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

Igor Koruga



Streamlined explores the role of public speaking within the mediatized, neoliberal, capitalist society by questioning the social statuses of pop and contemporary art icons and of the new generation of contemporary dance and performance artists. As a hybrid choreographic performance of public speaking, dance, and video, this work exposes different popular rhetoric’s within the art world, which reflect the current conditions for art production emerging artists are continuously faced with.
By critical and analogical requisitioning of the status of these rhetoric’s within the wider context of popular culture, the work aims to analyse a general popularised image of the artist within the contemporary society and the space of his/her (non-)politicality within it.
On a formal level, the work also analyses choreography within the sphere of immaterial form – language, producing a "language choreography" as an extended form of stage expression.

Authorship & performance: Igor Koruga
Dramaturgical/choreographic assistance: Ana Dubljević
Production: Ksenija Đurović
Co-production: Station Belgrade, Uferstudios GmbH / Berlin; Workspace Brussels & Rosas danst Rosas & PARTS / Brussels – within EU network Life Long Burning; Tala Dance centre & TASK program within PLATFORMA/ Zagreb;  Bitef Teatar/ Beograd.
Financial support: Ministry of culture and information Republic of Serbia; Tanzstipendium Senat / Berlin;
Thanks to: Nicolas Y Galeazzi, Charlotte Vandevyver, Barbara Friedrich, Nina Kurtela, Ana Vujanović

Igor Koruga is a freelance artist working in the area of contemporary dance and choreography. He graduated from anthropology and ethnology at the University of Belgrade and completed his MA studies at the Solo/Dance/Authorship programme at the University of Arts and HZT in Berlin. Since 2006 he is an active member of STATION – service for contemporary dance (Belgrade). He works extensively on the independent art scene.
Igor is interested in choreography as an extended practice and tool for interpreting socio-cultural phenomena, ideologies, and various socio-political and aesthetic aspects that condition the current modes of art production and knowledge. He won the 1st prize and the critics’ award at the 19th Festival of choreographic miniatures in Belgrade.

Streamlined <em>Photo: Tomislav Sporiš</em>
Photo: Tomislav Sporiš

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