ROOM & ROAD - remake

New premiere: September 5-7, 2014, Moderna galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia
September 12 and 13, Trinity Laban Conservatory of Music and Dance - The Laurie Grove Theatre Space, London

idea and choreography: Mateja Bučar
dance and collaboration: Rebecca Murgi and Jonathan Pranlas-Descours
space/projection/light: Vadim Fishkin
sound: Random Logic, Borut Savski
software: Miha Grčar, Miha Petelin

production: DUM - Association of Artists
coproduction: Moderna galerija, Ljubljana, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance and Ann Sayers Award Fund 2014;

The project is also supported by the Cultural Department of the City of Ljubljana, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, and the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in London;


ROOM & ROAD is an open story, speaking about the desire to make a move, to long for distance and change. It is a story about the elemental, about motion, about itself.

ROOM & ROAD is a story about a girl and a tramp, about an unreachable point that has exciting charm, and about a traveler who stops in one place while his mind is already in another.

ROOM & ROAD is also two different spaces completing each other, one closed and the other open, which are at the same time the two human poles endlessly opposing, inspiring and seducing each other.

Gregor Podnar

Room & Road explores and presents a way to use a computer-generated projection as the basis for light and space solutions in a performance.
The computer program that "enables" spaces to "move and change" in this way enables a certain space to be in a relation with a dancer. The person behind the keyboard manipulates and "creates" the "moving space", making its walls move, its floor disappear, reappear, jump or turn; It all happens in real time - the person on the keyboard becomes an active performer, like the dancers.
The importance lies in the idea of letting a space (or anything else) that is generally perceived as motionless or dead to present itself as moving and alive to indicate the possibility for the yet un-thought or unimagined to become real.

about the authors:

Mateja Bučar
After receiving a classical ballet education she continued her training in the International Dance Center Rosella Hightower in Cannes. She was a member of the National Ballet in Ljubljana and of the Dance Theatre Ljubljana. Since 1991 she has worked as a dancer in contemporary dance productions of the Dance Theatre Ljubljana, Cankarjev dom, the Institute Egon March, and also created numerous works as author and choreographer: Discipline as Condition of Freedom (1997), Pleasure in Displeasure(1998), Dependanse (1998), Telborg (1999), O kvadrat (2002), Media-Medici (2001), Concept of the Concept (2004), Room&Road (2005), Brothers Karamazov - Volumes 1 and 2 (2007, 2008), I Would Have Been a Palm Tree (2010), Pointless (2012), Green Light (2010-2011), The Unnoticed (2013-2014), performed in Slovenia and internationally in Russia, Slovakia, Hungary, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Italy, Croatia, Austria, Poland and Sweden. Currently she is a PhD candidate at the Trinity Laban Conservatory of Music and Dance, London, UK.
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Rebecca Murgi is an Italian dancer and choreographer. She finished the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Arnhem - E.D.D.C. (European Dance Development Centre). Professionally she started dancing in 1985 as a member (and choreographer) of the Cast Quinto Piano dance company in Ancona. As choreographer and dancer she has created numerous performances, among them Magnum Miraculum (1995), Pyhisis (1998), Senza Identita (1999), io sono shake (2001), No words to say (2002), Fuzzy (2004). Since October 2000 she has worked as a guest teacher at SAED in Salzburg, Austria. With actress Lucy Mascino she has staged the show I am an international, produced by the Teatro Stabile delle Marche, and became the winner of the national contest "New sensibilities 2008." Recently she has conceived a project of higher education in dance in the Marche, "The collective and diversity", supported by the Province of Ancona and AMAT in the frame of the Cohabitat project. She is also an ESF Course Lecturer in higher education for the Province of Macerata. Lately she has collaborated with the Theater Kangaroo, featuring shows for children in many Italian theaters. More at:

Jonathan Pranlas-Descours graduated in fine arts and art history and then in theater from the University of Marseille, He started his dance training in Paris (CND, Ménagerie de Verre, Peter Goss Studio) and then went on to study contemporary dance at P.A.R.T.S, in Brussels. During his studies he worked on specific projects, such as Inferno by Romeo Castellucci, Dialogue 09 by Sasha Waltz, Anyway no way of knowing by John Jasperse. He is currently working at the National Chorographical Center of Montpellier and internationally touring with several works of Mathilde Monnier. In 2013 he joined the company SINE QUA NON ART, starting a new choreographic collaboration with Christophe Beranger.

Vadim Fiškin, is a visual artist. His work has been presented in numerous group and solo exhibitions, including at three Venice Biennials (in 1995, 2003, and 2005); the 1st Valencia Biennial; the Manifesta 1, Rotterdam; the 3rd Istanbul Biennial; Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg; the Secession, Vienna; Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris; Moderna galerija, Ljubljana, Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin; Contemporary Art Center, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin; ZKM, Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe; MACRO Museum for Contemporary Art, Rome; Drawing Center, New York; 9th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, Manifesta 10, Saint Petersburg. As a stage designer he has worked in Ljubljana with Mateja Bučar, Dragan Živadinov, Iztok Kovač, Bojan Jablanovac and others.

Random Logic are Miha Klemenčič and Gregor Zemljič, pioneers of Slovene contemporary electronic and ambient techno music. Random Logic are the longest established artists of the Slovene electronic music scene. They have also written music for major and alternative theatre, ballet and experimental art performances. In 2000 they were awarded the Studio City Boomerang Award (alternative Slovene music awards) for the best live techno act in Slovenia and they won 1st prize at the 2002 RFI (Radio France International) Musiques Electroniques Award for the best electronic project in Central and Eastern Europe.

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