The 3rd international festival of experimental movement NagiB, organized by Pekarna-magdalenske mreze, will take place from September 5 to September 8 in Maribor, Slovenia.

We invite young emerging authors from the field of contemporary dance and performance from Slovenia and abroad, who are at the beginning of their careers and who share our desire to meet new choreographers and authors during the festival and thus constitute a space for further artistic collaboration.

Festival of experimental movement NagiB emerged from the need for the opening out of contemporary dance scene in Maribor.

NagiB is a space for the enactment of movement. It understands dance as an integral part of contemporary culture. Its driving force is creativity which confronts and struggles with the uniform expressions, produced by contemporary society. It enacts into the visible the different forms and ways of perception, and seeks authors who are capable of conveying an experience of the world, which has consequences for the individual&8217;s comprehension of itself and the world around her. Besides, it attempts to surpass the understanding of the viewer as a disinterested observer of the work of art and challenges the viewer to become an active and critical participant of the work of art.

We call for projects which are undertaking a research in the problem of the body in contemporary society. The works should not be shorter than 20 minutes, projects taking place outside of the traditional theatre space are welcome (foyer, in the street…).

The festival will provide for the artists’ travel costs, accommodation, technical equipment and promotion. Medical insurance must be covered by artists themselves.

Please, send your proposals to the following address: Pekarna-magdalenske mreze with specification “Festival NagiB 2007”.

Proposals should contain the following information: filled-in form with information about the author, CV of the author(s) and performers, DVD of the work, short description of the concept and of the technical requirements. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. The DVDs will not be returned.

Authors will be notified about the selection by e-mail no later than April 30 2007.

Upon agreement with the authors and performers the performances will be documented by Pekarna-magdalenske mreze.

Contact:
Pekarna-magdalenske mreze, Festival NagiB
Vlasta Veselko
Ob zeleznici 8
2000 Maribor
phone: 00386 40322378
nagib.festival@gmail.com