Leja Jurišić

Occupation Choreography, Performance, Dance
Art fields Performance, Dance, Dance performance, Durational performance, Perseverance performance, Contemporary dance, Dance pedagogy
Collaborators Teja Reba
Born 1978, SFR Jugoslavija / SR Slovenija, ex-Yugoslavia
City and country of residence Slovenia
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Biography

 

Reaching beyond the everyday understanding of liminal corporeality, Leja Jurišić occupies various positions of radical performative expression, as if naturally, and almost effortlessly, belonging to the realms of dance, performance art, and political art at the same time. 

 

She moves the spectator’s attention from corporeality as such towards a boundary between a body in motion (text) and, what might be termed, a body within a commotion (context). 

 

The holder of the title of the (last) National Champion of Yugoslavia in artistic gymnastics and a BA in Law, Leja Jurišić received two prestigious national dance awards in Slovenia.

 

Since her critically acclaimed debut R’z’R (2005) Jurišic has created a series of performances, including I Fear Slovenia (2014, with Petra Veber), King Lear: A Declaration of Sincere Love (2014, with Jelena Rusjan), Ballet of Revolt (2012, with Petra Veber) and Between Us (2009, with Teja Reba).  

 

Jurišić’s works have been shown at institutions such as the Tanzquartier in Vienna, Hellerau in Dresden, Tanzhaus NRW in Düsseldorf, BiennaleOnline Art+ in New York, ]performance space[ in London, U3 Triennale of Slovenian Contemporary Art in Ljubljana, Les Subsistances in Lyon, as well as at three international festivals in Ljubljana: Mladi Levi, City of Women, and Exodos.

 

As a performer she has been collaborating with the likes of Tim Etchells, Janez Janša, and Meg Stuart.

 

No stranger to critiques of the social, economic and political distortions of individual and collective liberties, Jurišić perceives the human body as a powerful emancipative mechanism for creating experiences of revolt - for the dancer(s) and the audience member(s) alike.

 

Source: Pekinpah

Umetniška dela

Type Public sculpture, Public art
Date 2013
City of production Ljubljana
Format 1920x1080
Duration 09:02

The project problematizes the low presence and representation of women in public spaces. It derives from a simple question: if the Slovenian capital has as many as 360 monuments of local significance, what is the number of annotations mentioning[]

Type Public art
Date 23 October 2013
City of production Ljubljana
Format 1920x1080
Duration 05:09

The project problematizes the low presence and representation of women in public spaces. It derives from a simple question: if the Slovenian capital has as many as 360 monuments of local significance, what is the number of annotations mentioning[]

Type Contemporary dance
Date 6 October 2014
City of production Ljubljana
Production Bunker

 

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Type Public art, Guided tour
City of production Ljubljana
Format 1920x1080
Duration 10:46

The project problematizes the low presence and representation of women in public spaces. It derives from a simple question: if the Slovenian capital has as many as 360 monuments of local significance, what is the number of annotations mentioning[]

Type Satire, Vocal performance, Lecture performance
Date 12 October 2012
City of production Ljubljana
Production Pekinpah / King Kong
Format 1920x1080
Duration 101:30

 

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