is a first layer and first year of Ecollectiv project. It focuses on a relations and what we do with the relations: individual / gaze / feeling / touch / group / body / architecture / environment. The layer develop tools that create atmosphere and understanding that we are equal on the level of creativity; and uses this atmosphere and understaning to create an event. It a generic, fruitful, demanding and complex process that requires from each and everyone to turn to advantage the existing skills of performing and necessary deepening and widening of communicative abilities.


The moment of Leja’s and Jurij’s antidote the other day was an amazing expeience to me. It felt like the space moved them. Something like a bubbling sensation creaped from underneath them and lifted/moved/disturbed their bodies. And when it happened it almost seamed as if I felt it arriving.

We gave ourselves a task to report, what really happened in the Odnos-Celje project, a 4-day work that we made, both in Ljubljana and in Celje. What happened in Ljubljana?

Jaka told me that word “no” is somewhat attractive.

In Celje (Plesni Forum Celje) we were joined by young dancers (age 10 to 15) on our invitation. We introduced briefly the context of the project, the aim of this project and this particular session. This was third day of work for core members. We decided to research the list of tools for improvosation, this time of course with youngsters. Each impro lasted 3min and last one 6min. One of us introduced the word, everyone decided weather they will be observing or dancing. At the last impro we suggested that you can go from dancing to observing while the impro. After each impro there was short feedback.

This day we activated the role of observer while continuing the work from yesterday. It turned out that at this point observer is observer the whole span of improvisation. First with each improvisation another person of the group was observer. Later Jurij arrived and enjoyed the role of observer.

Gregor told me to tell this is another recording of what Ryuzo wrote here

Actually it was the first day of the 5th session of Odnos.
However, this blog post started from last day discussion.
So, it is the second day.

This is a training to summarize the other’s talking. I have no implicit meaning under this title of post. Actually it is even not be the summarization so much I am writing below. It is merely some fragments of their talking from my bad memory. I am confronting how difficult to remember the other’s talking. Actually “Maja told us” is right. However, I would like to personalize this text more, that’s why I chose such a title.

To write about weakness is much more difficult than to write about “strong”.

Is it because weakness is that which should be gotten over?
Or does my intention inclines toward being strong?

Last time, I posted some words as the tools. Actually it is tricky. Because I interpreted my sensation and action in the improvisations into those words. But not opposite. My sensation and action are stimulated by the condition, the environment and the situation, not by the words. I do not want to be conscious those tools/words as a purpose of the improvisation. I let the origin of the sensation and action as transcendent.

In this text, I define the word “strategy”, “how to keep the group improvisation”.
I am listing up the tools for the improvisation.
However, not all the tools fully support the strategy.
I hope you can add more in this list.
Here we go. A kind of slogan of this year for me.

Pushing the air by parts of the body, which are likely to be forgotten in the daily life. These pushing movements are able to activate the sense of your skin. The interaction between people by these pushing movements forms a membrane, which can be recognized as a border of the active territory of your body and sense. In other word, this action activates the inert air surrounding your body.

Maja offered us today a new universe to work with. Though Andreja has already clearly proposed the exploration between words and movement, the fact that Maja comes from another field then dance, has coloured her propositions differently. I discovered what i called laziness in my naming of things.

Some thoughts from Meta Hočevar on space (i hope i can translate them well).

After some consideration of today’s Atelier i discovered I could summerize my aspirations in performance, improvisation, exploration, research in the following. Basically my question is: is it possible and how it is possible to work through inclusion. A lots of methodology in arts follows the exclusion principle.

Somehow I am drawn to not reporting about today’s event that took place as part of “Atelje 2″. Not that I don’t want to. Something similar happened to me while we were there (ain’t it so Andreja , doing the task. The task / suggestion given to us (Andreja, Ryuzo, Snježana and Gregor) by Snježana.

During the atelier, I had an intention to feel an origin of the movement in the body of Andreja.It seemed like “a spark” in the body. I somehow could feel the spark in her, and the same time, I noticed that a border of the recognition that distinguishes her movement and my movement was getting ambiguous. It was becoming blur, when I was focusing on these sparks. This was a kind of ecstatic sensation, but a difference from sexual one is that that ecstatic sensation has multi-directions into the body.

I am using the ability of hearing to figure the space, where I am moving without site. I have a sphere around me like a transparent egg shell, it reminds of me a figure in a triptych paints of Hieronymus Bosch. I try to dissolve that shell to others shell by giving a specific vibration on the shell of mine.

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