Irena Z. Tomažin, Jule Flierl

U.F.O.: Homage to Katalin Ladik

Sophiensæle, Zavod Sploh (SI), CharleroiDanse (BE), PACT Zollverein (DE), City of Women Festival (SI)
Monday, 10. June 2024


Lutkovno gledališče Maribor, Velika dvorana / Maribor Puppet Theatre, Grand Hall

Presale price: 8 €

Regular price: 10 €

Première 15 July 2021, Sophiensaele, Berlin (DE)

Running time 1 hour. No intermission.

Authors of concept, choreographers and performers Irena Z. Tomažin, Jule Flierl
Lighting designers Gretchen Blegen, Leon Curk
Sound designers Nicola Ratti, Tomaž Grom
Costume designer Jean-Paul Lespagnard
Historical advisor and dramaturg Kata Krasznahorkai
Assistant Sharón Nogales Mercado
Executive producers Špela Trošt, Alexandra Wellensiek, Zavod Sploh
Organizers Brigita Gračner, Mojca Kasjak
Financed by Hauptstadtkulturfonds
Guest performance in collaboration with Platform of Contemporary Dance, Zavod MOJA KREACIJA, Maribor

Irena Z. Tomažin, Jule Flierl

Hungarian-Serbian poet and performer Katalin Ladik is considered the Yoko Ono of the Balkans and a pioneer of noise and performance art in Southeast Europe: with SoundBodyPoetry of her radical body art performance UFO Party in 1969, she shook up the art scene of that time and established the methods of experimental voice work and physical performance back in the 1970s.

German sound dancer Jule Flierl and Slovenian choreo-vocalist Irena Z. Tomažin, in their first collaboration, celebrate their shared interest in Ladika's artistic position: a tribute that blurs the boundaries between poetry, play and experimental voice work, while continuing their own artistic exploration of the physical experience of language and the articulation of different voice layers.

The performance date in Maribor is supported by the NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ International Guest Performance Fund for Dance, which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (DE).