Right Now

Right now, I just finished Thunderstruck and I am ready for conversations on art, life and electricity. You find me online and IRL through wireless communication.

Thunderstruck – I have been following in the engineer Nikola Tesla’s footsteps for two years now; from former Yugoslavia to New York City, to learn everything there is to know about electricity, magic and being a genius. I have met Branimir Jovanovic who showed me Tesla’s private library the Tesla Museum in Belgrade, Joe Kinney who showed me Tesla’s hotel room at the Hotel New Yorker, and Jane Alcorn who showed me the remains of the Wardenclyffe tower at Tesla Science Center on Long Island, and I have visited the one remaining building of the old Adam’s Power Plant in Niagara Falls. I am building my own Tiny Tesla coil with the help of the coilers Miroslav, Nikola and David at maker spaces in Belgrade and New York City, I have danced with a big tesla coil with the help of expert coiler and foot therapist Finn Hammer in Denmark, and I have interviewed the electrician Ninni Blom, the electro engineer Jennifer Råsten and the shiatsu therapist Ina Dokmo on the dubious existence of electricity. I have dug into the essence of the nerd with the help of archivist Sandra Linnell, dug into the folds of choreography with the help of Zoë Poluch and I will dig into performance making with the help of Andros Zins-Browne and music making with the help of Maria W Horn. The performance Thunderstruck premiered on the 21th October at the festival Kondenz in Belgrade, with further performances the 28 October – 1 November at MDT in Stockholm.

In 2018 I will continue the work of gathering the traces of the invisible Nikola Tesla, and I will spend the month of January in New York City. I will also regain strength with Samlingen, conspiring for a future work about the history of dance with Riksteatern in 2019. I will tour Splendour, Shapes of States and Thunderstruck and might even show up somewhere where you don’t expect it.

Tour dates 2017:

Thunderstruck
21 October, Kondenz Festival, Belgrade PREMIERE
28 October -1 November MDT, Stockholm

Immunsystemet
2-4 March, Pre-premiere at Mad House, Helsinki
11-12 March, Premiere at Weld, Stockholm
27-29 April, Skogen, Göteborg
25-27 August, Tanz im August, Berlin

Horrible Mixtures
6-8 February, Side Step festival, Helsinki
15-17 September, The September Issue, Stockholm

Shapes of States
24-25 May, Scenkonstbiennalen, Norrköping
29-30 May, Blockuniverse, London

Splendour
22 March, Falkenberg
24 March, Uppsala
27 March, Växsjö
29 March, Karlskrona
1 April, Uddevalla
4 April, Malmö
6 April, Borås
9 April, Jönköping
11 April, Stockholm (MDT)

Photo: Märta Thisner