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Slovenia’s Exodus Festival programs Asian dance feature (April 14 – 25, 2013)
The Exodus Festival is held in the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana. The 18th holding of the festival in 2013 came under the artistic directorship of Forced Entertainment’s Tim Etchells and presented a program of 22 works of theater and dance.
The main program included The Quiet Volume, a collaboration of Tim Etchells and British choreographer Ant Hampton; Forced Entertainment’s Tomorrow’s Parties; choreographer duo Sofia Dias and Vítor Roriz’s A Gesture that is Nothing but a Threat; Matthieu Tercieux’s interactive installation Vous êtes ici... et ailleurs and numerous other works of note in Europe today.
This time, the feature of the Dance Platform of regional dance programs was Asia. Standing out on this program were works by women artists dealing with the subjects of their gender and identity, including Manila- and Brussels-based Philippine artist Eisa Jocson’s pieces Death of a Pole Dancer and Macho Dancer, Indian choreographer Sujata Goel’s Dancing girl, and South Korean dawon (multimedia) artist Jeong Geumhyung’s Oil Pressure Vibrator.
Other featured works were Hands around in Yangon and F ‘n’ F (Face and Fingers) by Moe Satt, who is also the founder of Yangon’s Beyond Pressure festival; solid.states by Arco Renz, who continues to works with Asian dancers; Singapore choreographer Daniel Kok’s Gay Romeo and Choy Ka Fai’s Notion: Dance Fiction. From Japan, Zan Yamashita presents his piece It’s just me coughing.

Festival Outline
The Exodus Festival is a performing arts festival held in the spring in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia in Central Europe. The festival was held annually from 1995 and in 2011 it was changed to a biennial schedule. Among the past artistic directors have been Jan Fabre and Dave St-Pierre, and for the 2013 holding the artistic director was Forced Entertainment’s Tim Etchells. The festival is organized by the Exodus Institute. The main venues are one of Slovenia’s largest arts facilities, Cankarjev dom and others.
+Exodus Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts