CoFestival. Modul-dance festival. Kino Šiška Ljubljana


The first edition of CoFestival was created as an answer to the changing and challenging conditions of production and creation. By combining the three autonomous festivals, modul-dance, Ukrep and Pleskavica, Kino Šiška joined its artistic and production forces. It will take place from 17th to 21th June and from 21th to 27th September.

This year, the motto of the festival is The Art of Co-Living, and Šiška continue with the ideas of finding the connection points, establishing of the common space, mutual support and the rise of new questions: autonomy and recognisability of contemporary dance. What it wants to address is the multitude and diversity of artistic formats and approaches, and the related importance of the transfer of knowledge, trust, duration putting the processuality, which excludes mere representation, at the same level as the finished productions.

CoFestival is also addressing the need of establishing a difference between arts and cultural industries, and forewarning of possible negative consequences of the equation between the two. Because arts, and especially live arts are not and cannot be made into sellable products that would circulate in the market, in the same way that material objects do.

In which way and why does contemporary dance move between democracy and the market, and what will remain of it in the end?

Modul-dance projects

Marcos Morau/La Veronal, Siena. 17/06/2013, 21h. Kino Šiška/Katedrala.
Festival Opening. Dance performance.

Eric Minh Cuong Castaing/Cie. Shonen, lil’dragon. 20/06/2013, 20h. Kino Šiška/Katedrala
Dance performance.

Other activities

ShortDanceFilms, At The Cross-Border of Genres. 18/06/2013, 21h. Kino Šiška/Katedrala

A short films night curated by Núria Font/NU2′s. Read here the programme

Read here the complete programme, which includes not only dance, but also workshops, theatre and dj sessions.

Second part of the festival in September 2013.

Event Details

  • Starting Date: 17-06-2013
  • Ending Date: 21-06-2013
  • Address: Kino Šiška Centre for Urban Culture, Trg Prekomorskih brigad 3. Ljubljana (Slovenia)