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LocoMotion – Movement as Meaning CONTEMPORARY DANCE FESTIVAL 29 th October – 7 th November 2009

This is the second edition of the LocoMotion contemporary dance festival that, this year as well, aims to present an overview of the current discourses and practices in the field of contemporary dance, here and throughout the world.

Our motto Movement as meaning is meant to stress the fact that contemporary dance is an art form which through the signs in various concepts – the choreographic scores – communicates with us at different levels. These signs are numerous, and develop every day  through diverse research of the body, its communication with various subjects, the existence in certain contexts, relations to given media and actions, and placement in different situations. more...

Biljana Tanurovska - Kjulavkovski
Iskra Šukarova
Programmers of the festival

Festival Programme

29th October, Thursday  
3:00pm- 5:30pm (MOB \ Press room) Workshop: Fast Forward Laboratory Skopje – How can contemporary dance contribute to the development of cultural institutions? more

30th October, Friday 

8:00 pm (Macedonian National Theater, Main Stage)
STILL LIVES, Skopje, 60`
Concept and Realization: Isabelle Schad / Bruno Pocheron (DE/FR)
Choreography: Isabelle Schad / Good Work Productions   more

1st November, Sunday

9:00 pm (Youth Cultural Centre)
Concept, choreography: Bara Kolenc  more

3th November, Tuesday
8:00 pm (Youth Cultural Centre)
Concept, choreography, art direction, dance: Jurij Konjar more

4th November, Wednesday

8:00pm (Macedonian National Theatre, Main Stage)
Nomad Dance Academy, Short Cuts

Choreography: Zhana Pencheva   more

Choreography: Kire Miladinoski  more

HEIDI, 13`
Concept and choreography: Aleksandar Georgiev  more

Choreography: Elia Rubin Mrak Blumberg   more

7th November, Saturday
7:00 pm (Macedonian National Theatre, Main stage)
Triple bill- multidisciplinary performing evening, Video, Contemporary Dance, Hip Hop music
1] 7:00 pm Secrets for sale film from Elodie Pong (Switzerland), 64'   more

2] 8:00pm  no.thing, dance performance from COMPAGNIE LINGA , 60'  more
 Choreography: Katarzyna Gdaniec and Marco Cantalupo (Switzerland)

3] 9:00pm Rap Titan musical performance with rapper Roberto Garieri and DJ Eagle (Switzerland), 60' more


Programme editors: Iskra Sukarova and Biljana Tanurovska – Kjulavkovski
Programme coordinator: Biljana Tanurovska – Kjulavkovski and Iskra Sukarova
Festival coordinator: Violeta Kachakova
PR: Marija Zafirovska
Technical coordinator: Kire Miladinoski
Assistants: Radmila Stanojevska and Dragana Zareska
Promotional material
Publisher: Lokomotiva – Centre for New Initiatives in Arts and Culture
Introduction: Biljana Tanurovska – Kjulavkovski and Iskra Sukarova
Photography for the Design: Monika Muličkovska
Design editing of the catalogue: Laze Trpkov
Catalogue editor: Biljana Tanurovska – Kjulavkovski
Text editors: Biljana Tanurovska – Kjulavkovski, Violeta Kačakova, Radmila Stanojevska and Kalina Janeva
Proof reader: Kalina Janeva
Realization of promotional video: Goran Kjulavkovski
Print: Sken Point Skopje
Media sponsored by: PRISTOP Kliping Skopje
Core team of Lokomotiva 2008/9:
Biljana Tanurovska- Kjulavkovski- executive manager/programmer contemporary dance;
Violeta Kačakova- project manager/programmer contemporary visual arts;
Iskra Sukarova- artistic director for contemporary dance;
Nataša Dimitrievska- artistic director for contemporary visual arts;
Radmila Stanojevska and Dragana Zareska- assistants;
Ljupco Tanurovski- technical support.
Collaborators: Ana Josifovska and Kire Miladinoski

The festival is supported by:

Swiss Cultural Programme in the Western Balkans, European Programme for Culture 2007-2013, Ministry of culture of R. Macedonia, City of Skopje, Goethe Institute Skopje and Embassy of USA in Macedonia.

Thanks to: Intercult/ Stockholm. Swedish Institute- Creative Force- programme for Western Balkan, Swiss Cultural Program in Skopje, Cultural Centre Točka, French Cultural Centre ...

Special thanks to the partners of the festival: Macedonian National Theatre, Macedonian Opera and Ballet and Cultural Youth Centre.

The festival is realized within the frame of Jardin d`Euroe Project, as part of the activities of Nomad Dance Academy.