© Vadim Fiškin
© Vadim Fiškin
Friday, 11. 9. 2020
National Gallery of Slovenia

Prešernova 24
1000 Ljubljana

Mateja Bučar: Parquet Ball

In a large and empty ballroom space, a parquet ball is performing a choreography created especially for it.

A Parquet Ball is a term meaning "elegant dancing over a parquet of the dance hall", but it can also mean an object (a ball) made out of parquet. In the 19th and 20th centuries, this dance evolved into its highest forms and functions. Halls and venues have often matched in quality, smoothness, shapes, and gloss of their parquet floors, just as couples did in the notions of elegancy, movement, and their presentation in general.

Parquet Ball is a contemporary dance piece choreographed 20 years ago as part of the celebrations for the 100th issue of Maska with the purpose of producing it at the commemoration of the 200th issue and the hundredth anniversary of the magazine’s first issue.

Concept and choreography: Mateja Bučar
Visual identity: Vadim Fiškin
Sound: Borut Savski
Movement, dance, co-creation: Kristina Aleksova, Maja Kalafatić
Parquet Ball production: Matija Jakin, MOJ HOBI
Mechanisms: Zavod Zet
Producer: Tina Dobnik
Production: Association DUM, Maska
Co-production: Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana, Kino Šiška
In collaboration with: National Gallery of Slovenia
Thanks to: Stefan Doepner, Aleša Valič, Association ZET
Supported by: City of Ljubljana, Ministry of Culture, Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana

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