THE THIRD SPACE
Perpetuum Dance, Serbia
Project author and choreographer: Svetlana Đurović
Text: Emil Sioran
Dancers: Ana Obradović, Nevena Ilić
Text spoken by Slađana Pajčić
Musical dramaturgy: Svetlana Đurović
Costumes: Ida Ignjatović, Ana Nesimovski
Photography: Olivera Inđić
Camera: Dejan Ostojić
Video: Radoslav Opalić
Design: Andrijana Tomić
Sound engineer: Dejan Sivac
Organisation and marketing: Ranko Lasica
Music, compilation of composers: Beethoven, Bach, Handel, F. Glass
Running time: 45`
Centre for the art of movement “Perpetuum” was founded in 1999 in Belgrade as an independent non-profit artistic organisation whose main goal is to support creativity and education of the young in the field of contemporary dance. From the very beginning, the Centre has promoted various types of practices that are now more or less present in today’s art of dance, providing its students with a wide range of choices, and thus creating a solid basis for further individual improvement and upgrading. The Centre incorporates sections for: modern dance, classical ballet, jazz dance, yoga and aikido. The Centre is engaged in a number of other activities based on broad cooperation and networking with the dance community both in our country and abroad.
“The Third Space” (Treći prostor) is a medical term that describes the reaction of the body in a state of shock. The phenomenon of the third space, where the body either survives or dies, is painted choreographically by an individual manifesting in different states and appearances through the process of struggle for survival in ultimately adverse conditions.
Getting into the state of shock and disease of the whole body, and all organic systems.
Another feature of shock as a disease is the dynamics that govern the defending body.
The third feature is “the place where the patient dies” in shock. This place is inside the cell. One factor, regardless of the cause, engages the whole body to restore the disturbed biological balance and return the organism to its original state.
In this analysis of life and its dynamics, the ensemble of the play “The Third Space” uses the language of movement, music, and poetic prose to show how unwell we are, and how much we support life.