Investigating his basic passions as a dancer, his passion for dance and passion for music, his focus is shifted from the interior outwards. "The more I’m synchronised with the music, the more I am music, the greater the passion," says Krajnčan, one of the most talented dancers of the upcoming generation.

Žigan Krajnčan is one of the most recognized upcoming dancers in Slovenia. His dance technique is a fusion of popping, hip hop, ballet, release, Cunningham, krump, house, contact dance, and he is in constant search of expanding it. Despite his young age he has received several awards in different genres; he is a three-time winner of the International dance competition of young performers OPUS 1 and the winner of the European championship IDO for popping category. His dance partner is Gašper Kunšek. Together they developed, choreographed, and performed an interdisciplinary project Hidden Myth.

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