In a movement-audiovisual performance, Kaja Janjić questions anger as a tool in the fight against apathy, which is triggered by oversaturation with information, social networks and technology.
The performance will premiere today, September 15, at 8:00 PM in the Ljubljana Dance Theatre.
The movement-audiovisual performance is conceived as a personal confessional work, and it focuses on questioning the position of anger within the apathetic experience of the world. Is it better to be angry or apathetic? The author believes that apathy is ubiquitous in today’s society. He sees the cause of it in information bombardment, new technologies and social networks, and the consequence in the desensitization of the mind and paralysis of the individual’s body. For her, anger is such a tool in the fight against apathy, which she explores through movement.
Reflections Kaje Janjić on debut:
I feel everything and nothing at the same time.I am in a state of continuous partial attention.Never really present, never really here, never really now.Hours are days, days are minutes.The void. Emptiness and anger.I’m reading.A man was lying in a pool of blood in the center of the city at the station,the passers-by just silently watched what was happening,the bus driver came to the rescue.Bystander or driver?Apathetic or proactive?Angry. Only anger wakes me up.
Kaja Janjić started her professional career as a dancer and choreographer in 2006 after successfully completing her studies at SEAD – Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance. Her work ranges from dance to theatre, cabaret, children’s shows and music. She is also active as a dance teacher. Since 2015, she has appeared on stage as a musical artist under the pseudonym Fraw Blanka, who currently works under the independent label Munje records and released her musical debut in 2022 with the title Side Effects.
The performance is the debut of the Ljubljana Dance Theater, and they also participated in it Stella Ivšek (video), Urška Preis (music), Olja Grubič (scenography and costume design), Janko Aries (light shaping), Vita Osojnik, Natalija Manojlović and Alja Lacković (consulting in movement and dramaturgy), Katja Somrak (producer), Peter Kotnik (production of scenography) and Andraž Čok Sorko (camera).
Reruns will be shown on September 16 and 17.