Falling in love
dance performance – premiere
Plesna Izba Maribor, 2021
Duration: 20 min
Author and dance performer: April Veselko
Music: Joran Teraš – WRONG1DEA, April Veselko
Production: Plesna Izba Maribor
The performance deals with different movement approaches to falling. Falling symbolizes trust, commitment, vulnerability, risk. How to connect the theme of love and interpersonal relationships with the concrete phenomenon of falling. The term ‘falling in love’ beautifully describes infatuation. It’s an intertwining of the physical feeling with the abstract concept of human emotion. Through a movement research, the author focuses on the contrast between falling as collapsing and falling as surrendering. Falling and falling in love as an act we allow to happen and then gets out of control.
April Veselko is a dancer, choreographer, and dance pedagogue. She completed her Dance’s Start Up training at the Leggere Strutture Art Factory in Bologna (Italy) in 2016 and MoDem PRO under the patronage of Zappalà Danza in Catania (Sicily) in 2018. She has created several authorial projects under the production of the Federation Institute (Dvomine in 2010, Ostro in Slano in 2012, Fleš in 2017), Cultural Society Dance Centre Maribor (Breze in 2018) and Scenario Pubblico (Dream Room in 2018). She has collaborated with internationally renowned choreographers (Matjaž Farič, Seiffedine Manai, Daniel Conant, Magdalena Reiter, Mattia Gandini, Gioa Maria Morisco, Gregor Luštek, Eduardo Torroja, Barbara Kanc). April was awarded the best choreographic idea award six times at the OPUS1 competition and received the second prize at 3... 2... 1... DANCE! with her dance miniature What the Body Dreams (Be a Body) in a 2017 choreographic competition in Krakow, Poland. In 2019 she also qualified for the finals of the FKM choreographic competition in Belgrade.