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THE SIGN OF THE TIME

It’s twelve o’clock, pardon; this is the twelfth consecutive edition of the Front@ festival and the last that is definitely going to happen.
A new period is coming and someone might be of the opinion that such a festival is no longer needed...
This year’s programme is designed as a sign of time and brings together dance works in which the dancers move away from scholastic/academic forms. The dance is created in a variety of conditions. And contemporary dance is a vast eld which allows extraordinary creative freedom and thereby
the intertwining with dance expressions which emerge at the very margin of the society, on the street – in the cultural underground of overpopulated urban areas... This is where a new body language is born; initially it was the domain of the few – until it made an indelible mark on the popular culture and through younger generations of artists converged with contemporary dance, which started to become lost in the domination of academic debates about essence – a sensitive and amazing body. With the aid of hip-hop these dancers invented a new body, in the emotions, movement and ideas that constantly surprise. When we watch these dance(d) ideas, the human body seems to have changed and become close to the notion of the extra-terrestrial.
It is no coincidence that we host the Slovenian duet Alien Express again this year. Their bodies and dance constantly change like some hypertrophied extra-terrestrial organism. Their dance is undoubtedly the most appropriate description of our time. With their sensibility and aesthetics this description is skilfully rounded up by other participating artists, in particular the Spanish Iron Skulls and the French Soul City, who come from Reunion Island.
We are proud to be able to host such extraordinary dancers who come from other worlds, be it distant islands or inner, emotional moving galaxies. These difeerences are also our world and the sign of our time.
Matjaž Farič

Artistic Director of Front@ Festival

Produced by: Zavod Flota, Murska Sobota

Head office:
Kopališka 2
SI-9000 Murska Sobota
Slovenija

Production Office:
Puhova 14
SI-1000 Ljubljana
Slovenija


Festival’s team
Artistic director: Matjaž Farič
Head of production: Urška Pleše
Executive producer: Ksenija Kaučič
Volunteers: Jasmina Jud, Marko Lenarčič,Maja Halas, Simona Cizar, Staša Bračič, Daniel Petkovič, Dragan Vuković
Translator: Melita Silič
Graphic design: Andreja Jež, Boris Balant

Technical team
Technical director: Igor Remeta
Assistant technician: Borut Bučinel


Co-production
Flota Institute, Ljubljana
Murska Sobota Institute for Culture, Tourism, and Sport,
MIKK Youth Information Cultural Club, Murska Sobota

Partners
Public Fund of the Republic of Slovenia for Cultural Activities,
Ljubljana Dance Theatre



Festival’s office and meeting point:
MiKK
Trubarjev drevored 4
SI-9000 Murska Sobota
Slovenija
T: +386 (2) 534 98 90 / F: +386 (2) 534 98 92


Front@ Festival is part of the international Beyond Front@ network.


Support: Ministrstvo za kulturo RS, Mestna občina Murska Sobota,

Sponsors: SGP Pomgrad, Diši po Prekmurju, Radenska d. d, Vina Talaber

Media sponsors: Val 202, Radio Murski Val, Radio Si, Parada plesa, Si Gledal, Vestnik


Special thanks: Brigita Perhavec, Duša Škof, Ksenija Kaučič, Andreja Jež, Boris Balant, Ivor Knafelj, Janez Žlebič, Goran Miloševič, Igor Banič, Suzana Tivadar, Tatjana Cesnik, Anita Borovič, Boštjan Lačen, Antonija Berden, Jerneja Jevševar, Jasmina Jud, Maja Halas, Dragan Vukovič, Marko Lenarčič, Simona Cizar, Staša Bračič, Aleša Kovač
Produced by: Zavod Flota, Murska Sobota

Head office:
Kopališka 2
SI-9000 Murska Sobota
Slovenija

Production Office:
Puhova 14
SI-1000 Ljubljana
Slovenija

Festival’s team
Artistic director: Matjaž Farič
Head of production: Urška Pleše
Executive producer: Ksenija Kaučič
Volunteers: Jasmina Jud, Marko Lenarčič, Maja Halas, Simona Cizar, Staša Bračič, Daniel Petkovič, Dragan Vuković
Translator: Melita Silič
Graphic design: Andreja Jež, Boris Balant

Technical team
Technical director: Igor Remeta
Assistant technician: Borut Bučinel

Co-production
Flota Institute, Ljubljana
Murska Sobota Institute for Culture, Tourism, and Sport,
MIKK Youth Information Cultural Club, Murska Sobota

Partners
Public Fund of the Republic of Slovenia for Cultural Activities,
Ljubljana Dance Theatre


Festival’s office and meeting point:
MiKK
Trubarjev drevored 4
SI-9000 Murska Sobota
Slovenija
T: +386 (2) 534 98 90 / F: +386 (2) 534 98 92

Front@ Festival is part of the international Beyond Front@ network.

Support: Ministrstvo za kulturo RS, Mestna občina Murska Sobota,

Sponsors: SGP Pomgrad, Diši po Prekmurju, Radenska d. d, Vina Talaber

Media sponsors: Val 202, Radio Murski Val, Radio Si, Parada plesa, Si Gledal, Vestnik

Special thanks: Brigita Perhavec, Duša Škof, Ksenija Kaučič, Andreja Jež, Boris Balant, Ivor Knafelj, Janez Žlebič, Goran Miloševič, Igor Banič, Suzana Tivadar, Tatjana Cesnik, Anita Borovič, Boštjan Lačen, Antonija Berden, Jerneja Jevševar, Jasmina Jud, Maja Halas, Dragan Vukovič, Marko Lenarčič, Simona Cizar, Staša Bračič, Aleša Kovač

© FLOTA 2017