Forms of distance

“Sharing space – not sharing the time. Capture traces. Catch yourself. Navigate between here and there. Substitute absent presence. Replace.”

In the performance Forms of distance choreographer Magdalena Reiter explores the states of detachment, abandonment, individual and collective distances. The question of alienation and absence of presence as the inherent state of contemporary man, opposes hope, searching for belonging and ceaseless attempts of building the present moment.

The mechanism of memory determines incomplete pictures, images that arrive and disappear like the past fragments of oneself. Relationships of replacements, substitutions or projections of/on another are filling the cracks in the fragmented time, suspended between the past, present and future.Time and event are split, the individual becomes a stranger in his own environment. Theatre – as nobody’s and at the same time everybody’s space – always a new form of distance. which is being co-created by the viewer and performer.

Choreography: Magdalena Reiter

Performed and created by: Lada Petrovski Ternovšek, Magdalena Reiter, Beno Novak / Leon Marič

Music: Mitja Vrhovnik Smrekar

Dramaturgy: Andreja Kopač

Assistant choreography: Lada Petrovski Ternovšek

Video: Janez Burger

Video editing: Miloš Kalusek

Photography: Darja Štravs Tisu

Production: Zavod Mirabelka

Coproduction: DW7

Partners: Staragara, Španski borci

Special thanks to: Anja Rupnik, Miki, Miloš

Premiere: 12.02.2016, Ljubljana

The project was financially supported by the Municipality of Ljubljana and Ministry of Culture of Slovenia.

The project was partly created during residency on Na Cucky Theatre, Olomouc, Czech.


photo: Darja Štravs  Tisu