Tuesday

Performance for a child, mother and musician

Tuesday is somewhere in between; it’s not Monday which is cranky, nor Wednesday that is in the middle, or Thursday which anticipates the weekend.

In my view, Tuesday has the most difficult role of all weekdays, a sort of ungrateful one. Nonetheless, things can also happen on Tuesday – just an irrelevant day, which on the other hand, is a new day and potentially (perhaps?) a new start and a new life.
Thus Tuesday is a conglomerate of poetic dimensions of quotidian situations and questions shared by all. They are revealed through the character of Suzana performed by Suzana Koncut.

The performance is located within a model of a typical place we live in. Although the fact of being reduced and partially abstracted, makes it somehow clearer and more fascinating, and maybe taken less for granted than the life-size version in which we live or which we would like to live in. Part of performance is also Suzana’s nine-year old son Jan. His presence and spontaneity make the spectator feel the link between mother and son through manoeuvring between comprehension and ignorance, through common interests and no-way-out conflict situations, and ultimately though imagination and ‘reality’. By crossing these lines, Jan begins to perform in Suzana’s performing – impulsively and inevitably. (Andreja Rauch Podrzavnik)
Concept, Direction, Choreography: Andreja Rauch Podrzavnik; Co-author, Performer: Suzana Koncut; Music: Christopher Benstead; Also performing: Jan Verdellis; Space design: Martin & Andreja Rauch Podrzavnik; Space design consultant: Žiga Kariž; Lighting design: Andrej Hajdinjak; Creation process consultancy: Vlado Škafar; Graphic Design and Photography: Peter Rauch; Production: Federacija; Coproduction: City of Women. Organisation: City of Women; In collaboration with: Old Power Station – Elektro Ljubljana.
10th October 2010, Stara mestna elektrarna, Ljubljana, Sloveni

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slo / eng