Petra Hrašćanec: TOGETHER

Date created: 11.05.2021.
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Choreography: Petra Hrašćanec

In colaboraton with dancers: Viktoria Bubalo, Ema Crnić, Lara Frgačić, Tessa Ljubić, Ariana Prpić, Una Štalcar Furač; stand in: Tea Maršanić, Linda Tarnovski and Valentina Miloš

Music: Alen & Nenad Sinkauz

Costume & set design: Zdravka Ivandija Kirigin

Light design: Marino Frankola

Photo: Neven Petrović

Production: 21:21 Arts Organization

In co-production: Pan – Adria Network: EN-KNAP Group, Croatian Cultural Centre on Sušak, the Moment Arts and Culture Association, SNG Nova Gorica and Zagreb Dance Center

Co-financed by: The Republic of Croatia Ministry of Culture and Media, City of Zagreb Office for Culture, Kulturanova Foundation, Republic of Slovenia Ministry of Culture and Media, City of Ljubljana Department for Culture, City of Maribor, City of Gorizia


While looking, we see (horizons melting, ports in the distance disappearing).

how much we did yesterday; corner of the eye (the angle of you) and thee.

When we sing, you don’t recognize us.

When we speak, you don’t recognize us. You are vibrating.

While building, we position (hand in hand, harbor in harbor, foot, reflections of you), body by body. webuild


It Only looks that way.

We are Only together.

There is no One else.

TOGETHER is a dance performance for six dancers, which, cultivating an abstract mode of work, has fun producing moving images. Petra Hrašćanec won an award for the best choreography by professional association for dance artists in 2020.
The production of meaning is left to the viewer's eye, while the music, scenography and costumes create polyphonic symbolic potentials. In the research of choreographic settings, we started from choral games as a premise of togetherness on the stage, while in the assembly of materials we mostly use fusions, emphasizing the kaleidoscopic nature of events on the stage.
The starting point of the composition and sound in the performance is the "field recording" of the beehive, which opens the spaces with digital manipulation and creates rhythmic pulsations, merging with the atonal vocalisms of the dancers.
With minimalist scenography, sharp and clean lines and the usage of material that is not intended for function, the viewer's gaze is directed to what we want him to perceive. Perception is closely related to light, performers and music. The reflective surface in interaction with the light opens up perspectives that are correlated with the music and form a landscape where the performer herself has a space for the passage of time.