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Manada

Adaptation of a contemporary dance piece

Collective work

Author of Concept & Choreographer of the Original: MARTIN INTHAMOUSSÚ
Original Adaptation/Head of Collective: VITA OSOJNIK
Co-created and Performed by: KAJA JANJIĆ, BENO NOVAK, VITA OSOJNIK, VERONIKA VALDÉS, ENI VESOVIĆ
Guests: LUČKA & LARA JAKŠE
Music Adaptation: KAJA JANJIĆ
Lighting Design: ALJAŽ ZALETEL­ / MARTIN RODRIGUEZ
Slovenian Adaptation Produced by: PLESNI TEATER LJUBLJANA

2018 June - Ljubljana / Slovenia

Project Manada (Herd) is an original dance piece choreographed by Martin Inthamoussu
from Uruguay. His starting point was thinking about gender roles being social constructs
and not naturally defined roles. He questions how people in contemporary society build
their masculinity and femininity and how society reflects in their decisions. He goes deeper
into the norm of male heterosexual imperialism and explores how individual monologues
can exceed social and artistic constructs. On stage it comes out in a mild homoerotic shape
with usage of classical music and almost modernistic approach to movement material and
composition. Slovene original adaptation is a collaboration of 5 co-creators transforming it to
fit local time, space and content circumstances.

Manada is a herd, a community, a family, a collective of five. It represents time and space for
creating and using individual decisions, social constructs and gender roles.
The distinctive feature of the “Slovenian adaptation” of the performance is that while the
head of the collective worked in co operation with the author, Vita Osojnik dealt with certain
concepts entirely on her own way, in cooperation with a young, fresh team of dancers who are
dealing as a group with deconstruction of masculinity on stage: “How do modern men construct
their masculinity? How do modern women construct their femininity? What characterizes gender today,
and what are the discourses that traverse this social and artistic construct? And, last but not least, how to
construct gender on the stage?”