Pre-Premiere '09: Opposites


Pred-premiera '09: Nasprotja foto/photo: Jaša Jamnik


The project Pre-Premiere is an annual final presentation of graduates and other students of SVŠGL (Pre-School Education and Grammar School – module contemporary dance) which emerged in 2003 in Ljubljana and presents one of the school activities. The final production presents four classes of students under the mentorship of their teachers, renowned Slovenian contemporary dancers, choreographers and directors: Maja Delak, Petra Pikalo, Nataša Tovirac, Nataša Berce, Mojca Dimec Bogdanovski, Irena Tomažin, Gregor Luštek, Mojca Bandelj, Urška Vohar in Vlasta Veselko. The artistic leader of the project comprehensively and aesthetically rounds up individual dances and connects solos and group choreographies into a contemporary and quality artistic evening with a recognizable artistic expression, which surpasses the mere form of a high school production. In 2009 the young dancers (aged 14 to 19) tackled this year’s graduation theme, with a working title Opposites – today’s perspective on the beginnings of contemporary dance, and attempted to view the opposites as a dynamics of relations within smaller social units, as well as through a wider perspective, with linking the problematic to contemporary dance in its beginnings both in Slovenia and abroad. 


Danced by: 55 Students of SVŠGL (Pre-School Education and Grammer School - contemporary dance department)
Artistic guidance: Mojca Dimec Bogdanovski, Nataša Tovirac, Petra Pikalo, Maja Delak 
Mentors and choreographers: Mojca Bandelj, Nataša Berce, Maja Delak, Mojca Dimec Bogdanovski, Gregor Luštek, Petra Pikalo, Irena Tomažin, Nataša Tovirac, Vlasta Veselko, Urška Vohar
Video made by: Students & Mojca Dimec Bogdanovski, Petra Pikalo, Nataša Tovirac
Music: Sašo Kalan, Sonolab
Costumes: Nadja Bedjanič
Hairstayling: Srednja frizerska šola Ljubljana
Light design: Urška Vohar
Design: Jure Legac
Executive producer: Karla Železnik
Production assistant: Nina Janež


Produced by: Emanat
Co-produced by: Bunker/ Stara mestna elektrarna – Elektro Ljubljana and Srednja vzgojiteljska šola in gimnazija Ljubljana
In collaboration with: Delavski dom Trbovlje
With the support: Mestna občina Ljubljana and Ministrstvo za kulturo RS

Previous events

  1. , Festival Fronta, Murska Sobota, SI
  2. , Delavski dom Trbovlje, SI
  3. , Stara mestna elektrarna Elektro Ljubljana, SI
  4. , Stara mestna elektrarna, Elektro Ljubljana, SI
  5. , Stara mestna elektrarna Elektro Ljubljana, SI