Jelena Stefanoska & Saša Asentić Жизела / Giselle

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Dance/Performance
December 17 18 | 18.00
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Festsaal
15/10 €
In Serbian spoken language with English and German subtitles | also available via an audio channel, accessible with headphones

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December 17 | Performance with German audio description. The preceding stage tour takes place from 16.45 h to 17.15 h. For audio description and pick-up service you can register within our business hours, Monday to Friday between 10 h and 18 h via 030 27 89 00 30 or barrierefreiheit@sophiensaele.com.

As though someone calls softly for me in my sleep
The wind carried me
My hands moved me
This is my feeling: I feel that I’m born again but I want to be the same
The same as I ever was
Same Jelena
And my heart is in its right place too.
(Jelena Stefanoska)

Жизела / Giselle explores the similarities and differences between the artist Jelena Stefanoska and the tragic ballet character Giselle. The piece questions a society that prevents individuals from living their lives with dignity and happiness through strict rules and – often unspoken – norms. 

Jelena Stefanoska expresses her own feelings and body conditions through various danced, written or narrated elements – while also reinterpreting the well-known role of Giselle. Personal values of the performer such as honesty, loyalty and forgiveness play a major role, as well as her joy of self-expression and the connection to nature. Thus, at its root, the piece tells of the need to love and be loved – and, above all, of the desire and feeling to live a life with dignity. 

Saša Asentić and Jelena Stefanoska have a long-lasting artistic collaboration. The piece Жизела / Giselle was created from Jelena Stefanoska's own stories, poems, drawings, clippings from magazines, her favorite pop music and parts of ballet music, as well as her powerful dance improvisations. In the joint work, it was especially important for the team to follow Jelena Stefanoska's wishes and needs, to offer suggestions and thus create conditions that supported the dance artist in realizing her ideas.

JELENA STEFANOSKA is a dance artist with Down syndrome. She has participated in numerous performances at festivals and renowned dance institutions in Serbia, Germany, Slovenia, Italy, Montenegro and Japan. As part of the Europe Beyond Access project, she participated in dance labs in Hamburg, Maastricht and Rovereto. Besides dance and choreography, she makes drawings, paper collages and costume designs.

SAŠA ASENTIĆ is a choreographer, performance maker and cultural worker. His work is presented throughout Germany as well as internationally. Asentić works in the field of contemporary dance, performance and disability arts. His artistic practice is based on the principle of solidarity and resistance to cultural oppression and indoctrination. 

Jelena Stefanoska and Saša Asentić have been working together since 1999. They are members of the PER.ART group in Novi Sad.

Idea Jelena Stefanoska Selection of motifs from the libretto, music, and choreography from the ballet Giselle Jelena Stefanoska Story and poem Jelena Stefanoska Artistic direction Jelena Stefanoska, Saša Asentić Artistic collaboration Olivera Kovačević Crnjanski Choreography Jelena Stefanoska, Jelena Alempijević, Vesna Pašćanović, Olivera Kovačević Crnjanski Performance Jelena Stefanoska, Saša Asentić Light design Anja Sekulić Video animation Paulina Stanko Music improvisation (fourth part of the performance) Dunja Crnjanski Collaboration on vocal interpretation of folk songs Mirjana Raić Tepić Technical Direction, Sound Rastko Ilić Camera Ana Lagator Accessibility and care work provided by Olivera Kovačević Crnjanski, Nataša Murge Savić, Saša Asentić Executive production Nataša Murge Savić, Saša Asentić AUDIO DESCRIPTION Emmilou Rössling, Silja Korn READING OF CAPTIONS Isabel Schwenk Production management of guest performances in Berlin Miriam Glöckler, Stephan Wagner 

A Production by Per.Art. In collaboration with Milan Petrović School and Academy of Arts, Novi Sad. Supported by Europe Beyond Access - co-financed by the EU program Creative Europe, City of Novi Sad, Erste Bank. The guest performance in Berlin takes place in the context of the project "Pieces of Change", funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. The project "TanZugang" is supported by Fonds Soziokultur e.V. Media partner: taz, die tageszeitung.

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