Do only those who stop feeling the rhythm of a crime get hurt? Why did his hands shake as he opened the newspaper? Was the acceleration of the rhythm the only way out?
In the 2017/2018 season we are proud to present to you Correcting Rhythm – a co-production of BADco. collective, the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb and the Dubrovnik Summer Festival. The performance, taking its lead from Pavao Pavličić’s The Good Spirit of Zagreb, will be directed by Goran Sergej Pristaš. It will be staged at the CNT sound studio, the venue located on the balcony level looking onto Marshal Tito Square. During the performance the venue turns into an observatory for rhythmanalysis, as proposed by the French philosopher Henri Lefebvre in his work Rhythmanalysis: Space, Time and Everyday Life, where he describes a view through a window as a simultaneous position in the interior and the exterior; a place from which it is possible to reflect biological, psychological and social rhythms, with the body as the point of contact. Collaborating in Correcting Rhythm are actors from the CNT ensemble, Livio Badurina, Mislav Čavajda and Dušan Gojić; the performance collective BADco.; dramaturge Goran Ferčec, visual artist Marko Tadić, and Austrian composers Helge Hinteregger and Radu Malfatti.
BADco. is a collaborative performance collective based in Zagreb, Croatia. The artistic core of the collective are Ivana Ivković, Ana Kreitmeyer, Tomislav Medak, Goran Sergej Pristaš, Nikolina Pristaš and Zrinka Užbinec. Since its beginning in 2000 BADco. has systematically focused on research of protocols of performing, presenting and observing by structuring its projects around diverse formal and perceptual relations and contexts. Reconfiguring established relations between performance and audience, challenging perspectival givens and architectonics of performance, problematizing communicational structures – all of this makes BADco. an internationally significant artistic phenomenon and one of the most remarkable performance experiences.