Leja Jurišić, Marko Mandič
Different each time it is performed, “Together” always responds to its immediate surroundings. This six-hour performance by Slovenian duo Jurišić – Mandić is finally coming to Prague, where it will take on the garden at Studio Alta.
An impossible problem for politicians, an eternal ideal for live art. This electrifying, six-hour performance asks what it means to be really together. Accompanied by an ever-changing soundtrack and emotions in constant flux, the artists improvise to the limit of their endurance on all aspects of coexistence and love: from origin to collapse, to rediscovery and the search for compromise. Risky, funny and violent, Together is extreme, deeply human, intelligent and courageous.
_Together_is sometimes describes as one of the most important Slovenian theatrical events of the last decade. Audience witnesses an uncompromising commentary on the pace of contemporary life. In a world where existence has become a matter of performance and nothing is safe from mediatization, the Together invites us to consider if “being together” has become a risky investment we’re increasingly unable to afford.
Leja Jurišić is a dancer, choreographer and law graduate. A serious gymnast in her youth, she was named national champion of Yugoslavia in 1991. A representative of the younger generation of Slovenian choreographers, she debuted in 2005 with the critically acclaimed solo R'z'R (2005) and later won two prestigious awards in Slovenia. Her work has met with recognition in Slovenia and abroad and has been presented at festivals and showcases around the world
Marko Mandić is a leading actor at the Slovenian National Theatre’s SNT Drama and the recipient of many national and international awards. American critics described his performance at New York’s La MaMa Theater as stunning.
Contains nudity. No language barrier. The performance lasts 6 hours and will be performed in the garden at Studio Alta. Spectators are free to move around, come, go and return at any time during the performance.