The Dance sector in Europe

Slovene perspective

An introduction to the Slovene contemporary dance history by Rok Vevar

In November 2019, EDN joined forced with Kino Šiška and NDA Slovenia to engage with the participants of CoFestival 2019 taking place in Ljubljana, SLovenia.

European (and American) contemporary dance contexts do not have their autonomous spaces but were rather intermingled from the very beginning. European history of contemporary dance is at home in its inter-local and inter-cultural space.

At the lecture “Slovene contemporary dance history in the perspective of the European artistic exchange: Selected stories (1918-1999)” Slovene publicist, critic and theatre director Rok Vevar focused on some relations between Slovenian and international dance contexts from the 1920s until the 1990s with the aid of photographic and video materials. He presented concrete short stories about female and male artists, performances or historical situations. Finally, Vevar went through some photos and videos out of their micro-histories and bring them into the European context of contemporary dance to open up their proximities and distances.

Find the full lecture in video here below.