The String Theory

The dance performance „The String Theory“ was created as a result of the co-authorship of women aged between 50 and 60 years old and who used to dance in Dubravka Maletic’s studio (that was one of the significant places for the development of modern dance in Yugoslavia). Now, 30 years after the last joint appearance on the stage, they gathered to think about themselves and the changes that have occurred in the meantime. They ask themselves and others: „Can a woman dance in the theater and when she turns 50? What is her role in society and family? What is her attitude towards herself?“ This dance is the meter of a constant tension between general images of a woman and the specificity of personal histories, aspirations, attitudes towards herself and life. “The string theory” (developed in the framework of physics as an attempt to describe all known basic forces and the state of matter) is used in this presentation as a metaphor of the „female principle“ and sisterhood, but it also opens for other readings.

Production: PERPETUUM dance company

Concept and dramaturgy: Marko Pejović

Choreography and performance: Branka Baretić Milenković, Danijela Radosavljević Pantić, Marina Nisić Maraš, Stanislava Maksimović Raičević, Svetlana Mojsilović Đurović

Costume designer: Boris Čakširan

Music editor: Dragana Pantić

Dance pedagogue: Ana Ignjatović-Zagorac

Photographer: Nemanja Maraš

Makeup: Jelena Perović

Financial support: Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia

Support in realization: Cultural Center „Magacin“